Research Programme Manager

Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR


About the Organisation

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is a non-governmental organisation that envisions societies that are peaceful, equal and free from violence. CSVR aims to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace at community, national and regional levels. We do this through collaboration with and learning from the lived and diverse experiences of communities affected by violence and conflict to inform innovative interventions, generate knowledge, shape public discourse, influence policy, hold states accountable and promote gender equality, social cohesion and active citizenship.


About the Job

The Research Programme Manager must have at least 10 years research experience, experience in a Civil Society Organisation research and advocacy will be an added advantage. The position will entail a full-time one year contract, renewable depending on funding.


Key Responsibilities

Lead on research strategy development, and manage the development of plans, systems, processes and procedures for the efficient implementation of research.


Manage research projects to ensure quality.


Create synergy and collaboration between the Research Programme and the work of other programmes at national, continental and international level.


Manage budgeting, fundraising and finances for the Research Programme.


Use expertise in the field to profile the organisation’s work nationally, continentally and internationally


Manage learning, monitoring and evaluation (LME) and the mainstreaming of gender within the Research Programme


Partnership and stakeholder management



Content expertise relating to CSVR’s areas of work


At least a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences/ Law/Development or equivalent


At least 10 years’ research experience


At least 3 years’ management of research projects


Experience of fundraising and financial management of budgets over R2 million


Experience in a Civil Society Organisation research and advocacy will be an added advantage


Strategic capability & leadership


Programme and project management experience


People management and empowerment


Interested candidates can send their CV