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The Ghana Prisons Service has opened recruitment for selection of qualified and suitable applicants who are interested in safe custody, welfare, reformation and rehabilitation of prisoners to ensure public safety.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All Recruitment Applications must be done online only.

1.         Purchase an e-voucher at any GCB Bank Limited across the country at the cost of One Hundred Ghana Cedis [GH100.00] only.

2.         Give your full official name (Applicant) at the point of purchase.

3.         Use your Serial Number [SN] and Pin Code [PIN] to access the application form online at the website address: www.joinghprisons.com.gh. (The SN and PIN can be used to print a summary of your application online).

4.         Carefully read ALL INSTRUCTIONS before you apply.

5.         The online application form is accessible only by the SN and PIN.

6.         Keep your UNIQUE NUMBER on the summary report for all the stages of the recruitment and selection process.

7.         ALL correspondence with applicants will be done through e-mail and text messages only.

8.         Only Short-listed Applicants will be invited for further stages of the recruitment exercise.

9.         Do NOT submit more than one [1] application online otherwise you will be disqualified.

ADMINISTRATION/ RECRUITMENT PROCESS

 Applicants are responsible for their own transportation, feeding, accommodation and other expenses throughout the recruitment exercise.

1.       Applicants who meet the initial requirements will be short-listed and invited to centres of their choice for further processes.

2.   Short-listed applicants will be invited for the following:

a.      Physical and Body screening

b.      Written Examination

c.       Inspection and verification of all necessary documents

d.      Interview

e.      Medical Examination

3.      Results submitted during the application process would be verified at WAEC hence Applicants who present false documents would be arrested and prosecuted.

4.   Candidates who are successful in [2] above will go through a thorough criminal and background check.

5.   Applicants who are cleared of criminal records would be invited to commence  training.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1.   Sale of E-Voucher Commences on 30th May and Ends on 17th June, 2016.

 2.   Online registration Starts on 2nd June and Ends on 19th June, 2016.

3.   The Ghana Prisons Service is an equal opportunity employer, hence Applicants MUST refuse offers from “connection men”.  Do not pay money to anyone.

4.   Applicants must note that higher certificates apart from those specified shall not be accepted.

or further information, please log onto the Ghana Prisons Service Recruitment  Website:  www.joinghprisons.com.gh

5.   Apart from selected applicants with Diploma in Registered General/Psychiatric Nursing and Agriculture who will be appropriately placed, all other applicants will start from Second Class Officer Rank after completion of training.

6.   Applicants with Technical qualifications who are selected will assemble at the Prisons Officers Training School in Accra for practical test. The dates and time would be communicated to them in course of the recruitment process.

7.   Applicants shall be required to provide two/2 referees who are of high social standing.



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GENERAL ELIGIBILITY - GHANA PRISONS SERVICE RECRUITMENT

            Applicant must:

a.      Be a Ghanaian.

b.      Be of good character without any criminal record.

c.       Be medically fit by Prisons Service standards.

d.      Be between 21 and 30 years by 31st December, 2016.

e.      Not be bonded.

f.        Be physically fit.

g.      Be of minimum height of 1.68 m (5”6”) for males and 1.57m (5”2”) for females.

h.      Have Five/5 Credits in subjects (Not less than grade 6) at BECE including English and a Pass in Mathematics (for artisans with professional certificates).

i.        Have Five/5 Credits in subjects (Not less than grade C6) at SSSCE/WASSCE including English and a Pass in Mathematics for non-artisans.

CATEGORIES & THEIR REQUIREMENTS

1.         GENERAL DUTIES

  In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have SSSCE/WASSCE with Five/ 5 credits including English Language and a Pass in Mathematics.

2.         MEDICAL 

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have credit in English (Not less than grade C6) and a pass in Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE and any of the following from accredited institutions:

  NURSES

(i)                 REGISTERED GENERAL NURSE (RGN)

Diploma in Registered General Nurse.

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage.

(ii)        PSYCHIATRIC NURSE

Diploma in Registered Psychiatric Nurse.

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage.

3.         AGRICULTURE

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have any of the following respective requirements:

(i)                 TECHNICAL OFFICERS

Diploma in Agric.

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage.

(ii)               AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT

Farm Institute Certificate.

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage.

(iii)             PLANT OPERATORS

a.      Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in any of the plants stated below.

b.      Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in any of the plants stated below.

In addition to any of the above, the applicant must have practical working experience in all or one of these plants/machines: Combine Harvester, Tractor, Plough, Power Tiller.

4.         ELECTRICIANS

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have any of the following.

a. Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in Electrical Installation.

b.      Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in Electrical Works.

c.       City and Guilds (Intermediate) Certificate in Electrical Engineering.

d.      NVTI Grade I in Electrical Engineering.

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage.

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5.         PLUMBERS & MASONS

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have:

a.      Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in one of the above.

b.      Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate in one of the above.

c.       City and Guilds (Intermediate) Certificate in one of the above

d.      NVTI Grade I in one of the above.

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage.

6.         WOOD CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY/CARPENTRY

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have any of the following:

a.      Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in Wood Construction Technology.

b.      Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in Wood Construction Technology.

c.       NVTI Grade I in Carpentry/Joinery.

d.      City and Guilds (Intermediate) in Carpentry/Joinery

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage.

7.         WELDING & FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have any of the following:

a.      Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in Welding and Fabrication Technology.

b.      NVTI Grade I in Welding and Fabrication

c.       COTVET Certificate II in Welding and Fabrication Technology.

d.      City and Guilds (Intermediate) in Welding and Fabrication

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage

8.         ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER

(i)                 MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING/MECHANICS

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have any of the following:

a.      Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering with Driving Licence Class D or above.

b.      Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in Vehicle Engineering with Driving Licence Class D or above.

c.       City and Guilds (Intermediate) Certificate (Internal Combustion Engines and Motor Vehicles) with Driving Licence Class D or above.

d.      City and Guilds (Intermediate) Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering with Driving Licence Class D or above.

e.      NVTI Grade I in one of the above with Driving Licence Class D or above.

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage

(ii)               ELECTRONICS/AUTO ELECTRICIAN & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

 In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have any of the following:

a.   Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in one of the above.

b.   Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in one of the above.

c.   NVTI Grade I in one of the above.

d.   City and Guilds (Intermediate) in one of the above.

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage

(iii)             REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY

 In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have any of the following:

a.      Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in Refrigeration and  Air-Conditioning Technology.

b.   Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in Refrigeration and  Air-Conditioning Technology.

c.   NVTI Grade I in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology.

d.   City and Guilds (Intermediate) in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning.

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage.

9.         TRANSPORT

            DRIVER MECHANICS

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must possess Professional Drivers’ Licence Class D or above with qualification in the Automobile Mechanic in any of the following:

a.      Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering.

b.      Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in Motor Vehicle Engineering.

c.       City and Guilds (Intermediate) Certificate (Internal Combustion Engines and Motor Vehicles).

d.      City and Guilds (Intermediate) Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering.

e.      NVTI Grade I.

f.        SSSCE/WASSCE with Five/5 Credits (Not less than grade C6) including English and a Pass in Mathematics

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage  

10.       TAILORS, TEXTILES & DESIGN AND COBBLERS/LEATHER WORK

In addition to General Eligibility, applicants must have any of the following:

a.      Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in any of the above.

b.      Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in any of the above.

c.    NVTI Grade I in one of the above.

d.    City and Guilds (Intermediate) in one of the above

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage.

11.       BANDSMEN

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have Five/5 Credits (Not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE/SSSCE including English and a Pass in Mathematics or Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate/ COTVET Certificate II/ NVTI Grade I/ City and Guilds (Intermediate)/ or Proficiency in Basic Music (ABRSM) grade 4 and the following:

a.      Ability to sight-read musical notes.

b.      Ability to play Wood Wind or Brass Instruments.

Theory and Previous experience in a recognised music group will be an added advantage.

12.       COOKS/CATERERS

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have any of the following.

a.     NVTI Grade I in Hospitality and Catering Management

b.     Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate or COTVET Certificate II in Hospitality and Catering Management.

c.     City and Guilds (Intermediate) in one of the above

Relevant practical experience is an added advantage.

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