Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Foundation seeks to appoint a Dialogue Analyst to be based in Johannesburg.

Opportunity type:
Fixed-term contract (renewable) – 10 months (February 2022 to November 2022)

Reports to:
Head: Dialogue & Advocacy at the Nelson Mandela Foundation

The purpose of this position is assist with the identification, development and maintaining of dialogue points within the community and amongst other stakeholders in order to find ways to promote social justice and carry the legacy of Nelson Mandela. This includes assisting with the development of content, logistics support and co-ordination as well as supporting with the overall activities of the Dialogue and Advocacy unit.


  • Support with the identification and development of research and public policy projects
  • Support dialogue convenings related to poverty and inequality, constitutionalism and reckoning with the past
  • Support the development of policy and practice recommendations based on dialogue engagements & research, and through working with other experts and community actors
  • Provide input to the development of strategic intervention plans on key focus areas of the Dialogue Programme
  • Support with the development of high-impact interventions both at a high-level and a community level
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the non-governmental, community, state and private sectors.
  • Oversee key events and processes
  • Arrange and manage logistics and planning
  • Support and coordinate events and process 
  • Liaise and manage internal and external stakeholders in the process of organising logistics and processes


  • A postgraduate degree, at least at the Honours level, in the human and related sciences
  • At least 3 years working experience in the area of socio-economic development, social interventions and/or research
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Excellent writing ability and a history of outputs
  • Excellent network and stakeholder relations ability
  • Strong logistics and organising ability
  • Ability to work independently to advance complex projects
  • Strong Written, Listening, and Verbal Communication Skills


  • Occasional travel outside of Johannesburg may be required
  • Submission of writing sample required along with CV will be advantageous
  • At least 3 references required with submission of CV
  • Experience in Early Childhood Development (ECD), urban land reform and/or local government will be advantageous

Should you be interested and feel you are suitably qualified to be a part of our team, please send a comprehensive CV/resume and a sample of any published writing to

Closing date: 7 January 2022.

Note: The Nelson Mandela Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Preference may be given to applicants who reside in the Gauteng region and are multilingual.