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Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) Jobs in Kenya

1.     Director – Information and Documentation Services
2.     Director – Investigations
The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission is established under Section 3(1) of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Act No. 6 of 2008 with the objective of promoting peace, justice, national unity, dignity , healing
and reconciliation among the people of Kenya.
1. Director – Information and Documentation Services
TJRC Grade 2

Duties and responsibilities
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of TJRC for management of information services at the Commission.

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • overseeing the storage, security and retrieval of information;
  • Library, Documentation, Information Communications Technology and Records Management Services;
  • Integration of the operations of the units dealing with information services to harmonise their operations;
  • ensuring proper back-up of information either in manual of electronic systems;
  • facilitating development of ICT systems for storage of information/data for reference;
  • ensuring safety of information, providing user support to  departments/units in design and application of Information Communication Technology; and
  • liaising with other departments on the mode of data storage and presentation.
Requirements for appointment
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:-
  • have worked for at least twelve (12) years in information management; five (5) of which should have been in a senior management position in the private or public sector;
  • have a Bachelors Degree in Information science or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution;
  • have a post graduate qualification in information management or relevant qualification from a recognised institution;
  • have demonstrable professional competence in information management;
  • possess strong leadership skills and have a thorough understanding of the Commission’s mandate;
  • have good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • be a creative and result oriented, motivated team player with the ability to multi-task;
  • not have been involved, implicated in or associated with crimes, corruption or any other matter which is to be investigated under the TJRC Act; and
  • not have been involved in active participation in affairs of any political party or other organisations whether registered or unregistered that propagate partisan views with respect to the work of the Commission.
2. Director – Investigations
TJRC Grade 2
Duties and responsibilities
The Director, Investigations will be the head of the Investigation Division and will be responsible to the Commission’s Secretary/Chief Executive Officer for coordination of all investigations for the Commission.
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail planning, organising, conducting and managing investigations into violations of human rights including, political assassinations, killings, massacres, violence, torture, unlawful detention, forced exile, forced disappearances, sexual offences and politically instigated ethnic clashes; illegal and irregular land acquisition, economic crimes and other civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights violations; alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources, abuse of authority and any violations that fall within the TJRC mandate.
The Director will identify victims of the violations and abuses and persons responsible for such crimes, and make appropriate recommendations. The Director will lead the team of investigators.
Requirements for appointment
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:-
  • have a minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in professional investigatory work in law enforcement at a government, national or international investigation agency with practical experience in administrative forensic investigation. It is desirable that at least 2 years of this experience be at the international level.
  • have an advanced university degree( masters degree or equivalent) in law, forensic science or related areas. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience in administrative investigation and forensic science may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • demonstrate familiarity with analysis techniques in forensic sciences and ability to conduct and supervise complex investigations;
  • be able to produce reports and review and edit the work of others; to gather evidence and interview subjects and witnesses and possess good research, analytical and problem solving skills
  • be proficient in computer applications;
  • have demonstrated professional competence in investigation work;
  • have a thorough understanding of the mandate of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission;
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • managerial and supervisory skills are desirable.
  • not have been involved, implicated or associated with the crimes, corruption or any other matter which is to be investigated under the TJRC Act; and
  • not have been involved in active participation in affairs of any political party or other organizations whether registered or unregistered that propagate partisan views with respect to the work of the Commission.
Important information for all candidates
Deadline for applications: 15th July 2010 Duration of Appointment: One year renewable contract Duty Station: Nairobi – position entails travel outside of the duty station.
Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered, subject to professional qualifications, experience and TJRC rates.
Applicants who had earlier applied need not reapply.
Non-Kenyan citizens are encouraged to apply.
TJRC is an equal opportunity employer.
Send applications to:
Recruitment Team
Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission
Delta House, 3rd Floor, Chiromo Road, Westlands
P.O Box 14641-00800
Nairobi.
Or email to: tjrc@tjrckenya.org
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements as pertains to education, work experience and competencies will not be considered.
Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted

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