Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Strategy Intern in the Communication & Strategy Unit at IJR 2017

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa.

We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia. We employ a diverse team of professionals based at our office in Cape Town. For more information on the IJR, please visit .

The IJR Communication and Strategy Unit is a key component to assist the Institute with cross-cutting services such as fundraising, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, communication and information & knowledge management, as well as special events. The intern will assist the unit with desktop research, administrative tasks and logistics for special events.

This internship is a great opportunity to learn about various fields of work in a non-profit office environment and is a dynamic placement to gain experience and learning in fundraising and knowledge management as a possible career path.

The intern will be assigned the following responsibilities:
  • Desktop Research
  • Assist with fundraising and business development design and implementation
  • Administration of electronic databases, archive and knowledge management systems
  • Sourcing of quotes and service providers
  • Ad-hoc administrative tasks
  • Assist with logistical arrangements for IJR events
  • Updating of databases and contact lists
  • Assist with general administrative duties such as the sorting, scanning, categorizing and filing of documents towards the implementation & ongoing maintenance of an IJR Archive & Information Management system
Educational requirements/skills:
  • A matric certificate
  • BA in public administration/marketing or similar
  • Project management skills
  • Computer Literacy skills (MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent writing skills in English (ideally in another SA language)
  • Previous experience working in an office environment and assisting with administrative work (added advantage, but not essential)
  • Previous experience with fundraising or fundraising events (added advantage, but not essential)
  • A creative, pro-active and energetic  attitude with the ability to identify and seize opportunities
Documents required for application:
Please submit your CV with a minimum of 2 references and a brief motivational letter.
Only applications with all the required documentations will be accepted.
Contact: Juzaida Swain
Phone: 0212024071

Closing Date: 18 November 2016

Duration of the contract: 6 months with potential of renewal. Working hours: 36 hours per week, based in Cape Town

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