Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC)
Job Title: Programme Associate – Electoral Governance
Department: Transformative Justice
Reporting to: Program Advisor – Electoral Governance
Contract Duration: 10 months (fixed term)
Location: Nairobi with frequent travels to the field
The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a premier and flagship non-governmental human rights and governance institution in Africa that was founded in 1992 with a mandate of enhancing human rights centred governance at all levels.
Its founders and staff are among the foremost leaders and activists in struggles for human rights and democratic reforms in Kenya and beyond.
The KHRC conducts and provides evidence-based research and analysis on human rights in Kenya, advocates for the full realization of all rights and works with community-based networks across the country to help them organize and mobilize for the attainment of these rights.
The KHRC is seeking to recruit 2 programme associates in its electoral governance thematic area.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
- Support in organizing co-conveners meetings, National conferences, and stakeholders’ consultations for the Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu (KYSY) Coalition.
- Monitor and report upon such processes and activities in the lead-up to, during and after the 2017 general elections as are relevant to the KYSY and functions of the Elections Situation Room (ESR)/Electoral Processes Monitoring Center (EPMC)
- Coordinate the operations of contracted field monitors vis-à-vis monitoring and advocacy around key electoral processes
- Develop, in consultation with the program advisor, such monitoring and other reports as may be required by the advisor and as are relevant to the functions of the ESR/EMPC and the mandate of KYSY
- Conduct such field visits and operations as required and as are relevant to the KYSY mandate and the functions of ESR/EPMC
- Organize and attend such meetings as required and are relevant to the KYSY mandate and the functions of ESR/EPMC
Qualifications and Experience
- A degree in law, political science or international relations or any other related discipline.
- Strong understanding of human rights and governance issues and mechanisms.
- At least 6 months to 2 years’ experience working on electoral governance issues
- Proven track record in policy/legislative work and advocacy on electoral governance issues
- Demonstrable experience in human rights based approaches
- Demonstrable experience working with or coordinating partners with community and national levels organizations and networks.
- Capacity to organize all relevant logistics to effectively carry out the responsibilities above.