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. 

Our two broad mandates are to further the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya and to act as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights. 

The Commission’s headquarter is located in Nairobi and supported by with two regional offices in Wajir and Kitale, and soon, Mombasa regional office. 

It is with the opening of the Mombasa office that KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following positions to be based in the coastal town;
 
Senior Human Rights Officer/ Head of Regional Office 

Ref: HR/ADMIN/SHRO Mbs /012/1
 
Reports To: Deputy Commission Secretary-Programs
 
Location: Mombasa
 
Duration: 5 Year Contract
 
Salary Range: Kshs.112, 883 – Kshs. 144, 237
 
Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership in and guide the conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the work of the Coast 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 Coast 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 maintain sustainable networks and partnerships with both state and non state actors in the region on behalf of the Commission
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A Masters degree in a Social Science from a recognized institution with five years experience in a busy programme-related environment
Or
  • A Bachelors Degree in a Social Science from a recognized institution with seven years experience in busy programme-related environment.
  • Sound knowledge/skills in Project Management and experience in developing and implementing human rights related projects and activities.
Human Rights Officer I

Ref: HR/ADMIN/SHRO Mbs /012/2
 
Reports to: Senior Human Rights Officer/ Head of Regional office
 
Location: Mombasa Regional office with occasional field travel
 
Duration: Five years renewable contract
 
Salary Range: Kshs.72, 988- Kshs. 98,746
 
Key duties and responsibilities
  • Assist in designing and implementation of region-specific actions to protect and promote human rights in the region of operation.
  • Assist in Coordination of development, implementation monitoring and evaluation of the annual operations plan for the Regional office
  • Assist in providing leadership to the development of budgets for the Regional office, including budget tracking and monitoring and reporting on financial expenditures
  • Assist in preparing and submitting quarterly, annual and special reports on the activities of the regional office and ensuring flow of information
  • Conduct regional conflict monitoring (through collaboration with relevant local and national state and non-state actors) and ensure effective flow of information for informed and quick response.
  • Assist in facilitation of staff and stakeholders/community capacity building in the region.
  • Assist in maintaining partnerships with government, media, CBOs, NGOs etc in the region.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinator from time to time
Skills, Experience & Academic Qualifications
  • A Bachelors Degree in Law or Social Sciences
  • Minimum of three years work experience in a busy human rights/social justice institution
  • Skills and knowledge of Project Management
Human Rights Officer II

Ref: HR/ADMIN/SHRO Mbs /012/3
 
Reports to: Senior Human Rights Officer/ Head of Regional office
 
Location: Mombasa Regional office with occasional field travel
 
Duration: Five years renewable contract
 
Salary Range: Kshs.52, 657- Kshs. 70,231
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in the operationalization of an effective complaints management/handling and referral system.
  • Process day to day complaints lodged at the regional office, including maintenance of complaints files and records.
  • Maintain the complaints database for the regional office, including assisting in the development of quarterly complaints reports and trends analysis for the region.
  • Assist in conducting field investigations on identified or reported human rights violations, and the development of field investigation reports.
  • Assist in conducting human rights clinics in the region for outreach purposes.
  • Liaise with relevant government and civil society agencies in the region for effective complaints handling and investigations.
  • Establish local contact and networks for effective complaints handling and referral.
Skills, Experience & Academic Qualifications
  • A Bachelors Degree in Law
  • An advocate
  • Minimum of one year work experience in a busy human rights/social justice institution
In addition the suitable candidates for the above positions should possess the following skills and attributes:-
  • Good knowledge of the key human rights issues in the Coast region.
  • Good organizational, writing, interpersonal, communication, people management, analytical and presentation skills.
  • Must be willing to travel the vast terrain covered by the region hence flexible and adaptable.
  • High standard of integrity.
  • Respect for diverse working environment.
  • Excellent computer skills in various computer packages.
  • Ability and readiness to work under pressure and work for long/odd hours.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, service providers and suppliers and other stakeholders.
If you possess the above qualities for any of the positions, please send your application clearly indicating the position and the Ref No. on both the letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, daytime telephone contact, and names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 9th November 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
 
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted






















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