DIRECTOR-GENERAL: NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: CORRECTIONAL SERVICES
National Head Office: Pretoria (Ref: HO 2017/09/01)
An all-inclusive remuneration package of R 1 689 750.00 per annum is offered
The package can be structured according to the individual’s personal needs
A non-pensionable HOD allowance equal to 10% of the annual all-inclusive
remuneration package is also payable (Five year contract)
The service of a dynamic, versatile and experienced senior manager is required to fill this position. The successful candidate
will be expected to enter into an employment contract of 5 years and to sign an annual performance agreement
with the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services. Although the appointment of the National Commissioner will be
made in accordance with the requirements of the Public Service Act of 1994, the conditions of employment will be regulated
through the Correctional Service Act, Act 111 of 1998.
Requirements: An undergraduate qualification (National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 7) and a post graduate
qualification (NQF level 8) as recognized by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). 8-10 years’ experience
at a senior managerial level (of which 3 years must be as a senior manager in any organ of state as defined in the Constitution,
Act 108 of 1996).
Competencies and Attributes: Wide knowledge of all mandates applicable in the Public Service and specifically to the
criminal justice cluster. Extensive knowledge of government policies in relation to financial and human resources.
Knowledge of the functioning of the Public Service and the government programme of action. Policy development.
Diversity management. Strategic capability and leadership. Performance information management. Innovation and
creativity. Project, programme, conflict, financial, facilitation, transformation and change management. People management
and empowerment. Problem solving, decision-making and presentation skills. Risk and compliance management.
Coaching and mentoring skills. Interpersonal relations. Service delivery and client orientation. Management of
security systems. Knowledge of the Management Information Security Systems (MISS). A high level of integrity and
Key Performance Areas: The successful candidate will sign a performance agreement with the executive authority and
will be in control of the department as Accounting Officer. He/she will be responsible for rendering expert advice to
the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services on the functioning of the Department and for the transformation of
the corrections system in South Africa. To this end, he/she will be responsible for providing strategic advice to the Minister
on the work of the department in the areas of corrections, rehabilitation, care and social reintegration of offenders/inmates.
He/she will be responsible for the development and articulation of the overall strategy of the Department
of Correctional Services in line with the priorities of government. As the Head of Department, he/she will be responsible
for ensuring the attainment of the goals of the Department of Correctional Services enunciated in the RSA Constitution
and other legislation, including the Correctional Services Act, the White Paper on Corrections in South Africa as
well as the White Paper on Remand Detention. As the Accounting Officer the successful candidate will have to ensure
the existence of effective governance systems in the Department to ensure compliance with the Public Finance Management
Act and provide strategic direction on all key policy issues that confront the Department of Correctional Services.
Further responsibilities include the maintenance of sound relations with internal and external stakeholders, including
oversight bodies such as Parliamentary Committees, Cabinet Cluster Committees, the Auditor General of South
Africa (AGSA), the Office of the Inspecting Judge and the National Council on Correctional Services (NCCS). The successful
candidate will also play a pivotal role in the development and implementation of policies and strategies of the
African Correctional Services Association (ACSA).
Note: Before you apply: All costs associated with an application will be borne by the applicant. The Department of
Correctional Services is an equal opportunity employer. The Department will take into consideration the objectives of
Section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996) and the Employment Equity
Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) in filling of these vacancies. It is our intention to promote representivity in respect of race,
gender and disability through the filling of these positions. In support of this strategy, applicants need to indicate race,
gender and disability status on the application form/CV. Applicants who have retired from the Public Service with a
specific determination that they cannot be re-appointed or have been declared medically unfit will not be considered.