Nelson Mandela Foundation

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation is a non-profit organisation focused on memory, dialogue and legacy work. We are the custodian of Nelson Mandela's life and times; we are a committed facilitator of his living legacy; and we are mandated to promote his lifelong vision of freedom and equality for all.

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Governance Coordinator

The purpose of this position is to proactively coordinate, support and facilitate the seamless delivery of governance activities delivered by the Governance and IP unit.

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Dialogue Director

This position aims to develop the Dialogue and Advocacy Programme of the Nelson Mandela Foundation into a leading social justice programme in South Africa with an international footprint. The programme should find ways to promote social justice and make a difference in people’s lives by using dialogue as a grounding methodology.

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Donor Accountant

This is a fixed-term position, forming part of the Finance team of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The Donor Accountant carries the main responsibility for the preparation of financial reports for internal and donor usage, as well as the maintenance of donor reporting schedules and templates. Forming part of the Finance Department, the role ensures the financial integrity of donor-funded projects and initiatives, providing accounting support to meet the needs of the organisation and donors.

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Mandela Day Project Analyst

In consultation with the Programme Director and project team, lead in conceptualising and implementation of the various projects within the Foundation that relate to Mandela Day

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Internships

The Nelson Mandela Foundation hereby invites applications for internship opportunities that exist in the Foundation. Applications are invited from unemployed South African youth between 18-30 years of age, with relevant Degree / National Diploma qualifications. Successful interns will be expected to enter into a 10 month contract. Interns will receive a monthly stipend.

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Communications, Marketing & PR Internship

Gain experience within the Foundation's communications department.

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Archives Internship

Gain experience working alongside the Foundation's large archives team.

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Dialogue Internship

Gain experience working with the Foundation's dialogue team.

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CEO’s Office Internship

Gain experience working alongside the CEO's office administrative staff.

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Call for applications

Dialogue & Advocacy Fellowship

The Nelson Mandela Foundation aims to recruit a Fellow that will be based within the Foundation's Dialogue and Advocacy unit. We envision this person as being someone who not only contributes towards public discourse but who also sees research as a verb in that they are committed towards actualising their proposals into tangible outcomes. We are looking for someone who can take initiative, network and engage with stakeholders in a meaningful way. Where possible, they must use relevant empirical evidence from both South Africa and elsewhere in the world. Any interventions or initiatives they propose must be possible in our local context. 

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