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IJR Communication & Advocacy Internship 2021

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The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. T

IJR Communication & Advocacy Internship 2021. This internship will expose and train the successful candidate in the following areas, over the 11-month period. The intern will work across a spectrum of communication tasks which will include social media marketing, media relations media tracking/monitoring, photography, website management and events among others. 

The Communications Intern will assist the Communications and Advocacy team with internal communications, media monitoring, online profiling of the Institute and monitoring and evaluation, as well as ad hoc tasks that may arise, including events management. Ideally, the candidate should have a clear understanding and adherence to communications processes.

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The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. 

We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia. We employ a diverse team of professionals based at our office in Cape Town.

Responsibilities:

  • Compile and gather content for the organisational newsletter;
  • Update and report on IJR ‘news and events’;
  • Assist with marketing and branding;
  • Assist with the development of online campaigns and messages;
  • Conduct media monitoring and produce media clippings;
  • Conduct media research and Google analytics;
  • Assist with website and social media updates;
  • Assist with media relations;
  • Assist with adhoc programme filing, scanning and administration tasks;
  • Assist with event planning and logistics

Educational Requirements: 

Qualifications: 

  • BA in Marketing/Communications Science /Journalism.

Required Competencies:

  • Good writing skills in English and preferably another South African language
  • Computer literacy skills (MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Understanding of the usage of social media for organisations
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Confidence
  • Strong communication skills
  • Creative and pro-active, responsible and accountable
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure

Please submit your CV with a minimum of 2 references, a motivational letter and written sample of your work (published article, blog entry – not academic) to: Veronique Adonis [email protected] 

Only applications with ALL of the required documentation will be accepted.

 Additional Comments:

This position will only be offered to South African nationals or candidates with permanent residence status in South Africa. IJR will not cover relocation costs. If you have not heard from us by end of January, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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