ICTJ South Sudan Program – Assistant

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International Center for Transitional Justice


ICTJ is an international non-profit organization specializing in the field of transitional justice. ICTJ works across society and borders to challenge the causes and address the consequences of massive human rights violations. We affirm victims’ dignity, fight impunity, and promote responsive institutions.


ICTJ is seeking qualified applicants for the position of South Sudan Program Assistant. The Program Assistant reports directly to ICTJ’s Head of the South Sudan Program. This position is based in Juba, South Sudan. Preference will be given to South Sudanese nationals. This is a 12-months contract with the possibility of extension based on performance and the availability of funds.


Under the direct supervision of ICTJ’s Head of the South Sudan Program the Program Assistant will:

  • Coordinate event planning and logistics including meetings, workshops, and public events with partners.
  • Conduct surveys and other data collection activities to assess effectiveness and help advance program learning.
  • Contribute to analysis of data and assist in the production of external documents and reports.
  • Keep systematic records for reporting requirements.
  • Help coordinate ICTJ’s outreach and media initiatives including supporting our online and social media presence, women and youth projects, and other outreach initiatives.
  • Perform research and writing tasks, including reports and analysis on the South Sudan transitional justice process, political developments, as well as women and youth issues.
  • Assist with daily running of the program including attending and scheduling meetings, and media reviews.
  • Work in close collaboration with local authorities, local NGOs, women and youth groups, and other stakeholders at the national and community level.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education: A university degree or certificate of higher education in administration, social sciences, human rights, law, journalism, or related fields. (Relevant work experience may be considered as a replacement for a university degree).

Experience: At least 2 years of professional experience in project coordination with an NGO, community organization, government agency, or similar. Experience in conducting surveys and Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) activities will be an asset.


  • Knowledge of and experience working in transitional justice and/or human rights is a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and coordinating events, communication, and outreach activities.
  • Ability to facilitate group discussions and workshops in a way that supports the active participation of all members.
  • Be able to pay attention to detail.
  • Excellent English language skills and knowledge of at least one local language (Arabic, Luo, Dinka, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, be systematic and organized.
  • Have the ability to work in a fast-developing environment with flexibility, adaptability and understanding.
  • Be fully proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to work collaboratively and productively with people of diverse backgrounds.

ICTJ is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and retaining diverse and internationally representative staff. Qualified women and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Complete and submit your application for the position here by 15 May 2024.

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