Junior Legal Research

at International Commission of Jurists
Location Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Legal
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.


The ICJ is offering a consultancy. The purpose of the consultancy is to provide finance logistical and administrative support, to ensure smooth implementation of the ARP projects between 1 September 2021 and 31 December 2021 at an effort level of 3 days a week.




The Finance and Administrative Consultant holds the following responsibilities:


General logistics


Support proper coordination between technical-legal, administrative and financial aspects of projects in coordination with the national and regional team, ICJ-EI Finance and the Finance & Administration Department in Geneva;

Travel, accommodation, visa and per diem arrangements for activities and events linked to the program;

Assist with coordinating the recruitment of staff, consultants and interns, including circulating vacancy announcements, preliminary sorting of resumes and arranging interviews;

Maintain leave records and prepare monthly leave reports;

Update and maintain contact and other databases;

Keep financial and project records in compliance with ICJ and donor procedures;

Perform filing and general administrative tasks.

Office administration


Office operations such as maintenance, mailing, shopping, supplies, equipment and errands;

Organize the use of post and courier services;

Handle and maintain office stocks and assets through regular inventory;

Coordinate graphic design, printing and distribution of all publications and outputs;

Assist with IT related issues, which includes liaising with IT support;

Manage relationships with service providers; and

Ensure the proper up-keep, maintenance and professional appearance of the office premises.

Support in Accounting


Assist in preparing accounting documents;

Assist in recording accounting entries;

Administer all payments of the office bills by petty cash;

Assist in the preparation of budgets, internal cost analyses and financial reports;

Assist in the project and organizational audits;

Assist in preparing PAFs by providing quotations from several service providers;

Register and dispatch approved PAFs;



The successful candidate will have:


Education & Experience


A post-school qualification in finance, administration or a related field or commensurate relevant practical experience;

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, spread sheet and word-processing programmes;

Knowledge of Accounting software an asset.

At least three years’ experience in finance and administration or a related area of work;

Experience with an NGO an advantage;

Experience in working on EUROPAID funded projects desirable.

Essential Skills


Fluency in English (written and spoken) required;

Strong organizational, planning and time-management skills;

Teamwork and interpersonal and communication skills;

Attention to detail and accuracy;

Capacity to work under pressure and to adapt to changing priorities and needs;

Willingness to travel periodically;

Commitment to human rights and the rule of law.

*NB: Must be in possession of the necessary documentation to work legally in South Africa.*


How to apply

APPLICATIONS close on 24 August 2021 and should be addressed with your resume, a cover letter and the names and contact details of at least two referees to:


Ref: Finance and Admin Consultant Johannesburg