Nelson Mandela Foundation

Dialogue Analyst

Opportunity closing date:  12 July 2023                                                                           

Opportunity type:  Permanent  

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

The Foundation contributes to the making of a just society by mobilising the legacy of Nelson Mandela, providing public access to information on his life and times, and convening dialogue on critical social issues. For more information, please visit  

Reports to Head of Department: Dialogue and Advocacy  

Job Purpose:    

Play a key role in the Dialogue and Advocacy team in executing work in line with its focus areas, which include Early Childhood Development (ECD), as well as helping to organise convenings on critical societal issues. The aim of our work is to play our part in realising a more just society. As a country that is anti-black, anti-poor and anti-women, the antithesis to this is the vision of what a more just society looks like. To achieve this, the Dialogue and Advocacy team engages in policy and praxis work and is seeking to expand the work of the team with the recruitment of a new analyst. It also believes in creating spaces for critical dialogue which can help move us closer towards this more just society.  We envision this person as someone who can take initiative, network and engage with stakeholders in a meaningful way. They will also assist in identifying, developing and organising convenings with both internal and external stakeholders. 


  • Honours Degree in Economics, Politics, Public Policy, or social science. Also open to receiving applications outside of these if interests and experience align. 
  • At least 5 years working experience in socio-economic development, community interventions or managing projects related to the work of the analyst.
  • Excellent research ability
  • Excellent writing ability and a history of outputs
  • Excellent network and stakeholder relations ability 
  • Strong logistics and organizing ability. 
  • Ability to work independently to advance complex projects.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects end to end. 
  • Strong written, listening, and verbal communication skills


  • Identify the development of research and public policy projects.
  • Initiate and support dialogue convenings related to poverty and inequality and creating enablers for young people, as well as any other dialogues which arise.
  • Development of policy and practice recommendations based on dialogue engagements & research, and through 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.
  • Liaise and manage internal and external stakeholders in the process of organizing logistics and processes.
  • Oversee key events and processes. 
  • Arrange and manage logistics and planning. 
  • Support and coordinate events and process 

To apply or to enquire more about the position, please send your abridged CV, academic transcript and proof of qualifications to the following, addressed to Ms M. Moagi  

Closing Date: 12 July 2023  

Note: The Nelson Mandela Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer.   

If you haven’t heard from us in three months, please consider your application unsuccessful.