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Senior Human Rights Officer Job in Wajir Kenya

Senior Human Rights Officer – Wajir Regional Office 

Reports To: Deputy Commission Secretary
Location: Wajir
Duration: 5 Years Contract

Salary Range: Kshs112, 883 – 144, 237 Kshs

Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership in and guide the conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the work of the Northern Kenya 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 Northern Kenya 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 partnerships with both state and non state actors in the region on behalf of the Commission
  • Any other duties as may be assigned 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.
In addition the suitable candidates for the above positions should possess the following skills and attributes:-
  • Good understanding of human rights.
  • 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 degree of integrity
  • 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.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

If you possess the above qualities for any of the positions, please send your application Cleary indicating the position and the Ref No. on both the letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, a daytime telephone contact, and names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 02nd November 2012 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200


Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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