Vacancies in the Political Analysis programme

Posted on January 25, 2011. Filed under: Vacancies |

The IJR’s Political Analysis programme is currently recruiting for two positions – an Administrator and a part-time Intern. Read the job descriptions below, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Administrator (from 1 March)

Responsibilities: Day-to-day administration of the Unit’s work, including capturing accounts, gathering of monitoring and evaluation data, logistical arrangements, distribution of unit outputs, and event coordination.

Educational requirements & skills: Grade 12 + 5 years experience in a comparable position; experience with budgeting and finances; high level of computer literacy, with spreadsheets in particular; strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to multi-task and work under pressure; ability to work both independently and within a team.

To Apply: Please send an application letter and CV with 2 contactable references to Ms Lameez Klein (, phone: 021-763-7128  or fax: 021-763 7138) by 5 February 2011. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The IJR offers a competitive salary,  friendly working environment, and the opportunity to develop in a dynamic organisation that works across the African continent.


Political Analysis Intern

Internship: paid, 20 hours per week with initial 3-month contract. Applicants from South Africa and other African countries are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Research assistance, statistical and qualitative data analysis, writing short articles for the Transformation Audit and SA Reconciliation Barometer projects, logistical and administrative support.

Skills: Strong research experience, excellent writing skills, proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint (SPSS an added advantage), ability to work independently and with attention to detail, fluency in French an added advantage.

Academic requirements: Applicants should be in possession of, or in the process of completing a postgraduate degree in Political Studies, Public Administration, Development Studies or a related discipline.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV with three contactable references, and an example of a short essay or research paper  to Ms. Lameez Klein on (, phone: 021-763-7128  or fax: 021-763 7138) by 5th of February 2011.  Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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