CSVR: Researcher

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: 
Friday, 10 November, 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 an entry-level Researcher to be based in Johannesburg. 

The position will entail a full-time, one-year contract. 

The successful candidate will work as part of the CSVR’s Research Programme on the Urban Violence Prevention Programme.


  • Contributing to the development of research methodology and tools
  • Conducting research, including literature reviews, community case studies, comparative analysis, desktop research, basic quantitative and qualitative analysis and reporting
  • Primary research in communities around Gauteng
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Writing short articles and research briefs
  • Supporting the senior researcher in project coordination and administration


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Research Psychology, Humanities or Law
  • Applicants should be South African citizens or Permanent Residents of South Africa
  • Knowledge of the Community Works’ Program in South Africa and CSVR work
  • Research interests in urban violence prevention, social cohesion, social justice and human rights
  • At least two year’s previous work experience in a similar field
  • Fast learner and ability to work independently
  • Ability to speak English and one other African language fluently
  • Basic quantitative and extensive qualitative skills
  • Writing skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

To apply, submit one-page letter of motivation, two-page 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 shortlisted 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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