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NGO Jobs in Kenya - KNCHR

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is a Constitutional Commission established under Article 59 and Chapter 15 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, and operationalized by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act, 2011(Revised 2012) and the UN Paris Principles. KNCHR’s mandate is to develop a culture of human rights through the promotion and protection of human rights and freedoms in the Republic of Kenya. KNCHR’s role is to advise, audit and watchdog both government and private institutions on human rights and freedoms compliance.
KNCHR operationalizes its human rights mandate through; Research and Compliance, Public Education and Training, Reforms and Accountability, Complaints and Investigations, Redress, and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Programmes. KNCHR headquarter is situated in Nairobi City County with five regional offices located in Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa, Kisumu and Laikipia Campus. All officers may serve in any of these locations.
KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following position:
Human Rights Officer
REF: KNCHR/ADM/HRO /03/2018)
Human Rights Officer II–Redress
Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer –Redress Nairobi with occasional travel
Location: Location
Permanent and Pensionable
Job purpose
This position is responsible for the support to upper management with redress and legal services for petitioners for human rights violations as per the mandate of the Commission to protect human rights in Kenya.


·         Assist in the analysis of petitions and advice the department on the appropriate redress mechanisms to be applied to ensure timely resolution of complaints as per the mandate of the commission
·         Assist in legal research on human rights violation cases and come up with an opinion to determine the way forward in the pursuit of justice/redress for the petitioners
·         Facilitate the commission in the application of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms in redress of human rights issues to expedite redress as per the mandate of the commission
·         Represent the Commission and petitioners in court to facilitate redress as per the mandate of the commission
·         Assist in the implementation of reform strategies and interventions that result in timely resolution of human rights violation cases as per the mandate of the Commission
·         Represent the commission in various meetings and forums pertaining to human rights violations and advocate for redress as per the mandate of the Commission.
·         Assist in the analysis, review and drafting of legal documents, legal opinions and pleadings for filing in court
·         Any other related duties as may from time to time be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized university
·         Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
·         At least 1 year of relevant service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
·         Good understanding of human rights and other relevant laws
·         Good research skills.

·         Good communication, listening and client management skills.
·         Computer literacy

Position: Interns (2)
·         Complaints and Investigations Department (1)-Open
·         Human Resources and Administration Department (1)-Open
Duration: 12 months
Duty Station: Nairobi.

Key Duties

·         To work closely with Programme /Departmental heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various departments.
·         Assist in Programme/Work  plan  implementation  and  assist  in  running  and maintaining various Programmes in KNCHR,
·         Any other task that may be assigned by the Programme Officers.


·         Holder of an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (as per departments above) from a recognized institution.

Skills and Competencies

·         Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Tools.
·         Must be able to work effectively and independently with minimum supervision.
·         Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
·         Proven research, writing and communication capability
·         Demonstrable commitment to social justice.
·         Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.
How to Apply
If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed CV indicating the department/programme you are applying to, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 11th February, 2018.
The Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 74359 – 00200
Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
Only Applications that reference the department applied to will be considered.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
For   more   information   about   the   programmes/departments,   visit   the   KNCHR   website

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