KNCHR Commission Secretary Job in Nairobi Kenya (Kshs 464K - 673K)

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution 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, It is a constitutional commission created by Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 with the core mandate of furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya. 

The Commission acts as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and provides leadership in moving the country towards a human rights state.
The Commission hereby invites applications for the position of Commission Secretary:

Commission Secretary

Ref: HR/CS/12/09/1

Reports To: The Commission Chairperson
Location: Head Office
Duration: 5 years term and shall be eligible for a further term of five years
Salary Range (Gross): Kshs 464,240 — Kshs 673,880

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Chief Executive and head of secretariat.
  • Coordinating and supervising the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Commission’s programmatic, financial and institutional plans.
  • Enhancing good communication and harmony among the staff, the Commissioners and other stakeholders, including members of the public, government and other public institutions, civil society and international community actors.
  • Undertaking transparent, effective and efficient management of personnel including continuous improvement in human resource management policies and systems.
  • Ensuring that internal and external audits are carried out and issues are addressed on a timely manner, and ensuring that statutory and related legal requirements are adhered to.
  • Performing any other duty as assigned by the Commission.
Minimum Requirements
  • Be a Citizen of The Republic of Kenya
  • Minimum of a Masters Degree in Social Sciences from a university recognized in Kenya.
  • PhD and post graduate qualification in Strategic and project Management, planning, proposal writing, leadership/Administration, governance and human Rights will be an added advantage.
  • Fifteen years work Experience with at least five years at top/senior level management position.
  • Prior extensive experience in Public Administration.
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.
Other Attributes

In addition to the above qualifications, the suitable candidate should posses the following skills and attributes;
  • Strong Leadership and strategic management skills
  • Demonstrable financial management, planning and budgeting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in stressful and demanding environments.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

If you possess the above qualities for the position, please send your application clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the letter and envelope, together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of Certificates and testimonials, email and a daytime telephone contact, and names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 10th October 2012 to:

Application for Position of Commission Secretary
C/o The Chairperson,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1 st Floor
P.O. Box 74359-00200
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