CSVR: Community Facilitator

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
Opportunity type: 

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is a non-governmental organisation which envisions societies that are peaceful, equal and free from violence. CSVR aims to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace at community, national and regional levels. We do this through collaboration with and learning from the lived and diverse experiences of communities affected by violence and conflict to inform innovative interventions, generate knowledge, shape public discourse, influence policy, hold states accountable and promote gender equality, social cohesion and active citizenship.

CSVR seeks to appoint a Community Facilitator, to be based in Johannesburg. 

The position will entail a full-time nine months’ contract. 

The successful candidate will work as part of the CSVR’s Community Interventions Programme.

  • Mobilising community action groups
  • Organise community outreach events to communicate work done by the CSVR
  • Identify stakeholders that provide educational programmes to assist with skills enhancement for the Action Group
  • Conduct baseline assessments to profile communities, impact assessments etc.
  • Develop a community based model for torture and Cruel Inhuman Degrading Treatment (CIDT)
  • Record all activities for M&E purposes and for developing a best practice model
  • Arrange and facilitate conflict resolution workshops (in partnership with relevant support network organisations)
  • Monitor and evaluate project activities
  • Provide information and technical support to reference groups
  • Facilitate the establishment of community based support network
  • Document, monitor, and evaluate the impact of the model
  • Study trends and shifts while working with the action and reference groups
  • Disseminate information to other community groups, community based organisations, non-governmental organisations interested in work done by the CSVR
  • Attend conferences and workshops where the CSVR presents findings and lessons on its work


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Social work or Development studies
  • Experience in community work and mobilisation
  • Understanding of community development methodologies and tools
  • Experience in and knowledge of community interventions around violence prevention
  • Language fluency in South African Languages
  • Ability to work with financial budgets
  • Microsoft word, excel, power point and projects community development approaches and methodologies
  • Basic research skills
  • Basic counselling skills
  • Networking skills
  • Conflict Resolution

To apply, submit letter of application, CV and names of two references, indicating the position you are  applying for in the subject line, to recruitment@csvr.org.za

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

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 CSVR reserves the right not to make an appointment. 
For more about the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, refer to www.csvr.org.za

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


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