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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.


  1. Provision of EU project management, and ensuring the following CSVR-led activities are implemented and effectively reported on:
    1. develop, share, and manage rigorous and relevant knowledge on transitional justice experiences in Africa.
    2. Provide tailored technical expertise and capacity support to AU member states and the ACHPR on transitional justice
    3. Support African women and youth to engage in transitional justice processes
    4. Convene Annual AU-EU expert seminar on transitional justice
    5. Train stakeholders responsible for implementing transitional justice processes
    6. Develop and disseminate state of transitional justice in Africa report
    7. Activate and strengthen the African civil society community of practice on TJ and support its engagement with TJ mechanisms at the national regional levels.
    8. Execute comprehensive outreach and communications strategy to build informed understanding of all African stakeholders and citizens of AUTJP and the related human rights legal instruments
    9. Represent CSVR in platforms in the region and continent. Contribute to the development and implementation of CSVR’s advocacy strategy at national, continental and international levels
  2. Implement Advocacy strategy through policy making and implementation, capacity building and technical support and raising public awareness
  3. Maintain partnerships and network building/social mobilisation
  4. Assist in facilitating access to human rights mechanisms
  5. Implement gender mainstreaming in the programme


  1. Honours degree in relevant degree with a focus on Public policy, peace and security, human rights or equivalent
  2. At least 3 years’ experience in programmes advancing social justice, peacebuilding, conflict transformation and human rights through advocacy, community organising, social mobilisation, litigation, research or public policy work
  3. Demonstrable knowledge of national and continental policy-making organs and institutions and human rights mechanisms
  4. Knowledge of contemporary South African and continental human rights, peace and security and political events
  5. Experience in a non-governmental sector will be an added advantage





Please submit a 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 by Wednesday, 18 January 2023.


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Date posted
January 11, 2023
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