KNCHR Jobs-Several Positions

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

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-Open

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)-Open

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-Open

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-Open

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)-Open

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- Open
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
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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

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