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Kenya National Commission on Human Rights   |   Laikipia, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Human Rights Officer II–Redress

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Legal
  • Basic level (worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

REF: KNCHR/ADM/HRO /03/2018)
Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-

•Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
•Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
•Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
•Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
•Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience. Qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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 Tuesday 20th February 2018


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.
Operational Responsibilities:
a)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
b)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
c)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
d)Represent the Commission and petitioners in court to facilitate redress as per the mandate of the commission
e)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
f)Represent the commission in various meetings and forums pertaining to human rights violations and advocate for redress as per the mandate of the Commission.
g)Assist in the analysis, review and drafting of legal documents, legal opinions and pleadings for filing in court
h)Any other related duties as may from time to time be assigned.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Laikipia
Area of work: Legal
Seniority: Basic level (worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Lobbying, advocacy; Training program planning; Legal analysis; Human rights
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

GovernmentalCompany size: 100-500 people

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an autonomous national human rights institution, established by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act, 2011. It is a successor to the body of the same name established by an earlier Act of Parliament in 2002. The original KNCHR became operational in July 2003, and following the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya in August 2010, was legally reconstituted as the Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission (under Article 59 of the Constitution). The 2011 legislation restructured the body, assigning the equality function to a new National Gender and Equality Commission and reestablishing the name of the KNCHR.