Open Secrets New Job Opening – Apply Now!

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22 Jun, 2018

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Research Jobs in South Africa

Open Secrets is a non-profit organisation working on issues of economic crime and the link to human rights with a focus on the financial sector in Southern Africa. The organisaiton uses research, advocacy and the law to hold people and institutions who abuse power to account.

Job Title: Researcher
Job Location: Salt River, Cape Town
Start date: 1 August 2018
Duration: Initial one-year contract period (with prospects for renewal)

The researcher will focus on advocacy and investigations.


  • Undertake detailed, evidence-based investigations into economic crime in Southern Africa that have resulted in human rights violations
  • Produce reports as well as related occasional articles for our website and social media platforms
  • Work closely with partners in civil society
  • Assist in managing Open Secrets social media platforms and communications
  • Assist in conceptualising and organsing events


  • Strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to social justice
  • A committed team player, with an inquisitive mind, who consistently values collaboration
  • Experience within a social justice organisation in the nonprofit sector
  • Studies in a related field such as law, politics, history, economics preferable
  • A relevant postgraduate degree would be preferred
  • Demonstrated work experience of at least two to three years
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong command of basic Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, etc.) and social media savvy

To apply, submit a CV, copy of relevant qualifications, a copy of an unedited written work and contact details of at least two referees to [email protected]

Historically disadvantaged applicants are encouraged to apply.

This is envisaged as a full-time position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the outcome of the application process.

Application Deadline: 5th July, 2018

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