Deadline: 31 July 2016
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is seeking applicants for its three week intensive Transitional Justice Fellowship Programme in order to promote reconciliation, transitional justice and democratic nation-building in Africa by means of research, analysis and selective intervention.
The Fellowship Programme aims to effectively equip participants to address challenges specific to democratic transitions by exposing them to various transitional justice tools.
- Interactive presentations and dialogue sessions on transitional justice by leading practitioners and academics in the field
- Visits to relevant museums and memorials in Cape Town and Johannesburg
- Joint project development for in-country follow-up transitional justice programming
- A public debate on justice and reconciliation in Africa at IJR, featuring presentations by the fellows
- Diaspora dialogues (optional)
- Ample time to engage IJR staff, its work and its in-house library.
- Networking with relevant organisations, institutions and individuals.
The IJR will cover all travel and accommodation costs for the duration of the fellowship and will provide a modest stipend for daily expenses.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- A post-graduate degree in a discipline broadly related to Transitional Justice
- 4 to 5 years of relevant work experience in the realm of justice, reconciliation and/or social cohesion, social justice
- Good written and spoken English. This will be necessary to participate in group discussions.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit required documents via email:
- A detailed resume or Curriculum Vitae of no more than 3 pages
- The full contact details of 2 contactable references
- A 1-2 page letter of motivation
- A 1-2 page writing sample
- A letter of institutional endorsement
For more information, please visit Justice Fellowship Programme.