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SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER – WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE REF: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO/13/2017-Open
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

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.


Position:Accounts Clerk-Re-Advertisement
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, 2017. Previous 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.

 

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.


 

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.


 

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 by Friday 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

Click here to download a copy of this advert

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.

     

    Click here to download a copy of this advert

    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.
      Click here to download a copy of this advert

      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.




      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.

      Click here to download a copy of this advert

      Human Rights Officer 1 – Public Education and Training (Ref: KNCHR/ADM/HRO 1/12/14)- Closed

      Reports to:         Principal Human Rights Officer – Public Education and Training
      Location:            Nairobi, with frequent travel
      Duration:            Permanent and Pensionable
      Gross Salary:    Ksh. 141,950


      Key duties and responsibilities:
      •    Assist in designing and implementing Human Rights Education strategies and programmes for senior policy makers, law enforcement officers, media and judicial officers and the Public amongst other Stakeholders.
      •    Assist in designing and implementing strategies for integrating human rights into formal and informal curricular of public and private learning institutions.
      •    Ensure application of the Commission programmatic approach and guidelines on cross cutting issues in implementation of the programme activities for the Public
      •    Participate in planning, budgeting  preparing  reports and  documenting best practices within the department
      •    Assist in the development and Review of curriculums, Training Manuals and IEC material on Thematic Human Rights Issues.
      •    Assist in the quality control all programmed productions and materials
      •    Assist in publicity, profiling, mobilizing stakeholders and partners participation in Human Rights Programs
      •    Designing and implementing Education and Field learning activities
      •    Assist in securing the Departments Knowledge management system
      •    Build and Nurture Networks, Partnerships and Key Stakeholders.
      •    Participate in fund Raising and resource mobilization efforts.

         Qualifications and Experience

      •    A Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or Law from a recognized University
      •    Certificate or Diploma in Training of Trainers/ Post Graduate diploma in Law.
      •    Three years experience in providing Human Rights Education and capacity building for high level public officials and the community.
      •    Experience in planning and designing effective training programmes.
      •    Experience in designing and evaluation of IEC materials and other learning resources
      •    Experience in engaging with a broad range of participatory training approaches.

      Human Rights Officer I – Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Ref: KNCHR/ADM/HRO 1/13/14)- Closed

      Reports to:       Principal Human Rights Officer – Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
      Location:           Nairobi with occasional travel
      Duration:           Permanent and Pensionable
      Gross Salary:   Kshs 141, 950


      Description of key duties
      •    Assist in conceptualizing strategies and implementing activities to realize economic, social and cultural rights.
      •    Undertaking research on economic and social rights issues and tabulate findings.
      •    Providing training on economic and social rights issues.
      •    Coordinating, preparing/compiling and analyzing of the project technical reports
      •    Coordinate the regular reporting on the various department projects
      •    Effective and efficient sourcing and management of information and networks deemed necessary to the program
      •    Supervise and manage the specific field teams and consultants in various projects implementation.
      •    Effective Management of the financial resources they have been assigned for the project implementation and account as per policy.
      •    To coordinate planning, logistics, mobilization, for internal and external activities such as conferences, workshops related to the program and ensures
      •    Assisting the department and Commission in the various other tasks as may be assigned from time to time

      Minimum Requirements

      •    A Bachelors Degree in Law or Social Sciences, public policy, Economics or Political Science and training in Ecosoc rights or social and economic audit skills.
      •    Three years work experience in an equivalent and similar level in the field of Economic, Social and Cultural rights.
      •    Should have knowledge on Evictions, Resettlement and Housing policy and legal frameworks (both local and international).

      Other attributes for both positions include:-

      •    Sound Knowledge and understanding of local and International Human Rights instruments and the Constitution.
      •    Good organizational, writing, interpersonal, communication, people management, analytical and presentation skills.
      •    Ability to meet deadlines with a high degree of integrity
      •    Excellent computer skills in various computer packages.
      •    Ability and willingness  to work under pressure and for long odd  hours  
      •    Respect for diversity, open minded with the ability to manage complexities.
      •    A good team player who is results oriented, has attention to detail and is client focused
      •    Ability to work in stressful and demanding environments.
      •    Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.
      •    Demonstrable commitment to social justice.

      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 Reference Number 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 10th October, 2014 to:


      • A degree/ Diploma from a recognized university in a relevant field
      • Good ICT skills
      • Proven research capability
      • Ability to work effectively and take instructions from seniors
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      • Commitment to social justice
      • Some exposure in a relevant field will be an added advantage
      • Develop monitoring and evaluation strategies and define standards associated with risk management within the commission to ensure compliance with legal and statutory obligations on all of the commission’s programs
      • Develop the monitoring and evaluation  budget in accordance with the institution’s financial guidelines
      • Oversee quality assurance on all of the commission’s programs design and implementation to remain compliant with all regulatory obligation and avoid service interruptions
      • Oversee programs data and reports to ensure that information being tracked and disseminated to stakeholders are sound, reliable and accurate to maintain the organization’s integrity
      • Develop project baseline studies and internal evaluations for continuous checks and balances in all of the commission’s services to be able to determine basic expectations and benchmark best practices to be attained in each program
      • Oversee the monitoring of programs supported by donor monies to ascertain delivery  of tasks along the terms of agreement as stipulated by the donor to prevent queries that could lead to repayment or discontinuation of funding
      • Supervise Consultants  monitoring and evaluation projects to ensure comprehensive studies on quality measurement utilized to benchmark the commission’s programs
      • Organize and allocate tasks to staff members in the unit to ensure optimal utilization of the resources in the department
      • Develop program guidelines with respect to planning, monitoring and evaluation for activities within the commission
      • Provide internal trainings to staff and others stakeholders to build their capacity on project cycle management and the necessity of monitoring and evaluation as standard practice along the project life
      • Review  all program documents to ensure they are in tandem with normative frameworks on human rights which is to guide on delivery on the core mandate of the commission
      • Provide technical support to programs on project design and implementation to educate them on the expected benchmarks to aim for in project output and reporting
      • Facilitate institutional reviews, learning and adaptive management of programs based on lessons learnt to establish transparency, innovation and a learning environment
      • Coordinate reports for internal and external requirements by donors, Parliament, Public Service Commission, Department of National Values and Principles of Governance, and subsector reporting to Treasury
      • Degree A Master’s Degree in Social Sciences (Monitoring and Evaluation, Population Studies, Statistics, Project Management, Strategic Management, Development Science, Economics or other relevant disciplines) from a recognized University
      • Five years’ Experience of which  two is at a supervisory role

        OR
      • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences plus 7 years’ experience, 3 of which should have been at senior level management in a Monitoring and Evaluation role
      • Post graduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation·
      • Good understanding of human rights and demonstrable solid commitment to social justice.
      • Good organizational, writing, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills
      • Computer literacy, ability to work in stressful and demanding environments.
      • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.

      • Compile board papers and related documentation that concern Human Rights in Kenya for the monthly Commissioners Statutory Meetings to address the Commission’s mandate of acts as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights
      • Manage the chairperson’s diary and also Commissioners diaries in consultation with commissioners intern personal assistants
      • Provide logistical support for both international and domestic travel the Chairperson and Commissioners’ offices  such as pursue the visa process, book air tickets
      • Monitor the Chairperson and commissioners leave records to ensure availability of a commissioner at any one time by maintenance of schedule of leave proceeded on, leave balances, filling of leave forms  and update Human Resources
      • Receive and screen all visitors to the office of the Chairperson, telephone calls, inward  and outward mail and ensure relevant action is taken by respective officers
      • Ensure security of office of the chairperson and vice chairperson records, equipment and documents by limiting access to the respective offices when the officer is absent
      • Manage administration of formal events of the Commission such as logistics of high level delegations to the commission, logistics for international conference hosted by the commission
      • Degree in Social Sciences or a relevant field  from a recognized institution
      • Secretarial qualifications are an added advantage
      • 1 year of similar experience in a comparable position in a reputable organization
      • Good organizational, interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
      • Computer Literacy and ability to work under pressure
      • 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.
      • Higher Diploma/Diploma in Counseling Psychology with skills in Multicultural counseling.
      • One year (Post qualification experience) in a relevant/similar field.
      • Knowledge of general information management and handling sensitive documents.
      • Training in ADR mechanisms and Investigations
      • 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.
      • Review of bills and policies
      • Research on emerging human rights issues
      • Developing advisories and position papers
      • Engage with regional and international mechanisms
      • Advice and assist state compliance with international and regional obligations
      • Report writing for internal and external audience
      • Research on emerging human rights issues to inform development policies
      • To advice the state on compliance international obligations.
      • Bachelor's degree in Law, Social sciences or other related fields
      • One years' work experience, served in a similar role or equivalent with experience in research legislation and policy.
      • Good understanding of human rights and demonstrable solid commitment to social justice.
      • Good organizational, writing, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills
      • Computer literacy, ability to work in stressful and demanding environments.
      • To work closely with programme heads/Departmental heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various departments
      • Assist in programme/Workplan implementation and assist in running and maintaining various programmes in KNCHR,
      • Any other task that may be assigned by the Programme Officers.
      • Holder of an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (as per departments above) from a recognized institution
      • Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge of the various packages.
      • 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.
      • Implementing systems and processes for efficient processing and management of complaints on human rights violations in the Region
      • Screening of petitioners
      • Assist in reviewing of Weekly screenings
      • Coordinating and supporting the Complaints referral and management committee
      • Undertaking research and drafting legal opinions on human rights complaints
      • Assisting in the promotion of proactive resolution of complaints on human rights violations.
      • Assist in preparation of various programme reports
      • A Bachelors 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
      • Skills on Alternative Dispute Resolution
      • 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 (people management), 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.
      • Managing and offering the necessary assistance required by all the commission visitors
      • Managing of all incoming and outgoing telephone communications
      • Responsible for notifying the officer in charge, other office staff and the service providers on any malfunctioning on the communication equipment.
      • Ensure letters, parcels brought through the reception are delivered to the right office
      • Preparing and serving tea on a timely basis to regional staff and meetings held within the commission
      • Assisting in maintenance of office cleanliness and preparation of tea and snacks for staff and internal meetings
      • Assisting in photocopying and binding of official documents
      • Assisting in ensuring that security measures put in place are adhered to by closing all the windows in the boardrooms, offices and closing the main doors
      • Certificate in Front Office/Switchboard operations/Secretarial Studies/customer care
      • 1 Year experience in a busy office
      • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
      • Good analytical and problem solving skills
      • Ready to work under pressure and at times beyond working hours
      • Attention to details and a person of high integrity
      • Providing leadership, analytical and general oversight in the implementation of the Departments activities
      • Conceptualize, organize and direct the planning, design and implementation of relevant and effective reforms, advocacy and other department programmes
      • Initiate, develop and implement legal, institutional and administration reforms in line with the Constitution
      • Design and implement strategies for demanding accountability from duty bearers
      • Ensure operationalization of the mandate of the Commission in regards to visits to places of detention to assess conditions and make recommendations for reforms.
      • Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant stakeholders
      • Responsible for monitoring and advising on budgeting and financial management of the departments resources
      • Responsible for timely preparation and presentation of annual plans, budgets and monthly/quarterly, annual ad statutory reports.
      • Provide overall management of the Departments human and financial resources through effective monitoring and advice on budgeting and financial management of the Department’s resources.
      • Quality control for all programme materials and documents developed and ensure proper management of programmes information and records
      • Manage M&E systems and tools to monitor departmental performance
      • Overall supervision of staff within the department. 
      • Masters Degree in Law (LLM) or a Social Science from a recognized University
      • Training on ADR/Investigations, Project Cycle Management and Finance for Non Finance Managers
      • Training in Strategic Leadership Management is an added advantage.
      • Eight years’ experience of which 3 are at a senior level with a supervisory role
      • To provide comprehensive, confidential and high quality technical and administrative service to the Chairperson
      • Assisting the chairperson in their day to day programmatic and engaging in research into various human rights concerns and/or emerging issue of local, regional and international concern related to the chairpersons’ work as well as drafting and advice on redress options
      • Preparing speaking notes, legal briefs, opinions and insights for the chairpersons’ engagements
      • Preparation of concept papers, intervention strategies and proposal writing for various activities
      • Coordinating and facilitating meeting mundane to the Chairpersons work
      • Assist in providing analytical advice on and implementation mechanisms of appropriate redress
      • To manage and prioritize all communications to the chairs office at all times and ensure adherence to deadlines in response;
      • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.
      • A Master’s degree in social sciences (law, political science, development studies or communication).
      • Five years’ Experience of which one year is at a supervisory role Or A Bachelor’s degree plus 7 year’s relevant experience of which three is at a supervisory role.
      • Good skills on Complaints handling and investigations with a good understanding of human rights
      • Good Interviewing and report writing skills
      • Good organizational, writing, interpersonal (people management), communication and analytical skills
      • Sound Knowledge and understanding of local and International Human Rights instruments and the Constitution.
      • A 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.
      • Profile and brand the commission, create awareness and enhance accessibility of the commission to the public through appropriate marketing strategies.
      • Provide advice to the chairperson’s office as the spokesperson of the commission on public affairs and communication matters always and as appropriate
      • Develop a publicity frame work that will enable the commission to spread information about its services for purposes of public awareness that enhance their abilities to demand.
      • Quality control of all publications of the commission
      • Develop, implement, manage and monitor on budgeting and financial management of the department’s resources.
      • Establish a level of public relations with varied stakeholders.
      • Work in consultation with commission secretary, deputy secretary and other heads of departments.
      • To be fully accountable for the specific deliverables assigned to the position in consultation with other department team members.
      • Be responsible for the departmental data assigned to and specifically the website data and information.
      • A Master’s Degree in Communication from a recognized University Five years’ Experience of which one is at a supervisory role
      •  A Bachelor’s degree in Communication plus 7 years’ experience, 3 of which should have been at senior level management in journalism
      • Good understanding of human rights and demonstrable solid commitment to social justice.
      • Good organizational, writing, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills
      • Computer literacy, ability to work in stressful and demanding environments.
      • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.
      • Assist in the management and supervision of the staff within the department
      • Coordinate the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights management and career development programs
      • Coordinate and ensure effective implementation of various Human Resources and Administration functions of the commission
      • Ensuring adherence to all Commission policies in the implementation of the department work plan
      • Assist the Human Resources Manager in Human Resource and administration planning and forecasting
      • Assist in the coordination of the employee performance management system for all staff
      • Prepare and submit on a regular basis to Human Resources Manager written reports and advisories on Human resources management and development issues
      • Recruitment for the various positions that fall vacant within the commission
      • Handling payroll and statutory deductions
      • Masters’ degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university.
      • Five years’ Experience of which one is at a supervisory role
      • A bachelor’s degree and seven years relevant experience with three years at a supervisory level at a functional human resource department
      • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources or a concentration in Human Resources Management
      • Registered and active member of IHRM (K)
      • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of various employment and labor laws
      • Experience with Human Resource Information Systems and Payroll Systems.

      • Strategic, leadership and management skills
      • Excellent interpersonal and people/team management skills
      • Conflict and stress management skills
      • Information analysis and Good organization, report writing, and presentation skills
      • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
      • Ensure effective implementation of department’s programmes
      • Carry out policy, legal, institutional analysis and prepare analysis relevant to key programme areas
      • Adhere to all commission policies in the implementation of the programme plan
      • Management of department information and reports
      • Assist the Principal Human Rights Officer in planning , project design and implementation of activities within the department·
      • Effectively utilize the monitoring and evaluation systems and tools to monitor the programmes·
      • Assist in ensuring synergy and linkages between the department and other programmes·
      • Participate in budgeting for the department’s programmes and assist in management of the department’s resources
      • A Master’s Degree in Social Sciences from a recognized University
      • Five years’ Experience of which one is at a supervisory role
      • Certificate in training advocacy , lobbying and project cycle management
      • A bachelor's degree in Social Sciences plus seven(7) years experience, with three(3) years in a human rights related field
      • Good understanding of human rights and demonstrable solid commitment to social justice.
      • Result based reporting skills
      • Good organizational, writing, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.
      • Computer literacy, ability to work in stressful and demanding environments.
      • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.
      • Arranging for interviews with and locating target respondents
      • Administering interviews to the targeted respondents and completing the data collection tools.
      • Checking the completed data collection tools to ensure that all questions were asked and responses neatly and legibly recorded.
      • Preparing debriefing notes for the supervisor.
      • Compilation of data sets
      • Drafting of survey sub-reports
      • Any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.
      • Must have either a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, or Social Sciences, Economics or related disciplines from a recognized university, or a Diploma in Statistics or Economics from a recognized institution with 3 years progressive experience in research work.
      • Must have 2 years working experience in field data collection and data entry.
      • Must have excellent command of computer applications.
      • Must be residents of the region where they are applying to be assigned to work.
      • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
      • Must be physically fit and able to walk in difficult terrains.
      • Ready to work for long hours including weekends.
      • Data entry and editing
      • Creating datasets as will be guided by the supervisor
      • Data analysis.
      • Report generation.
      • Ensure that all data is captured and reported correctly.
      • Must have either a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Economics or other related disciplines from a recognized university.
      • Must have at least 3 years experience in statistical work or in field research
      • Proven skills in Data analysis and Management.
      • Excellent command of computer applications.
      • Knowledge of statistical packages e.g. STATA and SPSS and Qualitative data analysis.
      • Excellent data coding and reporting skills.
      • Ready to work for long hours including weekends.
      • Responsible for all Human Resource functions: planning, recruitment, orienting/inducting and training as required in line with the commission’s strategic needs and in liaison with other departmental heads
      • Designing, reviewing, formulating and coordinating the implementation of administrative and human resources policies, procedures and standard documentation in line with the changing circumstances and strategic needs of the organization, ensuring that the Human Resources manual is in conformity with the labour laws of Kenya at all times.
      • Design and implement Performance Management System in liaison with the Commission Secretary and other departmental Heads.
      • Design and implement talent management programs to attract highly skilled candidates; develop and foster new staff; develop and retain high performing employees.
      • Establish fair systems of remuneration, administer staff benefits, salary administration, formulate and review policies on the same in conjunction with relevant organizations
      • Strategic advisory role on the management of various benefits such as health, insurance, gratuity and pension administration.
      • Manage staff welfare, conflict resolution, and grievance handling to create and foster an enabling environment where productivity thrives.
      • Responsible for all commission assets, equipment’s, staff records and their utilization
      • In charge of the Occupational and safety needs of the employees
      • Provide overall management of the Departments budgets and ensure the timely and quality preparation and presentation of Departmental reports as may be required from time to time.
      • Undertake the overall supervision and performance management of all Departmental staff
      • A Master’s  in Business Administration, MA or MSc  degree
      • Eight years work experience of which four (4) must be in a senior supervisory position
      • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of various employment and labor laws
      • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources or a concentration in Human Resources Management
      • Registered and active member of IHRM (K)
      • Providing leadership, analytical and general oversight in the implementation of the Departments activities
      • Conceptualize, organize and direct the planning, design and implementation of relevant and effective reforms, advocacy and other department programmes
      • Initiate, develop and implement legal, institutional and administration reforms in line with the Constitution
      • Design and implement strategies for demanding  accountability from duty bearers
      • Ensure operationalization of the mandate of the Commission in regards to visits to places of detention to assess conditions and make recommendations for reforms.
      • Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant stakeholders
      • Responsible for monitoring and advising on budgeting and financial management of the departments resources
      • Responsible for timely preparation and presentation of annual plans, budgets and monthly/quarterly, annual ad statutory reports.
      • Provide overall management of the Departments human and financial resources through effective monitoring and advice on budgeting and financial management of the Department’s resources. 
      • Quality control for all programme materials and documents developed and ensure proper management of programmes information and records
        Manage M&E systems and tools to monitor departmental performance.
      • Overall supervision of staff within the department.
      • Masters Degree in Law (LLM) or a Social Science from a recognized University
      • Training on ADR/Investigations, Project Cycle Management and  Finance for Non Finance Managers
      • Training in Strategic Leadership Management is an added advantage.
      • Eight years’ experience of which 3 are at a senior level with a supervisory role 
      •  Strategic, leadership and management skills
      • Excellent interpersonal and people/team management skills
      • Conflict and stress management skills
      • Information analysis and Good organization, report writing, and presentation skills
      • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
      • The main tasks performed by the job holder.
      • To provide comprehensive, confidential and high quality technical and administrative service to the Chairperson;
      • Assisting the chairperson in their day to day programmatic and engaging in research into various human rights concerns and/or emerging issue of local, regional and international concern related to the chairpersons’ work as well as drafting and advice on redress options;
      • Preparing speaking notes, legal briefs, opinions and insights for the chairpersons’ engagements;
      • Preparation of concept papers, intervention strategies and proposal writing for various activities;
      • Coordinating and facilitating meeting mundane to the Chairpersons work;
      • Assist in providing analytical  advice on and implementation  of  appropriate redress mechanisms;
      • To manage and prioritize all communications to the chairs office at all times and ensure adherence to deadlines in response;
      • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.
      • A Master’s degree in social sciences (law, political science, development studies or communication).
      • Five years’ Experience of which one year is at a supervisory role Or A Bachelor’s degree plus 7 year’s relevant experience of which three is at a supervisory role.
      • Good skills  on Complaints handling and investigations with a good understanding of human rights
      • Good Interviewing and report writing skills
      • Good organizational, writing, interpersonal (people management), communication and analytical skills
      • Sound Knowledge and understanding of local and International Human Rights instruments and the Constitution.
      • A 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.
      • Undertake redress interventions on human rights issues on behalf of the commission.
      • Undertaking legal research, drafting and advice on redress options
      • Appear in court both on behalf of the commission and/or petitioners.
      • Assist in providing analytical advice on and implementation of appropriate redress mechanisms
      • Assist in Providing and applying Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms in redress of Human Rights issues.
      • Assist in giving the Commission legal support services.
      • Implementing of the departments strategic and activities as per the work plan
      • Participate in budgeting for the department programs and assist in management of resources within the department.
      • Assist the PHRin planning, project design in the implementations of activities within the department management of M&E systems for monitoring purposes
      • Assist in ensuring synergy and linkages between the department and other partners.
      • Management of the department information and reports.
      • Any other duty as may be assigned from time time
      • A Masters Degrees in Law from a recognized University
      • Advocate of the High Court
      • Training in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Research
      • Five years’ Experience of which one is at a supervisory role
      • A Bachelors degree in Law plus 7 year’s relevant experience of which three is at a supervisory
      • Advocate of the High Court
      • Training in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Research
      • Demonstrable experience in litigation, managing advocacy campaigns, financial and human resources
      • Demonsratable knowledge and exposure to international, regional and national human rights instruments jurisprudence.
      • Demonstratable Knowledge on ADR best practices
      • Good research, report writing and presentation/communication skills
      • Experience in client management
      • Leadership and strategic management skills
      • Good Computer skills in various applications e.g. Ms. Office
      • Good organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
      • Results oriented and has attention to detail
      • Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines
      • Programme Cycle Management
      • Good interpersonal and people management skills with respect for diversity
      • Ability to work with minimum supervision
      • Interviewing walk-in petitioners with a view tdetermining admissibility of their petitions and/or providing them with appropriate assistance
      • Undertaking preliminary investigations of petitions.
      • Transmitting admitted files tLegal Counsel
      • Referring petitioners tappropriate government or other agencies as necessary and follow up of referred petitions
      • Convening and supporting the Referral Committee
      • Appearing in court or public interest case identified from time ttime
      • Any other duty as may be directed by the supervisor
      • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized institution.
      • One year work experience in human rights or a relevant institution.
      • Good understanding of human rights and demonstrable solid commitment to social justice.
      • Good organizational, writing, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills,
      • Sound knowledge and understanding on International Human Rights instruments and the constitution.
      • Computer literacy, ability to work in stressful and demanding environments.
      • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.
      • A degree/ Diploma from a recognized university in a relevant field
      • 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 a relevant field will be an added advantage.
      • Assist in analyzing petitions and advice the department on the appropriate redress mechanisms to be applied when and as required.
      • Assists in giving the Commission legal support services.
      • Assist the department in applying Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms in redress of Human Rights issues.
      • Litigating in court both on behalf of the commission and/or petitioners.
      • Assist in undertaking legal research on the various human rights issues referred to the department.
      • Assist in coordinating and implementing the departments’ projects and activities as per the work plan.
      • Assist in the coordination and organizing for the department internal and external forums and  meetings
      • Representing the Commission in various meetings and forums pertaining to the program.
      • Assisting the Commission in the various tasks as may be assigned from time to time.
      • LLB Degree from a recognized University
      • Admission as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
      • At least one year post admission work experience in a busy litigation environment.
      • Experience in litigation, advocacy and legal research on various human rights assignment.
      • Very good report writing, presentation, organizational and analytical skills
      • Good communication, interpersonal  and people management skills
      • Flexibility and adaptability to different scenarios
      • Ability to work independently, under pressure and to meet deadlines
      • Respect for confidentiality and high level of personal integrity and professionalism
      • Holder of a Degree in a relevant field (as per departments above) from a recognized institution
      • Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge of the various packages.
      • Proven Research capability
      • 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.
      • Implementing systems and processes for efficient processing and management of complaints on human rights violations in the Region 
      •  Screening of petitioners 
      •  Assist in reviewing of Weekly screenings 
      •  Coordinating and supporting the Complaints referral and management committee 
      •  Undertaking research and drafting legal opinions on human rights complaints Assisting in the promotion of proactive resolution of complaints on human rights violations. 
      •  Assist in preparation of various programme reports
      • A Bachelors 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 
      • Skills on Alternative Dispute Resolution
      • 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 (people management), 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.





      • Duration: One year Location: Wajir

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