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Employment Opportunity

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The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution entrenched in the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under Article 59 and subsequently established through an Act of Parliament (the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act No. 14 of 2011) and under the United Nations Paris Principles. KNCHR’s mandate includes furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya, acting as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and the provision of leadership in moving the country towards a human rights state. KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through a number of Programmes, including Research and Compliance, Public Education and Training, Complaints and Investigations, Redress, Reforms and Accountability and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Departments: Human Resources and Administration, Finance, ICT, Public Affairs and
Communication, Monitoring and Evaluation, Internal Audit and Procurement. The Commissions’ Head Office is located in Nairobi with five regional offices in Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa, Kisumu and Laikipia Campus.

CONSULTANCY ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUSTAINABLE GOALS DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS- Open

TERMS OF REFERENCE

  1. Background

After an extensive consultation and negotiation process in which Kenya was actively involved, Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by all Heads of States and Governments in September 2015. At the centre of the Agenda, Member States have made a unanimous call to leave no-one behind in the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets. The Agenda further specifies that it seeks to realize the human rights of all, reach the furthest behind first, eliminate discrimination and reduce inequality, and that it is to be implemented in a manner consistent with the rights and obligations under international law. Moreover, in support to their call to leave no-one behind, States agreed on the critical need to enhance data disaggregation by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts (SDG target 17.18). 

Against this background, in July 2017, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and the Kenyan National Human Rights Commission (KNCHR) signed of a Memorandum of Understanding for purposes of strengthening data collection, disaggregation, dissemination and analysis in light of human rights and the 2030 sustainable development agenda. 

It is in this regard that the KNCHR and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) seek to help strengthen the technical capacity of all parties to the MOU by hiring a consultant who will coordinate and lead this work under the overall guidance of an oversight team composed of KNCHR and OHCHR. 

  1. Scope of the work

Under the overall guidance of the oversight team, the consultant will perform substantive activities aimed at:

    1. Developing effective methodology and tools for data collection, disaggregation and dissemination on selected human rights / SDG indicators in compliance with international statistical and human rights standards and methodologies. The work will focus, but not be limited to indicators related to goal 16 specifically.
    2. Putting forward suggestions on what should be prioritized to operationalize OHCHR’s guidance note on Human Rights-Based Approach to Data, and to further data collection, disaggregation, dissemination and analysis based on the use of the list of groups being left behind in Kenya identified by the oversight team; 
  1. Tasks and deliverables

Specifically, the consultant will

  1. Prepare an inception work plan, which will outline the main activities and outputs of the consultancy, including dates for the delivery of the first/final drafts;
  2. Produce a situation analysis and review of practices, methodologies and challenges by the two institutions to collect data on indicators 16.1.1, 16.1.3, 16.3.1, 16.10.1 and 16.b.1/10.3.1 and gaps based on the list of population groups left behind prepared by the KNCHR, KNBS and OHCHR. Compile a detailed report on effective and viable methodologies for filling all these gaps, furthering the implementation of the HRBAD in Kenya in the operations and products of the national statistical system.
  3. Qualifications
  • The consultant must have an advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in economics, demography, statistics, public administration, social sciences or in a directly-related technical field(s). 
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience at national and/or international levels in poverty, human rights and social inclusion analysis, data collection, measurement, methodological development and other areas of applied statistics, data interpretation is required.
  • Proven experience in conducting needs assessment and/or capacity assessment on existing data, statistical capacity from a social science and human rights perspective. 

In addition to these, the consultant should meet the following criteria:

  • Previous professional experience with data and statistics for MDGs and/or SDGs is an asset. 
  • Have fluency in English, excellent writing skills and demonstrable capacity to work with diverse stakeholders, including Government of Kenya officials and civil society organizations. 
  • Demonstrate the ability and capacity to undertake the assignment. This should include details of similar assignments.
  1. Conduct of the work

Within the scope of this consultancy, 

  • The Consultant will work under the daily supervision of the Commission Secretary of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, subject to the overall oversight of the Senior Human Rights Adviser, OHCHR.
  • The Consultant shall hand over all necessary reports in both soft and hard copies to the Commission Secretary, KNBS, and to OHCHR. 
  • KNCHR and OHCHR will jointly ensure that the work of the consultant meets appropriate standards as to timeliness, quality and consistency with international statistical and human rights standards. 
  • The consultant shall be responsible for acquiring and maintain his/her working equipment – laptop. 
  • KNBS and KNCHR shall ensure that, in reference to the MOU between them, the consultant shall have access to relevant KNBS staff, facilities and data. 
  1. Timelines

The consultancy is for four (4) months.

  1. Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit; a letter expressing interest for the assignment, CVs of the Lead and Support consultant (s), a draft methodology to achieve the study objectives, a budget proposal and a detailed study work plan to;     

procurement2@knchr.org

OR

THE COMMISSION SECRETARY,

KENYA NATIONAL COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS,

KASUKU LANE, OFF LENANA ROAD,

P.O BOX: 74359-00200,

NAIROBI, KENYA

Applications must be received on or before Wednesday 28th  November, 2018, 11:59pm East African time.

KNCHR expects to review applications and finalize negotiations with the selected consultant within 7 working days.

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DRIVER - NORTH RIFT REGIONAL OFFICE -REF:KNCHR/ADM/DRIVER/ 13/2018 (1 POST)
Reports to: Assistant Director, Regional Services.
Location: Kitale with occasional travel.
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable.
Grade: KNCHR 9
Gross Salary: Kshs. 37,666.00

Purpose of the job
This position is responsible for the facilitation of movement of the Commission staff to the respective destination is done in a safe manner by use of designated routes, locked vehicles at all times, observation of speed limits, passenger use of safety belt as per the Commission’s travel policy.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Facilitate the transfer of Commission staff to field activities and other official assignment on time and in a safe and reliable manner. 
  2. Ensure the cleanliness of the Commission vehicle at all times.
  3. Carry out routine basic service check before use of the vehicle and report any defects, due date for service and insurance to the supervisor.
  4. Ensure a work ticket is produced and approved before taking up any assignment and record all details including use of fuel card before submission to Officer in charge of transport.
  5. Observe defensive driving skills at all times during transfers to ensure fuel efficiency and forecast potential hazards ahead and avoid the said hazard
  6. Collect assignment schedules from Administration Officer and carry out official errands such as payments of utilities bills, collecting and delivering mails/documents on behalf of commission staff.
  7. Assist in basic support functions of Office administration i.e. photocopies, binding and filing when in the office, pending a transfer assignment

Requirements

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (D+).
  2. BCE Driving Licence
  3. Two (2) years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization.
  4. Proficient in Computer application
  5. Basic mechanical skills
  6. Knowledge of the parts of the country for the filed assignments
  7. Computer literacy.
  8. Knowledge of relevant legislation (Traffic Act)
  9. Meet the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your application manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by 26th November, 2018 to:

The Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200
Nairobi.
Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application. KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The KNCHR  invites applications from young, versatile, industrious, honest, self-driven, analytical, open-minded, readily available candidates to urgently fill the following positions.


MEMBER OF THE AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE (1 POST)-Closed

REF: KNCHR/ADM/ ACM /01/2018

Pursuant to Section 73(5) of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights invites applications qualified persons to fill the following position of member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the Committee is to assist the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights to fulfil its oversight responsibilities in respect to financial and governance reporting, process and systems internal control, risk management, internal audit, and monitoring compliance with policy, laws, regulations and the code of conduct.

Terms of Appointment

  1. The member shall serve on a part-time basis for a period of three (3) years and may be eligible for re-appointment for a further one term only, subject to satisfactory performance.
  2. The member will be entitled to allowances as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) from time to time.
  3. The Risk and Audit Committee meets at least four times annually, and may from time to time meet on special notice.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this position, an applicant must;

  1. Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized in the Republic of Kenya.
  2. Served in Senior Management level for at least 10 years or Board with proven experience.
  3. Knowledge and experience in matters relating to any of the following fields; Governance, Public Administration, Law, Human Rights, Finance, or any   other relevant discipline.
  4. A member in good standing of a professional body including ICPAK, IIA, ICSK, LSK, among others.
  5. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Other Requirements

  1. An appreciation and understanding of the mandate of constitutional commissions under Chapter 15 with special focus on the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.
  2. Dedicate sufficient time to the performance of the Audit and Risk Committee.
  3. Have a good understanding of government operations, governance, financial reporting and auditing.
  4. Shall not be past or present employees of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.
  5. Shall not have served as an employee or member or agent of a business organisation which has carried out any business with the Commission in the last two years
  6. Candidates should obtain clearance certificates from the following bodies: -
    1. Higher Education Loans Board
    2. Kenya Revenue Authority
    3. Directorate of Criminal Investigation
    4. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
    5. Credit Reference Bureau
    6. Any Professional body to which the candidate is a member

Duties and responsibilities to this position include

  1. Review the annual financial statements, and consider whether they are complete, consistent with information known to committee members, and reflect appropriate accounting principles.
  2. Consider the effectiveness of the National Commission’s internal control system, including information technology security and controls.
  3. Review the effectiveness of the internal audit function
  4. Review the Commission’s Risk Management Policy and Framework
  5. Assess the effectiveness of the audit process
  6. Review the work performed by the Commission and its committees
  7. Review the effectiveness of the system for monitoring compliance with laws, regulations and follow-up of any instances of non-compliance.
  8. Review the Commission’s arrangements for whistle blowing.
  9. Facilitate adequate disposal of all Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recommendations.
  10. Any other function as outlined in the Audit & Risk Committee Charter.

Interested candidates who meet the requirements should submit their application manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach the Commission by Tuesday  30thth October, 2018  to:

The Chairperson

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor

P. O. Box 74359 – 00200

Nairobi.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer. Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT- HEAD OFFICE-REF: KNCHR/ADM/HRO/11/2018 – (1)-Closed
Reports to:Head of Finance.
Location: Nairobi with occasional travel.
Duration: 3 Year Contract.
Gross Salary:Kshs. 64,614

Purpose of the job.
This position is responsible for provision of accounting support to the Finance Department in the preparation of the various finance reports, accounts and reconciliation in compliance with Public Finance Accounts Standards and the achievements of objectives of the Finance and Accounts unit through

Duties and Responsibilities
a.Prepare suppliers payment vouchers and forward them for approval to prompt timely pay outs on good and services consumed by the commission
b.Maintain an updated creditors’ schedule and supplier database to stay ahead of outstanding debts payable to the commission vendors
c.Key in expenses against the specific budget lines to keep track of  fund balances to avoid over expenditure on approved budgets
d.Carry out bank agent duties inclusive of cash withdrawals, negotiation for better exchange rates, request for bank statements and other such assignments to support the commission’s transactions 
e.Liaise with regional officers to provide technical support on accounts and finance to mitigate audit queries and mishaps that can interrupt the field office functions 
f.Verify the suppliers’ payment documentation for completeness, accuracy and authorization to ascertain payouts at are made to authentic parties and not to fraudulent schemers 
g.Process field imprest requests, ensuring that they are paid on time to keep regional office operations fully functional in their execution of the commission’s mandate
h.Invoice approved vouchers in the IFMIS system as a necessary step in accounting using the newly established government finance tracking platform
i.File Accounting documents to keep accurate records as necessitated by the Public Accounting practices
j.Post tax returns in iTax system to meet the current Kenya Revenue Authority tax guideline.

Requirements.
a.Diploma in Finance/ Accounts or a related discipline from a recognized institution.
b.Part I of Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A) (K) or Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
c.1 years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization. 
d.Knowledge of professional accounting standards including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
e.Knowledge of accounting packages.
f.Meet the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

FINANCE INTERNS- HEAD OFFICE- KNCHR/ADM/HRO/12/2018- (2)-Closed
Position: Interns (2) - Finance Interns.
Reports to: Head of Finance.
Location:   Nairobi with occasional travel.
Duration:   1 Year.

The KNCHR Internship Programme is designed to achieve the following objectives: 
a.To provide a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds are assigned to the Commission where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical assignments thus giving them practical work and educational experience in the unique environment of the Commission. 
b.To expose interns to the work of the National Commission thereby giving them an in-depth understanding of the Commission’s mandate, objectives, opportunities and the challenges and; further to enable them gain practical knowledge of the Commission’s inner workings. 
c.To provide the Commission with the assistance of qualified students who have specialized in various research and academic disciplines related to different aspects of human rights hence affording it the services of highly qualified people to assist in programmes work thereby contributing substantively to the work of the Commission. 
d.To create active supporters and advocates of human rights and through their network, to raise awareness of the work and influence of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights in the promotion and protection of human rights nationally and internationally. 
e.The KNCHR therefore invites applications from young, versatile, industrious, honest, self-driven, analytical, open-minded, readily available candidates to urgently fill the following internship positions. 

Key Duties: 
a.To work closely with Departmental head and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various departments.
b.Assist in Departmental Work plan implementation and assist in running and maintaining various Programmes in KNCHR.
c.Any other task that may be assigned by the Departmental Officers. 

Key Qualifications, Skills and Competencies: 
a.Holder of an undergraduate degree in Accounts, Finance or any other relevant field from a recognized institution. CPA will be an advantage.
b.Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Tools. 
c.Must be able to work effectively and independently with minimum supervision. 
d.Excellent inter-personal and communication skills. 
e.Proven research, writing and communication capability 
f.Demonstrable commitment to social justice. 
g.Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili. 

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your application manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by 17th September, 2018 to:

The Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200
Nairobi.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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OFFICE ASSISTANT REF: KNCHR/ADM/HRO/08/2018 – (1)-Closed

Reports to: Human Resources and Administration Manager. 
Location:    Nairobi with occasional travel.
Duration:    Permanent and Pensionable.
Gross Salary:   Kshs. 37,666

Duties and Responsibilities Operational Responsibilities
a)Prepare and serve tea on a timely basis to all commissioners and staff and during meetings held within the commission.
b)Responsible for the setup of sitting arrangement as per meeting requests and ensure cleanliness of the meeting room prior to its use
c)Supervise the contracted cleaning  staff, observe the cleaning of the office and ensure access to locked offices for supervised cleaning to be done
d)Assist in  that security measures are put in place by closing all the windows in all offices and board rooms and shut the  main doors after hours of operation

Requirements for Appointment

Certificate in Food and Beverages or related field or its equivalent from a recognized institution

Minimum level of knowledge( need to know) that would be regularly applied to the job:
a)Proficient in Computer application
b)Knowledge of budgeting

Typical soft skills( attributes) that would be regularly applied to the job:
a)Communication skills
b)Interpersonal skills
c)Organizational skills
d)Ability to work under pressure
e)Ability to work well with teams
f)Problem solving skills
g)Meet the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Minimum number of months or years of experience the jobholder is required to have to be appointed to the position:
2 years of service, or similar experience in a comparable position from a reputable organization.

Communication/information the job holder needs to understand in order to perform the job:
a)Basic verbal instructions or requests
b)Simple written instructions or requests
c)Basic e-mail, fax or mail correspondence
d)Detailed verbal instructions or requests
e)Detailed e-mail, fax or mail correspondence.

Communication/information the job holder needs to carry out in order to perform the job:
a)Routine communication in connection with instructions, requests or normal work tasks
b)Routine communication with employees of the institution and citizens of Kenya
c)Basic explanation of services to employees of the institution and citizens of Kenya
d)Simple verbal instructions to other employees within the institution
e)Basic e-mail, fax or mail correspondence


For more information about the programmes/departments,visit the KNCHR website  www.knchr.org.

If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed CV indicating the department/programme you are applying to, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 3rd September, 2018.


The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor,
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200,
Nairobi.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
Only Applications that reference the department applied to will be considered.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Position: Interns (3)-Closed
-Public Affairs and Communication (2)
-Human Resources and Administration Department (1)
Duration:  12 months
Duty Station: Nairobi.

 
Key Duties
•To work closely with Programme /Departmental heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various departments.
•Assist in Programme/Work plan implementation and assist in running and maintaining various Programmes in KNCHR,
•Any other task that may be assigned by the Programme Officers.

Key Qualifications:
Public Affairs and Communication
i.A Bachelor Degree in Communications, Journalism or Multi Media studies.
ii.A  post  graduate  Diploma  in  Photojournalism,  Videography  or  Graphic  design,  Journalism, Communications or Marketing will be an added advantage.
iii.Proven knowledge of Social Media and Online Platforms.
iv.Demonstrable  knowledge  in  Graphic  Design,  Audio-Visual  Production,  Videography  and Photography will be an added advantage.
v.Demonstrable interest in writing feature stories will be an added advantage.

Human Resources and Administration
•Holder of a Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration/Management, Records and Archive Management or Human Resources Management from a recognized institution.

Skills and Competencies
•Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Tools.
•Must be able to work effectively and independently with minimum supervision.
•Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
•Proven research, writing and communication capability
•Demonstrable commitment to social justice.
•Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.

For more information about the programmes/departments, visit the KNCHR website www.knchr.org.

If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed CV indicatingthedepartment/programmeyouareapplyingto, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 30th April,2018

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road, 
CVS Plaza, 1st Floor,
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200,
Nairobi.


Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application. Only Applications that reference the department applied to will be considered.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Position: Interns (12)-Closed

-Complaints and Investigations Department (2)
-Complaints and Investigations Department- Huduma Centers (2)
-Research and Compliance Department (1)
-Redress (1)
-Information and Communication and Technology (ICT) (1)
-Procurement Department (1)
-Audit Department (1)
-Monitoring and Evaluation Department (1)
-Public Education and Training Department (1)
-Laikipia Regional Office (1)

Duration: 12 months
Duty Station: Nairobi.

Key Duties
•To work closely with Programme /Departmental heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various departments.
•Assist  in  Programme/Work  plan  implementation  and  assist  in  running  and maintaining various Programmes in KNCHR,
•Any other task that may be assigned by the Programme Officers.

Key Qualifications:
•Holder of an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (as per departments above) from a recognized institution.

Skills and Competencies
•Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Tools.
•Must be able to work effectively and independently with minimum supervision.
•Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
•Proven research, writing and communication capability
•Demonstrable commitment to social justice.
•Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.

For more information about the programmes/departments,visit the KNCHR website  www.knchr.org.
 

If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed CV indicating the department/programme you are applying to, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 9th April, 2018.

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road,
CVS Plaza, 1st Floor,
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200,
Nairobi.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
Only Applications that reference the department applied to will be considered.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER 11 – WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE REF: KNCHR/ADM/HRO /04/2018- Closed

Reports to:  Senior Human Rights Officer, WERO
Location:     Kisumu with occasional travel
Duration:     Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 100,250


Job purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of legal support services and the implementation of region specific best practices that contribute to the realization of Human Rights within the region. This purpose of this role is to pursue redress for human rights violations in the Commission’s regional office; to reinforce programs and practices that support the advancement of Human Rights , including  access to justice, devolution, land, citizenship, security, business and human rights, minority groups, environmental rights, labour rights, public sector accountability and engaging cultural and traditional institutions to mainstream human rights. 

Operational Responsibilities: 

a)Undertake client screening  and complaints handling for victims seeking redress for human rights violations to facilitate the justice process and seek favorable outcomes for them
b)Promote proactive resolution of complaints on human rights violations to avoid recurrence of similar situation from arising. This includes the application of ADR mechanisms. 
c)Undertake investigations on human rights violations to ensure that the complaints are resolved promptly as per the mandate of the Commission 
d)Refer complaints that fall outside the mandate of the Commission to appropriate agencies for resolution 
e)Prepare reports on complaints received and the remedial action taken by the Commission 
f)Organize, plan and implement programme activities such as human rights clinics, radio talk shows and public forums to create awareness amongst members of the public 
g)Attend court in matters where the Commission is a party or has an interest 
h)Assist in preparing training content and facilitating trainings for civil society organizations, state actors and other stakeholders
i)Assist in monitoring compliance with human rights standards in prisons and other detention facilities.
j)Assist in the preparation of quarterly, annual and activity reports
k)Assist in the management and enhancement of partnerships with human rights actors in the region in order to enhance the Commission’s effectiveness. 
l)Represent the Commission in various meetings and forums organized by the Commission’s partners and whose agenda touch on the Commission’s mandate

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, law or an equivalent from a recognized university
•Be admitted as an  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (for lawyers)
•At least 1 year of relevant service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
•Good understanding of human rights and other relevant laws
•Good research skills.
•Good communication, listening and client management skills.
•Computer literacy

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-

•Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
•Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
•Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
•Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
•Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)


Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience. Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Tuesday 13th March, 2018 to: 

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200

 

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HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II–REDRESS REF: KNCHR/ADM/HRO /03/2018)-Closed

Reports to:      Principal Human Rights Officer –Redress
Location:     Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration:          Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary:   Kshs. 100,250


Job purpose
This position is responsible for the support to upper management with redress and legal services for petitioners for human rights violations as per the mandate of the Commission to protect human rights in Kenya.

Operational Responsibilities:
a)Assist in the analysis of petitions and advice the department on the appropriate redress mechanisms to be applied to ensure timely resolution of complaints as per the mandate of the commission
b)Assist in legal research on human rights violation cases and come up with an opinion to determine the way forward in the pursuit of justice/redress  for the  petitioners
c)Facilitate the commission in the application of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms in redress of human rights issues to expedite redress as per the mandate of the commission 
d)Represent the Commission and petitioners in court to facilitate redress as per the mandate of the commission
e)Assist in the implementation of reform strategies and interventions that result in timely resolution of human rights violation cases as per the mandate of the Commission 
f)Represent the commission in various meetings and forums pertaining to human rights violations and advocate for redress as per the mandate of the Commission.
g)Assist in the analysis, review and drafting of legal documents, legal opinions and pleadings for filing in court
h)Any other related duties as may from time to time be assigned.

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized university
•Be admitted as an  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
•At least 1 year of relevant service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
•Good understanding of human rights and other relevant laws
•Good research skills.
•Good communication, listening and client management skills.
•Computer literacy

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-
•Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
•Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
•Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
•Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
•Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)


Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience. Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Tuesday 20th February 2018 to:
 
The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

 

 

 

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The KNCHR therefore invites applications from young, versatile, industrious, honest, self-driven, analytical, open-minded, readily available candidates to urgently fill the following internship positions.
 
Position: Interns (2)
-Complaints and Investigations Department (1)-Closed
-Human Resources and Administration Department (1)-Closed
Duration: 12 months
Duty Station: Nairobi.

Key Duties
•To work closely with Programme /Departmental heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various departments.
•Assist  in  Programme/Work  plan  implementation  and  assist  in  running  and maintaining various Programmes in KNCHR,
•Any other task that may be assigned by the Programme Officers.

Key Qualifications:
•Holder of an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (as per departments above) from a recognized institution.

Skills and Competencies
•Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Tools.
•Must be able to work effectively and independently with minimum supervision.
•Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
•Proven research, writing and communication capability
•Demonstrable commitment to social justice.
•Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.

For   more   information   about   the   programmes/departments,   visit   the   KNCHR   website  www.knchr.org.
If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed CV indicating the department/programme you are applying to, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 11th February, 2018.

The Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200
Nairobi.


Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
Only Applications that reference the department applied to will be considered.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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PRINCIPAL HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER - PUBLIC EDUCATION AND TRAINING  REF: KNCHR/ADM/ PHRO /01/2018-Closed

Reports:        Deputy Commission Secretary
Duration:       5 Year Contract (Renewable)
Duty Station:  Nairobi with occasional travel
Gross Salary:  Kshs. 281,950


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for provision of leadership in capacity building of the general public, state and non-state actors on human rights for the purpose of enhancing the respect of such rights.  In addition to this, the Principal Human Rights Officer will oversee the design and management of public education and training programs in Kenya to promote, respect, protect and fulfil human rights to all citizens in the Republic of Kenya.

Key Duties
Managerial Duties

•Lead in the design, planning, implementation and monitoring of the public education and training programs as per the mandate of the Commission to inform, educate and sensitize the public on human rights issues
•Manage and mentor staff members within the department to enhance work performance as set out in the departmental work plan  
•Formulate the  curriculum, lead and support teams in training curriculum review, in line with the strategy of the commission
•Manage and mobilize public education and sensitization grants obtained by donors for human rights projects
•Appraise work performance of staff in the Public education and training department as set out in the appraisal schemes of work

Operational Duties
•Develop training content for training of trainer officers to promote peace, respect and protection of human rights for all citizens in Kenya
•Lead in training for partners e.g. embassies on Human rights based approach to planning and developments
•Undertake capacity-building programs in human rights for the County, Senate, National Assembly Commissioners in Kenya and other African countries.
•Build capacity for senior security sector officers e.g. police, prisons in order to promote public education and training programs on respect, protect and fulfill human rights to all citizens of Kenya
•Lead in development of reports that review public education training and submit them promptly to the Commission Secretary for rollout to the public
•Approve and account for public education activity expenditure in the Commission.

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•Masters’ degree in Social Sciences, education, law public policy/administration or an equivalent from a recognized university and a Diploma in Education, Public Administration, Project Management or an equivalent from a recognized institution.
•Eight years’ experience of which 3 should be at a senior level with supervisory role in a relevant field. 
•Strategic Leadership Development certificate lasting not less than 6 weeks
•Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various packages.
•Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
•Ability to build and lead cohesive teams.
•Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
•Knowledge of the project management cycle and public administration
•Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER 11 – LAIKIPA CAMPUS OFFICE  REF: KNCHR/ADM/HRO /02/2018-Closed
Reports to:  Senior Human Rights Officer, Laikipia
Location:     Laikipia with occasional travel
Duration:     Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 100,250


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of legal support services and the implementation of region specific best practices that contribute to the realization of Human Rights within the region. This purpose of this role is to pursue redress for human rights violations in the Commission’s regional office; to reinforce programs and practices that support the advancement of Human Rights , including  access to justice, devolution, land, citizenship, security, business and human rights, minority groups, environmental rights, labour rights, public sector accountability and engaging cultural and traditional institutions to mainstream human rights. 

Operational Responsibilities: 
a)Undertake client screening  and complaints handling for victims seeking redress for human rights violations to facilitate the justice process and seek favorable outcomes for them
b)Promote proactive resolution of complaints on human rights violations to avoid recurrence of similar situation from arising. This includes the application of ADR mechanisms. 
c)Undertake investigations on human rights violations to ensure that the complaints are resolved promptly as per the mandate of the Commission 
d)Refer complaints that fall outside the mandate of the Commission to appropriate agencies for resolution 
e)Prepare reports on complaints received and the remedial action taken by the Commission 
f)Organize, plan and implement programme activities such as human rights clinics, radio talk shows and public forums to create awareness amongst members of the public 
g)Attend court in matters where the Commission is a party or has an interest 
h)Assist in preparing training content and facilitating trainings for civil society organizations, state actors and other stakeholders
i)Assist in monitoring compliance with human rights standards in prisons and other detention facilities.
j)Assist in the preparation of quarterly, annual and activity reports
k)Assist in the management and enhancement of partnerships with human rights actors in the region in order to enhance the Commission’s effectiveness. 
l)Represent the Commission in various meetings and forums organized by the Commission’s partners and whose agenda touch on the Commission’s mandate

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized university
•Be admitted as an  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
•At least 1 year of relevant service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
•Good understanding of human rights and other relevant laws
•Good research skills.
•Good communication, listening and client management skills.
•Computer literacy

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-

•Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
•Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
•Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
•Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
•Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)


Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience. Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Tuesday 30th January, 2018 to: 

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

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PRINCIPAL HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER- RESEARCH & COMPLIANCE REF: KNCHR/ADM/ PHRO /23/2017- Closed

Reports to:  Deputy Commission Secretary    
Duration:     5 Year Contract (Renewable)
Duty Station:  Nairobi with occasional travel
Gross Salary:  Kshs. 281,950


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of leadership in research on human rights issues with the objective of informing the Commission’s interventions in relation to legislation, policy and implementation of human rights obligations, concerns and that the state complies with human rights standards regionally and internationally 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

a)Provide leadership in the review of both existing and proposed legislation and policy to infuse human rights standards
b)Responsible for policy formulation, review, policy briefs and monitoring policy within the Commission, State and private sector levels
c)Responsible for the development of monitoring charters on various instruments in relation to concluding observations
d)Provide leadership in research, analysis and reports undertaken and make recommendation on human rights concerns
e)Monitor Kenya’s state of compliance to measure up to international, regional and national obligations
f)Management and approval  of reference materials for the Commission’s resource centre
g)Oversee the coverage of mainstream  disability is incorporated in the Commission’s work practice
h)Mobilization of resources for the Commission’s programs, grant management and reporting
i)Provide overall management of the department staff and finance resources

Operational Responsibilities
a)Develops concepts, design and implements departmental strategies and activities as prescribed in the strategic plan
b)Provides technical support and expertise in the design of  research tools, methodologies for public inquiries and other concepts the require some level of empirical evidence
c)Develop relevant training content that address gaps identified from research findings  and deliver training ensure proper management of monitoring and evaluation processes and departmental performance
d)Responsible for timely preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual donor reports for accountability of the use of funds
e)Represent the commission at high level meetings with the state and private institutions
f)Contribute to establishment and maintenance of networks and partnerships with relevant stakeholders.

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•Master’s degree in Law, Social sciences or other related fields or related disciplines from a recognized university
•Eight years’ experience of which 3 should be at  a senior level with
supervisory role in a relevant field. 
•Strategic Leadership Development certificate lasting not less than 6 weeks
•Experience  in conceptualizing and leading research projects
•Demonstrable knowledge in review of legislation and policy formulation
•Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
•Ability to build and lead cohesive teams.
•Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
•Knowledge of the project management cycle and public administration
•Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various packages.
•Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-

•Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
•Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
•Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
•Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
•Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)


KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience. Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. 
Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.

Those who had applied for this position earlier need not re-apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by 4th December, 2017 to: 

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

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HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER I –RESEARCH AND COMPLIANCE REF: KNCHR/ADM/HRO /22/2017)-Closed

Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer –Research and Compliance
Location: Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration:          Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary:    Kshs. 141,950


Job purpose
To contribute to the implementation and achievement of the strategic objectives of the Research and Compliance Program.
Operational Responsibilities
•Assist in the coordination of the Commission’s work relating to international treaty obligations
•Assist in the review of bills, policies and existing legislation with a view to infusing human rights principles
•Undertake assigned research duties and provide support in the preparation and editing of research reports, the design of strategies for implementation and dissemination of research findings
•Assist in the Commission work on the monitoring of states compliance with international and national Human Rights obligations
•Coordinate meetings, workshops, conferences, debates, field studies and other related programmatic activities
•Establish and maintain networks and partnerships with relevant stakeholders
•Represent the Commission in various meetings 

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•A Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Social sciences or other related fields or related disciplines from a recognized university
•3 years relevant experience. 
•Advocate of the High Court for Lawyers
•Good research, report writing and presentation skills
•Good Communication, Interpersonal and Organisational skills

Other Attributes
•Ability to work under pressure
•Ability to lead and manage teams
•Problem solving skills
•Supervisory skills
•Clients focused
•Great attention to detail
•Respect for diversity

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-

•Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
•Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
•Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
•Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
•Credit Reference Bureau (CRB
)

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Position:Driver(Laikipia Regional Office)-Closed
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable
Duty Station: Laikipia
Gross Salary: Kshs.  37,666.0
0

Job Objective

This position is responsible for the facilitation of movement of the Commission staff to the respective destination is done in a safe manner by use of designated routes, locked vehicles at all times, observation of speed limits, passenger use of safety belt as per the Commission’s travel policy.
 
Key Duties

a)Facilitate the transfer of Commission staff to field activities on time and in a safe and reliable manner. 
b)Pick and drop official Commission visitors and staff, to and from airport and take them to their required destination. 
c)Inform the Administration Officer of due motor vehicle insurance and the Senior Driver/ Mechanic of due mechanical service of all Commission vehicles. 
d)Ensure the cleanliness of the Commission vehicle at all times, carry out routine basic service check before use of the vehicle and report any defects to Senior Driver/Mechanic. 
e)Ensure a work ticket is produced and approved before taking up any assignment and record all details including use of fuel card before submission to Administration Officer. 
f)Observe defensive driving skills at all times during transfers to ensure fuel efficiency and forecast potential hazards ahead and avoid the said hazard. 
g)Collect assignment schedules from Administration Officer and carry out official errands such as payments of utilities bills, collects and delivers mails and collect approved visas on behalf of commission staff. 
h)Assist in basic support functions of Office administration i.e. photocopies, binding and filing when in the office, pending a transfer assignment. 

Key Qualifications and Competencies

•Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (D+) or equivalent grade and a Valid BCE Driving Licence 
•Computer literacy. 
•Knowledge of major towns in Kenya. 
•Knowledge of relevant legislation (Traffic Act). 
•Good Communication and Interpersonal skills. 
•Good Organizational and Problem solving skills. 
•Ability to work under pressure. 
•Ability to work well with teams. 
•Compliance with chapter six of the constitution. 

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If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Tuesday 14th November, 2017 to:

 

The Commission Secretary,

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor

P. O. Box 74359-00200

NAIROBI.

 

SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER –RESEARCH AND COMPLIANCE REF: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO /21/2017)- Closed

 

Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer, Research and Compliance
Location:     Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration:     Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: As determined by SRC


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for conducting research on various human rights issues with the objective informing the Commission’s interventions in relation to legislation, policy and implementation of human rights concerns and that the state complies with human rights standards regionally.
Operational Responsibilities:
a)Review of bills and policies that is derived from the institutional  strategy, to ensure alignment of department activities to the institutional objectives
b)Develop advisories and position papers on various human rights issues with the objective of informing the Commission’s interventions in relation to legislation, policy and implementation
c)Engage with regional and international mechanisms on various human rights issues in Kenya to recommend best practice on application of the said mechanism
d)Advice and assist state compliance with international and regional obligations as per the commission mandate
e)Report writing for internal and external audience on human rights issues to create awareness and sensitivity to human rights violation
f)Research the key outcomes that emerge in human rights issues in order to provide input to the  development of policies

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•Master’s degree in Law, Social sciences or other related fields or related disciplines from a recognized university
•Five years’ Experience of which one is at a supervisory role. 
•Advocate of the High Court for Lawyers
•Membership to relevant bodies
•Experience conducting social science research
•Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

OR 
•A Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Social sciences or other related fields or related disciplines from a recognized university
•7 years relevant experience of which three is at a supervisory role. 
•Relevant Post graduate qualification/s is an added advantage
•Good Communication, Interpersonal and Organisational skills
•Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Other attributes
•Ability to work under pressure
•Ability to lead and manage teams
•Problem solving skills
•Supervisory skills
•Clients focused
•Great attention to detail
•Respect for diversity

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-

•Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
•Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
•Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
•Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
•Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)


KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience. Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. 
Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Tuesday 3rd October, 2017 to: 

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200

NAIROBI.

 

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The KNCHR invites applications from young, versatile, industrious, honest, self-driven, analytical, open-minded, readily available candidates to urgently fill the vacant internship positions.

Position: Interns (2)-Closed
Departments: Reforms and Accountability (1), Economic Social and Cultural Rights (1)
Duration: 12 months
Duty Station: Nairobi
.

Summary of the Departments: 

Reforms and Accountability
The Reforms and Accountability department aims at contributing towards reduction of systemic Human Rights Violations which is currently a key strategic focus for the Commission. The programme is charged with formulating and implementing strategies and interventions aimed at strengthening democratic governance in key government institutions pursuant to commissions’ mandate to promote awareness and protection of human rights in Kenya

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The programme is in charge of conceptualizing, planning and implementation of programmes and activities aimed at enhancing the realization of economic, social and cultural rights for all citizens of Kenya. It aims to enhance the respect, protection, and realization of economic, social and cultural rights for all Kenyans.
 
For more information about the Commission’s Programmes/Departments, visit the KNCHR website www.knchr.org.

Key Duties
•To work closely with Programme Heads and Officers in order to learn from the work of the Commission.
•Assist in Programme/Work plan implementation in accordance with the Programmes mandate.
•Any other task that may be assigned by the Programme Officers.

Key Qualifications:
•Holder of an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences including (Laws, Anthropology, Sociology, Gender and Development Studies) from a recognized institution.
•Human Rights advocacy work is considered as an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies
•Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Tools.
•Must be able to work effectively and independently with minimum supervision.
•Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
•Proven research, writing and communication capability
•Demonstrable commitment to social justice.
•Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.

If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae clearly indicating the programme you are applying to, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 30th September, 2017.

The Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200
Nairobi.


Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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COMMISSION SECRETARY: REF: KNCHR/ADM/ CS /19/2017-RE-ADVERTISEMENT-Closed

Reports to:  Commission Chairperson    
Duration:     5 year term, eligible for a further term of 5 years
Duty Station: Nairobi with occasional travel
Gross Entry Salary: Kshs. 516,147 or as determined by SRC


Job Purpose
Chief Executive and Head of Secretariat. This position is responsible for ensuring that the mandate of the Commission to foster promotion and awareness of human rights is achieved.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinating and supervising the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Commission’s programmatic, financial and institutional plans.
Enhance good communication and harmony among the Staff, the Commissioners and other stakeholders, including members of the public, government and other public institutions, civil society and international community actors.
Undertaking transparent, effective and efficient management of personnel including continuous improvement in human resource management policies and systems.
Ensuring that internal and external audits are carried out and issues are addressed on a timely manner, as well as ensuring that statutory and related legal requirements are adhered to.
Performing any other duty as assigned by the Commission.

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
Be a Citizen of the Republic of Kenya.
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences from a University recognized in Kenya.
PhD and post graduate qualification in Strategic and Project Management, Planning, Proposal Writing, Leadership/Administration, Governance and Human Rights will be an added advantage.   
Fifteen (15) years working experience with at least five (5) years at a top/senior level management position.
Prior extensive experience in Public Administration.
Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Other Attributes:
In addition to the above qualifications, the suitable candidate should possess the following skills and attributes;
Strong Leadership and Strategic Management skills.
Demonstrable financial management, planning and budgeting skills.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Good organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills.
Ability to work in stressful and demanding environments.

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PRINCIPAL HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER- RESEARCH & COMPLIANCE REF: KNCHR/ADM/ PHRO /18/2017-Closed

Reports to:  Deputy Commission Secretary    
Duration:        5 Year Contract (Renewable)
Duty Station:  Nairobi with occasional travel
Gross Salary:  Kshs. 281,950


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of leadership in research on human rights issues with the objective of informing the Commission’s interventions in relation to legislation, policy and implementation of human rights obligations, concerns and that the state complies with human rights standards regionally and internationally 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership in the review of both existing and proposed legislation and policy to infuse human rights standards
Responsible for policy formulation, review, policy briefs and monitoring policy within the Commission, State and private sector levels
Responsible for the development of monitoring charters on various instruments in relation to concluding observations
Provide leadership in research, analysis and reports undertaken and make recommendation on human rights concerns
Monitor Kenya’s state of compliance to measure up to international, regional and national obligations
Management and approval  of reference materials for the Commission’s resource centre
Oversee the coverage of mainstream  disability is incorporated in the Commission’s work practice
Mobilization of resources for the Commission’s programs, grant management and reporting
Provide overall management of the department staff and finance resources

Operational Responsibilities
Develops concepts, design and implements departmental strategies and activities as prescribed in the strategic plan
Provides technical support and expertise in the design of  research tools, methodologies for public inquiries and other concepts the require some level of empirical evidence
Develop relevant training content that address gaps identified from research findings  and deliver training ensure proper management of monitoring and evaluation processes and departmental performance
Responsible for timely preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual donor reports for accountability of the use of funds
Represent the commission at high level meetings with the state and private institutions
Contribute to establishment and maintenance of networks and partnerships with relevant stakeholders.

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Law, Social sciences or other related fields or related disciplines from a recognized university
8 years of service, or similar experience in a comparable position from a reputable organization
Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various packages.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Ability to build and lead cohesive teams.
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
Knowledge of the project management cycle and public administration
Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

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HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER I – WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE REF: KNCHR/ADM/ HROI /20/2017-Closed
Reports to: The Regional Coordinator
Location: Kisumu with occasional travel
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 141,950 


Job purpose
This position is responsible for the implementation of programs and practices that support region specific best practices that contribute to the realization of Human Rights within the same. This role of the position is to support in partnership building with stakeholders in regional communities to find innovative ways to shape sustainable and strategic alliances for the advancement of Human Rights programs inclusive of access to justice, devolution, land, citizenship, security, business human rights, minority groups, environmental rights, labour rights, public sector accountability and engaging cultural and traditional institutions to mainstream human rights laws.

Managerial Responsibilities
Supervise project teams and consultants to give direction and oversee quality control to meet the commission’s service requirements on program benchmarks 

Operational Responsibilities:
Implement regional office projects and oversee systems to determine effective processing of complaints on human rights violations according to the commission’s standards of service
Promote proactive resolutions of complaints on human rights violations to quickly dissipate situations and avoid escalations that could be detrimental to the wellbeing of the victims
Carry out investigations and legal research in response to Human Rights violation cases noted or reported to the regional office to determine the way forward in pursuit of justice for the complainants
Draft quarterly and annual activity reports on programmes implemented at the regional offices inclusive of challenges, findings and recommendations to inform the main office for future plans and program development
Manage financial resources assigned for the project activities in the regional offices to ensure accountability of funds
Assist in the management of regional partnerships necessary for the capacity enhancement of the commission’s work in the region in spite of internal limitations
Undertake regional office operations inclusive of data and assets management to ensure client confidentiality and information security
Liaise with the head quarter office regarding matters of project implementation on assigned projects to execute these as per stipulated guidelines
Execute programme activities such as human rights clinics and legal aid forums for the capacity building of regional partners and stakeholders informing them on the human Rights Laws based on the Kenyan constitution
Participate in regional trainings for public officers in conjunction with partners to promote awareness in Human Rights Laws and the Kenyan National Human Rights Commission
Prepare reminders, acknowledgements and keep the complainants informed on the status of the complaints that they have lodged on Human Rights Violations
Refer complaints that fall outside the mandate of the commission to appropriate agencies for resolution

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or an equivalent from a recognized university
Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (for lawyers)
3 years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
Good understanding of human rights and other relevant laws
Good research skills.
Good communication, listening and client management skills.
Computer literacy

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Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)



KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience. Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. 
Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications comprising cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, names of 3 referees should be submitted not later than  Tuesday, 12th September, 2017 to ( Note that details of position applied for and reference number must be included on both the cover letter and envelope);

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.


COMMISSION SECRETARY: REF: KNCHR/ADM/ CS /16/2017-Closed

Reports to:  Commission Chairperson    
Duration:  5 year term, eligible for a further term of 5 years
Duty Station: Nairobi with occasional travel
Gross Entry Salary: Kshs. 526,058 or as determined by SRC

Job Purpose
Chief Executive and Head of Secretariat. This position is responsible for ensuring that the mandate of the Commission to foster promotion and awareness of human rights is achieved.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Coordinating and supervising the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Commission’s programmatic, financial and institutional plans.
2.Enhance good communication and harmony among the Staff, the Commissioners and other stakeholders, including members of the public, government and other public institutions, civil society and international community actors.
3.Undertaking transparent, effective and efficient management of personnel including continuous improvement in human resource management policies and systems.
4.Ensuring that internal and external audits are carried out and issues are addressed on a timely manner, as well as ensuring that statutory and related legal requirements are adhered to.
5.Performing any other duty as assigned by the Commission.

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
Be a Citizen of the Republic of Kenya.
•Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences from a University recognized in Kenya.
•PhD and post graduate qualification in Strategic and Project Management, Planning, Proposal Writing, Leadership/Administration, Governance and Human Rights will be an added advantage.   
•Fifteen (15) years working experience with at least five (5) years at a top/senior level management position.
•Prior extensive experience in Public Administration.
•Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Other Attributes:

In addition to the above qualifications, the suitable candidate should possess the following skills and attributes;
•Strong Leadership and Strategic Management skills.
•Demonstrable financial management, planning and budgeting skills.
•Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
•Good organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills.
•Ability to work in stressful and demanding environments.

 

 

KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following position:

 

 

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER I – NORTH RIFT REGIONAL OFFICE- Closed

REF: KNCHR/ADM/ HRO /17/2017

Reports to: The Regional Coordinator
Location:     Kitale with occasional travel
Duration:     Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 141,950

 Job purpose

This position is responsible for the implementation of programs and practices that support region specific best practices that contribute to the realization of Human Rights within the same. This role is to support in  partnership building with stakeholders in regional communities to find innovative ways to shape sustainable and strategic alliances for the advancement of Human Rights programs inclusive of access to justice, devolution, land, citizenship, security, business human rights, minority groups, environmental rights, labour rights, public sector accountability and engaging cultural and traditional institutions to mainstream human rights laws

Managerial Responsibilities

a) Supervise project teams and consultants to give direction and oversee quality control to meet the commission’s service requirements on program benchmarks

 Operational Responsibilities:

a) Implement regional office projects and oversee systems to determine effective processing of complaints on human rights violations according to the commission’s standards of service

b)Promote proactive resolutions of complaints on human rights violations to quickly dissipate situations and avoid escalations that could be detrimental to the wellbeing of the victims

c) Carry out investigations and legal research in response to Human Rights violation cases noted or reported to the regional office to determine the way forward in pursuit of justice for the complainants

d) Draft quarterly and annual activity reports  on programmes implemented at the regional offices inclusive of challenges, findings and recommendations to inform the main office for future plans and program development

e) Manage financial resources assigned for the project activities in the regional offices to ensure accountability of funds

f) Assist in the management of regional partnerships necessary for the capacity enhancement of the commission’s work in the region in spite of internal limitations

g) Undertake regional office operations inclusive of  data and assets management to ensure client confidentiality and information security

h) Liaise with the head quarter office regarding matters of project implementation on assigned projects to execute these as per stipulated guidelines

i) Execute programme activities such as human rights clinics and  legal aid forums  for the capacity building  of regional partners and stakeholders informing them on the human Rights Laws  based on the Kenyan constitution

j) Participate in regional trainings for public officers in conjunction with partners to promote awareness in Human Rights Laws and the Kenyan National Human Rights Commission

k) Prepare reminders, acknowledgements and keep the complainants informed on the status of the complaints that they have lodged on Human Rights Violations

l) Refer complaints that fall outside the mandate of the commission to appropriate agencies for resolution

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences  or an equivalent from a recognized university
  • Be admitted as an  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya(for lawyers
  • 3 years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
  • Good understanding of human rights and other relevant law
  • Good research skills.
  • Good communication, listening and client management skills.
  • Computer literacy

 Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience. Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates should submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

  

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Tuesday 25th July, 2017 to:

The Commission Secretary,

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor

P. O. Box 74359-00200

NAIROBI.

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KNCHR invites applications from young, industrious, honest, self-driven and analytical individuals to fill One (1) Internal Audit II position in the Internal Audit department:

 

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II – COAST REGIONAL OFFICE REF: KNCHR/ADM/ HRO /15/2017-Closed
Reports to: The Regional Coordinator 
Location:Mombasa with occasional travel 
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 100,250


Job purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of legal support services and the implementation of region specific best practices that contribute to the realization of Human Rights within the same. This role is to pursue redress for human rights violations in the commission’s regional offices to reinforce programs and practices that support the advancement of Human Rights programs inclusive of access to justice, devolution, land, citizenship, security, business human rights, minority groups, environmental rights, labour rights, public sector accountability and engaging cultural and traditional institutions to mainstream human rights laws

Operational Responsibilities:
a) Undertake client screens and inquiries for complaints handling for victims seeking redress for human rights violations to facilitate the justice process and seek favorable outcomes for them.
b) Analyze case files and make appropriate decisions, determinations and recommendations on complaints that’s have been lodged at the regional office
c) Provide legal advice to clients in Human Rights Related court cases and disputes through the preparation of sound legal opinions on complaints brought forward beyond arbitration
d) Participate in field investigations and legal research in response to Human Rights violation cases noted or reported to the regional office to determine the way forward in pursuit of justice for the complainants
e) Offer legal counsel to inform complainants on the law with regard to possible human rights violations to equip them on next steps and options available to them to mitigate said situations
f) Refer complaints that fall outside the mandate of the commission to appropriate agencies for resolution as a way to assist them despite being outside the service parameters of the commission
g) Prepare reminders and acknowledgements to keep the complainants informed on the status of the complaints they have lodged on Human Rights violations at the regional office

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university
• Be admitted as an  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
• At least 1 year of relevant service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
• Good understanding of human rights and other relevant laws
• Good research skills.
 • Good communication, listening and client management skills.
• Computer literacy

Please note ONLY shortlisted candidate will be required to submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-
• Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
• Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
• Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
• Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
• Credit Reference Bureau (CRB
)

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
.

Those who had earlier applied for the above positions need not re-apply.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Friday 7th July, 2017 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) Kasuku Road, off Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

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Position:  Internal Audit II-Closed
Duration:  Permanent and Pensionable 
Duty Station:  Nairobi with occasional travel 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 100,250


Job Objective
This position is responsible for the implementation of internal audit policies, systems and procedures in line with the audit plan and to ensure that the commission’s internal control, risk management framework and governance processes are adequate to safeguard the organization’s resources

Key Duties
a)Assist in the formulation of internal control policies, systems and procedures to ensure that the commission’s resources are effectively safeguarded
b)Facilitate the implementation of internal control policies, systems and procedures to effectively monitor and control the resources of the commission
c)Prepare documentation i.e. working papers, planning memorandums and audit reports as required by management in line with the quality standards of the audit process
 d)Conduct audit exercises and assurance in the commission to the prescribed scope within the audit process to ensure internal controls and procedures
e)Collect data on information systems and processes of the institution to be used in the validation of financial documents
f)Conduct impromptu cash verification within the commission to ensure that staff members are in adherence to the set internal control policies and procedures
g)Support external auditors during the commission’s annual audit exercise to ensure that the commission’s resources are safeguarded

Key Qualifications and Competencies
•Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Economics or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
•Passed Part I of any of the following professional qualifications: Certified Public Accountants (K), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Association of Certified Chartered Accountant;
•1 years of service, or similar experience in a comparable position from a reputable organization
•Knowledge of relevant legislation and professional standards
•Certificate in Computer Application Skills from a recognized institution; and
•Met the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications either online, manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by 20th June, 2017.

The Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200
Nairobi.

 

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KNCHR invites applications from young, industrious, honest, self-driven, analytical, readily available graduates with a relevant degree or diploma to fill Two (2)Intern Positions:

Purpose:  Internship at the Coast Regional Office-Closed
Location: Mombasa
Duration: One Year

Overall Task
•To work closely with regional head and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission.
•Assist in programme/Work plan implementation and assist in running and maintaining various programmes in KNCHR.
•Any other task that may be assigned by the Programme Officers.

Key Skills, Qualifications and Competencies
•A degree/ Diploma from a recognized university in a relevant filed
•Good ICT skills
•Proven research capability
•Ability to work effectively and take instructions from seniors
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•Commitment to social Justice
•Exposure in the relevant field will be an added advantage

If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed C.V, a day time telephone contact and names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by Friday 26th May, 2017 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights,
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 74359 – 00200
NAIROBI

AND hand delivered to:
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Coast Regional Office
Panal Freighters Lane, off Haile Selasie Road
MOMBASA

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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DEPUTY COMMISSION SECRETARY REF: KNCHR/ADM/ DSTC /12/2017-Closed
Reports to: Commission Secretary
Duration: 5 years renewable contract 
Duty Station: Nairobi with occasional travel 
Gross Salary: Kshs 406,750


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of strategic leadership in program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation in consultation with Commission Secretary to ensure that the mandate of the Commission to foster promotion and awareness of human rights is achieved.
 
Key Duties
Managerial Responsibilities:
1) Formulate and implement policies and strategies for effective discharge of the functions of the Commission in accordance with the mandate of the commission to protect human rights for all
2) Coordinate the development of the commission’s annual report on the state of human rights in Kenya for presentation  to donors and stakeholders
3) Conduct quality control checks on all departments to ensure that they are in compliance with the set performance contract with the Commission
4) Coordinate the development of the department’s work plans and reports to ensure that they are in line with the set performance targets for the organization
5) Manage the performance appraisal of staff within the department to ensure that the department’s performance is on track with the set performance contract for the organization
6) Organize and allocate tasks to heads of departments in the Commission to ensure optimal utilization of the resources in the commission
7) Prepare statutory reports on the state of human rights in Kenya for presentation to parliament
8) Review and submit programme reports on the state of human rights in Kenya to the CEO for presentation to Commissioner’s Strategy meetings

Operational Responsibilities:
1) Track activity budgets and approve spend requests to ensure that activities are reflective of the commission’s work plan and in accordance with the mandate of the commission
2) Oversee the development of concept notes for requisition of donor funds to implement various human rights awareness and implementation projects
3) Oversee the identification of human rights activities to be funded by donors to enable the commission to achieve its mandate
4) Review donor reports on the commission to ensure that the activities of departments are in line with the objectives of the donors and present to the CEO
5) Ensure that heads of departments are well versed in the commission’s management strategies and are able to implement them
6) Monitor the implementation of projects within the commission to ensure that project goals and timelines are met.

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Social Sciences (PhD is an added advantage).
• 12 years working experience with at least 5 years at  a senior position
• Post graduate qualification in Strategic and project Management, planning, proposal writing
•Administration, governance, or human Rights.
• Leadership and strategic management skills
• Financial management
• Budgeting
• Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various  packages.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
• Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
• Knowledge of the project management cycle and public administration
• Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

 

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II – COAST REGIONAL OFFICE REF: KNCHR/ADM/ HRO /11/2017-Closed
Reports to: The Regional Coordinator 
Location:Mombasa with occasional travel 
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 100,250


Job purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of legal support services and the implementation of region specific best practices that contribute to the realization of Human Rights within the same. This role is to pursue redress for human rights violations in the commission’s regional offices to reinforce programs and practices that support the advancement of Human Rights programs inclusive of access to justice, devolution, land, citizenship, security, business human rights, minority groups, environmental rights, labour rights, public sector accountability and engaging cultural and traditional institutions to mainstream human rights laws

Operational Responsibilities:
a) Undertake client screens and inquiries for complaints handling for victims seeking redress for human rights violations to facilitate the justice process and seek favorable outcomes for them.
b) Analyze case files and make appropriate decisions, determinations and recommendations on complaints that’s have been lodged at the regional office
c) Provide legal advice to clients in Human Rights Related court cases and disputes through the preparation of sound legal opinions on complaints brought forward beyond arbitration
d) Participate in field investigations and legal research in response to Human Rights violation cases noted or reported to the regional office to determine the way forward in pursuit of justice for the complainants
e) Offer legal counsel to inform complainants on the law with regard to possible human rights violations to equip them on next steps and options available to them to mitigate said situations
f) Refer complaints that fall outside the mandate of the commission to appropriate agencies for resolution as a way to assist them despite being outside the service parameters of the commission
g) Prepare reminders and acknowledgements to keep the complainants informed on the status of the complaints they have lodged on Human Rights violations at the regional office

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university
• Be admitted as an  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
• At least 1 year of relevant service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
• Good understanding of human rights and other relevant laws
• Good research skills.
 • Good communication, listening and client management skills.
• Computer literacy

Please note ONLY shortlisted candidate will be required to submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-
• Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
• Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
• Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
• Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
• Credit Reference Bureau (CRB
)

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
.

Those who had earlier applied for the above positions need not re-apply.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Thursday 25th May, 2017 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) Kasuku Road, off Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

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SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER – WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE REF: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO/13/2017-Closed
Reports to: Deputy Commission Secretary 
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Duty Station: Kisumu with occasional travel 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 205,850/-

Job Purpose
The position is responsible for providing strategic leadership in ensuring the realization of the Commission’s mandate and functions in the Western Kenya Region. The position is also responsible for building and maintaining partnerships with stakeholders in order to find innovative  ways  to  shape sustainable and strategic  alliances for  the  advancement of Human Rights programs. The position is overally responsible for programmatic, managerial and administrative oversight of the regional office on complaints and investigations, research and public education and training programs among others.

Managerial Responsibilities
a)Provide leadership and strategic direction in the implementation of the Regional work including investigations, research, redress, trainings, human rights clinics, complaints processing and institutional reforms.
b)Conceptualize and direct the planning, design and implementation of the Regional offices Programs and Projects
c)Initiate strategic partnerships with institutions, groups and county governments to support the implementation of policies and strategies of the Commission
d)Monitor the implementation of projects within the regional office to ensure that project goals and timelines are met and ensure that region specific programmatic goals are enforced
e)Build and maintain sustainable partnerships to handle the uniqueness of the regional settings and their varied needs in terms of Human Rights Programming.
f)Manage and authorize all communication emanating from the regional office
g)Represent the Commission in high-level engagements at the regional levels
h)Management of staff performance at the Regional Office
i)Preparing the regional office work plan, progress reports necessary to provide a road map and tools of work to execute the regional office strategy on behalf of the commission
j)Manage all administrative functions in the region

Operational Responsibilities
a)Oversee Client screens and complaints handling by the Human Rights Officer to ensure proper process flow and dignified treatment of individuals and communities seeking redress
b)Review and give directions of all petitions handled in the regional office to ensure KNCHR's set standards are met in redressing petitions
c)Provide legal advice to clients in Human Rights Related court cases and disputes through the preparation of sound legal opinions on complaints brought forward beyond arbitration
d)Spearhead high level field investigations and Conduct legal research in response to Human Rights violation cases noted or reported to the regional office to determine the way forward in pursuit of justice for the complainants
e)Undertake Public Interest Litigation in the regions to Secure Redress for Human Rights Violations
f)Prepare quarterly and annual activity reports on programmes implemented at the regional offices inclusive of challenges, findings and recommendations to inform the main office for future planning and program development
g)Organize, plan and implement programme activities such as human rights clinics and legal aid forums for the capacity building of regional partners and stakeholders informing them on the human Rights Laws  based on the Kenyan constitution
h)Represent the commission during public awareness forums to promote policies and procedures on matters that relate to Human Rights during outreach activities with partner organizations
i)Spearhead regional trainings for public officers in conjunction with partners to promote awareness in Human Rights Laws and the Kenyan National Human Rights Commission
j)Organize and allocate tasks to staff in the region
k)Supervise the performance of staff and  conduct  staff appraisals

Qualifications, experience and skills
Master’s degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university
•Five years’ experience of which one is at a supervisory role.
•Advocate of the High Court with current practicing certificate for Lawyers
OR
•Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university
•Seven years’ experience in a comparable position of which three is at a supervisory role
•Advocate of the High Court with current practicing certificate for Lawyers 

AND

  • Demonstrable experience in the use of appropriate dispute resolution mechanism
  • Demonstrable knowledge of national, regional and international Constitutional and human rights jurisprudence and instruments or conventions
  • Good communication, interpersonal, organizational, negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Appreciation of the programme management cycle and public administration
  • Ability to build and lead cohesive teams
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Certificate in strategic leadership development from a recognised institution lasting not less than 4 weeks 

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover
 
letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Friday 5th May, 2017 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) Kasuku Road, off Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

 

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Position:Accounts Clerk-Re-Advertisement - Closed
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Duty Station: Wajir
Gross Salary:Kshs. 49,193


Job Objective
This position is responsible for the Preparation of books of accounts, carrying out bank reconciliation, monitoring regional budgetary expenditure and making timely payment for services and goods provided to the regional office
 
Key Duties
a)Monitor store supplies to determine stationery and other material needs, take inventory of office consumption to be able to project future requisition needs and report on these in good time.
b)Draft quarterly budgets forecast for regional office and account for expenses using store inventory reports to keep accountable for office procurements and spending in operational tools.
c)Maintain and update cashbook on a daily basis to ensure the account does not run into overdraft.
d)Perform bank reconciliations of regional bank account and forward the same to the head office on a monthly basis.
e)Ensure proper tracking of the regional office bank account and report on balances and deficits on a regular basis to account for funds spent through the maintenance of the cash office book, reconciliation of cash at hand and ban records, managing petty cash and imprest.
f)Liaise with suppliers of goods and services. Receive invoices, prepare payment vouchers, seek authority before cheque writing to keep track of accountabilities and make timely payments for goods and services utilized for the operations of the regional office.
g)Records management for all of the regional office documents to ease retrieval and ensure information security for the protection of client cases and confidentiality.

Key Qualifications and Competencies
•Diploma in Business Administration or Business Management or an equivalent from a recognized institution.
•1 year of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization.
•Part I of Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A) (K) or Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
•Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
•Be computer literate.
•Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.
•Organizational skills and Problem solving skills.
•Ability to work under pressure.
•Ability to work well with teams.

Please note that it is a criminal offense to provide false information and documents in the application. KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note that KNCHR does not charge for any application, interview, training or medical processing fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed CV, names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 24th April, 2017Previous applicants need not re-apply.

The Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200
Nairobi.

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THE 2017 GENERAL ELECTION CALL FOR APPLICATIONS AS HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORS - Closed

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is a constitutional body established under Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya and Section 3 of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act No 14 of 2011 (revised) 2012. It has the core mandate to develop a culture of Human Rights through the promotion and protection of rights and fundamental freedoms in the Republic of Kenya.KNCHR is mandated to monitor state and non-state actors to ensure that they comply with both national and international laws and policies as well as human rights standards in all their undertakings. KNCHR further reviews legislation and policies to ensure compliance with the Constitution and international human rights standards and principles. In addition, KNCHR has the mandate to give advisories to the Kenya Government on issues of human rights.
In line with its mandate of monitoring compliance to human rights standards and principles during the 2017 electioneering period, the Commission with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is recruiting 84 human rights monitors in the following identified counties; Bungoma, Kakemega, Kisii, Migori, Siaya, Tana River, Lamu, Kwale, Garissa, Marsabit, Turkana, Mandera, Isiolo, Samburu, Baringo, Nakuru, Kirinyaga Meru, Laikipia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet, Narok, Nairobi, Kiambu Murang’a and Kisumu.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORS
The Human Rights Monitors will be expected to undertake the following tasks;

  • Use the monitoring tools provided by KNCHR to collect factual information on Human Rights violations in the assigned county;
  • Follow up and report on any human rights violations in the assigned county;
  • Attend campaign forums in a bid to gather information in relation to human rights compliance and violations;
  • Provide the Commission with weekly reports on the status of human rights in the assigned county;
  • Keep in safe custody equipment and/or materials provided by the KNCHR for use in the project and return them to the designated officer upon the conclusion of the project or on demand;
  • Assist in logistical planning of the KNCHR teams’ Ad Hoc visits to the Monitor’s assigned County;
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned and
  • Submit a final report in relation to human rights compliance of the respective County at the end of the contract period.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT
 

  • Diploma, Higher National Diploma or Degree in Social Sciences, paralegal studies or any other related field;
  • A minimum of one (1) year active experience in the field of human rights or paralegal activities;
  • Resident in one of the identified counties of interest;
  • Good understanding of the local languages in addition to English and Kiswahili;
  • Good ICT skills, with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Tools;
  • A good understanding of the political and social dynamics of the respective county;
  • Capacity to engage local leaders, security officials, elders, youth and women on issues relating to human rights, security and use of networks to fulfil the mandate;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and
  • Past role in monitoring elections will be an added advantage

DURATION

The initial contract will be for a period of Six (6) months

ALLOWANCE
The position attracts a monthly allowance of Kenya Shillings Thirty Thousand (Ksh. 30,000/=) that shall cover the monitor’s transport needs, meals and communication.
If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed CV, names and telephone contacts of three referees, indicating the County you are applying for to reach us by 6th April, 2017 through email address elections2017@knchr.org. The cover letter should be addressed as follows;

The Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
Nairobi.

 

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Commission is inviting applications for the following positions:

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created by Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament (the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act, 2011) and under the United Nations Paris Principles. KNCHR’s mandate includes furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya, acting as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and the provision of Leadership in moving the country towards a human rights state. KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through a number of programmes, including Research and Compliance, Public Education and Training, Complaints and Investigations, Redress and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and departments: Human Resources and Administration, Finance, ICT, Public Affairs and Communication, Monitoring and Evaluation and Procurement. . The Commission’s main office is in Nairobi with five regional offices in Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa, Kisumu and Laikipia Campus. Officers may serve in the Head Office or in any of the regional offices.

KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following positions:

SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER – COAST REGIONAL OFFICE REF: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO/12/2017-Closed
Reports to:  Deputy Commission  Secretary
Duration:     Permanent and Pensionable
Duty Station: Mombasa with occasional  travel
Gross Salary: Kshs. 205,850/-


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the management of programs and practices that support region specific best practices that contribute to the realization of Human Rights within the same. This role is for partnership building with stakeholders in regional communities to find innovative ways to shape sustainable and strategic alliances for the advancement of Human Rights programs inclusive of access to justice, devolution, land, citizenship, security, business human rights, minority groups, environmental rights, labour rights, public sector accountability and engaging cultural and traditional institutions to mainstream human rights laws. Program outcomes are aimed at advocacy, operations changes and dispute resolutions for communities within the guidelines of the Kenya National Human Rights Commission.

Managerial Responsibilities
a) Provide strategic leadership in the regional offices to support the facilitation of astute programs planned for the regional offices
b) Initiate strategic partnership with like-minded institutions, groups and government departments to support the implementation of policies and strategies for effective discharge of the functions of the Kenya National Human Rights Commission
c) Monitor the implementation of projects within the regional office to ensure that project goals and timelines are met and ensure that region specific programmatic goals are enforced
d) Build and maintain sustainable partnerships to handle the uniqueness of the regional settings and their varied needs in terms of Human Rights Programming. Partnerships are also useful to gain additional capacity necessary to handle the vast spread of regional areas
e) Organize and allocate tasks to staff seconded to regional offices to ensure optimal utilization of the limited human capital
f) Draft the regional office work plan, procurement plans and quarterly progress reports necessary to provide a road map and tools of work to execute the regional office strategy on behalf of the commission
g) Manage regional office operations to ensure their effective delivery on the overarching goals of the commission

Operational Responsibilities
a) Oversee Client screens and complaints handling by the Human Rights Officer to ensure proper process flow and dignified treatment of individuals and communities seeking redress
b) Provide legal advice to clients in Human Rights Related court cases and disputes through the preparation of sound legal opinions on complaints brought forward beyond arbitration
c) Spearhead field investigations and Conduct legal research in response to Human Rights violation cases noted or reported to the regional office to determine the way forward in pursuit of justice for the complainants
d) Prepare quarterly and annual activity reports on programmes implemented at the regional offices inclusive of challenges, findings and recommendations to inform the main office for future planning and program development
e) Organize, plan and implement programme activities such as human rights clinics and legal aid forums for the capacity building of regional partners and stakeholders informing them on the human Rights Laws  based on the Kenyan constitution
 f) Represent the commission during public awareness forums to promote policies and procedures on matters that relate to Human Rights during outreach activities with partner organizations
g) Spearhead regional trainings for public officers in conjunction with partners to promote awareness in Human Rights Laws and the Kenyan National Human Rights Commission

Qualifications, experience and skills
• Master’s degree in Law from a recognized university
• Five years’ experience of which one is at a supervisory role.
• Advocate of the High Court with current practicing certificate

OR

• Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university
• Seven years’ experience in a comparable position of which three is at a supervisory role
• Advocate of the High Court with current practicing certificate AND
• Demonstrable experience in the use of appropriate dispute resolution mechanism
• Demonstrable knowledge of national, regional and international Constitutional and human rights jurisprudence and instruments or conventions
• Good communication, interpersonal, organizational, negotiation and problem solving skills.
• Appreciation of the programme management cycle and public administration
• Ability to build and lead cohesive teams
• Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya


All applicants should submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-
• Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
• Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
• Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
• Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
• Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)


KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Friday 31st March, 2017 to:The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) Kasuku Road, off Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

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DEPUTY COMMISSION SECRETARY REF: KNCHR/ADM/ DSC /09/2017-Closed
Reports to: Commission Secretary
Duration: 5 years renewable contract 
Duty Station: Nairobi with occasional travel 
Gross Salary: Kshs 406,750


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of strategic leadership in program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation in consultation with Commission Secretary to ensure that the mandate of the Commission to foster promotion and awareness of human rights is achieved.
 
Key Duties

Managerial Responsibilities:

1) Formulate and implement policies and strategies for effective discharge of the functions of the Commission in accordance with the mandate of the commission to protect human rights for all
2) Coordinate the development of the commission’s annual report on the state of human rights in Kenya for presentation  to donors and stakeholders
3) Conduct quality control checks on all departments to ensure that they are in compliance with the set performance contract with the Commission
4) Coordinate the development of the department’s work plans and reports to ensure that they are in line with the set performance targets for the organization
5) Manage the performance appraisal of staff within the department to ensure that the department’s performance is on track with the set performance contract for the organization
6) Organize and allocate tasks to heads of departments in the Commission to ensure optimal utilization of the resources in the commission
7) Prepare statutory reports on the state of human rights in Kenya for presentation to parliament
8) Review and submit programme reports on the state of human rights in Kenya to the CEO for presentation to Commissioner’s Strategy meetings


Operational Responsibilities:

1) Track activity budgets and approve spend requests to ensure that activities are reflective of the commission’s work plan and in accordance with the mandate of the commission
2) Oversee the development of concept notes for requisition of donor funds to implement various human rights awareness and implementation projects
3) Oversee the identification of human rights activities to be funded by donors to enable the commission to achieve its mandate
4) Review donor reports on the commission to ensure that the activities of departments are in line with the objectives of the donors and present to the CEO
5) Ensure that heads of departments are well versed in the commission’s management strategies and are able to implement them
6) Monitor the implementation of projects within the commission to ensure that project goals and timelines are met.

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Social Sciences (PhD is an added advantage).
 • 12 years working experience with at least 5 years at  a senior position
• Post graduate qualification in Strategic and project Management, planning, proposal writing
•Administration, governance, or human Rights.
• Leadership and strategic management skills
• Financial management
• Budgeting
• Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various  packages.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
• Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
• Knowledge of the project management cycle and public administration
• Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER – REDRESS -READVERTISEMENT REF: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO/10/2017-Closed
Reports to:  Principal Human Rights Officer-  Redress
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Duty Station: Nairobi with occasional travel 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 205,850/-

Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of redress services; legal advice, public interest litigation and alternative dispute resolution, to petitioners towards the promotion and protection of human rights and freedoms in respect to its Article 59 mandate.

Key Duties
• To identify and advise KNCHR on the appropriate redress strategy and mechanisms for strategic, effective and timely interventions and/or resolution of complaints or issues and on public interest matters
• To take up public interest litigation or represent KNCHR and/or the petitioners in court, tribunal, committee or commission to facilitate appropriate redress
• To assist design, develop opinions and guide on the appropriate public interest litigation strategy and jurisprudential focus
• To coordinate dialogue, research and drafting of appropriate redress options in respect to private and public interest complaints and issues
• To identify, advise and take up appropriate dispute resolution mechanisms for effective and immediate redress on all complaints and investigations undertaken by KNCHR
 
• To advise, implement and document a public interest and learning platform in strategic reform interventions that result in the promotion of a culture of human rights in both government and private institutions
• To assist develop and implement monitoring and evaluation tools and systems that truck and document the redress departments performance
• To manage, document, ensure confidentiality and appropriate access to the Redress department’s  information and reports
• To advise, monitor and input into the departmental planning and budget process

Qualifications, experience and skills
• Master’s degree in Law from a recognized university
• Five years’ experience of which one is at a supervisory role.
• Advocate of the High Court with current practicing certificate
• Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
• Certificate in any ADR mechanism

OR

• Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university
• Seven years’ experience in a comparable position of which three is at a supervisory role
• Advocate of the High Court with current practicing certificate
• Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
• Certificate in any ADR mechanism AND
• Demonstrable experience in conducting Public Interest litigation
• Demonstrable experience in the use of appropriate dispute resolution mechanism
• Demonstrable knowledge of national, regional and international Constitutional and human rights jurisprudence and instruments or conventions
• Appropriate knowledge and use of digital  technology
• Good communication, interpersonal, organizational, negotiation and problem solving skills.
• Appreciation of the programme management cycle and public administration
 
HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II – COAST REGIONAL OFFICE REF: KNCHR/ADM/ HRO /11/2017-Closed
Reports to: The Regional Coordinator 
Location:Mombasa with occasional travel 
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 100,250


Job purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of legal support services and the implementation of region specific best practices that contribute to the realization of Human Rights within the same. This role is to pursue redress for human rights violations in the commission’s regional offices to reinforce programs and practices that support the advancement of Human Rights programs inclusive of access to justice, devolution, land, citizenship, security, business human rights, minority groups, environmental rights, labour rights, public sector accountability and engaging cultural and traditional institutions to mainstream human rights laws

Operational Responsibilities:
a) Undertake client screens and inquiries for complaints handling for victims seeking redress for human rights violations to facilitate the justice process and seek favorable outcomes for them.
b) Analyze case files and make appropriate decisions, determinations and recommendations on complaints that’s have been lodged at the regional office
c) Provide legal advice to clients in Human Rights Related court cases and disputes through the preparation of sound legal opinions on complaints brought forward beyond arbitration
d) Participate in field investigations and legal research in response to Human Rights violation cases noted or reported to the regional office to determine the way forward in pursuit of justice for the complainants
e) Offer legal counsel to inform complainants on the law with regard to possible human rights violations to equip them on next steps and options available to them to mitigate said situations
f) Refer complaints that fall outside the mandate of the commission to appropriate agencies for resolution as a way to assist them despite being outside the service parameters of the commission
g) Prepare reminders and acknowledgements to keep the complainants informed on the status of the complaints they have lodged on Human Rights violations at the regional office

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university
• Be admitted as an  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
• At least 1 year of relevant service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
• Good understanding of human rights and other relevant laws
• Good research skills.
 • Good communication, listening and client management skills.
• Computer literacy

All applicants should submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-
• Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
• Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
• Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
• Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
• Credit Reference Bureau (CRB
)

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
.


Those who had earlier applied for the Redress position need not re-apply.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Wednesday 15th March, 2017 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) Kasuku Road, off Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

 

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Position: Interns for various programmes (15)-Closed

CID (3), CID – Huduma Centres (2), Procurement (1), Internal Audit (1), Monitoring & Evaluation (1), Public Education Training (1), Research (1), ICT (1), Reforms and Accountability (1), HR & Administration (1), Public Affairs and Communication (1), Redress (1)
Duration: 12 months
Duty Station: Nairobi.

 

Key Duties
• To work closely with Programme /Departmental heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various departments.
• Assist in programme/Work plan implementation and assist in running and maintaining various programmes in KNCHR,
• Any other task that may be assigned by the Programme Officers.
 
Key Qualifications:
• Holder of an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (as per departments above) from a recognized institution

Skills and Competencies
• Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Tools.
• Must be able to work effectively and independently with minimum supervision.
• Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
• Proven research, writing and communication capability
• Demonstrable commitment to social justice.
• Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.

For more information about the programmes/departments, visit the KNCHR website www.knchr.org.

If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed CV indicating the department/programme you are applying to, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 15th  March, 2017.

The Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200
Nairobi.


Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Position:Accounts Clerk-Closed
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Duty Station: Wajir
Gross Salary:Kshs. 49,193


Job Objective
This position is responsible for the Preparation of books of accounts, carrying out bank reconciliation, monitoring regional budgetary expenditure and making timely payment for services and goods provided to the regional office
 
Key Duties
a)Monitor store supplies to determine stationery and other material needs, take inventory of office consumption to be able to project future requisition needs and report on these in good time.
b)Draft quarterly budgets forecast for regional office and account for expenses using store inventory reports to keep accountable for office procurements and spending in operational tools.
c)Maintain and update cashbook on a daily basis to ensure the account does not run into overdraft.
d)Perform bank reconciliations of regional bank account and forward the same to the head office on a monthly basis.
e)Ensure proper tracking of the regional office bank account and report on balances and deficits on a regular basis to account for funds spent through the maintenance of the cash office book, reconciliation of cash at hand and ban records, managing petty cash and imprest.
f)Liaise with suppliers of goods and services. Receive invoices, prepare payment vouchers, seek authority before cheque writing to keep track of accountabilities and make timely payments for goods and services utilized for the operations of the regional office.
g)Records management for all of the regional office documents to ease retrieval and ensure information security for the protection of client cases and confidentiality.

Key Qualifications and Competencies
•Diploma in Business Administration or Business Management or an equivalent from a recognized institution.
•1 year of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization.
•Part I of Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A) (K) or Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
•Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
•Be computer literate.
•Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.
•Organizational skills and Problem solving skills.
•Ability to work under pressure.
•Ability to work well with teams.
 
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Position:Driver-Closed
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Duty Station: Laikipia
Gross Salary:Kshs.37,666.00


Job Objective
This position is responsible for the facilitation of movement of the Commission staff to the respective destination is done in a safe manner by use of designated routes, locked vehicles at all times, observation of speed limits, passenger use of safety belt as per the Commission’s travel policy.
 
Key Duties
a)Facilitate the transfer of Commission staff to field activities on time and in a safe and reliable manner.
b)Pick and drop official Commission visitors and staff, to and from airport and take them to their required destination.
c)Inform the Administration Officer of due motor vehicle insurance and the Senior Driver/ Mechanic of due mechanical service of all Commission vehicles.
d)Ensure the cleanliness of the Commission vehicle at all times, carry out routine basic service check before use of the vehicle and report any defects to Senior Driver/Mechanic.
e)Ensure a work ticket is produced and approved before taking up any assignment and record all details including use of fuel card before submission to Administration Officer.
f)Observe  defensive  driving  skills  at  all  times  during  transfers to  ensure  fuel efficiency and forecast potential hazards ahead and avoid the said hazard.
g)Collect assignment schedules from Administration Officer and carry out official errands such as payments of utilities bills, collects and delivers mails and collect approved visas on behalf of commission staff.
h)Assist in basic support functions of Office administration i.e. photocopies, binding and filing when in the office, pending a transfer assignment.

Key Qualifications and Competencies
•Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (D+) and a Valid BCE Driving Licence
•Computer literacy.
•Knowledge of major towns in Kenya.
•Knowledge of relevant legislation (Traffic Act).
•Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.
•Good Organizational and Problem solving skills.
•Ability to work under pressure.
•Ability to work well with teams.
•Compliance with chapter six of the constitution.

 

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Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed CV, names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 7th February, 2017.

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor,
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200,
Nairobi.

SENIOR PARTNERSHIPS AND RESOURCE MOBILIZATION OFFICER REF: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO /01/2017)-Closed

Reports to: Deputy Commission Secretary 
Location:Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 205, 850


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for partnership building and resource mobilization for the Kenya National Commission of Human Rights. It is further responsible to oversee the management and resource use of the donor funds and to guide the commission to fully realize the potential of partnership alliances

Managerial Responsibilities:
a)Draft the commission work plan, procurement plans and quarterly progress reports necessary to provide a road map and tools of work to execute the partnership building strategy for the organization
b)Initiate strategic partnership with like-minded institutions, groups and government departments to support the implementation of policies and strategies for effective discharge of the functions of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR)
c)Manage sustainable partnerships useful to the commission to enhance the capacity and influence of KNCHR beyond  its resource limitations

Operational Responsibilities:
a)Mobilize additional funds for the commission’s programs by participating in proposal writing and fundraising and by managing donor relationship to ensure consideration for financial allocation necessary to meet gaps not attainable with only government funds
b)Conceptualize fund management and partner engagement initiatives to attract new organizational relationships and untapped finance streams to remain financially liquid in the commission
c)Maintain a database of the Commissions partnerships providing strong follow up and relationship management to ensure a continued synergistic agreement that is mutually beneficial to all parties

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•A Master’s Degree
•Five years’ Experience of which one is at a supervisory role.

OR

•A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Social Science from a recognized institution
•7 year’s relevant experience of which three is at a supervisory role.
•Relevant Post graduate qualification/s is an added advantage
•Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Other Attributes
•Good Interpersonal, Organizational and Communication skills
•Computer literacy.
•Knowledge of Budget process.
•Knowledge of relevant legislation.
•Knowledge of agenda on aid effectiveness
•Leadership skills
•Ability to work under pressure
•Negotiation skills
•Ability to build and lead cohesive teams
•Problem solving skills

SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER – REDRESS Ref: KNCHR/ADM/ SHRO /02/2017-Closed

Reports to:  Principal Human Rights Officer- Redress
Duty Station:  Nairobi with occasional travel 
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 205,850


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of redress and legal services to petitioners for human rights violations as per the mandate of the commission to protect human rights in Kenya.

Key Duties
•Advise the commission on appropriate redress mechanisms to ensure timely resolution of complaints as per the mandate of the commission
•Coordinate  legal  research,  drafting  and  advice  on  redress  options  to  ensure  that complainants get justice in a timely manner as per the mandate of the commission
•Represent the commission and petitioners in court to facilitate redress as per the mandate of the commission
•Implement Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms in redress of Human Rights issues  to expedite redress as per the mandate of the commission
•Implement reform strategies and interventions that result in timely resolution of human rights violation cases as per the mandate of the commission
•Ensure that the monitoring and evaluation systems and tools are up to par and facilitate the department in meeting its performance target
•Manage the department’s  information and reports to ensure that they are protected and accessible as per the mandate of the commission
•Provide input into  the budgeting process for the department
Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•Master’s degree in Law, Social sciences or other related fields or related disciplines from a recognized university
•Five years’ Experience of which one is at a supervisory role.
•Advocate of the High Court for Lawyers
OR
 •Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university and an Advocate of High Court.
•7 years of service, or similar experience in a comparable position of which three is at a supervisory role.
•Demonstrable knowledge and exposure to international, regional and national human rights instruments jurisprudence
•Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various packages.
•Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
•Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
•Knowledge of the project management cycle and public administration
•Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER –RESEARCH AND COMPLIANCE REF: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO /03/2017)-Closed

Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer, Research and Compliance
Location:Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 205, 850


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for conducting research on various human rights issues with the objective informing the Commission’s interventions in relation to legislation, policy and implementation of human rights concerns and that the state complies with human rights standards regionally.

Operational Responsibilities:
a)Review of bills and policies that is derived from the institutional strategy, to ensure alignment of department activities to the institutional objectives
b)Develop advisories and position papers on various human rights issues with the objective of informing the Commission’s interventions in relation to legislation, policy and implementation
c)Engage with regional and international mechanisms on various human rights issues in Kenya to recommend best practice on application of the said mechanism
d)Advice and assist state compliance with international and regional obligations as per the commission mandate
e)Report writing for internal and external audience on human rights issues to create awareness and sensitivity to human rights violation
f)Research the key outcomes that emerge in human rights issues in order to provide input to the development of policies
 
Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•Master’s degree in Law, Social sciences or other related fields or related disciplines from a recognized university
•Five years’ Experience of which one is at a supervisory role.
•Advocate of the High Court for Lawyers
OR
•A Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Social sciences or other related fields or related disciplines from a recognized university
•7 years relevant experience of which three is at a supervisory role.
•Relevant Post graduate qualification/s is an added advantage
•Good Communication, Interpersonal and Organisational skills
•Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Other attributes
•Ability to work under pressure
•Ability to lead and manage teams
•Problem solving skills
•Supervisory skills
•Clients focused
•Great attention to detail
•Respect for diversity

PRINCIPAL HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER - PUBLIC EDUCATION AND TRAINING Ref: KNCHR/ADM/ PHRO /04/2017-Closed

Reports:Deputy Commission Secretary 
Duration:5 Year Contract (Renewable) 
Duty Station:  Nairobi with occasional travel 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 281,950


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for provision of leadership in capacity building of the general public, state and non-state actors on human rights for the purpose of enhancing the respect of such rights.  In addition to this, oversee the design and management of public education and training programs in Kenya to promote, respect, protect and fulfil human rights to all citizens in the Republic of Kenya
 
Key Duties Managerial Duties
•Lead in the design planning, implementation and monitoring of the public education and training programs as per the mandate of the commission to inform, educate and sensitize the public on human rights issues
•Manage and mentor staff members within the department to enhance work performance as set out in the departmental work plan
•Formulate the curriculum, lead and support teams in training curriculum review, in line with the strategy of the commission
•Manage and mobilize public education and sensitization grants obtained by donors for human rights projects
•Appraise work performance of staff in the Public education and training department as set out in the appraisal schemes of work

Operational Duties
•Develop training content for training of trainer officers to promote peace, respect and protection of human rights for all citizens in Kenya
•Lead in training for partners e.g. embassies on Human rights based approach to planning and developments
•Build capacity of public education training for the County, Senate, National Assembly Commissioners in Kenya and other African countries
•Build capacity for senior security sector officers e.g. police, prisons in order to promote public education and training programs on respect, protect and fulfill human rights to all citizens of Kenya
•Lead the draw up of reports that review public education training and submit them promptly to the Commission Secretary for rollout to the public
•Approve and account for public education activity expenditure in the commission.

Key Qualifications and Competencies
•Masters’ degree in Social Sciences education, law public policy/administration or an equivalent from a recognized university and a Diploma in Education, Public Administration, Project Management or an equivalent from a recognized institution.
•8 years of service, or similar experience in a comparable position from a reputable organization
•Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various packages.
•Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
•Ability to build and lead cohesive teams.
•Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
•Knowledge of the project management cycle and public administration
•Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER 1 – ECOSOC REF: KNCHR/ADM/HRO /05/2017-Closed

Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer, ECOSOC
Location:Nairobi with occasional travel 
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 141, 950


Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the support to programs and activities aimed at the achievement of the commissions’ strategic objective of enhancing the realization of economic, social and cultural rights (ECOSOC) for all citizens of Kenya

Operational Responsibilities:
a)Undertake research on economic and social rights issues in the country, tabulate findings and inform Principal Human Rights Officer - ECOSOC
b)Collaborate with Public education and training department on delivery of economic and social rights content
c)Source and manage effectively and efficiently ECOSOC information and networks deemed necessary to the program
d)Monitor the use of  financial resources assigned for ECOSOC project implementation and account as per policy
e)Coordinate administrative activities for  conferences,  workshops related  to  the ECOSOC program and compilation of reports
f)Allocate work to the ECOSOC specific field team and consultants in various human rights projects of KNCHR

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or an equivalent from a recognized university
•3 years of service, or similar experience in a comparable position from a reputable organization
•Good Communication, Interpersonal and Organisational skills
•Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Other Attributes
•Ability to work under pressure
•Ability to lead and manage teams
•Problem solving skills
•Supervisory skills
•Clients focused
•Great attention to detail
•Respect for diversity

REGISTRY CLERK – COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS REF: KNCHR/ADM/ CLERK/06/2017)-Closed

Reports to:Principal Human Rights Officer – Complaints and Investigations
Location:Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 49,193


Job Purpose
Provide support services to complaints and investigation department, internal and external clients.

Operational Responsibilities
•Assist in complaints handling (screening) and processing of human rights violations as may be reported by petitioners in fulfilling the strategic goals of the commission.
•Assist in the management of the department’s complaints database to ensure that the information is protected and remains confidential as per the strategic goal of the department.
•Management and maintenance of departmental registry and documentation both physically and electronically.
•Assist in the coordination of departmental debriefing/psychosocial support sessions as need be.
•Assist in preparation of departmental and quarterly reports.

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•Diploma in a relevant field (Counseling Psychology, Diploma in Information Management or Diploma in Records Management or equivalent from a recognized institution
•One year relevant experience in a similar field.
•Knowledge of general information management and handling sensitive documents.
•Good understanding of human rights and demonstrable solid commitment to social justice.
•Good organizational, writing, interpersonal, communication, analytical skills
•Computer literacy.
•Ability to work in stressful and demanding environments and a team player.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Friday 27th January, 2017 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

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Position:Intern- Complaints and Investigations Department- Closed
Duration:12 months
Duty Station:Laikipia with occasional travel


Key Duties
•To receive and process complaints on alleged Human Rights abuses and offer necessary legal advice.
•To work closely with the program head/departmental head and staff in order to learn from the work of the commission.
•Assist in departmental program implementation.
•Any other task that may be assigned by the program officers.

Key Qualifications and Competencies
•A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (preferably law) from a recognized institution.
•Must be a Lawyer who has gone through the Kenya School of Law (Advocates Training Program) for lawyers.
•Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various packages.
•Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
•Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
•Ability to observe work ethics and work effectively under minimum supervision
•Not currently undertaking other training or internship

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

If you possess or meet the above qualifications,  send your application letter together with a detailed CV, names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 24th January 2017.

The Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200
Nairob
i.

 

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HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II – Complaints and Investigations Department (CID) REF: KNCHR/ADM/ HRO /04/2016- Closed
Reports to: The Principal Human Rights Officer, CID 
Location:     Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration:     Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 100,250


Job purpose
This officer will be  responsible for the support of implementation of the organization’s complaints and investigation strategy, which includes; processing of complaints, undertaking research, writing legal opinions, resolving complaints using Alternative dispute resolution, supporting referral partnerships all aimed at promoting realization of  human rights in Kenya. 
Operational Responsibilities:
a) Use of complaints processing and management systems  to enhance efficiency in line with  the commission’s mandate
b) Screen complaints of alleged human rights violations made by complainants to determine whether they meet the commission’s admissibility criteria as per the commission’s mandate
c) Give legal advice on matters pertaining human rights and any other laws.
d) Support the management committee in referral of complaints that fall outside the mandate of the commission to appropriate agencies for resolution
e) Conduct research on complaints on human rights violations to come up with an opinion to determine the way forward in the pursuit of justice for the complainants
f) Assist in the promotion of  proactive resolution of complaints on human rights violations to avoid recurrence of similar situation from arising
g) Assist in planning departments meetings and other activities when called upon.
h) Prepare  statutory reports on complaints received and the remedial action taken by the commission against the violators as per the strategic guidelines of the commission

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university
• Be admitted as an  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
• At least 1 year of relevant service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
• Good understanding of human rights and other relevant laws
• Good research skills.
• Good communication, listening and client management skills.
• Computer literacy


HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II- PUBLIC EDUCATION & TRAINING REF: KNCHR/ADM/ HRO /05/2016)-Closed
Reports to: The Principal Human Rights Officer – Public Education and Training
Location:     Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration:     Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 100,250


Job purpose
This position is responsible for the support to the delivery of information, education and sensitization of the public, state and non-state actors on human rights issues for the purpose of enhancing the respect of such rights.

Operational Responsibilities
a) Provide administrative support to the  implementation of human rights projects for the public in line with the strategic plan of the commission
b) Facilitate capacity building and awareness forums on human rights
c) Collect  data for monitoring the extent of enjoyment of human rights, standards and principles by the public through feedback on public training delivered
d) Draft activity- based progress reports on all human rights public, education and training assigned projects for accountability purposes to the donor
e) Assist in in the organization’s departments internal and external forums on information education communication e.g. meetings, workshops 
f) Assist in the quality control of all human rights programmed productions and materials to the public is simple yet comprehensive

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, law or an equivalent from a recognized university
• 1 year of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
• Computer Literacy
• Knowledge in research methodology
• Excellent data and analytical skills

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II- NORTH RIFT REGIONAL OFFICE REF: KNCHR/ADM/HRO /06/2016)-Closed
Reports to: Regional Coordinator/Senior Human Rights Officer – North Rift Regional Office
Location:     Kitale with occasional travel
Duration:     Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 100,250


Job Purpose
To manage and process complaints from petitioners.
Operational Responsibilities
a) Implementing systems and processes for efficient processing and management of complaints on human rights violations in the region
b) Screening of petitioners
c) Assist in review of Weekly screenings
d) Coordinating and supporting the Complaints referral and management committee
e) Analyze case files and make appropriate decisions, determinations and recommendations on complaints that have been lodged at the regional office
f) Provide legal advice to clients in  Human Rights Related court cases and disputes through the preparation of sound legal opinions on complaints  brought forward beyond arbitration 
g) Participate in field investigations and legal research in response to Human Rights violation cases noted or reported to the regional office to determine the way forward in pursuit of justice for the complainants
h) Offer legal counsel  to inform complainants on the law with regard to possible human rights violations to equip them on next steps and options available to them to mitigate said situations
i) Refer complaints that fall outside the mandate of the commission to appropriate agencies for resolution as a way to assist them despite being outside the service parameters of the commission
j) Prepare reminders and acknowledgements to keep the complainants informed on the status of the complaints they have lodged on Human Rights violations at the regional office
k) Undertaking research and drafting legal opinions on human rights complaints
l) Assist in preparation of various programme reports

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Law and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya 
• At least one year work experience in an equivalent level or human rights Investigations
• Good skills on Complaints handling and investigations with a good understanding of human rights
• Good Interviewing, Investigation and report writing skills
• Good organisational, writing, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills
• Sound Knowledge and understanding of International Human Rights instruments and the Constitution.
• A good team player who is results oriented, has attention to detail and is client focused
• Computer literacy, ability to work in stressful and demanding environments.
• Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Friday 11th November, 2016 to: 

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

 

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SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER – PUBLIC EDUCATION AND TRAINING (REF: KNCHR/ADM/PET/2/2016)- Closed
Reports to: The Principal Human Rights Officer – Public Education & Training 
Location:Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
Gross Salary: Kshs. 205,850

Job purpose

This position is responsible for the development of curriculum and training materials necessary to infuse human rights education in all spheres in Kenya in order to promote, respect, protect and fulfil human rights to all citizens in the Republic of Kenya.

Description of key duties Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Lead internal and external actors in designing and implementation of capacity building strategies and programmes for Commission and partners/stakeholders.
  • Supervise/Coordinate  and  ensure  quality  and  timely  periodic  reports  for  internal  and  external decision/policy makers.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Design, Review and develop curriculum and training materials to infuse human rights education in all spheres in Kenya in order to promote, respect, protect and fulfil human rights to the public.
  • Undertake training needs assessment and design/recommend appropriate training/capacity building projects.
  • Provide guidance on development and management of human rights training calendar throughout the National and County Government departments.
  • Develop programme documents and Information Education and Communication  (IEC) materials on human rights for various Government Ministries, Departments and CSO agencies
  • Conduct the training of trainers packages to promote peace, respect and protection of human rights for all citizens in Kenya,
    Conduct trainings and advocacy initiatives to protect and promote the rights of special interest groups like children, youth, women, aged, Persons with disability groups and other minorities.
  • Organize and facilitate public forums, lectures on human rights topical issues.
  • In collaboration with Research and Compliance department, assist in quality control of all programmed IEC material that goes to the public.

    Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
  • A  Master’s  Degree  in  Social  Sciences  (Education,  law,  Administration,  Political  Science, Development Studies, Sociology etc.) from a recognized University.Five years’ Experience of which two is at a supervisory role from a relevant public institution or private sector.

    OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences plus 7 years’ experience, 3 of which should have been at senior level management in a Public Education role in a public or private institution.

    Technical Skills and Experience
  • Strategic Leadership development programmes or equivalent for managers in public sector.
  • Training in Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA)
  • Training in Curriculum Development, IEC development or Training of trainers;
  • Good understanding of human rights and demonstrable solid commitment to social justice.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills, communication and analytical skills
  • Computer literacy, ability to work in challenging and demanding environments.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.

    HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER I (REF: KNCHR/ADM/HR/2/2016)- Closed
    Reports to: The HR and Administration Manager 
    Location:Nairobi with occasional travel 
    Duration:Permanent and Pensionable
    Gross Salary: Kshs. 141,950

    Job purpose
    This position is responsible for the provision of support to the Human Resources and Administrative functions such recruitment, training administration, compilation of human resource administration reports and payroll input operational services of the Human Resource department of the Commission
    Operational Responsibilities
    • Lead the Recruitment drive for non – managerial officer positions  and recommend to Senior HR and Administration Officer, shortlist candidates for management positions in the Commission.
    • Oversee the monthly payroll administration for KNCHR staff by input of the statutory deductions such as PAYE, NSSF, check-off loans, Sacco deductions, insurance deductions are effected.
    • Collate the approved training courses for all Commission staff, update in the training calendar for the year and inform the respective staff on the logistics and administration of upcoming courses
    • Monitor the impact of training programs from the feedback received and prepare periodic reports to senior management useful for organizational development
    • Manage and track invoices and budgets for all training development activities to ensure training service providers are paid on time
    • Allocate work to and collaborate with the Front office administration staff to direct human resource and administration related queries from external visitors
    • Prepare quarterly human resource analytical and budget reports for review by Human Resource and Administration Manager
    • Maintenance of leave records by verification of leave application, reconciliation of leave balance and generate leave statements to all staff in the commission
    • Management of the staff medical benefit
    • Facilitation of end of probation interviews  and prepare staff confirmation letters after approved recommendation to hire has been received, to ensure smooth on boarding of the employee into the Commission
    • Manage the staff provident fund scheme  by updating the Fund Administrator service provider of member monthly contribution and alert for terminal benefit payment to a separated member.
    • This position is responsible for the facilitation of implementation of programmes and interventions that reform private and public agencies as per the mandate of the commission to promote awareness and protection of human rights in Kenya
    • Assist in the implementation of  programmatic activities as per the strategic goal of the department to ensure reforms in both private and public agencies
    • Undertake research and advocacy to deepen reforms within public and private institutions to ensure the  protection of human rights in Kenya as per the mandate of the commission
    • Collecting and documenting data of institutional reforms for human rights analysis
    • Facilitate  meetings and workshops aimed at institutional reforms to ensure protection of human rights as per the mandate of the commission
    • Draft statutory and departmental reports on reforms that the commission has implemented for review by upper management
    • Represent the commission at working level meetings with civil society and other partners to facilitate reforms in private and public agencies as per the mandate of the commission.
    • Allocate work and supervise student Interns assigned to the Human Resource and Administration department.

    Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or related field or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management or its equivalent
    • 3 years of service or similar experience in a comparable position from a reputable organization
    • Computer literacy
    • Knowledge of relevant legislation e.g. labour laws
    • Knowledge of professional standards

    HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II – REFORMS & ACCOUNTABILITY (REF: KNCHR/ADM/ RAP /2/2016) - Closed
    Reports to: The Principal Human Rights Officer – Reforms & Accountability 
    Location:Nairobi with occasional travel
    Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
    Gross Salary: Kshs. 100,250


    Job purpose
    This position is responsible for the facilitation of implementation of programmes and interventions that reform private and public agencies as per the mandate of the commission to promote awareness and protection of human rights in Kenya

    Description of key duties

    • Assist in the implementation of  programmatic activities as per the strategic goal of the department to ensure reforms in both private and public agencies
    • Undertake research and advocacy to deepen reforms within public and private institutions to ensure the  protection of human rights in Kenya as per the mandate of the commission
    • Collecting and documenting data of institutional reforms for human rights analysis
    • Facilitate  meetings and workshops aimed at institutional reforms to ensure protection of human rights as per the mandate of the commission
    • Draft statutory and departmental reports on reforms that the commission has implemented for review by upper management
    • Represent the commission at working level meetings with civil society and other partners to facilitate reforms in private and public agencies as per the mandate of the commission

    Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in social Science  or related disciplines from a recognized university
    • 1 year of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
    • Advocacy and lobbying skills
    • Knowledge on International Human Rights Instruments
    • Report writing skills
    • Computer literacy

      HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER I- WAJIR ( REF: KNCHR/ADM/ RO /2/2016)- Closed
      Reports to: The Senior Human Rights Officer – North Eastern Regional Office 
      Location:Wajir
      Duration:Permanent and Pensionable 
      Gross Salary: Kshs. 141,950


      Job purpose
      This position is responsible for the implementation of programs and practices that support region specific best practices that contribute to the realization of Human Rights within the same. This role is to support in partnership building with stakeholders in regional communities to find innovative ways to shape sustainable and strategic alliances for the advancement of Human Rights programs inclusive of access to justice, devolution, land, citizenship, security, business human rights, minority groups, environmental rights, labour rights, public sector accountability and engaging cultural and traditional institutions to mainstream human rights laws

      Description of Key duties Managerial Responsibilities
      Supervise project teams and consultants to give direction and oversee quality control to meet the commission’s service requirements on program benchmarks

      Operational Responsibilities
    • Implement regional office projects and oversee systems to determine effective processing of complaints on human rights violations according to the commission’s standards of service
    • Promote proactive resolutions of complaints on human rights violations to quickly dissipate situations and avoid escalations that could be detrimental to the wellbeing of the victims
    • Carry out investigations and legal research in response to Human Rights violation cases noted or reported to the regional office to determine the way forward in pursuit of justice for the complainants
    • Draft quarterly and annual activity reports  on programmes implemented at the regional offices inclusive of challenges, findings and recommendations to inform the main office for future plans and program development
    • Manage financial resources assigned for the project activities in the regional offices to ensure accountability of funds
    • Assist in the management of regional partnerships necessary for the capacity enhancement of the commission’s work in the region in spite of internal limitations
    • Undertake regional office operations inclusive of  data and assets management to ensure client confidentiality and information security
    • Liaise with the head quarter office regarding matters of project implementation on assigned projects to execute these as per stipulated guidelines
    • Execute programme activities such as human rights clinics and legal aid forums for the capacity building of regional partners and stakeholders informing them on the human Rights Laws based on the Kenyan constitution
    • Participate in regional trainings for public officers in conjunction with partners to promote awareness in Human Rights Laws and the Kenyan National Human Rights Commission
    • Prepare reminders, acknowledgements and keep the complainants informed on the status of the complaints that they have lodged on Human Rights Violations
    • Refer complaints that fall outside the mandate of the commission to appropriate agencies for resolution

      Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or an equivalent from a recognized university
    • 3 years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
    • Good report writing and presentation skills
    • Computer literacy
    • Good analytical and Project cycle management skills
       

      Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.

      Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
       
      KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience

    Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Friday 16th September, 2016 to:

    The Commission Secretary,
    Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
    Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
    P. O. Box 74359-00200
    NAIROBI.

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Purpose:  Internship at the North Eastern Regional Office-Closed

Overall Task

To work closely with programme staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in its various departments.

Key Skills, Qualifications and competences

If you possess the above qualities, please send your application letter together with a detailed CV, a daytime telephone contact, and names and telephone contacts of three referees so as to reach us by 26th August, 2016 addressed to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROB
I.

Or hand delivered to:
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights,
Wajir Regional Office,
Off Airport Road/ Public Works/Wagberi area,
P.o. Box 363-70200,
Wajir,Kenya


Or by email to:
NorthernKenya@knchr.org

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Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
 

SENIOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER - Closed
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/ M & E /2/2016
Reports to: The Deputy Commission Secretary
Location: Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 205,850

Job Objective

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s monitoring and evaluation strategy and to oversee the standards for quality on programs delivery, frameworks for program planning and performance assessments for the commission’s activities

Description of key duties

Managerial Responsibilities

 

Operational Responsibilities

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us byFriday 20th May, 2016 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

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KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following positions in its head office: 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY TO THE CHAIRPERSON - Closed
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/ Chair/1/2016
Reports to: The Chairperson
Location: Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration: 4 year Contract
Gross Salary: Kshs. 100,250

Job Objective
To provide support and facilitation of administrative and logistical functions in the office of the Chairperson and Commissioners’ offices

Description of key duties

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Friday 18th May, 2016 to:

The Commission Secretary,

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

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KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following positions in its head office:

REGISTRY CLERK – COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS -Closed
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/ CLERK/1/2016
Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer – Complaints and Investigations
Location: Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 49,193

Job Objective
Provide Counselling and support services to complaints and investigation department, internal and external clients.

Description of Key Duties

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II– RESEARCH AND COMPLIANCE - Closed
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/HRO/4/16
Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer
Location: Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration: Kshs. 100,250

Job Objective
To ensure that the state complies with human rights standards regional and international.

Description of key duties

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by 20th April, 2016 to:
The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internship Advertisement - Closed

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created by Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament (the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act, 2011) and under the United Nations Paris Principles. KNCHR’s mandate includes furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya, acting as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and the provision of leadership in moving the country towards a human rights state. KNCHR fulfills its human rights mandate through a number of programs, including Research and Compliance, Public Education and Training, Complaints and Investigations, Redress, Reforms and Accountability and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and departments: Human Resource and Administration, Finance, ICT, Public Affairs and Communication, Monitoring and Evaluation and Procurement. The Commission’s main office is in Nairobi and with four regional offices in Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa and Kisumu.
The KNCHR invites applications from young, versatile, industrious, honest, self-driven, analytical, open-minded, readily available candidates to urgently fill the intern positions in various departments Human Resource and Administration (1), Finance (1), Research and Compliance (1), Reforms and Accountability (1) Monitoring and Evaluation (1), Public Affairs and Communication (1), Public Education and Training (1), Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1), Public Affairs and Communication (1), Complaints and Investigations (1), ICT (1), Internal Audit (1) and Procurement (1)

Position: Interns for various programmes
Duration: 12 months
Duty Station: Nairobi.

Key Duties

Key Qualifications and Competencies

If you possess the above qualities, please send your application clearly indicating the specific department on the subject matter of your cover letter, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 16th of March, 2016 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.
Email: recruitments@knchr.org


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

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The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created by Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament (the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act, 2011) and under the United Nations Paris Principles.  KNCHR’s mandate includes furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya, acting as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and the provision of Leadership in moving the country towards a human rights state. KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through a number of programmes, including Research and Compliance, Public Education and Training, Complaints and Investigations, Redress and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Commission’s main office is in Nairobi with four regional offices in Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa and Kisumu. Officers may serve in the Head Office or in any of the regional offices.

KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following positions in its head office:

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II: WAJIR REGIONAL OFFICE (Closed)
Ref: WAJIR-Ref: KNCHR/ADM/HRO II/02/16 


Reports to: Senior Human Rights Officer
Location: Wajir with occasional travel
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs 100,250 


Job Objective
To manage and process complaints from petitioners.

Description of key duties

Minimum Requirements

RECEPTIONIST - KISUMU (Closed)
Ref: KNCHR/HR/ADMIN/1/2016 

Reports to:Regional Coordinator/Senior Human Rights Officer
Location: Kisumu
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 49,193.00 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

 

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FROM THE REGIONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your online applications through http://recruitments.knchr.org and also send a manual copy to our post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Friday 29th  January, 2016 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

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Only short listed candidates will be contacted

 

 

PRINCIPAL HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER – REFORMS AND ACCOUNTABILITY - (Closed)
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/PHRO/04/15

Reports to: Deputy Commission Secretary
Location: Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration: 5 years contract (Renewable)
Gross Salary: Kshs. 281,950

Job Objectives:
To provide leadership in overseeing the receipt, processing and investigation of complaints of Human Rights violations in contributing to the enhancing of the commission objective in the realization of rights in line with the Commissions mandate.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualification

SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER /PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRPERSON (Closed)
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO /PA/3/15 


Reports to: The Chairperson
Location: Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs 205,850 


Job Objective
To provide technical/programmatic and administrative support to the Chairpersons office.

Description of key duties

Minimum Requirements

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

THOSE WHO HAD APPLIED FOR THE ABOVE POSITIONS NEED NOT REAPPLY

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your online applications throughhttp://recruitments.knchr.organd also send a manual copy to our post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Friday 11th December, 2015 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

SENIOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATION OFFICER - (Closed)
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/HRO/08/15
Reports to: Deputy Commission Secretary
Location: Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs 205,850

 

 

Job Objective

 

Oversee, conceptualize, design and implement internal and external communication strategies and programmes that advance the commission strategic objectives and coordinating the publication of the commission journals and key publications.

 

 

Description of key duties

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications 

Or

 
SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER - (Closed)
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO/10/15
Reports to: Human Resource & Administration Manager
Location: Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs 205,850 


Job Objective
To design, manage and facilitate the implementation of Human Resources and administration functions for the smooth running of Human Resources and administration functions of the Commission in line with the mandate.

Description of key duties 

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications 

Or

And

Other Attributes for above positions

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
THOSE WHO HAD APPLIED FOR THE ABOVE POSITIONS NEED NOT REAPPLY

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your online applications through http://recruitments.knchr.org and also send a manual copy to our post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Friday 27th November, 2015 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER IN REFORMS AND ACCOUNTABILITY Ref: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO/09/15 (Closed)
Reports to: Head,Reforms & Accountability
Location:  Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration:  Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary:  Kshs 205,850


Job Objective
To Manage and coordinate implementation of various strategies and interventions aimed at strengthening democratic governance in key government institutions pursuant to Kenya National Commission on Human Rights’ mandate

Managerial/Supervisory  Responsibilities

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

.Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

Or

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

 

 

QUALIFIED   FEMALE   CANDIDATES   AND   PERSONS   WITH   DISABILITY   ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

 

If  you  possess  the  above  qualities,  All  applicants  are  requested  to  submit  online applications through  our post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, Online Application No. and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees two of whom should be your immediate supervisors in your current and your past employment, to reach us by

Friday 6th  November, 2015

to:

 

 

 

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200 NAIROBI.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

 

 

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The commission is currently implementing its reviewed strategic plan 2015 – 2018 with a mission to protect, promote and monitor the respect for human rights in Kenya through law, policy and practice. KNCHR therefore seeks to conduct a baseline survey in order to gather relevant quantitative and qualitative data for indicators at all level of results which will be used to measure progress against the set goals and objectives throughout and at the end of 2015 – 2018 strategic planning period.
KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following short term positions to assist with the upcoming baseline survey;;

Research Assistants (16 positions) - Closed
Reports to: Senior Monitoring and evaluation Officer
Location: Rift Valley (2), Nairobi (2), Western (2), Central (2), Coast (2), Eastern (2), North Eastern (2), Nyanza (2)
Duration: 1 Month

Description of key duties

Qualifications and Experience required

Data analysts (2 positions) - Closed
Reports to: Senior Monitoring and evaluation Officer
Location: Nairobi
Duration: 1 Month

Description of key duties

Qualifications and Experience required

How to apply
If you possess the above qualities, please send your application clearly indicating the preferred region on the subject matter of your cover letter, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 28th August, 2015 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights,
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor.
P. O. Box 74359-00200.
NAIROBI.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer

 

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KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following positions in its head office:

HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER - Closed
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/HRM/1/15
Reports to: Commission Secretary
Location: Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration: Five Years contract (renewable)
Gross Salary: Kshs 281,950

Job Objective
To provide strategic leadership in all Human Resource Management and Administration issues for the Commission.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

 

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

PRINCIPAL HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER – REFORMS AND ACCOUNTABILITY - Closed
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/PHRO/2/15
Reports to: Deputy Commission Secretary
Location: Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration: 5 years contract (Renewable)
Gross Salary: Kshs. 281,950

 

Job Objectives
To provide leadership in overseeing the receipt, processing and investigation of complaints of Human Rights violations in contributing to the enhancing of the commission objective in the realization of rights in line with the Commissions mandate.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

 Other Attributes for above positions

SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER /PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRPERSON - Ref:  KNCHR/ADM/SHRO /PA/3/15 - Closed
Reports to:   The Chairperson
Location:     Nairobi with occasional travel
Duration:     Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs 205,850

Job Objective
To provide technical/programmatic and administrative support to the Chairpersons office

Description of key duties

Minimum Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER: REDRESS - Closed
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO/03/15
Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer
Location: Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs. 205,850

 Job Objectives
To provide redress for human rights violations and legal support services to the Commission

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

                                            OR

Other attributes

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II – COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS - Closed
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/HRO/03/15
Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer
Location: Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
Salary: Kshs. 100,250.00

Job Objective
To provide redress for human rights violations and legal support services to the Commission

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
If you possess the above qualities, please send your application clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope or the subject matter of your email, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by Friday 14 August 2015 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

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KNCHR invites applications from young, industrious, honest, self driven, analytical, readily available graduates with a relevant degree or diploma to fill

Two (2)

intern positions:

 

Purpose:    Internship at the Coast Regional Office-Closed
Duration:   One year
Location:   Mombasa

Overall Task

To work closely with programme staff in discharging the Commission’s mandate.

Key Skills, Qualifications and competences

If you possess or meet the above qualifications,  send your application letter together with a detailed CV, a daytime telephone contact and names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 27th April 2015.

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI. 

AND hand delivered or email to:

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Coast Regional Office- Mombasa
Panal Freighters Lane, off Haile Selasie Road
MOMBASA
Email:coast@knchr.org 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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Human Rights Officer II: Redress -Closed
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/HRO II/3/15

Reports to:        Principal Human Rights Officer
Location:            Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration:            Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary:      Kshs 100,250

Job Objective:

To assist in providing redress for human rights violations and legal support for the commission.

Description of key duties.

 

Minimum Requirements

Other Attributes
In addition to the above qualifications, the suitable candidates for all the above position should possess the following Skills and Attributes;

 

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

If you possess the above qualities, please send your application clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, a daytime telephone contact, and names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 15th April, 2015 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.
Email: recruitments@knchr.org
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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Position: Interns for various programmes - Closed

Duration: 12 months
Duty Station: Nairobi.

The KNCHR invites applications from young, versatile, industrious, honest, self-driven, analytical, open-minded, readily available candidates to urgently fill the intern positions in various departments Human Resource and Administration (1), Finance (1), Research and Compliance (1), Reforms and Accountability (1) Monitoring and Evaluation (1), Public Affairs and Communication (1), Public Education and Training (1), Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1), Public Affairs and Communication (1), Complaints and Investigations (1), ICT (1) and Procurement (1)

Key Duties
To work closely with programme heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various departments
Assist in programme implementation and assist in running and maintaining various programmes in KNCHR,
Any other task that may be assigned by the Programme Officers.

Key Qualifications and Competencies

If you possess the above qualities, please send your application clearly indicating the specific department on the subject matter of your cover letter, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 3rd April, 2015 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.
Email: recruitments@knchr.org
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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RE-ADVERTISEMENT
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created by Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament (the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act, 2011) and under the United Nations Paris Principles. KNCHR’s mandate includes furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya, acting as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and the provision of leadership in moving the country towards a human rights state.  KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through a number of programmes, including Research and Compliance, Public Education and Training, Complaints and Investigations, Redress and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Commission’s main office is in Nairobi with four regional offices in Wajir, Kitale, Kisumu and Mombasa.  Officers may serve in the Head Office or in any of the regional offices.

KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following positions in its Wajir Regional office:

 

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER II:

WAJIR-Ref: KNCHR/ADM/HRO II/11/14 - Closed

Reports to: Senior Human Rights Officer 

Location: Wajir with occasional travel  

Duration: Permanent and Pensionable Gross Salary: Kshs 100,250 

 

 

Job Objective To manage and process complaints from petitioners.

 

Description of key duties 

The main tasks performed by the job holder. 

 Minimum Requirements

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES FROM THE REGION ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

If you possess the above qualities, please send your application clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, a daytime telephone contact, and names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 19th November, 2014 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted. ALL THOSE WHO HAD APPLIED FOR THIS POSITION IN THE PREVIOUS ADVERTISEMENT NEED NOT REAPPLY.

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