Institute for Justice and Reconciliation Job opening Dec 2018


The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in the year 2000, in the wake of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead.

Job Title: Administrator
Job Location: Cape Town

The IJR is looking to hire an Administrator who will provide effective and efficient administrative support to heads of departments and project leaders of assigned projects.


Project Administration

•             Document project planning.
•             File project-related documentation.
•             Inform team-members of administrative requirements (e.g. bookkeeping).
•             Assist with project M&E documentation.
•             Keep track of and document project expenditure.
•             Process payments on time.
•             Stay informed of project developments and outcomes.

Travel and Logistics

•             Pro-actively handle travel arrangements for project teams, other IJR staff and external delegations.
•             Pro-actively handle any interventions logistics (costing, invitations, RSVPs, reservations, hiring).
•             Update database of participants at the variety of interventions.
•             Negotiate rates with service providers.
•             Effectively communicate with participants and IJR partners.

General Administrative Assistance

•             Assist at IJR staff functions and events, as required.
•             Take over relief reception duties, as required.
•             Know and use IJR platforms and tools (e.g. O-drive, Sharepoint, Groove)


•             Matric or recognised equivalent
•             3 – 5 years’ experience providing administrative support.
•             User-knowledge of office software packages.
•             Secretarial skill and experience.
•             Ability to work under pressure.
•             Ability to use initiative and judgement.
•             Organisational skills
•             Communication skills (verbal and written).

Application Closing date is Friday the 07th December 2018.

Should you meet the requirement, kindly forward your application to Felicia Thomas: