KNCHR Senior Human Rights Officer Jobs in Kenya

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 two regional offices in Wajir and Kitale.

Officers may serve in the Head Office or in any of the regional offices.
KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following position in its regional office and head office:

Senior Human Rights Officer
Wajir Regional Office Ref: HR/ADMIN/PO/012/1

Reports To: Deputy Commission Secretary-Programs
Location: Wajir
Duration: 5 Years Contract
Salary Range: Kshs112, 883 – 144, 237 Kshs

Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership in and guide the conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the work of the Northern Kenya Regional Office
  • Coordinate implementation and management of the complaints handling process, investigations and other key areas of work as stipulated under Section 8 of the KNCHR Act, 2011 and as may relevant to the Northern Kenya Region
  • Prepare and present quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports of the work of the Regional office, including reports of financial expenditure by the Regional Office
  • Manage and supervise all staff of the Regional Office, including management of financial resources and fixed assets
  • Ensure compliance with the policies of the Commission in the running of the Regional Office
  • Ensure proper flow of information and communication between the Head Office and the Regional Office, as well as with other Regional Offices
  • Build and manage partnerships with both state and non state actors in the region on behalf of the Commission
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A Masters degree in a Social science from a recognized institution with five years experience in a programme related environment of which at least 2 years are in a equivalent/supervisory level in a human rights related field.
Or
  • A Bachelors Degree in Social Science from a recognized institution with seven years experience in busy Programme-related environment of which at least 2 years are in an equivalent/supervisory level in a human related field.
  • Good understanding of human rights and project management.
  • Experience in human rights work and investigations
Senior Human Rights Officer 
(Public Affairs & Communication Department) Ref: HR/PAC/02/01
 
Reports To: Deputy Commission Secretary-Programs
Location: Head Office
Duration: 5 years Contract
Salary Range: Kshs112, 883 – 144, 237 Kshs

Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership and direction in the implementation of the Commission’s mandate through effective and efficient communication, publicity and branding
  • Provide leadership in and guide the conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the work of Public Affairs and Communications
  • Conceptualize, design and implement internal and external communication, advocacy and media strategies and programmes that advance the Commission’s strategic objectives and mandate
  • Exercise quality control over the Commission’s publications
  • Develop and implement strategies towards profiling and branding the Commission to enhance its visibility and accessibility
  • Provide guidance and support to the Chairperson as the spokesperson of the Commission
  • Develop, implement, manage and monitor the Department’s budget, including financial reporting
  • Prepare and present quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports of the work of Public Affairs and Communications
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A Masters degree in Communications and a Diploma in Journalism from a recognized institution with five years experience in a busy communications department programme-related environment
Or
  • A Bachelors Degree in Communications and a Diploma in Journalism from a recognized institution with seven years experience in busy Communications Department. Programme-related environment.
  • Good understanding of human rights
  • Training in Report writing and editing
In addition the suitable candidates for the above positions should possess the following skills and attributes:-
  • Good understanding of human rights
  • Good organizational, writing, interpersonal, communication, analytical and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and people management skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability with a high degree of integrity
  • Excellent computer skills in various computer packages
  • Ability and readiness to work under pressure for and work long/odd hours
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, service providers and suppliers and other stakeholders.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

If you possess the above qualities for any of the positions, please send your application Cleary indicating the position and the Ref No. on both the 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 01st August 2012 to:

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

Email: recruitments@knchr.org
Only short listed candidates will be contacted


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