Investigators X5

Public Protector South Africa - Various Areas, Nationwide

Closing date yi 21 ka January 2022

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  • Location: Head Office, Pretoria (Reference: PPSA 10/01/2022) X2
  • Location: Mpumalanga, Nelspruit (Reference: PPSA 11/01/2022) X2
  • Location: Eastern Cape, Mthatha (Reference: PPSA 12/01/2022) X1


  • A Degree or National Diploma in any of the following fields: Law/Auditing/Accounting/Forensic Investigations/Criminology/Criminal Justice/Policing
  • Minimum three (3) years Investigation experience or experience in a related field such as Auditing and Compliance
  • Good understanding of legislative prescripts that give mandate to Public Protector SA
  • Computer literacy
  • Understanding of South African Public Service Administration
  • Knowledge and application of Case Management System (CMS) or other computer management system
  • Knowledge of auditing or investigation techniques
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Fluency in English and other official language relevant to the Province/Region

Skills & Competencies

  • Knowledge of good governance
  • Excellent negotiation, mediation and conciliation skills (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
  • Legal research skills
  • Legal interpretation
  • Knowledge of Case Management or similar computerised management system
  • Report writing skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Forensic investigation skills will be an advantage
  • Effective general management and administration skills in addition to above
  • Ability to timeously resolve queries and finalise investigations, and make recommendations to effectively address maladministration and correct service delivery failure
  • Legal research and interpretation
  • Production of high-quality reports
  • Must have strong ability to initiate hearings, gather information and facts
  • The position requires individuals who are objective, impartial and initiative.
  • Must be able to deal with complaints, resolve, rectify, make presentations and generally act without fear, favour or prejudice.


  • Conduct Investigations on complaints relating to maladministration in state organs and parastatals, abuse or unjustifiable exercise of power or other improper conduct or undue delay by persons performing a public function, and any act or omission by persons in the employ of government which may result in improper prejudice to any person
  • Give complainants feedback on progress made. Investigate and finalize allocated cases within the stipulated turnaround times

Additional Information

  • Please quote the reference number and position applying for on the email subject line.
  • All appointments will be done in terms of the Public Protector Act and a 12-month probation period which may be extended to 18 months will be applicable.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to sign the secrecy declaration form and a performance agreement within 2 months of accepting the position.
  • All successful candidates will have to undergo security clearance and vetting.
  • The Public Protector South Africa reserves the right not to fill the vacancies.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter with a detailed CV, 3 contactable references, recently certified (within 6 months) copies of qualifications (matric certificates, certificates of qualifications), a valid Driver’s License (where required) and ID document.
  • Applications not complying with the above will be disqualified.
  • Correspondences will be limited to the short-listed candidates.
  • Should you not be contacted within 2 months, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.
  • The Public Protector South Africa is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to the achievement and maintenance of representivity (race, gender and disability).
  • Preference will be given to the candidates whose appointment or promotion meets the requirements for Employment Equity representivity in the Institution.
  • People with disabilities and Males (All races) will be given preference.

Ref No

  • Head Office, Pretoria (Reference: PPSA 10/01/2022)
  • Mpumalanga, Nelspruit (Reference: PPSA 11/01/2022)
  • Eastern Cape, Mthatha (Reference: PPSA 12/01/2022)


  • R414 390.00 per annum plus benefits


  • Head Office, Pretoria: Ms P Moota on tel (012) 366 7020
  • Mpumalanga, Nelspruit: Ms V Shongwe on tel (013) 752 8543
  • Eastern Cape, Mthatha: Ms N Koliti on tel (040) 635 1286/7

Closing Date

  • 21 January 2022, 16:30

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For Attention

  • Head Office, Pretoria: For the attention of Ms P Moota
  • Mpumalanga, Nelspruit: For the attention of Ms V Shongwe
  • Eastern Cape, Mthatha: For the attention of Ms N Koliti

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