The Department of Home Affairs digitisation jobs are now open for applications – and there are 10,000 vacancies available over the next few months.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi have both stated that the jobs are specifically aimed at young unemployed graduates (between 18 and 35 years old) as part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus.
“These unemployed youths should be qualified in Information Technology [and] Document, Information and Records Management obtained from Institutions of Higher Learning (Universities, Universities of Technologies, TVETs),” Motsoaledi said at a media briefing earlier in August.
“The project will run over a three year period, effective from November 2022 until October 2025. Successful youth will be paid a stipend ranging from R5,000 for entry level positions to R9,500 for technical support-level positions and R14,250 for manager-level positions.”
The digitisation project aims to digitise more than 350 million active and inactive paper records at the Department. The recruits’ main task will be to convert hard copy records into electronic formats “for easier handling and storage.”
How to apply for Home Affairs digitisation jobs
To apply for the Department of Home Affairs digitisation jobs, you need to register on the Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA) website, which is run by the Department of Employment and Labour.
Once you have opened the website, click on “Register Individual” under the “Menu” section on the left side of the screen. Read and accept the terms and conditions before clicking “Submit.” Click “Next” after reading the instructions to proceed.
You will then be required to enter your ID number and email address. Write the security text in the specified field and click “Register.” Once your registration is successful, you will be able to log in, upload your CV and search the database for the Home Affairs digitisation vacancies. You can then submit your application as per the instructions on the system.
If you do not have access to the internet, you may visit your nearest Labour Centre, which the Department of Employment and Labour runs at its offices across South Africa.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit copies of their IDs and qualifications. Successful applicants will undergo suitability checks, including citizenship, credit, criminal and qualification verification.
They will also be required to sign a three-year contract linked to the project. Recruits will undergo continuous training, learning and skills development to enhance their future employability or entrepreneurship prospects, Motsoaledi said.
“The fixed term contract for the youth will be aligned to the duration of the project, running from 1 November 2022 until 31 October 2025. Successful candidates will be placed in the Department’s offices in Gauteng and North West,” the Department added.
According to the Minister, the project has three recruitment phases:
- Phase 1: First intake of 2,000 unemployed youth graduates. Applications opened on 12 August 2022 and close on 15 September 2022. This cohort will assume duty on 1 November 2022.
- Phase 2: Second intake 4,000. Hiring will start in October 2022 and successful applicants will assume duty in January 2023.
- Phase 3: Third intake of 4,000. Hiring will start in December 2022 and January 2023. This cohort will assume duty in April 2023.
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Details on the digitisation vacancies
The table below provides further details of the specific digitisation vacancies that Home Affairs is hiring for in the first phase:
|Job title||Requirements||Monthly salary|
|Runner & Prepper (320 posts)||Diploma in Document and/or Records Management or Information Technology||R5,000|
|Re-assembler (200 posts)||Diploma in Document and/or Records Management or Information Technology||R5,000|
|Receiving Clerk (50 posts)||Diploma in Document and/or Records Management or Information Technology||R5,000|
|Drivers (50 posts)||Diploma in Document and/or Records Management or Information Technology and a valid driver’s licence||R5,000|
|Indexer (800 posts)||Degree in Information Technology or Library Science or Computer Science||R5,500|
|Scanner (400 posts)||Degree in Information Technology or Library Science or Computer Science||R5,500|
|Quality Controller (100 posts)||Degree in Information Technology or Library Science or Computer Science||R6,000|
|Team Leaders (104 posts)||Degree in Document and/or Records Management or Information Technology or Computer Science||R6,500|
|Technical Support (12 posts)||Honours Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science||R9,500|
|Manager (6 posts)||Master’s Degree in Document and/or Records Management, Information Technology, Library Science or Computer Science||R14,250|
Good luck to all the applicants!