Transitional Justice Advocacy Specialist: Local NGO
Deadline: 31 December 2018
A human rights organisation is seeking the services of a highly motivated Transitional Justice Advocacy Specialist to join a small team of high impact researchers for its Harare office. The ideal candidate is an advocacy specialist who understands the Zimbabwean transitional justice context and is eager to make an impact on the transitional justice policy and practice in Zimbabwe. Multi-talented, highly collaborative, excellent writer and skilled communicator who must excel at targeted transitional justice work and advocacy activities. The specialist must excel at convening diverse groups of stakeholders to move strategy from vision to implementation and impact. The specialist must believe in all human rights for all people, in justice and accountability for all and willing to go an extra mile to ensure that the goals of the programme are achieved.
Overall Job Purpose
Under the supervision of the Team Leader: Research and Transitional Justice, the specialist conducts various types of strategic and impact research, including desk and field research. The specialist will facilitate various multi-level and multi-stakeholder training and advocacy meetings, locally and internationally. S/he will carry out intensive transitional justice policy research and analysis and will be expected to make presentations before various audiences. The specialist will be expected to design and implement high impact transitional justice projects, participate in all necessary capacity enhancement programmes for stakeholders and contribute to fundraising efforts to move the programme forward.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Specialist will be responsible for the following duties
Design and implement high impact transitional justice projects; Produce thoroughly researched analytical papers on transitional justice, human rights and conflict transformation; Carry out intensive and extensive transitional justice policy analysis; Design appropriate interventions and recommendations for the transitional justice process in Zimbabwe; Convene and facilitate regular stakeholder meetings which include training and dialogue on key transitional justice issues in Zimbabwe; Participate in domestic, regional and international transitional justice advocacy programmes; Participate in various activities on behalf of the organisation; Compile and dispatch various transitional justice reports within agreed timeframes; Keep a tag on and design appropriate responses to critical transitional justice developments in the country; Attend to any other duties incidental to the attainment of project goals
Period of Engagement
The Specialist will be engaged for 12 months with possibility for extension according to availability of funds, good delivery and project needs.
Profile of the Specialist
To be considered for this role you must:
Passionate about the promotion and protection of human rights in general and transitional justice specifically; Have a strong record of handling and delivering effectively in a similar capacity; Have strong interpersonal skills and experience of working with a range of stakeholders from the transitional justice community, partners and community based groups; Have the gravitas and credibility to engage with target communities and audiences; Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision
The candidate must have the following experience and qualifications:
Must possess a law / or social sciences degree from a reputable institution; At least five (3) years of working experience in the human rights sector; Possess skills in transitional justice research and policy analysis; Speak and write fluently in English; Experience with funding partners and international organizations would be an added advantage; Ability to speak at least one Zimbabwean vernacular language is an added advantage
Remuneration and Conditions
We are offering a very attractive remuneration package, empowering work environment, good conditions and benefits. This is also an opportunity to be part of a transformative project that will have a positive impact on the lives of many people. We are an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, political opinion or any other such grounds. All candidates who meet the stated qualifications and profile are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates must email their applications and CVs to: [email protected]