KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following position in its head office:
Senior Human Rights Officer / Personal Assistant to the Chairperson
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.
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.
Job ProfileDescription of Key Duties
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.
How to Apply
If you possess the above qualities, please send your application through 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 14th August, 2015 to:
The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
Email: [email protected]
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 disability are encouraged to apply.