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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 have the following vacancies:

Junior investigator 

The purpose of this role is to provide general support to Corruption Watch’s Legal & Investigations department though the execution of various duties, including but not limited to:

  • Investigate reported cases of corruption so that such cases can eventually be handed over to authorities for possible prosecution or further action, or hand such cases to the media team of Corruption Watch for possible media coverage;
  • Report to and liaise with the head of the Legal & Investigations departments as well as the senior investigation officer;
  • Investigations on cases received via the weekly reports allocation committee, making use of his/her skills, knowledge and experience, working in conjunction with the communications and legal team in certain cases in order to achieve success;
  • Maintain regular contact with reporters, keeping them updated and informed, without compromising any part of the investigation;
  • Liaising with role players such as SAPS, SIU, Public Protector and other authorities;
  • Operate independently within the systems and processes of Corruption Watch and prioritise workflow based on urgency and nature of the investigation.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Desktop forensic investigation;
  • Complete written reports (in the form of a memorandum);
  • Assist with investigation-related aspects of campaigns and projects being pursued by Corruption Watch as a whole;
  • General administrative assistance with investigation files;
  • Ensuring that Corruption Watch’s customer relations management system is up to date with all information relevant to investigations under the responsibility of the Legal & Investigations department.

Key requirements and competencies: 

  • Degree, diploma or higher certificate in forensic investigation;
  • Investigation skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Administrative and file management;
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently;
  • Good command of the English language, both written and verbal; and
  • Good interpersonal skills as well as ability to work closely with diverse group of professionals and different departments.

Interested applicants should communicate with admin@corruptionwatch.org.za. Please include:

  • A letter motivating your application for the position;
  • A concise CV ( not longer than 3 pages);
  • Three (3) contactable references.

 Remuneration:  Please note that a basic stipend will be offered for the position.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS Friday, 15 February 2019. No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. If you do not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.


Junior Attorney

The purpose of this role is to provide general and legal support to Corruption Watch’s Legal & Investigations department through the execution of various duties, including but not limited to: legal research and drafting, drafting submissions on various policy documents including draft bills, investigative work, general administrative work, and assistance with project based deliverables

Responsibilities will include:

  • Legal drafting and strategic litigation thinking;
  • Factual research on specific cases and reports;
  • Legal research and writing, including the drafting of opinion pieces;
  • Assist with legal projects, campaigns workshops and seminars;
  • General administrative assistance to the Legal and Investigations team.

Key requirements and competencies:

  • LLB degree;
  • Demonstrate interest in anti-corruption and human rights work;
  • Proactive attitude and enthusiasm for CW’s mission and vision;
  • General understanding of the South African political Climate;
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently;
  • Good command of the English language, both written and verbal;
  • Good interpersonal skills as well as ability to work closely with diverse group of professionals and different departments; and
  • Well organised with excellent administrative and file management skills.

Interested applicants should contact admin@corruptionwatch.org.za, including in your application:

  • A letter motivating your application for the position;
  • A concise CV ( not longer than 3 pages);
  • Three (3) contactable references.

 Remuneration:  Please note that a basic stipend will be offered for the position.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS Friday, 15 February 2019. No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. If you do not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.

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