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Posted on August 23, 2011. Filed under: Vacancies |

The Political Analysis programme at the IJR is currently advertising for a Project Leader: Inclusive Economies.

Our programme is looking for a dynamic, strategic thinker who will implement and expand the Inclusive Economies project, including the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, conceptualise and produce the Transformation Audit publication, and other occasional papers and policy briefs;
  • Develop a targeted distribution and communication strategy;
  • Maintain and develop strategic relationships;
  • Strategic planning; and
  • Lead project expansion into other African states.

If you are interested in applying, you should have the following skills and educational requirements:

  • An innovative self-starter, with attention to detail;
  • A Masters degree in International Relations, Political Studies, Economics, Development Studies or related;
  • Ability to analyse and interpret macroeconomic and developmental statistics;
  • 3 – 5 years working experience is desirable,
  • A proven network of contacts relevant to project objectives;
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills, interaction with the media, and public speaking;
  • Experience in budget administration, fundraising, and donor communication;
  • Fluency in English and one other South African language, and French or Swahili and added advantage.

The closing date for applications is 2 September 2011. Please click here for full application details.

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Receptionist Vacancy and Branding Service Provider

Posted on August 17, 2011. Filed under: Vacancies |

We at the IJR are busy, busy, busy! And we need assistance with the following:

Help us with our front-of-house!

The IJR is currently seeking to appoint a Receptionist. In addition to your great front-of-house manner, you should have: a diploma in Secretarial studies, minimum 3 years reception and administrative experience, computer literacy, and excellent communication skills, with fluency in English and at least one other South African language. The closing date for applications is 29 August, and full application details can be found here.

Help us with our new image!

The IJR is currently looking for a service provider to assist in the development of a new logo and related branding materials as we enter our third working cycle. Interested service providers are invited to submit a profile, one-page proposal and quotation by 24 August. Full details here.

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Vacancy: Senior Project Leader, Southern Africa desk

Posted on August 8, 2011. Filed under: Vacancies |

The Transitional Justice in Africa programme at the IJR is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Project Leader to the Southern Africa desk.

Qualifications:

• Minimum of a Masters degree in Political Science, African Studies, International Relations or related;
• Experience and knowledge of the SADC region, specifically Zimbabwe and Swaziland;
• Experience in transitional justice and peace-building research and community interventions; and,
• Minimum 7 years work experience in the NGO sector.

Required skills:

• Project planning, strategic thinking, planning, and management skills;
• Excellent research, writing and communication skills, including media;
• Fundraising and budget control and good organisational skills; and,
• English fluency.

Responsibilities will include:

• Research and analysis of the political situation and transitional justice in Zimbabwe, Swaziland and the SADC region;
• Designing and implementing in-country community interventions;
• Writing and editing, including books, occasional papers and reports, and articles;
• Developing funding proposals and reporting to donors; and
• Organising and coordinating meetings and conferences; and,
• Developing and maintaining relations with key stakeholders in the region.

Applications are due by 31 August for commencement on 1 October. Please click here for full application details.

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IJR Vacancy: Communications & PR Intern

Posted on June 7, 2011. Filed under: Vacancies |

The IJR is currently inviting applications for the position of Communications and Public Relations intern. Now is your chance to apply!

You should be: confident, people-oriented, proactive, responsible and able to work to deadlines. A diploma or degree in Communications and/or Public Relations is required, as well as computer literacy, good writing skills, and social networking and online proficiency.

Start date is 15 July 2011 – find the full description and application details here.

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IJR Vacancy: Programme Manager

Posted on April 15, 2011. Filed under: Vacancies |

The IJR is currently inviting applications for the position of manager for the Reconciliation and Reconstruction programme.

The appointed candidate will join the Institute’s senior management team, and should be a competent people manager with a proven track record in energising, supporting and developing social transformation projects.

Experience in team development and programme management are key to the position, as well as an in-depth understanding of the South African political transition, budget and financial management and fundraising.

For more information and the full application requirements, click here.

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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 (lklein@ijr.org.za, 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.

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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 (lklein@ijr.org.za, 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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IJR Vacancies: Project Assistant and Communications Intern

Posted on November 11, 2010. Filed under: Vacancies |

Looking for a  job in Cape Town?

In addition to the HR Consultant position I posted a few days ago, the IJR is currently looking to appoint a Project Assistant: Administration and Research and an Intern: Communications and Public Relations.

The closing date for applications is 26 November, to begin on 15 January 2011. Full details and application requirements for both positions are available here.

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Vacancy: HR Consultant

Posted on November 5, 2010. Filed under: Vacancies |

The IJR is currently inviting applications for a Human Resources consultant.

Applications must include the following: (1) CV including 3 references; (2) motivational letter outlining why you are the suitable person for the position and how you will implement the set out tasks at IJR; and (3) quotation.

Closing date: 2010-11-17

Interested applicants can contact Carolin Gomulia / Renee Choto, 021 763 7128 or cgomulia@ijr.org.za.

Please follow the links below for further documentation: Invitation to tender as HR consultant at IJR; Terms of refereence HR consultant IJR; IJR HR policy.

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Advertisement: Political Analysis Intern

Posted on June 4, 2010. Filed under: Vacancies |

The IJR’s Political Analysis unit is currently inviting applications for a 20-hour per week paid internship from candidates who meet the following requirements:

Required Skills: Strong and proven research skills; excellent writing skills essential; ability to use initiative and work independently; computer literacy (inl. Word, Excel, Powerpoint and SPSS); strong inter-personal skills; attention to detail; fluency in French and/or Portuguese an added advantage.

Responsibilities: Research assistance; website updating (training will be provided); writing/short articles and briefs for the Transformation Audit and SA Reconciliation Barometer projects;

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.

Conditions of appointment: An initial 3-month contract will be offered, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants from South Africa and other African countries are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your CV, cover letter, details of three contactable referees, and an example of a short essay or research paper to Ms. Lameez Klein on lklein-at-ijr.org.za by 11 June 2010.  Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. (Download full advertisement here)

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Vacancy: Receptionist

Posted on May 26, 2010. Filed under: Vacancies |

The IJR is currently looking to appoint a Receptionist/Secretary for a 4-month contract period, beginning 1 July 2010.

We seek candidates with:

  • A degree in Secretarial studies
  • Minimum 2 years reception and switchboard experience
  • Minimum 2 years general administrative and secretarial experience
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English and at least one other South African language
  • Professional and businesslike
  • Computer skills: MSWord, MSExcel, Powerpoint and Access
  • Minute-taking skills

Salary: Subject to qualifications and experience

Kindly direct all enquiries and applications (which must include a CV and the names of three current, contactable referees) to Ms Felicia Thomas on fthomas -@- ijr.org.za.
Tel: 021-763-7121.
Fax. 021-763-7138.

Closing date for applications: 01 June 2010

If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful.  Preference will be given to historically disadvantaged individuals.

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