Senior Human Rights Job. KNCHR (205K)


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.

Senior Human Rights Officer – Public Education & Training

(REF: KNCHR/ADM/PET/2/2016)-Open
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.

Senior Human Right Job 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 for Senior Human Rights Officer Job

  • 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.


  • 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.

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)

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.

How 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 9th September, 2016 to: The Commission Secretary, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor P. O. Box 74359-00200 NAIROBI