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Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Parliamentary Research Programme (Work in South African Parliament) 2020

Have you always wanted to work in Parliament? Then apply for a 3-month placement with a political party. Position starts 14th September 2020

Application Deadline: 11th August 2020

About the Award: Political foundations are unique throughout the world. No other institutions provide the same expertise in the field of democracy building. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is committed to fostering democracy and the rule of law, to implementing social and market-economic structures and to promoting human rights. With its worldwide networks to the political and social elites and with its long-term partner structures, it participates in shaping policy in developing and emerging countries. By training and educating young professionals, the KAS promotes the developing process in social groups and political parties. The Foundation fosters decentralisation processes based on the values of freedom, solidarity and justice by facilitating projects for public institutions in order to enhance their technical and administrative performance.

The KAS works in accordance to its Christian responsibility. Its charter stipulates the task to elaborate the groundwork for the political working by means of research and consultancy. This is more than just giving advices on actual political questions. It means to research on the implications of modern democracies in nowadays time of media which includes preparing reforms by political education and to evolve to a foresighted policy which helps avoiding crisis beforehand.

Currently the KAS hosts more than 200 projects in around 100 countries on four continents with about 80 field offices. Founded in 1962 as “Institute for International Solidarity” the “Department for International Cooperation” is nowadays responsible for the international cooperation.

Type: Job

Eligibility: Individuals with or enrolled in postgraduate qualifications in politics, economics, law, media and related fields.

Selection Criteria: Outstanding academic performance, personal suitability, political and social commitment. We expect candidates to have a broad general education and a strong interest in political issues, a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights and to exercise tolerance with regard to different-minded people.

Eligible Countries: Any

To be Taken at (Country): South Africa

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • A full time, three month placement as a researcher for a political party at Parliament in Cape Town (14.09. – 14.12.2020).
  • The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) will pay a monthly stipend, fund airtime and required travel.

What’s in it for you?

Increase familiarity with structures, processes and people
in Parliament.
Opportunity to network widely in Parliament
for job opportunities.
Generally improved job prospects and deepened knowledge of political sector.

Duration of Award: 3 months

How to Apply: Complete the application form, attach a set of requested documents and send them to the e-mail address below.

E-mail [email protected]


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