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Project and Research Officer

African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum - APCOF
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Monday, 4 March 2024
Placed

About the Organisation

African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) is a Not-for-Profit Trust working on issues of police accountability and governance in Africa and is based in Cape Town South Africa. APCOF promotes the values which the establishment of civilian oversight seeks to achieve namely: to assist in restoring public confidence in the police; developing a culture of human rights, promoting integrity and transparency within the police; and good working relationships between the police and the community. While APCOF is active in the field of policing, its work is located in the broader paradigm of promoting democratic governance and the rule of law.

About the Job

APCOF seeks to recruit a Project and Research Officer to join its core specialised team based at its office in Cape Town. The suitable candidate will work across all APCOF projects but specifically on a new initiative building local community response to preventing and responding to xenophobia, utilising their skills and experience in the fields of police reform and criminal justice. The Research officer will support the development and implementation of project plans, which requires well developed research, writing and communication and facilitation skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • To participate in co-ordination, planning and implementation of designated projects; monitor their progress; and manage accurate record keeping.

  • Plan and implement agreed project outcomes in line with approved budgets and the organisations programme strategy and objectives.

  • Consult with stakeholders and draft correspondence and reports.

  • Compile research analysis and produce papers, articles and publications.

  • Prepare regular activity updates, meeting minutes and make input into financials for compilation and submission.

  • Promote advocacy opportunities.

  • Assist with the implementation of M&E systems for selected projects.

Requirements

  • An advanced degree in law or related field

  • A minimum of 3 years direct experience working on human rights policing and criminal justice issues

  • Experience in project management and fundraising

  • Administrative skills

  • Community facilitation skills

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

  • Experience in research, with a proven publications record

  • Willingness and ability to travel

  • Be a South African citizen or have a valid South African work visa.

To apply

Must be legally eligible to work full time in South Africa. 


In order to apply, email your application by Tuesday, 5th March 2024 to callum@actionappointments.co.za

About the Organisation

African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) is a Not-for-Profit Trust working on issues of police accountability and governance in Africa and is based in Cape Town South Africa. APCOF promotes the values which the establishment of civilian oversight seeks to achieve namely: to assist in restoring public confidence in the police; developing a culture of human rights, promoting integrity and transparency within the police; and good working relationships between the police and the community. While APCOF is active in the field of policing, its work is located in the broader paradigm of promoting democratic governance and the rule of law.

About the Job

APCOF seeks to recruit a Project and Research Officer to join its core specialised team based at its office in Cape Town. The suitable candidate will work across all APCOF projects but specifically on a new initiative building local community response to preventing and responding to xenophobia, utilising their skills and experience in the fields of police reform and criminal justice. The Research officer will support the development and implementation of project plans, which requires well developed research, writing and communication and facilitation skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • To participate in co-ordination, planning and implementation of designated projects; monitor their progress; and manage accurate record keeping.

  • Plan and implement agreed project outcomes in line with approved budgets and the organisations programme strategy and objectives.

  • Consult with stakeholders and draft correspondence and reports.

  • Compile research analysis and produce papers, articles and publications.

  • Prepare regular activity updates, meeting minutes and make input into financials for compilation and submission.

  • Promote advocacy opportunities.

  • Assist with the implementation of M&E systems for selected projects.

Requirements

  • An advanced degree in law or related field

  • A minimum of 3 years direct experience working on human rights policing and criminal justice issues

  • Experience in project management and fundraising

  • Administrative skills

  • Community facilitation skills

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

  • Experience in research, with a proven publications record

  • Willingness and ability to travel

  • Be a South African citizen or have a valid South African work visa.

To apply

Must be legally eligible to work full time in South Africa. 


In order to apply, email your application by Tuesday, 5th March 2024 to callum@actionappointments.co.za

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