NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - KNCHR

Legal Services Internship

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created under 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 in accordance with the United Nations Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (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 respecting state.
KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through five Directorates including: Complaints and Investigations, Research, Advocacy and Outreach, Legal Services, Regional Services and Corporate Services. The Commission has offices in Nairobi, Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyahururu.
The KNCHR Internship Programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:
·         To provide a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds are assigned to the Commission where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical assignments thus giving them practical work and educational experience in the unique environment of the Commission.
·         To expose interns to the work of the National Commission thereby giving them an in-depth understanding of the Commission’s mandate, objectives, opportunities and the challenges and; further to enable them gain practical knowledge of the Commission’s inner workings.
·         To provide the Commission with the assistance of qualified students who have specialised in various research and academic disciplines related to different aspects of human rights hence affording it the services of highly qualified people to assist in programmes work thereby contributing substantively to the work of the Commission.
·         To create active supporters and advocates of human rights and through their network, to raise awareness of the work and influence of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights in the promotion and protection of human rights nationally and internationally.
Responsibilities
·         To work closely with Programme heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various divisions.
·         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.
Qualifications
·         Undergraduate Degree in Law.
·         Post Graduate Diploma in Law
·         Fresh Graduate/Less than one year work / internship experience
·         Excellent ICT 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.

Research Advocacy & Outreach Internship
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created under 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 in accordance with the United Nations Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (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 respecting state.
KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through five Directorates including: Complaints and Investigations, Research, Advocacy and Outreach, Legal Services, Regional Services and Corporate Services. The Commission has offices in Nairobi, Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyahururu.
The KNCHR Internship Programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:
·         To provide a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds are assigned to the Commission where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical assignments thus giving them practical work and educational experience in the unique environment of the Commission.
·         To expose interns to the work of the National Commission thereby giving them an in-depth understanding of the Commission’s mandate, objectives, opportunities and the challenges and; further to enable them gain practical knowledge of the Commission’s inner workings.
·         To provide the Commission with the assistance of qualified students who have specialised in various research and academic disciplines related to different aspects of human rights hence affording it the services of highly qualified people to assist in programmes work thereby contributing substantively to the work of the Commission.
·         To create active supporters and advocates of human rights and through their network, to raise awareness of the work and influence of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights in the promotion and protection of human rights nationally and internationally.
Responsibilities
·         To work closely with Programme heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various divisions.
·         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.
Qualifications
·         Degree in Social Sciences in either of the following fields: International Relations, Education, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Law, Human Rights, Development Studies, Sociology, Armed Conflict Peace Studies.
·         Fresh Graduate/Less than one year work / internship experience
·         Excellent ICT 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.

Public Affairs & Communication Internship (2 Posts)
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created under 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 in accordance with the United Nations Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (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 respecting state.
KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through five Directorates including: Complaints and Investigations, Research, Advocacy and Outreach, Legal Services, Regional Services and Corporate Services. The Commission has offices in Nairobi, Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyahururu.
The KNCHR Internship Programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:
·         To provide a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds are assigned to the Commission where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical assignments thus giving them practical work and educational experience in the unique environment of the Commission.
·         To expose interns to the work of the National Commission thereby giving them an in-depth understanding of the Commission’s mandate, objectives, opportunities and the challenges and; further to enable them gain practical knowledge of the Commission’s inner workings.
·         To provide the Commission with the assistance of qualified students who have specialised in various research and academic disciplines related to different aspects of human rights hence affording it the services of highly qualified people to assist in programmes work thereby contributing substantively to the work of the Commission.
·         To create active supporters and advocates of human rights and through their network, to raise awareness of the work and influence of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights in the promotion and protection of human rights nationally and internationally.
Responsibilities
·         To work closely with Programme heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various divisions.
·         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.
Qualifications
·         Degree in Communications, Journalism or Multi Media studies.
·         Post graduate Diploma in Photojournalism, Videography or Graphic design, Journalism, Communications or Marketing will be an added advantage.
·         Proven knowledge of Social Media and Online Platforms.
·         Demonstrable knowledge in Graphic Design, Audio-Visual Production, Videography and Photography will be an added advantage.
·         Demonstrable interest in writing feature stories will be an added advantage.
·         Fresh Graduate/Less than one year work / internship experience
·         Excellent ICT 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.

ICT Internship
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created under 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 in accordance with the United Nations Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (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 respecting state.
KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through five Directorates including: Complaints and Investigations, Research, Advocacy and Outreach, Legal Services, Regional Services and Corporate Services. The Commission has offices in Nairobi, Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyahururu.
The KNCHR Internship Programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:
·         To provide a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds are assigned to the Commission where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical assignments thus giving them practical work and educational experience in the unique environment of the Commission.
·         To expose interns to the work of the National Commission thereby giving them an in-depth understanding of the Commission’s mandate, objectives, opportunities and the challenges and; further to enable them gain practical knowledge of the Commission’s inner workings.
·         To provide the Commission with the assistance of qualified students who have specialised in various research and academic disciplines related to different aspects of human rights hence affording it the services of highly qualified people to assist in programmes work thereby contributing substantively to the work of the Commission.
·         To create active supporters and advocates of human rights and through their network, to raise awareness of the work and influence of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights in the promotion and protection of human rights nationally and internationally.
Responsibilities
·         To work closely with Programme heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various divisions.
·         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.
Qualifications
·         Undergraduate degree in Information Technology, Computer Science and other IT relevant courses.
·         Fresh Graduate/Less than one year work / internship experience
·         Excellent ICT 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.

Internal Audit Internship
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created under 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 in accordance with the United Nations Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (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 respecting state.
KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through five Directorates including: Complaints and Investigations, Research, Advocacy and Outreach, Legal Services, Regional Services and Corporate Services. The Commission has offices in Nairobi, Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyahururu.
The KNCHR Internship Programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:
·         To provide a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds are assigned to the Commission where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical assignments thus giving them practical work and educational experience in the unique environment of the Commission.
·         To expose interns to the work of the National Commission thereby giving them an in-depth understanding of the Commission’s mandate, objectives, opportunities and the challenges and; further to enable them gain practical knowledge of the Commission’s inner workings.
·         To provide the Commission with the assistance of qualified students who have specialised in various research and academic disciplines related to different aspects of human rights hence affording it the services of highly qualified people to assist in programmes work thereby contributing substantively to the work of the Commission.
·         To create active supporters and advocates of human rights and through their network, to raise awareness of the work and influence of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights in the promotion and protection of human rights nationally and internationally.
Responsibilities
·         To work closely with Programme heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various divisions.
·         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.
Qualifications
·         Undergraduate degree in Commerce, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Science, Education (Mathematics/Business), Business Management. – CPA Section I
·         Fresh Graduate/Less than one year work / internship experience
·         Excellent ICT 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.

Supply Chain Management Internship.
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created under 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 in accordance with the United Nations Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (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 respecting state.
KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through five Directorates including: Complaints and Investigations, Research, Advocacy and Outreach, Legal Services, Regional Services and Corporate Services. The Commission has offices in Nairobi, Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyahururu.
The KNCHR Internship Programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:
·         To provide a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds are assigned to the Commission where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical assignments thus giving them practical work and educational experience in the unique environment of the Commission.
·         To expose interns to the work of the National Commission thereby giving them an in-depth understanding of the Commission’s mandate, objectives, opportunities and the challenges and; further to enable them gain practical knowledge of the Commission’s inner workings.
·         To provide the Commission with the assistance of qualified students who have specialised in various research and academic disciplines related to different aspects of human rights hence affording it the services of highly qualified people to assist in programmes work thereby contributing substantively to the work of the Commission.
·         To create active supporters and advocates of human rights and through their network, to raise awareness of the work and influence of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights in the promotion and protection of human rights nationally and internationally.
Responsibilities
·         To work closely with Programme heads and staff in order to learn from the work of the Commission in various divisions.
·         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.
Qualifications
·         Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences in: Purchasing/Procurement & Supply Chain Management Finance, Statistics, Economics, Accounting, Education.
·         Fresh Graduate/Less than one year work / internship experience
·         Excellent ICT 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.

Reforms & Accountability Deputy Director
REF: KNCHR/ADM/ DD/02/2019
Reports to: Director – Research, Advocacy and Outreach
Duration: 5 Year Contract (Renewable)
Duty Station: Nairobi with occasional travel
Gross Salary: Kshs. 281,950
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created under 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 in accordance with the United Nations Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (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 respecting state. KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through five Directorates including: Complaints and Investigations, Research, Advocacy and Outreach, Legal Services, Regional Services and Corporate Services. The Commission has offices in Nairobi, Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyahururu.
Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the formulation and implementation of strategies and interventions aimed at strengthening reforms and accountability in key government institutions pursuant to the commissions’ mandate of prom
Responsibilities
Managerial Responsibilities
·         Oversee the formulation and implementation of strategies and interventions that result in strengthening reforms and accountability in key government institutions, and advocacy of human rights issues in Kenya
·         Provide leadership, analytical and strategic direction in the implementation of the division’s work plan in accordance with the strategic goals of the division
·         Advice staff members of the commission on legal, policy and administration gaps in relation to institutional strengthening, reforms and accountability and provide strategic leadership to ensure that the mandate of the commission is achieved
·         Provide overall leadership of the division’s human and financial resources through developing budgets, subject to donor funds, undertaking effective monitoring and advising on financial management of the division’s resources.
Operational Responsibilities
·         Conceptualize and formulate legal, institutional and administrative reforms in line with the constitution to foster the protection of human rights for all in Kenya
·         Oversee quality control for all programme material and documents developed to ensure that they are in accordance with the strategic guidelines of the division
·         Monitor the compliance of commission’s policies in regards to the division’s projects to ensure that the mandate of the commission is achieved
·         Manage the division’s monitoring and evaluation system and tools to ensure that the performance of the division is on target with the set performance contract
·         Coordinate the monitoring and inspections of key areas of possible and high potential of violation of human rights in the country, assess the conditions and make recommendations for reforms
·         Review and submit workplans, budgets programme and statutory reports on the state of human rights reforms in Kenya to the Director, Research, Advocacy and Outreach
·         Organize and allocate tasks to staff members in the division to ensure optimal utilization of the resources in the department
Qualifications
·         Master’s degree in Law (LLM), social Science or relevant disciplines from a recognized university.
·         Eight (8) years’ experience of which three (3) should be at a senior level with supervisory role in a relevant field.
·         Strategic Leadership Development certificate lasting not less than 6 weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
·         Training on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Project Cycle Management and Finance for Non Finance Managers
·         Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
·         Ability to build and lead cohesive teams.
·         Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
·         Knowledge of the project management cycle and public administration
·         Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various packages.
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
How To Apply
If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications manually through the 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 13th May, 2019 to:
The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
NAIROBI.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be advised to obtain clearance certificates from the various institutions.
Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
‘KNCHR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process. Report any such incidences to KNCHR or to the police

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