Open Secrets: Researcher – Investigations & Advocacy

Open Secrets
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 12 October, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Open Secrets is a non-profit organisation working on issues of economic crime and its impact on human rights, with a focus on the financial sector in southern Africa. They use investigative research, advocacy and the law to hold those people and institutions, who commit these human rights violations, to account. Open Secrets exposes and builds accountability for private sector economic crimes through investigative research, advocacy, and the law.

Open Secrets seeks to appoint Researcher – Investigations & Advocacy to be based in Community House in Salt River, Cape Town.

Employment Type: Full time Position for an initial one-year contract period (prospects for renewal).

Starting Date: Starting November 2020.

 Responsibilities:

  • Undertake detailed, evidence-based investigations into economic crimes that have resulted in human rights violations.
  • Produce investigative reports as well as articles for our website and social media platforms. You will need to write well, dig down into detail and engage in investigative research that at times is risky, but always serves the public interest.
  • Contribute to our advocacy efforts in getting the message out and collaborate closely with our legal team in developing a legal strategy to hold corrupt institutions and individuals to account.
  • Collaboration is key, and we expect you to work closely with our team as well as our civil society partners in South Africa and other countries.

Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic, a focus on detail, exemplary integrity and a commitment to social justice.
  • A committed team player with an inquisitive mind who values collaboration and has an aversion to office politics. If you want to change the way the world works, you’ll fit right in.
  • At least five years’ work experience in investigative research (preferably in the non-profit sector – but we will consider all good people who share our values).
  • Postgraduate studies in a related field such as law, politics, history, or economics preferable.
  • Strong research and writing (English) and command of basic Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Historically disadvantaged applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Eligible to work in South Africa.

Application:

  • Submit a covering letter, resume, copy of relevant qualifications, a recent unedited writing sample, and contact details of at least three referees, by 5pm on Monday 5 October 2020.
  • The subject line of your e-mail should clearly state the position you are applying for.
  • Please send your application to: jobs@opensecrets.org.za
  • Kindly note that applications missing any of the required information will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the outcome of the application process.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Are you an advocate for social justice, accountability and transparency? 

Are you keen to work with a small team of researchers and civil society activists?

Twitter: @OpenSecretsZA

 For more about Open Secrets, refer to www.opensecrets.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to  www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

 

Location: 
Cape Town

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