Senior Project Leader: Southern Africa Desk
Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme
Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
We are seeking a qualified candidate with:
• A minimum of a Masters Degree in Political Science, African Studies, International Relations or related disciplines; a PhD would be an added advantage.
• Experience and knowledge of the SADC region, specifically Zimbabwe and Swaziland;
• Experience in transitional justice and peacebuilding research and community interventions;
• A minimum of 7 years working experience in working in the NGO sector in collaboration with other institutions;
• Project planning, strategic thinking, planning, and management skills;
• Excellent research, writing and communication skills;
• Fundraising and budget control and good organisational skills;
• Experience in working with the media;
• Fluent in English
Duties will include:
• Research and analysis of the political situation in Zimbabwe and Swaziland;
• Keeping abreast of developments in transitional justice, in Zimbabwe and the region as a whole;
• Designing and implementing in-country community interventions;
• Updating of the IJR country profiles as required;
• Editing books, writing chapter, papers, reports and op ed articles related to the Southern Africa desk;
• Developing funding project proposals and reports related to the Desk’s work;
• Organising and co-ordinating meetings and conferences;
• Networking, developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders in Zimbabwe and Swaziland in the transitional justice sector;
• Southern Africa desk administration.
Salary: Commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience
Period of appointment: An initial one year contract
Commencement date: 1 October 2011
Applications/ enquiries to be forwarded to Ms Simone Brandi, Human Resources Department, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation,
PO Box 18094 Wynberg, 7824 Cape Town.
Phone +27 (21) 763 7128; Fax: +27 (21) 763 7138
Closing date: 31 August 2011
Should you not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has been unsuccessful. The Institute’s selection committee reserves the right not to make an appointment or to appoint at a lower rank.