Institute for Justice and Reconciliation: Project Leader - International Justice and Kenya

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 8 August, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded by officials who worked in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and promotes fair, democratic, and inclusive societies in post-conflict states across Africa. The Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme (JRA) team has worked to develop and implement initiatives that contribute to the building of fair, democratic, and inclusive societies in Africa. A significant number of African countries have embarked on a path of political transition. The establishment of transitional justice and reconciliation processes in these countries will be an ongoing need. JRA is the Institute’s flagship initiative to engage and interact with African countries beyond South African borders.

IJR seeks to appoint a Project Leader for International Justice and Kenya.

The successful candidate should be an established professional with experience developing and implementing projects in the field of justice and reconciliation in Africa.

the JRA team has worked to develop and implement initiatives that contribute to the building of fair, democratic, and inclusive societies in Africa. A significant number of African countries have embarked on a path of political transition. The establishment of transitional justice and reconciliation processes in these countries will be an ongoing need. JRA is the Institute’s flagship initiative to engage and interact with African countries beyond South African borders.

Commencement date: 22 September 2014

Responsibilities:

  • Actively drive strategic planning aligned to the IJR organisational strategy and develop an annual workplan for your project with input from the programme team based on your knowledge and experience in the field;
  • Identify opportunities for cross-programme collaboration;
  • Actively develop scholarly and field research in the programme;
  • Author, edit and disseminate articles for publication in public media and academic journals;
  • Responsible for developing content of funding proposals;
  • Initiate and drive research, analysis and engagement on International Justice;
  • Develop M&E Indicators for your project in consultation with Programme staff and ensure that M&E data is collated and reported on using the organisations M&E system.
  • Publication of op-eds / online articles - including of media and social media into project planning and implementation;
  • Organise and co-ordinate meetings and conferences;
  • Network, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders working in the international justice sector.

Requirements:

  • An innovative self-starter with a Masters degree in International Law or International Relations, Political Studies, Economics, Development Studies or related social science disciplines;
  • Minimum of two to three years working experience is desirable, but will be evaluated alongside the relevance of the candidate’s qualifications;
  • Experience and knowledge of international justice issues as they relate to the African Union, International Criminal Court and the United Nations, an awareness of the Kenya and ICC situation is necessary;
  • Experience in justice, reconciliation and peacebuilding research and in-country interventions;
  • Ability to engage in academic and popular debates relating to International Justice;
  • Time management ability and willingness to travel for work;
  • Talent to communicate, which includes excellent writing and editorial skills, interaction with the media, and public speaking;
  • Experience in the administration of budgets, fundraising, and communication with donors;
  • Project planning and management ability;
  • Presentation and information dissemination skills;
  • Research paper production and conference presentation skills;
  • Self starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Fluency in English; spoken French or a regional African language.
  • South African Permanent Resident or Citizen. Alternatively, the successful candidate will have to apply for, and obtain, a Valid General Work Permit or Scarce Skills Permit

IJR, in return, offers a competitive all inclusive salary package and a dynamic working environment, which prioritises the professional development and well-being of its employees.

To apply, submit a submit a CV with two contactable references, and salary expectations to Simone Brandi, sbrandi@ijr.org.za.

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

Shortlisted candidates will participate in an initial interview and final candidates will be asked to complete a practical assessment.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful. IJR encourages applications from historically disadvantaged individuals.

For more about the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, refer to www.ijr.org.za.

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

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