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HR and Administration Officer Job in Kenya

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. 

KNCHR’s mandate includes furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya, acting as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and the provision of Leadership in moving the country towards a human rights state. 

KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through a number of programmes, including Research and Compliance, Public Education and Training, Complaints and Investigations, Redress and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. 

The Commission’s main office is in Nairobi with four regional offices in Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa and Kisumu. Officers may serve in the Head Office or in any of the regional offices.

KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following position in its head office:

Senior Human Resources and Administration Officer
Reports to: Human Resource & Administration Manager
Location: Head Office, with occasional travel
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
Gross Salary: Kshs 205,850
Job Objective: To design, manage and facilitate the implementation of Human Resources and administration functions for the smooth running of Human Resources and administration functions of the Commission in line with the mandate.
Description of key duties
  • Assist in the management and supervision of the staff within the department
  • Coordinate the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights management and career development programs
  • Coordinate and ensure effective implementation of various Human Resources and Administration functions of the commission
  • Ensuring adherence to all Commission policies in the implementation of the department work plan
  • Assist the Human Resources Manager in Human Resource and administration planning and forecasting
  • Assist in the coordination of the employee performance management system for all staff
  • Prepare and submit on a regular basis to Human Resources Manager written reports and advisories on Human resources management and development issues
  • Recruitment for the various positions that fall vacant within the commission
  • Handling payroll and statutory deductions
Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters’ degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university.
  • Five years’ Experience of which one is at a supervisory role
  • A bachelor’s degree and seven years relevant experience with three years at a supervisory level at a functional human resource department
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources or a concentration in Human Resources Management
  • Registered and active member of IHRM (K)
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of various employment and labor laws
  • Experience with Human Resource Information Systems and Payroll Systems.
Other Attributes for above positions
  • Strategic, leadership and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and people/team management skills
  • Conflict and stress management skills
  • Information analysis and Good organization, report writing, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

Qualified female candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your online applications through and also send a manual copy to our 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 27th November, 2015 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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