Apply for the position of Adjudicator at the Department of Home Affairs

DEADLINE: 21 August 2023

Apply for the position of Adjudicator at the Department of Home Affairs

  • REF NO: HRMC 49/23/10
  • SALARY LEVEL: A basic salary of R359 517 to R420 402 per annum (Level 8).
  • CENTRE: Head Office, Pretoria, Branch: Immigration Services, Chief Directorate: Permits.

REQUIREMENTS: • A 3 year tertiary Diploma / Degree qualification in Law at NQF level 6 as recognised by SAQA • 2 years’ experience in Law, analysis or interpretation of information • Knowledge of the South African Constitution • Sound knowledge of the Immigration Act No. 13 of 2002 and the Immigration Regulations • Knowledge of the Refugees Act and Refugee Regulations • Knowledge of Public Service Regulatory Framework • Understanding of other Departmental Legislations and Prescripts.Required skills and competencies: • Honesty and integrity • Planning and organising • Strong analytical and good interpersonal skills • Computer literacy and report writing skills • Policy interpretation and implementation • Attention to detail • Diplomacy • Willingness to travel and work extended hours when required.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for the following specific tasks: • To assess, approve, reject or recommend applications for visas and permanent residence within the set turn-around times • Receive and assess applications in line with the legislation and verify applicants’ status on MCS, NPR, VAS, SQL, Track and Trace and other departmental risk engines and systems • Scrutinise supporting documents and request the issuing authorities for verification • Decide on the application, by approving, rejecting or recommending where applicable in line with the Immigration Act and Regulations • To impose individual terms and conditions on approved or rejected applications • Quality check the decision of the adjudicated application in line with the Standard Operating Procedures • Ensure that correct particulars of the application are on the visa label, permit or rejection letter • Ensure that conditions of the visa label, permit or reasons on the letter of rejection are in line with the Immigration Act, Regulations and Delegations • Quality check printed work and sign the visa label, permit or rejection letter as per the Delegations • Quality check printed work and sign the visa label, permit or rejection letter as per the Delegations • To provide statistical information on work in progress and finalised outcomes • Submit statistics of the work finalised on a printed activity sheet to the supervisor within the set turnaround times • Ensure that finalised outcomes are captured on MCS and captured as “dispatched” on VAS • Provide statistical report on applications assigned and still pending within the VAS inbox • Safeguard visa labels , permanent residence permits and other face value documents allocated to the official • Maintain proper record of all visas, permits and other face value documents allocated by Supervisor, including used, damaged, unused and expired face value documents • Keep in the lockable cabinet all outcomes that were not utilised or cancelled, including those ready for dispatch • Report all loss or theft of face value documents to Supervisor and Counter Corruption in writing within 8 hours of discovery • To supervise staff and monitor performance against service standards • Signing and submission of all HR related documents within the set turnaround times • Monitoring, training, development and coaching of subordinates • Supervision of staff • Monitor and evaluate performance of staff.

ENQUIRIES: Ms P Vikwa, Tel No: (012) 406 4497

Where to submit your application

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Department of Home Affairs, Head Office:

  • Postal Address: Private Bag X114, Pretoria, 0001
  • Physical Address: 230 Johannes Ramokhoase (Proes) street, Cnr Thabo Sehume (Andries) street, Pretoria, 0001

Application Notes:

Applications must be –

  • sent to the correct address specified above, on or before the closing date;
  • submitted on the new Application for Employment Form (Z.83), obtainable at; Applicants must fully complete part A,B,C,D,& F of the New Z83 application form.
  • accompanied by a comprehensive CV, citing the start and end date (dd/mm/yr) and detailed duties of each employment period to be considered, including the details of at least two contactable employment references (as recent as possible);
  • shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a copy of their ID document, a valid driver’s license as well as the relevant highest educational qualifications, on or before the day of the interview. Applicants who possess (a) foreign qualification(s), must also submit the evaluated results of such qualifications, as received from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA); and


  • In the filling of entry level positions, preference may be given to unemployed youth / graduates, and / or who have successfully completed their respective skills development programmes, who satisfy the inherent requirements of the post and reside within close proximity to the office where the post is based.
  • Shortlisted Candidates will be subjected to an interview and technical assessment(s) (which assesses the Candidates’ demonstrated professional and technical competency against the job requirements and duties).
  • Candidates potentially considered suitable after the interview, will be subjected to employment suitability checks (credit, criminal, citizenship, employment references and qualification verifications).


Appointed persons will be required to –

  • serve a prescribed probation period; and
  • obtain security clearance appropriate to the post and within the prescribed time frame



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