Mar 25, 2021

State Advocate (Case Manager)

  • National Prosecuting Authority
  • Mthatha, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

SALARY : R763 212 - R1 266 156 per annum (Total Cost Package) (LP-7 to LP-8)
CENTRE : Mthatha – Ref No: Recruit 2021/195
Butterworth – Ref No: Recruit 2021/196
Tonga – Ref No: Recruit 2021/197

A recognized four-year legal qualification. At least five years’ post qualification legal experience. Right of appearance under any of the applicable laws or ability to obtain the right of appearance in terms of the said laws. In depth and extensive knowledge of the law and management in respect of Sexual offences, Domestic Violence, Child Offenders and Trafficking in Person, Maintenance matters. Demonstrate skill in community engagements and consultation on criminal justice matters is critical. Extensive computer skills will be an advantage. Positive security clearance.

Assist in prosecuting complex sexual offences in the Sexual Offences Court. Tracking, monitoring and facilitation of cases through the Criminal Justice System. Assist in managing the court rolls at specialist hybrid court for Thuthuzela Care Centre reported cases and other sexual offences. Secure the attendance of witnesses, investigating officers and accused in custody at court. Ensure a reduction of turnaround time in the finalisation of cases to nine (9) months as per unit’s strategy. Responsible for prosecutor guided investigators of Thuthuzela Care Centre reported cases and other related sexual offences matters. Help improve functional relationships. Constant follow-up with the relevant stake holders. Help increase the conviction rate. Perform other duties and activities as requested by Provincial Manager or Head of Unit. Assist in the setting up of Thuthuzela Care Centre and maintain the functioning thereof. Supervise, train and develop relevant role players including prosecutors and police. Institute and conduct criminal proceedings on behalf of the State. Perform any act incidental thereto and carry out the duties and functions assigned to the prosecutor under any act and/or Policy Manual. Study case dockets, make assessments thereof and decide on the institution prosecution. Prepare cases for court, including the acquisition of additional evidence and draft charge sheets, indictments and court documents. Present the State’s case in court, lead and cross examine witnesses, address the court on, inter alia, conviction and sentence.

Position: State Advocate (Case Manager) Sexual Offences and Community Affairs

APPLICATIONS : e mail Mthatha -
Butterworth e mail
Tonga e mail

National Prosecuting Authority

The NPA is an equal opportunity employer.

People with disabilities will be given preference and are encouraged to apply.

In the filling of vacancies, the objectives of Section 195(1)(i) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996, and in particular the Employment Equity Act,1998 (Act 55 of 1998) and the NPA Employment Equity Strategy 2016, will take highest preference in selection of suitable candidates.

APPLICATIONS : All applications must be submitted to the relevant Recruitment Response Email as stated below.

NOTE : For your application to be accepted: Applications must be submitted on a Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department or on website which must be fully completed as per the instructions on the form, signed and dated.

If the Z83 is not completed as prescribed your application will not be accepted.

CVs without a Z83 will not be accepted. Handwritten Z83 must be completed in Block Letters.

Only copies of certified required qualifications, identity
document and other listed documents as per the advert, must be included with your application.

All applications must reach the NPA on/or before the closing

No late applications will be accepted/processed. The NPA cannot be held responsible for server delays.

Applicant’s attention is drawn to the fact that the NPA uses an Electronic Response Handling System in terms of e-mailed applications.

Please DO NOT contact the NPA directly after you have e-mailed your applications to enquire if your application(s) have been received.

If you have not received an acknowledgement of receipt within one week after the closing date then you can contact the NPA.

The NPA reserves the right not to fill any particular position.

If you do not hear from us within (3) three months from the closing date of the advert, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Successful candidates will be subjected to a security clearance of at least confidential.

Appointment to this position will be provisional, pending the issue of security clearance. Fingerprints will be taken on the day of the interview.

The social media accounts of shortlisted applicants may be accessed.

A valid drivers license will be a requirement where applicable.

Applicants are advised that from 1 January 2021 a new application form for employment (Z83) is in use.

The new application for employment form can be downloaded

From 1 January 2021 should an application be received using the incorrect (old) application for employment (Z83), it will not be considered.

NB! Applicants who are successful must please note that the NPA is not in a position to pay resettlement costs.

ERRATUM: Please note that the Centre for the Personal Assistant with Ref
No: Recruit 2021/173 post advertised in the Public Service Vacancy Circular 09 dated 12 March 2021 is CPP: Thohoyandou not DDPP: Thohoyandou and also the post of Data Capturer with Ref No: Recruit 2021/175 Public Service Vacancy Circular 09 dated 12 March 2021 is hereby withdrawn.


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