Africa

Post-MDG Framework Should Consider Africa’s Goals

Ibrahim Mayaki, chief executive officer of the New Partnership for Africa's Development’s (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency has urged the United Nations (UN) member states must ensure that the post-2015 development agenda supports the developmental aspirations of the African continent.
 
Mayaki indicated that NEPAD’s strategic focus on infrastructure and agricultural development remained two key pillars for the continued transformation of Africa.
 

Institute for Security Studies: Group Finance and Administration Manager

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent, nonprofit applied policy research organisation with a focus on human security in Africa. Its mission is to conceptualise, inform and enhance the security debate on the continent. The ISS has offices in Addis Ababa, Dakar, Nairobi and as well as a head office located in Pretoria.

ISS seeks to appoint a Group Finance and Administration Manager.

NEPAD Business Foundation: Chief Financial Officer

The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) is a non-profit company promoting sustainable economic development in Africa through the private sector. Through its Project Management Unit, the NBF is implementing the Removing the Barriers in Agriculture (RtB) Programme which is aimed at removing barriers constraining private sector investment in the agricultural sector in order to increase participation of smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs’ in agricultural production, agribusiness, and agricultural value chains throughout Southern Africa.

Institute for Security Studies: Senior Researcher

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent, nonprofit applied policy research organisation with a focus on human security in Africa. Its mission is to conceptualise, inform and enhance the security debate on the continent. The ISS has offices in Addis Ababa, Dakar, Nairobi and as well as a head office located in Pretoria.

ISS seeks to appoint a highly motivated Senior Researcher - Crime, Justice and Governance, based in Pretoria.

ACCORD: Programme Officer – Peacekeeping Unit

The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a South African-based civil society institution working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent. ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict.

Economic Policy Research Institute: Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes

Around the world, developing countries are increasingly recognising the value of social transfer programmes in reducing extreme poverty, with success stories in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI), together with the UNU-MERIT/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), is offering a two-week course including a number of specialised modules aimed at providing participants with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the development of social transfer programmes.

Award-Winning Journalist on SA Speaking Tour to Highlight US Military Role in Africa

Investigative journalist and author, Nick Turse, will tour South Africa early February to speak on the themes covered in his book Tomorrow’s Battlefield: US Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa (AMEC: 2015). Turse will be in South Africa from 1-6 February 2016, and will speak in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The tour will include a series of public lectures and private meetings, and the launch of Tomorrow’s Battlefield.

Institute for Security Studies: Communication Officer

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent, nonprofit organisation. The ISS works to advance human security in Africa through evidence-based policy advice, technical support and capacity building.

The ISS seeks to appoint a Communication Officer with skills in writing and editing copy, social media and digital communication.

Afro-Middle East Centre: Junior Researcher/Researcher

The Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC) is a research institute based in Johannesburg. Established in 1998, AMEC conducts research mainly on the Middle East and North Africa region. The institute activities include publications, conferences, seminars, and other events, and production of policy recommendations.

AMEC seeks to appoint two Junior Researcher / Researchers, based in Johannesburg.

The position would suit a flexible, experienced and articualte candidate that works well, is target driven, hard working and works well under pressure and tight deadlines.

Institute for Security Studies: Programme Manager - Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis Division

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent, nonprofit organisation. The ISS works to advance human security in Africa through evidence-based policy advice, technical support and capacity building.

The ISS seeks to appoint a Programme Manager for its Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis (CPRA) Division, based in Pretoria.

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