Vacancies at the IJR

Building an Inclusive Society (BIS): Programme Manager

Closing Date: 2016-07-01

Job Description:

The vision of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is to contribute to building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. As a think tank with roots in applied research, as well as in grassroots communities, the IJR has earned a reputation for innovative data analysis, bold policy suggestions and in-depth grassroots reconciliation work. The IJR makes a unique contribution to issues of political and economic transition by drawing on its historic links to the South African transition, as well as on quantitative and qualitative data generated through its ongoing work. 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 Institute for Justice and Reconciliation is looking for a dynamic, innovative thought leader to manage and lead one of its key programmes - Building an Inclusive Society (BIS). The Programme Manager will drive the strategic direction of the programme with input from the Senior Project Leaders and guidance of the Executive Director.

The Programme Manager will manage a team of Senior Project Leader, project leaders, interns and a Programme Administrator and will be responsible for ensuring that programme deliverables are clearly defined, achieved and regularly reviewed. The Programme Manager forms part of the HOD team and will actively participate in strategic and operational decision-making for the organisation

Requirements/skills:

Master’s Degree in Social Development, Psychology, Politics or related fields
5 – 8 years working experience in their field of expertise

Documents required for application:

  • Cover letter which clearly details how you align with the requirements above and how you will contribute to IJR’s activities in light of this;
  • CV clearly stating past experiences and at least two contactable references

Contact:

Name: Elisha Kotze
Phone: +27 021 202 4038
Email: EKotze@ijr.org.za

Other Info:

Work-related Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of current affairs both locally and globally;
  • Knowledge of key political, social and economic trends in Southern Africa
  • Knowledge and experience in Community Reconciliation work and Transitional Justice
  • Experience working at community level
  • In-depth knowledge about South Africa’s history and current national political and societal issues and debates
  • Proficient in minimum of two South African official languages

Skills and Abilities

  • Proven ability to develop a budget based on the programme strategy and actively manage reporting and expenditure;
  • Can manage complexity, and think strategically;
  • Proven ability to manage a project from inception to delivery; including working with budgets, managing dependencies and taking responsibility for project success;
  • Able to drive to project planning and strategic direction of the unit and actively involve the entire team.
  • Proven ability to manage the performance and development of a small team.
  • Information dissemination skills
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • Proven track record in developing and managing programmes or curriculums
  • Knowledge and experience working within a monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Project and programme planning skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Teambuilding and debriefing
  • Relationship management and can interact at all levels
  • Research, writing, application and thought leadership
  • Written or published articles/papers or developed programmes

 

Personal Qualities

 

  • Confident, assertive communicator who can work comfortably with diverse groups of people and across all levels;
  • Excellent writing skills in English and another SA language;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Able to prioritise work and manage deadlines;
  • Innovative and creative, able to see new opportunities
  • Planning and time management – meets deadlines
  • Reflective and open to learning
  • High level of Emotional Intelligence

 

Job specific requirements

  • Driver's licence
  • Fluent in a South African language other than home language
  • Willingness to travel when required

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.  

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.