re-advertisement: Programme Manager-Transitional Justice in Africa with the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town (South Africa)

Programme Manager – Transitional Justice in Africa (TJIAP)
Based: Cape Town, South Africa
Contract: An initial 2-year contract will be offered
Starting date: ASAP

PLEASE NOTE: This post is being re-advertised. Please do not re-apply should you already have submitted your CV for this vacancy. Only candidates who have strong managerial experiences in the NGO sector and an extensive track record of publications relevant to this post should apply. The applicant should have experiences in working in the transitional justice field in: Great Lakes-, Greater Horn-, Southern Africa-, and / or East Africa regions.

About the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation:
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was established to promote reconciliation, transitional justice, and democratic nation-building in Africa by means of research, analysis and strategic engagements. Its Transitional Justice in Africa Programme (TJIAP) promotes this vision in the Great Lakes-, Greater Horn-, Southern Africa-, and East Africa regions.

Mission Talent Recruitment has been tasked by the IJR with providing an exclusive search for the position of the Programme Manager – Transitional Justice in Africa Programme (TJIAP).

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Management of the Transitional Justice in Africa Programme (TJIAP), including oversight of its programme staff, projects, budgets, administration, and publications.

Development and implementation of the TJIAP’s strategy for engagement in its geographical focus areas through high quality research and regular liaison with regional stakeholders

Facilitating dialogues, training and workshops to enhance capacity amongst civil society and political actors

Interpreting and analysing partner programmes, providing relevant, high-quality, feedback and input to appropriate stakeholders and policy makers

Develop regular critical analysis/commentary for academic journals and other publications of recent developments in the Programme’s geographic foci.

Raise the TJIAP’s profile through media interventions and networking

Initiate and manage the coordination of the Programme’s annual regional consultation with stakeholders


Skills & Competencies
With a thorough understanding of the place of transitional justice within peace-building initiatives in Africa, you will also have:

a post-graduate degree in Political Science, African Studies or adjacent disciplines;

10 years of relevant working experience in the field of transitional justice and transformational politics in one or more of the Programme’s four geographical focus areas, with a solid knowledge and understanding of the others;

excellent research and writing skills with a publishing record;

proven project planning, project management, and budget-control skills;

excellent written and oral communication skills in English (French or an additional language, relevant to our geographical focus areas is an advantage);

strong team-building and leadership skills;

media management and information dissemination skills;

experience in dealing with regional and continental Bodies.

Please send your relevant CV, clearly stating how you fulfill the criteria, with PM-TJ-Africa in the subject line to Katja: Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

For more information on the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation please visit

For more info on Mission Talent, please visit:

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hi, i'm just wondering if you know when the dead line is for submitting applications?

Dear Cathy, there is no deadline. The post will be filled as soon as the right candidate has been found. Looking forward to receiving your application. Best wishes, Katja
Very much appriciated


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