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Kenya Human Rights Commission Programme Officer and Associate Job Vacancies

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a national, non-governmental organisation with the mission to promote, protect and enhance the enjoyment of all human rights by all individuals and groups.

We are looking for dynamic and result oriented people to fill the following positions:

1. Programme Officer – Trade Business and Human Rights (TBHR)

Purpose of the job

To provide leadership for advocacy in trade, business and human rights related to legal, policy or institutional reforms.

Primary tasks
  • Conceptualising TBHR projects / interventions and preparing periodic / progress reports;
  • Designing relevant campaign and advocacy strategies (research, power mapping, capacity building, lobbying and influencing media campaigns for TBHR);
  • Developing position papers and policy briefs on the human rights and governance perspectives on TBHR;
  • Liaising with the Civic Action team on the co-ordination of various human rights issues related to TBHR and their implementation in the local and national levels ;
  • Developing budgets and monitoring program expenditure ;
  • Stimulate a vibrant constituency/network at the local and national level;
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned, from time to time, by management and/or the supervisor.
Competencies required
  • Demonstrable understanding of the relationship amongst trade, business ,human rights and social justice;
  • University degree preferably in social sciences;
  • A post graduate diploma in project management with demonstrable experience in project cycle;
  • At least 4 years experience in human rights advocacy;
  • Demonstrable understanding of regional and international economic blocs;
  • Demonstrable research and analytical skills;
  • Capacity to develop and sustain functional networks;
  • Demonstrable ability to write and analyse reports and proposals;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.
2. Programme Associate - LGBTI

Purpose of the Job
  • To provide leadership with respect to the KHRC’s interventions on equality and non-discrimination with specific reference to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex (LGBTI) communities. The programme associate will work in collaboration with the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK).
Primary tasks

The incumbent will be expected to:
  • Conceptualise, design, budget for, implement, monitor and report on work on equality and non-discrimination (including through research) especially with respect to LGBTI communities in collaboration with GALCK;
  • Continually assess the human rights situation of LGBTI communities and advocate around the same in a timely manner in collaboration with GALCK;
  • Urgently take action to address and mitigate human rights violations against the LGBTI communities
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned, from time to time, by management and/or the supervisor.
Competencies required
  • Demonstrable understanding of human rights, social justice and social change;
  • A university degree in a relevant social science;
  • At least two years’ experience work on the human rights of LGBTI communities, experience working on equality and non-discrimination with a legal background;
  • Experience in presenting information in a clear and objective manner to a variety of target audiences;
  • Experience in community mobilisation;
  • Experience in advocacy and programme implementation;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to take urgent decisive actions;
  • Demonstrable ability to write and analyse reports;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili;
Applicants should send in a sealed envelope BY POST a cover letter attaching a detailed CV, photocopies of certificates and testimonials, current telephone/mobile numbers, names and addresses of three referees and present and expected gross salary before the end of the day, January 7, 2011 to:

Human Resources
The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC)
P O Box 41079, Nairobi 00100 (GPO)

The KHRC is an equal opportunity employer and will seek to recruit the most qualified person for the job irrespective of ability, age, colour, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, HIV status, marital status, religion or any other ground of discrimination.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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