Friday, 7 December 2018

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Research and Policy Internship Programme at IJR 2019

IJR seeks to appoint a Research and Policy Intern, to be based in Cape Town. 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. IRJ is an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia.

Duration: 3-month contract, Possibility of renewal

  • Research assistance
  • Statistical and qualitative data analysis
  • Write short articles and research briefs for the Inclusive Economies, SA Reconciliation Barometer, and Afrobarometer projects
  • Logistical and administrative support to programme staff
  • Possession of, or in the process of completing a Masters Degree in Political Studies, Public Administration, Development Studies, Economics or a related discipline
  • Research experience
  • Writing skills
  • Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office, SPSS an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail
  • Competency in an African language other than English & Afrikaans would be an advantage
Location: Cape Town

To apply, submit your CV, a cover letter motivating your application, details of three contactable referees, and an example of a short essay or research paper (maximum of 1000 words) to Pamela Vutula, email address: , Contact Phone: 021 202 4071, using RP Intern in the subject heading.

Applications without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applicants from South Africa and other African countries are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should at the time of application be in possession of documentation that allow them to work in South Africa.

Should you not hear from hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

For more about the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, refer to

Source: NgoPulse

Communications & Advocacy Intern Programme at IJR 2019

IJR seeks to appoint a Communications & Advocacy Intern, to be based in Cape Town. The purpose of the Communications Intern is to assist the Communications and Advocacy team with internal communications, media monitoring, online profiling of the Institute and monitoring and evaluation, as well as ad hoc tasks that may arise, including events management.


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. IRJ is an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia.

  • Assist with content for the organisational newsletter
  • Update and report on IJR ‘news and events’
  • Assist with marketing and branding
  • Assist with the development of online campaigns and messages
  • Conduct media monitoring and produce media clippings
  • Conduct media research and Google analytics
  • Assist with website and social media updates
  • Assist with media relations
  • Assist with adhoc programme and administration tasks
  • Assist with event planning and logistics
  • Work across the spectrum of communication tasks which will include social media marketing, media relations media tracking/monitoring, photography, website management and events management among others

  • Diploma, BA in Marketing, Communications or Journalism
  • Writing skills in English and preferably another South African language
  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of the usage of social media for organisations
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Confidence
  • Communication skills
  • Creative and pro-active
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Organisational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to learn new things
Duration: 11 months (15th January – 15th December 2019)
Working hours: 36 hours/week

Location: Cape Town

To apply, submit your CV with a minimum of two references, a motivational letter and written sample of your work (published article, blog entry – not academic) to Ms. Elisha Kotze, Operations Manager: email address,

Only applications with ALL the required documentation will be accepted.

For more about the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, refer to

SPII Internship Opportunity 2019

SPII seeks to appoint a full-time Intern. This position will work across a number of our key projects, including our budget analysis and advocacy work, all of which are aligned to our focus on the reduction of poverty and inequality in South Africa, through the realisation of the transformative socio-economic rights in the Constitution.

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) is a non-profit think tank, based in Johannesburg, committed to advancing the Constitution and to supporting the eradication of poverty and inequality in South Africa, and in the sub-region, through empirical research and advocacy.

  • Undertake primary and secondary research and assist with project implementation, as required
  • Work closely with the Director and/or Researcher/s to assist with the implementation of SPII’s work on supporting civil society organisations’ (CSOs) engagements with budget advocacy in South Africa
  • Assist with the implementation of budget training and budget advocacy support work for civil society organisations (CSOs)
  • Work closely with the Director and/or Researcher/s to support the socio-economic rights work already undertaken by SPII
  • Engage in media and publicity work for SPII, as required
  • Engage in research writing, as necessary
  • Assist with the development of funding proposals and with compiling project reports, as requested
  • Engage in networking and the profile raising of SPII by participating in relevant workshops, conferences and stakeholder meetings
  • Provide ad hoc assistance to the general work of SPII, as required

  • Commitment to the values of SPII and a passion for social justice
  • A degree in human rights/constitutional law, politics, economics, development, or a related field
  • Work experience in one or more of the above fields, with good references, is an advantage
  • Candidates with experience and/or interest in human rights policy analysis and/or human rights budget analysis are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Experience in working with budget analysis of National/Provincial budgets is an advantage
  • An interest in human rights law and/or the role of the Constitution in the South African democracy, particularly in relation to socio-economic rights
  • Motivated to work independently and as a member of a small team, and a demonstrated ability to use initiative and to take a proactive approach to work
  • Communication skills: confidence to speak in public and with stakeholders
  • Good English writing skills are essential. The ability to communicate in at least one other South African language is an advantage
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel is an advantage
Location: Johannesburg

To apply, submit a short CV, a motivation/cover letter, and an example of writing to by Friday 7 December 2018, 5 pm SAST.

Interviews will take place in Johannesburg between 10 – 14 December.

SPII is committed to Employment Equity and will give preference to historically disadvantaged South African applicants.

Those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

For more information on SPII visit

Source: NgoPulse

Starke Ayres’s Graduate Opportunity 2019

The above position has become available in our Research Department at our research facility in Kaalfontein. Reporting to the Station Manager, the purpose of this role will be to assist the Station Manager to provide for the basic needs for the protected crops to ensure optimal growth and production.

Starke Ayres’s is a specialist in the vegetable, flower and lawn seeds industry, with over 130 years of experience.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, it is the leading supplier in Africa and an international supplier of premium varieties of vegetable, lawn and flower seed varieties to the professional grower.

•Assisting the Station Manager with general tunnel duties, crop management and the control of tunnel workers, equipment and materials.
•Efficiently supervise research and production activities in the tunnels.
•Ensures task is executed to an acceptable standard of accuracy, productivity and overall quality of work.

•Tertiary qualification in Agriculture / Horticulture.
•Practical experience in protected growing environments.
•Strong communication skills.
•Valid driver’s license essential.

Closing Date : 11/01/2019

Location: Kempton Park


Starke Ayres offers career opportunities across a wide range of skills and expertise and encourages personal growth and ongoing development. The company strives towards sustainability, and values individuals who portray passion for and commitment to its goals.

Firmenich Graduate Opportunity 2019

Firmenich is the largest private company in the Fragrance & Flavors industry, founded in 1895 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Led by our passion for taste and smell, we put our creativity and innovation to work to develop fragrances and flavors for the world’s most desirable brands, delighting billions of consumers every day.

  • Any Food technology / Food Science qualifition that requires in service training
  • A student with an average grade of 65% and above are invited to apply for an internship in our flavours technical division
  • Product development on Beverages, Sweet Goods, dairy, and savory applications
  • Prepare the samples according to the formulations and screen the samples.
  • Prepare tasting sheets needed for evaluations, i.e comparisons, rankings, triangle test.
  • Prepare samples for clients – bottle/pack pasteurize and labeling.
  • Give the formulations to the Manager for completion of the Action reports.
  • Keep records of all formulation that was presented during the progress of the project.
Screening of flavours
  • Make use of the internal flavour library and Date base to search and select flavours applicable to a specific product and profile.
  • Prepare the flavours in the bases as per project, taste and evaluate the samples to select the best possible profile(s) and flavour dosages.
Weekly activities
  • Preparation of sugar syrups for use in development work.
  • Ensure that all glassware is clean and available for use on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that all raw materials and packaging materials are in stock, inform the Manager to order where needed.
  • Assist in the blending, bottling and pasteurization of any bulk blends for clients, i.e Consumer research etc.
  • Bottling, packaging and labeling of all samples for clients.
  • Assist in the cleaning of the laboratory, store rooms etc.
  • Managing the flavour library. Ensure that all samples used are replaced back into the library. Ensure that expired flavor samples from working collection are replaced with fresh stock samples.
Location: Midrand 

Symbiotics Graduate Programme 2019

An Intern in charge of supporting the Capacity Building Unit in the administration of Technical Assistance mandates (such as REGMIFA Technical Assistance Facility, SASD, SCBF, Government of Luxembourg) and unit business affairs, with focus in backstopping activities (admin, reporting and accounting) and basic project management analysis in order to ensure timely outputs.


Symbiotics is the leading market access platform for impact investing in emerging and frontier markets, offering market research, investment advisory and asset management services. We are regulated by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and our daughter company Symbiotics (UK) Ltd has an investment firm license from the FCA in the UK. Symbiotics currently employs 135 people and is headquartered in Geneva, with further offices in Zurich, London, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Singapore and Cape Town. Since 2004, we have invested over USD 4bn in more than 350 microfinance institutions across around 80 emerging and frontier markets, working with more than 30 investment funds and many institutional investors.

We are a fast-growing, market-leading company, offering a dynamic work environment in the growing impact investment space.

Job description:
  • Using mainly the project database of the Capacity Building Unit, provide backstopping support in designing, managing and monitoring the technical assistance projects, namely (but not limited to):
  • Data collection and review for Technical Assistance project design.
  • Admin diligence support during tender processes.
  • Contract drafting and follow up according to standardized formats.
  • Data collection for project interim reports.
  • Invoice and payment instructions preparation and invoice collection.
  • Inputs for the reports of the Investment Committee and Technical Assistance Facility Committee.
  • Inputs for the reports of the donors and other stakeholders.
  • Record keeping tasks.
  • Assist in the finalization of the data migration of the project database.
  • Occasional support to the team in tasks related to the technical assistance duties.
  • Bachelor's degree currently studying for Master's degree in Economics, Finance or equivalent
  • Interest for microfinance
  • Advanced Excel and data analysis skills
  • Fluent in English. Spanish is a plus
  • Available for 3 months
What makes us different?
The chance to contribute to improving the lives of people in emerging and frontier countries, to work towards supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The ability to express your ideas, share your opinion and collaborate in dynamic team
A flexible work environment with colleagues from 34 countries

Location: Cape Town 


Symbiotics does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

Sales/Marketing Learnership Opportunity at Hilti 2019

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial spirited individual to join our Sales & Marketing team in the position of Sales/Marketing Learner. But this is no ordinary customer service role, as ours is a uniquely high-performing and supportive working culture.

Who is Hilti?
If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service.

With some 27,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?
The purpose of this Learnership programme is to give candidates an opportunity to obtain a formal qualification and gain work experience in Sales and Marketing. This position is an entry level and vital link in the Sales and Marketing department. This programme will be based at our offices in Midrand. The successful incumbents would be required to spend 20% of their time in classes and lectures and 80% of their time in the working environment. The outputs specific to the learnership will be discussed during the appointment phase

What do we offer?
We’ll give you the necessary resources you need to excel in your role, including one-on-one coaching, and a complete support network to help you day to day. We’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets.

Hilti will put their trust in you, giving you ample opportunity and freedom to grow and develop. What we want in return is someone who will not only go the extra mile, but also be the right culture fit, someone who will embrace change, and someone with the talent to move the business forward in their field of work. Additionally, we offer you a competitive salary as part of our employee value proposition.

Why should you apply?
We have a diverse team of people with a variety of nationalities, backgrounds and experiences. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter where you’re from.

What you need is:

  • Matric/Grade 12 with Mathematics
  • English Proficiency
  • Must be a South Africa citizen
  • Be unemployed
  • Between the age groups of 18 and 29
  • Be willing to sign a fixed-term employment contract for 12-24 months
  • High caliber talent with entrepreneurial spirit
  • A vibrant personality with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • A positive attitude towards learning and hard work

Disabled individuals welcome.

Location: Johannesburg


If this sounds like you, Hilti could be the career starter you’re after. We look forward to receiving your application