Refugee Status Determination Officer post at Home Affairs Department

DEADLINE: 02 June 2023


  • SALARY LEVELA basic salary of R359 517 to R420 402 per annum (Level 8).
  • CENTRE:  Gauteng: Refugee Reception Centre – Desmond Tutu

REQUIREMENTS: • An undergraduate qualification in Political Sciences / International Relations / Law at NQF level 6 as recognized by SAQA • 2 years’ experience in a related environment • Knowledge of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa • Knowledge and the ability to interpret and apply procedures and directives • Knowledge of the Immigration Act (No. 13 of 2002) as amended, Refugee Act (No.130 of 1998) as well as the Regulations to the South African Refugee Act, 2000 • Knowledge of all Departmental policies and prescripts • Understanding of Intervention and convention Protocols relating to Refugee • Written and verbal communication skills • Computer literacy • Analytical thinking, problem solving and customer focus • Ability to act with tact and discretion • Good grooming and presentation skills • Time management and telephone etiquette.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for, amongst others, the following specific tasks:

  • Prepare and conduct adjudication • Arrange for the service of an interpreter if required • Conduct the interview with the applicant by making an enquiry through the interview to confirm the true identity and origin of the applicant as well as the bona fide of the applicant • Issue and extend Section 22 permit • Conduct an assessment prior to issuance of Section 22 visa to be able to endorse • Adjudicate asylum application • Issue refugee status / rejection letter • Liaise with RSD Manager on incomplete applications as well as referrals to Standing Committee on Refugee Affairs and Refugee Appeal Authority for Manifestly Unfound cases • Determine the authencity of documents to be submitted by applicant • Interpret and apply appropriate policy regulations and precedent decisions to make eligibility or public safety and those ineligible for benefits due to criminal activity • Record daily statistics on refugee matters • Provide evidence as well as testifying on behalf of the state • Mange physical resources.

ENQUIRIES:  Ms S Mahlangu, Tel No: (012) 395 4152 / 4151

Where to submit your applications

Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your comprehensive CV, citing the start and end date (dd/mm/yr) of each employment period to be considered, together with an Application for Employment Form (New Z.83), obtainable from any Public Service department or at, by the closing date to:

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


Applications must be –

  • sent to the correct address specified at the bottom of the Circular, on or before the closing date;
  • submitted on the new Application for Employment Form (Z.83), obtainable at;
  • accompanied by a comprehensive CV, citing the start and end date (dd/mm/yr) 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 (if specified as a job requirement), 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;
  • Candidates potentially considered suitable after the interview, will be subjected to employment suitability checks (credit, criminal, citizenship, employment references and qualification verifications).


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