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The 2021 Recruitment and Enlistment for Ghana Prison Service Application portal (www.applyghprisons.com) is now open. 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 via its new recruitment portal applyghprisons.com

GHANA PRISON SERVICE RECRUITMENT 2021 CRITERIA

JUNIOR OFFICERS CATEGORY

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

Ghana Prisons Service Recruitment 2021 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 a 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 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
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.
a. Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering/ Electrician
b. Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in Motor Vehicle Engineering/ Electrician.
c. City and Guilds (Intermediate) Certificate (Internal Combustion Engines and Motor Vehicles/ Electrician).
d. City and Guilds (Intermediate) Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering/ Electrician.
e. NVTI 1&11 or Trade Test Certificate II in Motor Vehicle Engineering/ Electrician.

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

Must possess at least any of the following in the areas specified:
a. Ghana Education Service (GES) Intermediate Certificate in Tailoring, Textiles & Design or Cobblers/Leather Work
b. Ghana Education Service (GES) or COTVET Certificate II in Tailoring, Textiles & Design or Cobblers/Leather Work
c. NVTI I &11 or Trade Test Certificate II in Tailoring, Textiles & Design or Cobblers/Leather Work
d. City and Guilds (Intermediate) in Tailoring, Textiles & Design or Cobblers/Leather Work

7. OFFICE & INDUSTRIAL MACHINE MECHANICS

a. GES Intermediate Certificate/COTVET Certificate II in Office Machines or Industrial Mechanics
b. 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:

a. Ability to sight-read musical notes.
b. 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.
a. NVTI Grade I or Trade Test Certificate II 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 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
a. NVTI 1&11/City and Guilds Certificate in Electronics
b. NVTI 1&/City and Guilds Certificate in Telecommunication
ii. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)
a. Network Administration
Applicants must possess at least N+ Certificate from a recognised Institution including knowledge in LINUX/Windows Server 2003, 2008 and above
b. Database Administration
Applicants must possess at least Certificate in My SOL, SOL and Oracle from a recognised Institution.
c. Web Designing
Applicants must possess at least Certificate in HTML, PHP, CSS, CMS, Adobe and Photoshop from a recognised Institution.

12. 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

Application Form – Ghana Prison Service

NOTE before applying via applyghprisons.com

  • 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.
  • 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 ELEGIBILTY/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.
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 housemanship with a registered hospital or clinic

2. GENERAL DUTIES
In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have a minimum of first degree in any of the following areas. Any additional qualification will be an added advantage.
(a) Humanities
(b) Social Sciences

3. AGRICULTURE
In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have at least first degree in the following area and a minimum of one/1 year post qualification working experience.
a. Animal Science
b. Crop Science
c. Soil Science
d. General Agriculture
e. Agriculture Biotechnology
f. Agriculture Engineering
g. Agriculture Economist

4. EDUCATION
In addition to the general eligibility, applicants must have at least 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 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 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 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) A 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 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.
(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: before applying via applyghprisons.com

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 Prisons Service Recruitment 2021 via applyghprisons.com

All recruitment and enlistment applications must be done online only via applyghprisons.com 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 short code (USSD)  *422*471# on your mobile phone.
b. At any Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) branch across the country or using the short code (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 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 “applyghprisons.com“only.
8. Only Short-listed Applicants will be invited for further stages of the recruitment and the enlistment exercise.

Ghana Prisons Service Recruitment 2021 AND ENLISTMENT PROCESS

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

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 otherappropriate 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.

Ghana Prisons Service Recruitment 2021 IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. Sales of e-voucher commence on 25th August, 2021 and ends on 15th September,
2021.
2. Online registration starts on 25th August, 2021 and ends on 20th September, 2021.
3. 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 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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