IJR seek a Project Officer for their Reconciliation Barometer

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) have, since 2002, conducted a regular survey of public opinion on reconciliation in South Africa. The IJR and CSSR work closely together on a number of projects (including the Afrobarometer and a book project using the reconciliation survey data). The IJR is advertising for a Project Officer to work on this South African Reconciliation Barometer. Applicants must: have a post-graduate degree in social science and a high level of proficiency in the analysis in the analysis of quantitative social data using SPSS, SAS or STATISTICA; have extensive knowledge and appreciation of the broader socio-political context in Southern Africa; be passionate about developing a deeper understanding about reconciliation;have exceptional writing and editorial skills; be a South African Citizen or have a valid working permit; be willing to travel in Africa, and occasionally beyond, on a regular basis; have good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a multi-national environment, and be able to see the ‘bigger picture’ and connect the dots between such findings and broader policy debates; and have a flair for effective communication, which includes excellent writing and editorial skills, active social media skills, interaction with the media, and public speaking. The closing date for applications is 26 November. For further information, please contact Simone Brandi, Phone: 021 202 4071 or email: sbrandi@ijr.org.za.