CSVR: Researcher Programme Manager

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 2 July, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is a non-governmental organisation that 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 Research Programme Manager to be based at our Johannesburg or Cape Town offices. The position will entail a full-time one year contract, renewable depending on funding.

Responsibilities:

  1. Lead on research strategy development, and manage the development of plans, systems, processes and procedures for the efficient implementation of research.
  2. Manage research projects to ensure quality.
  3. Create synergy and collaboration between the Research Programme and the work of other programmes at national, continental and international level.
  4. Manage budgeting, fundraising and finances for the Research Programme.
  5. Use expertise in the field to profile the organisation’s work nationally, continentally and internationally
  6. Manage learning, monitoring and evaluation (LME) and the mainstreaming of gender within the Research Programme
  7. Partnership and stakeholder management

Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:

  1. Content expertise relating to CSVR’s areas of work
  2. At least a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences/ Law/Development or equivalent
  3. At least 10 years’ research experience
  4. At least 3 years’ management of research projects
  5. Experience of fundraising and financial management of budgets over R2 million
  6. Experience in a Civil Society Organisation research and advocacy will be an added advantage
  7. Strategic capability & leadership
  8. Programme and project management experience
  9. People management and empowerment

Please submit letter of application, CV, writing sample and names of two references, indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line, to [email protected] by Friday, 2 July 2021.

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