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The Corruption Watch team is small, but dedicated. Our people are excited about the work they do, and proud that they’re helping to take South Africa forward. Our task is often challenging, but always rewarding. If you’re looking for an inspirational environment and work that truly makes a difference, contact us.

We currently have the following vacancies

REPORTS OFFICER

Reports to: Head of Stakeholder Relations and Campaigns
Job purpose: To receive and follow-up on whistle-blower reports received through the various organisational reporting channels
Experience level: minimum 5 years of experience in a related position
Term: one year contract, subject to renewal
Qualification: diploma in administration or related field. Previous investigative experience is advantageous

Responsibilities:

  1. Receive, respond to and manage reports received via the various reporting channels;
  2. Follow-up with whistle-blowers to obtain more information on cases for further action / intervention;
  3. Ensure the integrity of the information database by ensuring that the data is correct and all reports are captured accurately in accordance with organisational standards;
  4. Refer reports to internal departments, as well as external third parties for investigation / intervention;
  5. Communicate with external parties to foster relationships for referral mechanisms; and
  6. Conduct follow-ups with agencies to which reports have been referred to.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of data capturing and database management;
  • Investigative skills
  • Attention to detail with the ability to work autonomously:
  • Experience of working in a pressured environment and effectively managing competing demands in short timescales; and
  • Experience of working as part of a team delivering complex tasks.

Interested applicants should send a covering letter and a detailed CV to kulanis@corruptionwatch.org.za. The closing date is Friday, 22 November 2019. Please use the job title as a subject. If you do not hear from us please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

DATA ANALYST

Reports to: Head of Stakeholder Relations and Campaigns
Job purpose: To turn data into insight that will contribute towards meaningful societal change in the field of anti-corruption
Experience level: minimum 5 years of experience in a related position
Term:  Part-time one year contract, subject to renewal
Qualification: Post graduate qualification in relevant field

 Responsibilities:

  1. Interpret data, analyse results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports;
  2. Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimise statistical efficiency and quality;
  3. Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources;
  4. Identify, analyse and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets;
  5. Work with the management team to prioritise business and information needs; and
  6. Locate and define new processes / improvement opportunities

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a data analyst
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques;
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analysing data sets;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously:
  • Experience of working in a pressured environment and effectively managing competing demands in short timescales; and
  • Experience of working as part of a team delivering complex tasks.

Interested applicants should send a covering letter and a detailed CV to kulanis@corruptionwatch.org.za. The closing date is Friday, 22 November 2019. Please use the job title as a subject. If you do not hear from us please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

JUNIOR PROJECT ASSISTANT

Reports to: Head of Stakeholder Relations and Campaigns
Job purpose: To provide administrative and logistical support, as well as contribute towards the effective delivery of projects / campaigns.
Experience level: Entry level
Term: one year contract, subject to renewal
Qualification: project management or related field

Responsibilities:

  1. Undertake specific administrative and logistical tasks, under the supervision of the Head of Department or relevant project coordinator;
  2. Maintain and update databases and records on project activities;
  3. Prepare background material / research for meetings and events;
  4. Compile status and progress reports in relation to projects / campaigns;
  5. Ensure that administrative arrangements are in order for conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings;
  6. Arrange all programme appointments and maintain programme and projects background information, calendar, log, and facilitate follow-up actions and deadlines;
  7. Draft correspondence on routine matters including minutes/summary notes for daily meetings; and
  8. Perform other related tasks/assignments as assigned by the Head of Department.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of project management tools and approaches;
  • Attention to detail with the ability to work autonomously:
  • Experience of working in a pressured environment and effectively managing competing demands in short timescales; and
  • Experience of working as part of a team delivering complex tasks.

Interested applicants should send a covering letter and a detailed CV to kulanis@corruptionwatch.org.za. The closing date is Friday, 22 November 2019. Please use the job title as a subject. If you do not hear from us please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

Legal interns and externs – please note that the positions below are being offered on a rolling basis, meaning that while there is no closing date, we will select from the applications as and when required.

LEGAL INTERNS

As part of CW’s mandate, we are committed to strengthening the criminal justice system, including efforts to address financial crime; the refinement of our planning and procurement systems; and supporting and strengthening the ability of private and public bodies to better detect and address corruption in their spheres of operation.

CW is looking for interns to work in our offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but applicants are encouraged to get their application in as soon as possible, indicating dates of availability. Interns will work at CW ’s offices under the supervision of one of our legal and investigations unit members.

Responsibilities may include legal research and writing, including international and comparative law research; factual research on specific legal cases and fact-checking legal filings; assisting in ongoing investigations into reports of corruption; and assisting staff in organising conferences and seminars.

Please note that the position is unpaid.

Requirements:

  • Interest in human rights issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Excellent research skills including online sources;
  • Well-organised, self-motivated and reliable.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a detailed CV and an unedited writing sample to admin@corruptionwatch.org.za, with the subject line “Legal Internship”.

LEGAL EXTERNS

CW is looking for externs – full time students who can dedicate approximately 10 hours per week to research and general assistance to CW. Externs will generally work from home, with occasional meetings with the CW legal and investigations unit. This work may include legal research and writing, including international and comparative law research; and factual research on specific legal cases.

Externships are designed to give students practical experience of working in litigation, without the time and financial difficulties full-time internships create. Working with CW ’s legal and investigations unit provides students with exposure to litigation at domestic courts as well as to regional and international human rights mechanisms, and will help broaden your understanding of the strategies lawyers involved in such cases adopt. However, our externships require dedication and hard work, and we expect high standards of work from our externs.

Preferred applicants:

  • All law students who already have an undergraduate degree;
  • Interest in corruption, political and human rights issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Excellent research skills including online sources;
  • Well-organised, self-motivated and reliable.

Interested applicants should send a one-page letter of interest, a detailed CV, an unedited writing sample and a two-page answer to the research question to admin@corruptionwatch.org.za, with the subject line “Legal Externship”.

Research question: In your opinion how does corruption impact on human rights and how can the law be used to mitigate and/or combat these impacts?

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