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Monday, 16 September 2013 10:53

Stakeholder Coordinator: Economic Diplomacy Programme (No: SCEDIP)

Written by SAIIA

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is an independent, non-governmental international affairs think-tank. SAIIA seeks to make the following appointment:

Stakeholder Coordinator: Economic Diplomacy Programme (No: SCEDIP)


SAIIA seeks to appoint a Stakeholder Coordinator for its Economic Diplomacy Programme. This programme focuses on South Africa and Africa’s engagement within the global economy, including various regional economic integration efforts underway on the continent. This is a strategic engagement role. The purpose of the role is to coordinate the interactions of the programme with key stakeholders, including network partners, the communications team, commissioned researchers and contributors to the website. This role also plans the outputs and interactions of the programme around ‘policy windows’.

Requirements for this position include:

  • A Masters degree in Economics, Politics, International Relations, Security Studies, Development, International Law, Trade, or related field;
  • Expert knowledge on global economic governance institutions, South African foreign and/or economic policy, trade and investment policy, regional economic integration, Africa’s international relations, African development studies, African political studies or African institution-building;
  • Extensive experience in stakeholder and network coordination related to the aforementioned research areas, including with key stakeholders and policy makers;
  • Experience in engaging the media;
  • Track record of working with African partners;
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Good writing skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS Project);
  • French would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be expected to travel within Africa and internationally to build networks and to represent the programme at conferences, seminars and workshops.


Candidates for this position should submit a motivational letter quoting clearly the reference number of the position that they are applying for, a comprehensive CV, one recent piece of their research/policy writing or an example of advocacy work, together with the names of three referees with their contact details to Ms Khetiwe Chitambira-Mude: SAIIA, PO Box 31596, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017, or by email to or fax 086 521 2954.  Please note that only short-listed candidates will be called in for an interview. For more information on SAIIA and its research agenda please visit

Applications close on Monday, 30 September 2013. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

SAIIA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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