Advertisement - Intern: Policy Development and Research

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) is an independent, non-governmental pan-African organisation, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Over the past 49 years, it has worked to promote constructive, creative, and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflicts and the reduction of violence in Africa. CCR has produced ground-breaking research on African security and governance issues, conducted extensive capacity-building and training, and contributed to peace processes across Africa.

The Centre invites applications from suitable candidates, who can legally work in South Africa and who are available for an immediate start, to fill the following position:


CCR's Policy Development and Research project seeks to contribute in critical and constructive ways to strengthening national, regional, and external efforts aimed at consolidating peacebuilding and region-building in Africa, through the convening of high-level policy seminars and the publication of academically rigorous, policy-relevant research. The Centre has wide-ranging research experience on the African Union (AU) and Africa's regional economic communities (RECs); the continent's relations with major external actors, such as the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU); and South Africa's foreign policy role, as well as key African peace, security, and governance issues.

Key responsibilities:

  • To assist in providing general administrative support to the PDR Senior Manager and Senior Researcher;
  • To assist in compiling cluster reports;
  • To assist with the upkeep of financial records;
  • To assist in the organising of project meetings and seminars; and
  • To assist in the collection of monitoring and evaluation data.


  • A Bachelor Honours degree or Master's degree in Politics, International Relations, or a related field in the Social Sciences;
  • Knowledge of African politics, peace and security, political economy, and related issues;
  • Good verbal and written skills in English;
  • Analytical, organisational, and planning skills;
  • Financial literacy; and
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and use of the internet.


  • Knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluation; and
  • Experience of working in a non-governmental organisation (NGO).


  • This position may involve national and international travel.
  • The successful candidate will be offered a three to six month contract.


To apply, please submit:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • A writing sample; and
  • A cover letter motivating why you believe you are suitable for the position.

Please submit your application to Mr Fritz Brand, Senior Manager: Human Resources and Administration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please head your application "Vacancy" – followed by the position you are applying for – followed by your name. Kindly indicate the source of the advertisement you are responding to.

Closing Date: Open until filled

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