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The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organisations in South Africa and the region that implement programmes which promote and protect human rights. FHR is currently implementing a programme in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development called Socio-Economic Justice for All (SEJA) which aims at increased awareness, respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights and socio-economic rights for all people. The Foundation seeks to appoint appropriately qualified individuals for its internship programme, based in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Duration: 6 months, 01 July 2019 – 30 December 2019.

Responsibilities:

Internship Objectives

  • Groom those interested and committed to working in strengthening human rights based approaches to building civil society;
  • Contribute to addressing the problems relating to skills shortage, by increasing the skills level of those entering the labour market;
  • Improve the chances of employment in the chosen field by enhancing the capacity of the interns, while at the same time and in return, getting some value for the Foundation;
  • Contribute to the job-readiness of interns by exposing them to a practical working experience/environment;
  • Inculcate human rights values in interns and strive to ensure that such values become part of their work ethic;
  • Enhance the capacity of the FHR with an increased number of staff available to take on a range of administrative and programmatic functions.

Generic objectives

  • Participate actively in assigned programme work, ensuring that systems, processes and outputs are grounded in FHR values;
  • Participate in internal communication and teamwork;
  • Work within the programme team to ensure the effective implementation of organization’s objectives;
  • As and when required within reason, work beyond the scope of any job description.

Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of and commitment to Human Rights, especially in a South African context;
  • A postgraduate degree in Social Sciences and Arts – for example Development Studies, Economics, Political Science, History, Public Policy, Social Science, International Relations, Law and Sociology;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and responsibility for areas of work;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Additional language skills and project work experience are a plus.

Application Process:

  1. Submit a CV along with certificates, motivational letter and the details of two contactable referees  [email protected]
  2. The deadline for applications is 16 June 2019
  3. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered for the position
  4. Only suitable qualified candidates will be considered

Important: FHR reserves the right to cancel the position should the needs of the FHR change or should we regard the submissions not to be adequate based on its needs

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The Foundation for Human Rights (the Foundation) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organisations in South Africa, and the region, to implement programmes which promote and protect human rights. The Foundation's mission is to address the historical legacy of apartheid, to promote and advance transformation in the country and to build a human rights culture using the Constitution as a tool.

MISSION

The mission of the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) has since its inception in 1996, been to address inequalities and promote and entrench human rights values. Its key objectives are addressing the legacy of apartheid, supporting transformation and building a human rights culture, using the Constitution as a tool. The FHR seeks ways to contribute towards building strong civil society organisations and public institutions that promote, protect and fulfill human rights. It aims to do this by empowering vulnerable groups to access their rights, and by promoting participatory democracy, thereby improving the quality of peoples’ lives and freeing the potential of each person, in order to overcome the injustices of the past.

RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH

The FHR believes a human rights-based approach to development provides the necessary conceptual framework for human development. This approach emphasises participation, non-discrimination, empowerment and respect for human rights. The human rights focus also brings two important values to development work: it provides a framework for policies and programmes, and provides the poor with the power to demand accountability to overcome poverty where there is an imbalance in power relations.

The FHR is committed to expanding human rights awareness, and provides support to CSOs in the human rights sector to help vulnerable and disadvantaged groups “find their voices’”. The FHR stresses the importance of the universality and inalienability of human rights, the indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of these rights, and the basic premise of equality over discrimination.

The FHR believes rights education is essential to change. The South African Constitution says that all human beings are entitled to their rights without discrimination on grounds of race, colour, sex, ethnicity, age, language, religion politics, national or social origin, and disability.

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0 USD Johannesburg CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Foundation for Human Rights (FHR)

The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organisations in South Africa and the region that implement programmes which promote and protect human rights. FHR is currently implementing a programme in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development called Socio-Economic Justice for All (SEJA) which aims at increased awareness, respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights and socio-economic rights for all people. The Foundation seeks to appoint appropriately qualified individuals for its internship programme, based in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Duration: 6 months, 01 July 2019 – 30 December 2019.Responsibilities:

Internship Objectives

  • Groom those interested and committed to working in strengthening human rights based approaches to building civil society;
  • Contribute to addressing the problems relating to skills shortage, by increasing the skills level of those entering the labour market;
  • Improve the chances of employment in the chosen field by enhancing the capacity of the interns, while at the same time and in return, getting some value for the Foundation;
  • Contribute to the job-readiness of interns by exposing them to a practical working experience/environment;
  • Inculcate human rights values in interns and strive to ensure that such values become part of their work ethic;
  • Enhance the capacity of the FHR with an increased number of staff available to take on a range of administrative and programmatic functions.

Generic objectives

  • Participate actively in assigned programme work, ensuring that systems, processes and outputs are grounded in FHR values;
  • Participate in internal communication and teamwork;
  • Work within the programme team to ensure the effective implementation of organization’s objectives;
  • As and when required within reason, work beyond the scope of any job description.

Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of and commitment to Human Rights, especially in a South African context;
  • A postgraduate degree in Social Sciences and Arts – for example Development Studies, Economics, Political Science, History, Public Policy, Social Science, International Relations, Law and Sociology;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and responsibility for areas of work;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Additional language skills and project work experience are a plus.

Application Process:

  1. Submit a CV along with certificates, motivational letter and the details of two contactable referees  [email protected]
  2. The deadline for applications is 16 June 2019
  3. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered for the position
  4. Only suitable qualified candidates will be considered

Important: FHR reserves the right to cancel the position should the needs of the FHR change or should we regard the submissions not to be adequate based on its needs

2019-06-17

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