Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa
The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organisations in South Africa and the region that implement programmes which promote and protect human rights. FHR is currently implementing a programme in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development called Socio-Economic Justice for All (SEJA) which aims at increased awareness, respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights and socio-economic rights for all people. The Foundation seeks to appoint appropriately qualified individuals for its internship programme, based in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Duration: 6 months, 01 July 2019 – 30 December 2019.
- Groom those interested and committed to working in strengthening human rights based approaches to building civil society;
- Contribute to addressing the problems relating to skills shortage, by increasing the skills level of those entering the labour market;
- Improve the chances of employment in the chosen field by enhancing the capacity of the interns, while at the same time and in return, getting some value for the Foundation;
- Contribute to the job-readiness of interns by exposing them to a practical working experience/environment;
- Inculcate human rights values in interns and strive to ensure that such values become part of their work ethic;
- Enhance the capacity of the FHR with an increased number of staff available to take on a range of administrative and programmatic functions.
- Participate actively in assigned programme work, ensuring that systems, processes and outputs are grounded in FHR values;
- Participate in internal communication and teamwork;
- Work within the programme team to ensure the effective implementation of organization’s objectives;
- As and when required within reason, work beyond the scope of any job description.
- Working knowledge of and commitment to Human Rights, especially in a South African context;
- A postgraduate degree in Social Sciences and Arts – for example Development Studies, Economics, Political Science, History, Public Policy, Social Science, International Relations, Law and Sociology;
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and responsibility for areas of work;
- Fluency in English;
- Additional language skills and project work experience are a plus.
- Submit a CV along with certificates, motivational letter and the details of two contactable referees Interns2019@fhr.org.za
- The deadline for applications is 16 June 2019
- Late and incomplete applications will not be considered for the position
- Only suitable qualified candidates will be considered
Important: FHR reserves the right to cancel the position should the needs of the FHR change or should we regard the submissions not to be adequate based on its needs