Justice and Reconciliation Internship at JRA 2016

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17 Nov, 2016

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Vacancies South Africa

The Institute’s Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme (JRA) partners around transitional justice and reconciliation initiatives in Southern Africa, the Great Lakes and the Greater Horn of Africa.

Through collaboration, exchange, and dialogue, the programme seeks to build partnerships that support critical research and capacity-building in post-conflict situations, and the development of policy initiatives.

In recent years, the Institute’s engagements across Africa have grown substantially. Typically, they are based on invitations from partner countries, including South Sudan, Uganda, the DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

IJR is looking to hire a dynamic, passionate and hard working intern to join this exciting team during 2017.

Salary: R5 500 per month.

The JRA intern will be required to assist in the following main areas:

  • Ongoing research support to the Head of Programme and all Project Leaders, on political and socio-economic developments and on issues pertaining to justice and reconciliation in Africa in general and in countries of IJR engagement in particular
  • Providing logistical and event management support for workshops and conferences
  • Assisting with writing up of workshop / conference / programme reports
  • Providing input and support to M & E processes
  • Assistance with data-capturing and analysis


  • A postgraduate degree (Honours or Masters) in Political Science, International Relations, African Studies, Peace Studies or a related discipline
  • A demonstrated interest in issues pertaining to social, political and economic justice, reconciliation and development in Africa
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Full knowledge of MS Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer
  • Excellent internet research skills
  • Ability to take initiative, think creatively and work unsupervised for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise tasks and deliver high quality outputs on time

Documents required for application:

  • A 2-page Curriculum Vitae.
  • The full contact details of 2 contactable references
  • A 1-page letter of motivation indicating why you wish to be an intern at IJR and in this particular programme
  • An unedited writing sample (i.e. a university essay, article etc) of at least 3 pages in length, preferably on a topic broadly related to transitional justice issues. Published documents are welcome.
Closing Date: 2016-11-18

Name: Anthea Flink
Phone: 021 202 4079
Email: [email protected]

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