PRINCIPAL HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER

  • Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
  • Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Dec 05, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017
Contract Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the provision of leadership in research on human rights issues with the objective of informing the Commission’s interventions in relation to legislation, policy and implementation of human rights obligations, concerns and that the state complies with human rights standards regionally and internationally 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

a)Provide leadership in the review of both existing and proposed legislation and policy to infuse human rights standards
b)Responsible for policy formulation, review, policy briefs and monitoring policy within the Commission, State and private sector levels
c)Responsible for the development of monitoring charters on various instruments in relation to concluding observations
d)Provide leadership in research, analysis and reports undertaken and make recommendation on human rights concerns
e)Monitor Kenya’s state of compliance to measure up to international, regional and national obligations
f)Management and approval  of reference materials for the Commission’s resource centre
g)Oversee the coverage of mainstream  disability is incorporated in the Commission’s work practice
h)Mobilization of resources for the Commission’s programs, grant management and reporting
i)Provide overall management of the department staff and finance resources

Operational Responsibilities
a)Develops concepts, design and implements departmental strategies and activities as prescribed in the strategic plan
b)Provides technical support and expertise in the design of  research tools, methodologies for public inquiries and other concepts the require some level of empirical evidence
c)Develop relevant training content that address gaps identified from research findings  and deliver training ensure proper management of monitoring and evaluation processes and departmental performance
d)Responsible for timely preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual donor reports for accountability of the use of funds
e)Represent the commission at high level meetings with the state and private institutions
f)Contribute to establishment and maintenance of networks and partnerships with relevant stakeholders.

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
•Master’s degree in Law, Social sciences or other related fields or related disciplines from a recognized university
•Eight years’ experience of which 3 should be at  a senior level with
supervisory role in a relevant field. 
•Strategic Leadership Development certificate lasting not less than 6 weeks
•Experience  in conceptualizing and leading research projects
•Demonstrable knowledge in review of legislation and policy formulation
•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.