Jul 31, 2020

Senior State Advocate

  • National Prosecuting Authority
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

POST 18/13 : SENIOR STATE ADVOCATE Specialized Commercial Crime Unit
CENTRE : Port Elizabeth (East London) (Re-Advert) (Recruit 2020/120)

REQUIREMENTS : Recognized four-year legal qualification. At least eight years post qualification legal experience in civil and/or criminal litigation. Right of appearance under any of the
applicable laws or ability to obtain the right of appearance in terms of the said laws. Good
advocacy, well-developed skills in legal research and legal drafting skills. Good knowledge
of civil and/or criminal procedure. Proficiency in prosecution, competency in guiding
investigations, drafting charge sheets, indictments and court documents and dealing with
representations. Good interpersonal, analytical, presentation and communication skills.
The ability to act independently. Strong computer skills will be required.

DUTIES : Conduct prosecution of serious, complex and organised commercial crime cases and
corruption matters. Advise the police on the investigation of serious, complex and
organised commercial crime cases and corruption matters. Conduct legal research and
keep-up to date with legal developments. Draft charge sheets and other court documents
and represent the State in all courts. Present cases in court, lead witnesses, cross
examine and address the court on conviction and sentence. Appear in motion proceedings
and also do appeals and reviews. Generally conduct prosecution on behalf of the State.



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 E-mail as stated below.

NOTE : For your application to be accepted: Applications must be submitted on a Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department 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 date.

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 driver’s license will be a requirement where applicable.

(Attach proof of drivers license).

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

ERRATUM: Kindly note that

The post of Regional Court Prosecutor with Ref No: Recruit 2020/88 and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions with Ref No: Recruit 2020/77 with closing date 30 March 2020 advertised in Public Service Vacancy Circular 37 dated 13 March 2020 has been withdrawn.


R983 019 - R 1 536 567. per annum (Total Cost Package) (Level LP-9)

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