IJR Transitional Justice Fellowship Programme in Africa, 2017
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The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is delighted to offer three weeks Africa fellowship programme. Applicants from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Somalia and Zimbabwe will be given preference.
The Fellowship Programme aims to effectively equip participants to address challenges specific to democratic transitions by exposing them to various transitional justice tools.
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is a non-governmental organisation and think tank based in Cape Town, South Africa. The aim was to ensure that lessons learned from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead.
In order to be eligible applicants must have good written and spoken English. This will be necessary to participate in group discussions.
Course Level: This is a three weeks fellowship program.
Study Subject: The programs’ purpose is to enhance participants’ skills and knowledge, with a particular focus on issues related to the development of tools and processes aimed at furthering reconciliation and social cohesion within the context of transitional justice. Accordingly, the Fellowship Programme will engage with some of the key literature, themes, and mechanisms and will supplement teachings with practical experiences, interaction with local organizations working in related fields and guided visits to historically significant sites and institutions dealing with reconciliation and justice.
Scholarship Award: The IJR will cover all travel and accommodation costs for the duration of the fellowship and will provide a modest stipend for daily expenses.
Scholarship can be taken in Africa
Eligibility: To be considered eligible for this fellowship, applicants should meet the following criteria:
- A post-graduate degree in a discipline broadly related to Transitional Justice
- to 5 years of relevant work experience in the realm of justice, reconciliation and/or social cohesion, social justice
- Good written and spoken English. This will be necessary to participate in group discussions.
Nationality: Applicants from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Somalia and Zimbabwe will be given preference.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a post-graduate degree in a discipline broadly related to Transitional Justice.
English language Requirements: Applicants must have good written and spoken English. This will be necessary to participate in group discussions.
How to Apply: Applications should e-mail the complete application to Ms Anthea Flink on aflink-at-ijr.org.za with ‘Application to 2016 Fellowship Programme: your name’ in the email subject line. If applicants are interested in applying for admission to this programme, please submit to us the following documents in English:
- A detailed resume or Curriculum Vitae of no more than 3 pages
- The full contact details of 2 contactable references
- A 1-2 page letter of motivation indicating why you wish to participate in this programme
- A 1-2 page writing sample (you may include news or academic articles you have submitted or published)
- A letter of institutional endorsement of your suitability to participate in the Fellowship Programme from your employer/affiliated institution.
Application Deadline: The closing date for applications is the 31st of July 2016. Telephonic interviews will be conducted in the week commencing 8 August 2016 and successful candidates will be notified no later than by the 15th of August 2016.