Feb 01, 2019

Junior Investigator

  • Corruption Watch
  • Johannesburg
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Corruption Watch (CW) is a nonprofit, civil society organisation. CW receives reports of corruption from the public, investigates certain reports, exposes corruption through communications’ platforms and mobilises the public to take a stand against corruption and the abuse of public funds.

CW seeks to appoint a Junior Investigator, to be based in Johannesburg.

Report to: Head of the Legal and Investigations departments as well as the Senior Investigation Officer

The purpose of the postion is to provide general support to Corruption Watch’s Legal and Investigations department though the execution of various duties.


liaise with the Head of the Legal and Investigations departments as well as the Senior Investigation Officer
Investigate on cases received via the weekly reports allocation committee, making use of his/her skills, knowledge and experience
Work in conjunction with the Media and Legal Team in certain cases in order to achieve success
Maintain regular contact with reporters, keeping them updated and informed, without compromising any part of the investigation
liaise with role players such as SAPS, SIU, Public Protector and other authorities, operate independently within the systems and processes of Corruption Watch and prioritise workflow based on urgency and nature of the investigation
Desktop Forensic Investigation, investigate reported cases of corruption so that such cases can eventually be handed over to authorities for possible prosecution or further action, or hand such cases to the media team of Corruption Watch for possible media coverage
Complete Written reports (in the form a memorandum)
Assist with investigation related aspects of campaigns and projects being pursued by Corruption Watch as a whole
General administrative assistance with investigation files
Ensure that Corruption Watch’s Customer Relations Management System is up to date with all information relevant to investigations under the responsibility of the Legal and Investigations Department


Degree, Diploma or High Certificatein Forensic investigation
Investigation Skills
Attention to detail
Administrative and file management
Ability to work in a team as well as independently
Command of the English language, both written and verbal
Interpersonal skills as well as ability to work closely with diverse group of professionals and different departments

To apply, submit cover letter motivating your application for the position, CV (not more than five pages) and three contactable work references (including email addresses) 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application 

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

If you do not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

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