Kenya Human Rights Commission Recruitment 2023/2024 Application Form

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Kenya Human Rights Commission Recruitment

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a non-government organisation founded in 1992 and registered in 1994. The Commission campaigns to create a culture in Kenya where human rights and democratic culture are entrenched. It does this through monitoring, documenting and publicising rights violations.

Kenya Human Rights Commission Recruitment 2023

We are currently recruiting to fill the following positions;

Communications Officer

Duties and responsibilities:


  • Proactively identify and develop multimedia stories from the KHRC thematic areas that have compelling narratives and reflect noteworthy achievements.
  • Work with thematic program teams to collect background documents, data, images, and video footage and connect to interview subjects.
  • Assist in leveraging insights from data collected by the programs team to storytelling in the digital world using influencers, channels, or emerging platforms.

Content Generation

  • Create story content to showcase the impact of KHRC work.
  • Develop creative and compelling ideas to keep KHRC conversations going and inspire beneficiaries and funders.
  • Implement ground-up advocacy campaigns to increase the KHRC brand.
  • Develop regular key content for donor communication.
  • Manage the day-to-day social media engagements.
  • Develop, draft, and distribute KHRC publications to internal and external stakeholders.


  • Maintain and update the KHRC digital repository.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key media houses.
  • Develop all media fact sheets and press statements for all thematic areas
  • Monitor KHRC’s public profile, draft press statements, and prepare content for press conferences.
  • Maintain and monitor brand integrity and editorial guidelines.
  • Work with thematic areas and teams to copyedit and proofread reports and publications as and when needed.

Who we are looking for?

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Education: A degree in communications, development communication, journalism, public relations, or a related field.
  • Experience: 2 – 3 years of professional experience in communications, public relations, advocacy and/or journalism preferably with a nonprofit or NGO.
  • A working knowledge of intermediate to advanced-level equipment (microphones, camera, video, audio recorder), photography and/or videography experience is a plus.
  • Experience in project management, collaboration, and relationship-building skills
  • Superior English and or Swahili language writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with focus and experience would be an added advantage.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of national, regional and international human rights governance issues and mechanisms.
  • A creative– able to write stories and bring them to life, a strategic thinker, with great problem- solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with fluid teams, networks, and beneficiaries irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, class, or gender with a demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
  • Ability to use editing software (image, audio and video, post-production) with experience with online platforms – content management systems for web and social media.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including, but not limited to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, and SharePoint.
  • Demonstrable experience in using graphic design platforms/programs such as Canva, Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator)
  • Experience using video editing platforms/programs

Method of Application

If you believe you fit the profile, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae detailing your suitability for the post and include a day-time telephone contact and three referees preferably your current or previous line managers to [email protected] quoting the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line. The closing date for this position is Friday, 7th April 2023.

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