Vacancies at the IJR

PROJECT LEADER: SOCIAL DIALOGUE IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

Closing Date: 2016-07-22

Job Description:

The Building an Inclusive Society Programme (BIS) working mainly in South Africa with various communities in different provinces, is embarking on a 3-year programme to conduct a series of dialogues between various stakeholders in the agricultural sector across farming communities in the Western Cape. The Institute, therefore, seeks to recruit a dynamic professional, based in the Cape Town area with the ability to travel.

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia. We employ a diverse team of professionals based at our office in Cape Town. For more information on the IJR, please visit www.ijr.org.za 

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing key aspects of the project including budget
  • Developing and managing communication and media 
  • Knowledge and Information management
  • Research and materials development
  • Self-development
  • Any additional IJR work
  • Liaising with and consulting with required stakeholders for each dialogue.
  • Developing the annual schedule of engagements across the sector
  • Liaising with dialogue facilitators and required service providers 

Competencies:

  • Knowledge how to operate audio-visual gadgets
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of grassroots communities in South Africa
  • Fluent in minimum of two of the eleven official languages in South Africa
  • Confident and time conscious
  • Aware of socio-political issues in South Africa
  • Proactive, responsible and accountable
  • Strong writing skills
  • Computer literacy in all aspects of MS Office
  • General Administrative Skills
  • Ability to use initiative and judgment
  • Good time management skills
  • Attention to detail

Requirements/skills:

Qualifications: Honour’s degree (or in the process of completing Honour’s degree) in Social Science, Research, politics, economics or related discipline.

Documents required for application:

  • Submit your CV, a cover letter with two contactable references
  • The deadline for applications is close of business Friday, 22 July 2016
  • If you have not heard from us by end of July 2016, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful. We encourage applications from historically disadvantaged individuals. 

Job Specific requirements:

  • Fluency in English and another African or South African language.
  • Valid Drivers License
  • South African Permanent Resident, Citizen or legitimate Visa

Contact:

Name: Elisha Kotze
Phone: 021 202 4071
Email: ekotze@ijr.org.za

Other Info:

This position will only be offered to South African nationals or candidates with permanent residence status in South Africa.

INTERN: BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY

Closing Date: 2016-07-25

Job Description:

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia. We employ a diverse team of professionals based at our office in Cape Town. For more information on the IJR, please visit www.ijr.org.za.

The Building an Inclusive Society Programme (BIS) works mainly in South Africa with various communities in different provinces. The programme works with five projects: Community Healing, Ashley Kriel Youth Leadership project, School’s Oral History, Education for Reconciliation and Memory, Arts and Culture. The purpose of this paid internship will be to work across the five projects and assist with design and implementation as well as reporting of the projects. The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's Building an Inclusive Society Programme seeks to recruit a dynamic individual as Intern, based in Cape Town with possible traveling.

Some of the responsibilities include assisting with,

  • Adhoc tasks like: Scanning, filing, printing and archiving
  • M&E capturing and analysis
  • Data capturing
  • Transcription
  • Minute taking
  • Community interviewing/ facilitation
  • Desktop research 

Competencies:

  • Knowledge how to operate audio-visual gadgets;
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of grassroots communities in South Africa
  • Fluent in minimum of two of the eleven official languages in South Africa
  • Confident and time conscious
  • Aware of socio-political issues in South Africa;
  • Pro-active, responsible and accountable
  • Strong writing skills
  • Computer literacy in all aspects of MS Office
  • General Administrative Skills
  • Ability to use initiative and judgment.
  • Good time management skills
  • Attention to detail

Requirements/skills:

  • Honour’s degree (or in the process of completing Honour’s degree) in Social Science, politics or related discipline

Documents required for application:

  • Submit your cover letter, a CV with two contactable references
  • The deadline for applications is close of business Monday, 25 July 2016.
  • If you have not heard from us by end of July 2016, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful. We encourage applications from historically disadvantaged individuals. 

Contact:

Name: Eleanor Du Plooy
Phone: +27 21 202 4071
Email: eduplooy@ijr.org.za

Other Info:

Starting Date: 1 August 2016

Salary: R5 500 per month.

This position will only be offered to South African nationals or candidates with permanent residence status in South Africa.

 

TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

Closing Date: 2016-08-31

Job Description:

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is pleased to announce the convening of a three week intensive Transitional Justice in Africa Fellowship Programme. This is a residential programme which will be held in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa from 10-28 October 2016. This year’s Fellowship Programme will be open to African nationals living on the African continent. Applicants from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Somalia and Zimbabwe will be given preference. We are now inviting qualified individuals to apply to this esteemed programme.

Requirements/skills:

A post-graduate degree in a discipline broadly related to Transitional Justice

Documents required for application:

  • A detailed resume or Curriculum Vitae of no more than 3 pages.  
  • The full contact details of 2 contactable references 
  • A 1-2 page letter of motivation indicating why you wish to participate in this programme
  •  A 1-2 page writing sample (you may include news or academic articles you have submitted or published) 
  • A letter of institutional endorsement of your suitability to participate in the Fellowship Programme from your employer/affiliated institution.

Contact:

Name: Anthea Flink
Phone: 021-202 4071
Email: aflink@ijr.org.za

Other Info:

The closing date for applications is the 31st of July 2016. Telephonic interviews will be conducted in the week commencing 8 August 2016 and successful candidates will be notified no later than by the 15th of August 2016.  

NB Please email your complete application to Ms Anthea Flink on aflink@ijr.org.za with ‘Application to 2016 Fellowship Programme: your name’ in the email subject line.  
 Only complete applications will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the status of their application.

The closing date for applications is the 31st of July 2016. Telephonic interviews will be conducted in the week commencing 8 August 2016 and successful candidates will be notified no later than by the 15th of August 2016.  

Please email your complete application to Ms Anthea Flink on aflink@ijr.org.za with ‘Application to 2016 Fellowship Programme: your name’ in the email subject line.  

 Only complete applications will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the status of their application.