Ghana Prison Service 2021/2022 Recruitment – https://portal.applyghprisons.com

Ghana Prison Service 2021/2022 Recruitment – https://portal.applyghprisons.com

2021 RECRUITMENT AND ENLISTMENT THE GHANA PRISONS SERVICE

The Ghana Prisons Service invites suitable and qualified Ghanaians who are interested in public safety through safe custody, welfare, reformation, and rehabilitation of prisoners to apply for recruitment and enlistment.

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GHANA PRISONS SERVICE RECRUITMENT CRITERIA

JUNIOR OFFICERS CATEGORY

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

An applicant must:

  • Be a Ghanaian.
  • Be of good character and without any criminal record.
  • Be physically and medically fit by Prisons Service standards.
  • Be between 21 and 30 years by 31st December 2021.
  • Be between 21 and 35 years by 31st December 2021 (for artisans and professionals only).
  • Minimum academic qualification of BECE with at least five/5 passes.
  • Not have been dismissed from any public service or any other employment
  • Be of a minimum height of 1.68 m (5’6”) for males and 1.57m (5’2”) for females
  • Be able to write and speak English fluently
  • Have an active e-mail account and/or mobile phone number
  • Be ready to undergo basic Prisons training and other forms of training
  • Not be bonded.
  • Be registered with the appropriate professional body and hold a valid PIN (for the medical category)

CATEGORIES & THEIR REQUIREMENTS

1. GENERAL DUTIES

In addition to the general eligibility, Applicants must possess SSCE/WASSCE with at
least five/5 passes. Candidates with a pass in Maths or English will be an advantage.

2. MEDICAL CATEGORY

In addition to the General Eligibility, all applicants in this category must possess
the specific qualification as specified below.

(i) GENERAL NURSES

At least a Diploma in Nursing (Registered General Nursing/Registered Mental
Nursing/Registered Community Nursing/Emergency Nursing) and must have
completed the mandatory rotation and registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

(ii) PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

HND in Dispensing Technology and must be a registered member of the Pharmacy Council.

(iii) MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIANS/ASSISTANTS

Must possess at least an HND in Medical Laboratory Technology, completed their rotation, and be registered with the Allied Professions Council.

(v) NURSE ANESTHETIST

Must possess at least a Diploma in Anaesthetic Nursing, completed their rotation, and be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

(vi) OPHTHALMIC NURSES

Must possess at least a Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing, completed their
rotation and be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

(vii) ORTHOPAEDIC NURSES

Must possess at least a Diploma in Orthopaedic Nursing. completed their
rotation and be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

(viii) NURSE ASSISTANT

Must possess certificate in Nurse Assistant clinical or Nurse Assistant
Preventive, be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

3. AGRICULTURE CATEGORY

(i) AGRICULTURAL TECHNICAL OFFICERS

In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must possess at least a Diploma
in Agriculture.

(ii) TRACTOR OPERATORS/MECHANICS

In addition to the General Eligibility, an applicant must possess at least one of the following certificates and should be able to repair tractors.

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

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

(iii) AGRICULTURE TECHNICIANS

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must have one/1 year of practical
working experience, and must possess at least a technician certificate in the field of Agriculture.

4. ARTISANS CATEGORIES

The Artisans’ category are as follows:

(i) ELECTRICIANS
(ii) PLUMBERS & MASONS
(iii) WOOD CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY/CARPENTRY
(iv) WELDING & FABRICATION
(v) METAL SMITH AND WEAPON FITTERS
(vi) REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY

In addition to the General Eligibility, all applicants in this category must possess
specific qualification as specified below. Must possess at least any of the following.

a. Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in the relevant field.
b. Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in the relevant field.
c. City and Guilds (Intermediate) Certificate in the relevant field.
d. NVTI 1 &11 or Trade Test Certificate II in the relevant field.

5. DRIVER MECHANICS/AUTO ELECTRICIANS

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Must possess a Professional Driver’s Licence Class C or above which should not be less than one/1 year and at least any of the following qualifications.

  • Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering/ Electrician
  • Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in Motor Vehicle Engineering/ Electrician.
  • City and Guilds (Intermediate) Certificate (Internal Combustion Engines and Motor Vehicles/ Electrician).
  • City and Guilds (Intermediate) Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering/ Electrician.
  • NVTI 1&11 or Trade Test Certificate II in Motor Vehicle Engineering/
    Electrician.

6. TAILORS, TEXTILES & DESIGN AND COBBLERS/LEATHERWORK

Must possess at least any of the following in the areas specified:

  • Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in Tailoring,
    Textiles & Design or Cobblers/Leather Work
  • Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in Tailoring,
    Textiles & Design or Cobblers/Leather Work
  • NVTI I &11 or Trade Test Certificate II in Tailoring, Textiles & Design or Cobblers/Leather Work City and Guilds (Intermediate) in Tailoring, Textiles & Design or Cobblers/Leather Work

7. OFFICE & INDUSTRIAL MACHINE MECHANICS

  • GES Intermediate Certificate/COTVET Certificate II in Office Machines or Industrial
    Mechanics.
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Electronics

8. STENOGRAPHERS/TYPIST

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must possess at least a Stenographer
Certificate (COTVET/NVTI)/Stenographer I & II Certificates.

9. BANDSMEN

In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must possess at least Ghana Education
Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate/ COTVET Certificate II/ NVTI Grade I or Trade
Test Certificate II/ City and Guilds (Intermediate)/ or Proficiency in Basic Music (ABRSM) grade 4 and the following:

Ability to sight-read musical notes.

Ability to play Wood Wind or Brass Instruments and any other dance band
Instrument.

10. CATERERS / COOKS

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must possess at least any of the
following.

  • NVTI Grade I or Trade Test Certificate II in Hospitality and Catering
    Management
  • Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate or COTVET
    Certificate II in Hospitality and Catering Management.
  • City and Guilds (Intermediate) in the above.

11. COMMUNICATION CATEGORY

In addition to the General Eligibility, all applicants in this category must possess
specific qualification as specified below.

i. RADIO TECHNICIANS

Applicants must possess at least any of the following

  • NVTI 1&11/City and Guilds Certificate in Electronics
  • NVTI 1&/City and Guilds Certificate in Telecommunication

ii. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

  • Network Administration: Applicants must possess at least an N+ Certificate from a recognised Institution including knowledge in LINUX/Windows Server 2003, 2008, and above

Database Administration: Applicants must possess at least a Certificate in My SOL, SOL, and Oracle from a recognised Institution.

Web Designing: Applicants must possess at least a Certificate in HTML, PHP, CSS, CMS, Adobe, and Photoshop from a recognised Institution.

SPORTSMEN/WOMEN

The sporting disciplines are as follows
a. Taekwondo
b. Boxing
c. Athletics
d. Football
e. Basketball
f. Volleyball
g. Hockey
h. Handball
i. Table Tennis
j. Judo

In addition to the General Eligibility applicants in the above disciplines must be of a minimum age of 18 and not more than 25 years by 31st December 2021

NOTE

  1. For the Junior officer’s category, it must be noted that apart from applicants with
    Diploma/HND in Agriculture and Health-related programmes as indicated in
    serial 2 & 3 that will be placed on the rank of Sergeant, all other applicants shall
    start from Second Class Officer Rank after completion of training.
  2. Artisans, bandsmen/women, and sportsmen/women who are selected will
    assemble at the Prison Officers Training School in Accra for a practical test. The
    date and time for the test will be communicated to them in the course of the
    recruitment process.

SENIOR OFFICERS CATEGORY

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

All candidates are to meet the following requirements:

1. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY/REQUIREMENT

a. Must be a Ghanaian citizen by birth with no criminal record.

b. Must have completed his/her National Service.

c. Must be computer literate.

d. Must be of a minimum age of 21 and not more than 35 years by 31st December 2021.

e. Must be physically and medically fit by the Prisons Service standard.

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f. Must not be bonded.

g. Must have a minimum height of 1.67metres (5ft 6inches) for Males and 1.57 metres
(5ft 2inches) for Female.

h. Must have an active e-mail account and /or mobile phone number.

i. Be ready to undergo paramilitary Training and other physical training.

j. Medical professionals must have completed one year post horsemanship with a
registered hospital or clinic

2. GENERAL DUTIES

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a minimum of the first degree in any of the following areas. Any additional qualifications will be an added advantage.

(a) Humanities
(b) Social Sciences

3. AGRICULTURE

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have at least a first degree in the
following area and a minimum of one/1 year post qualification working experience.

  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Soil Science
  • General Agriculture
  • Agriculture Biotechnology
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Agriculture Economist

4. EDUCATION

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have at least a first degree in any of the following areas.

(a) Basic Education
(b) Early Childhood Education
(c) Guidance and Counselling

5. LEGAL OFFICERS

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a minimum of LLB/BL, and
must have been called to the Bar with at least one/1 year post qualification working experience.

6. MEDICAL CATEGORY

(a) MEDICAL DOCTORS

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must at least possess a Bachelor of
Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or Medical Doctor (MD), and must be permanently registered with the Medical and Dental Council and with one/1 year post
qualification experience.

(b) DENTAL SURGEONS

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must at least possess a Bachelor of
Dental Surgery (BDS) and a permanent registered member of the Medical and Dental Council and with one/1 year post qualification experience.

(c) PHARMACISTS

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must at least possess BSc Pharmacy (B.
Pharm), be registered with the Ghana Pharmacy Council and with one/1 year post
qualification experience.

(d) PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must at least possess B.Sc. Physician
Assistant or B.Sc. Medical Assistant, be a registered member of the Medical and Dental
Council and with one/1 year post qualification experience.

(e) MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must at least possess B.Sc. Medical
Laboratory Technology, be a registered member of the Allied Health Professions
Council and with one/1 year post qualification experience.

(f) NURSING OFFICERS

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have at least BSc Nursing, be
registered with the Nursing and Midwives Council of Ghana and with one/1 year post
qualification experience.

7. PROCUREMENT/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have at least a first degree in
Procurement/Supply chain management.

8. PUBLIC AFFAIRS

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have at least:

(a) First degree in any of the following: Communication Studies, Public Relations or
Journalism.

(b) The first degree in any discipline plus a Diploma in Communication
Studies/Public Relations/ Journalism. Previous working experience will be an added advantage.

9. STATISTICIANS

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have at least a first degree in
Statistics or Mathematics.

10. TECHNICAL OFFICERS

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have at least first degree or
equivalent in the following areas:

(a) BSc Land Economy
(b) Building Technology

i. BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction Technology
ii. BSc. Construction Technology and Management
(c) BSc Civil Engineering
(d) BSc Mechanical Engineering
(e) BSc Electrical Engineering

Previous working experience will be an added advantage.

11. RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must be:

(a) ORDAINED MINISTER OR CHAPLAIN
Have at least a first degree in Theology. Be of good standing in a Christian denomination approved by any of the following bodies; the Ghana Catholic Secretariat, the Christian Council of Ghana, the Pentecostal Council of Ghana, or other recognized Christian Bodies.

(b) IMAM

(i) Have at least a first degree in Islamic Studies with an excellent
Knowledge in Arabic.

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(ii) Be of good standing in a Muslim denomination approved by any of the
following bodies the Office of the National/ Regional Chief Imam, the office
of the Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission or other similar nationally
recognized Muslim bodies.

NOTE:

For the Senior officer’s category apart from Medical Doctors, Dental Surgeon,
Pharmacist with (Pharm D) and Legal officers as indicated in serial 5 & 6 that will be
placed on the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Prisons (DSP), all other graduates
shall start from Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (ASP) after completion of
training.

HOW TO APPLY FOR GHANA PRISON SERVICE 

All recruitment and enlistment applications must be done online only. The application process is as follows:

1. Purchase an e-voucher at the cost of hundred Ghana Cedis [GH100.00] only through the following medium:

a. At any GCB Bank Limited branch across the country or using the shortcode
(USSD) *422*471# on your mobile phone.

b. At any Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) branch across the country or using the
shortcode (USSD) *924*200 # on your mobile phone.

2. Use your Serial Number [SN] and Pin Code [PIN] to access the application form online at the website address: www.applyghprisons.com.

3. All applicants must have a passport size picture of dimensions 200×200 pixels of JPEG/JPG/PNG with a size not exceeding 1.0MB ready to be uploaded.

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, text messages and
the e-recruitment portal only.

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

RECRUITMENT AND ENLISTMENT PROCESS

1. Applicants who meet the initial requirements will be short-listed and invited to centres they selected during the online application.

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

a. Physical and Body screening
b. Inspection and verification of all necessary documents
c. Aptitude Test

3. Artisans, sportsmen/women, and bandsmen who are successful in item 2 above will go through a competency-based assessment in Accra.

4. Applicants who are shortlisted after items 2 and 3 above will undergo a medical
examination at a medical facility selected by the Service.

5. Results submitted during the application process shall be verified at WAEC and other appropriate examination bodies hence Applicants who present false documents would
be arrested and prosecuted.

6. Applicants who are successful in item 4 above will go through a thorough criminal and background check.

7. Applicants who are cleared of criminal records will be invited to commence
training.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Sales of e-voucher commence on 25th August 2021 and end on 15th September,
    2021.
  2. Online registration starts on 25th August 2021 and ends on 20th September 2021.

The Ghana Prisons Service wishes to inform the general public against dealing with
middlemen. Do not pay money to anyone except for the purchase of an e-voucher at the designated banks.

For further information, please log onto the Ghana Prisons Service e-recruitment portal: www.applyghprisons.com

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