KNCHR Recruitment 2023/2024 Application Form

Last Updated on August 4, 2023

KNCHR Recruitment

The main mission of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), in its successive legal embodiments, has been to investigate and provide redress for human rights violations in Kenya, to research and monitor the compliance of human rights norms and standards, human rights education and training and campaigns, advocate, and collaborate with other stakeholders in Kenya. The KNCHR has six programmes to implement its strategic goals.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions;

  1. Senior Information Communication Technology Officer
  2. Senior Public Education & Officer

Senior Information Communication Technology Officer


Operational Responsibilities:

  • Monitor ICT service desk delivery issues to ensure quick resolution of user related incidents enhancing customer service delivery.
  • Undertake the day to day management of the information technology platforms to facilitate the efficient delivery of customer service and processing all transactions
  • Maintain and update the organizational ICT systems across the Commission to retain current information.
  • Monitor the Wide Area Network and the Local Area Network and ensure optimum output performance within the Commission to enable smooth internet and network connectivity.
  • Ensure the smooth running of all ICT systems including web applications, email system, firewall and spam filter.
  • Support roll out of new applications and hardware as well as maintenance of inventory for the organization’s IT hardware and software both at the main offices and in regional offices
  • Participate in timely preparation of the ICT department budgets, work plans and reports
  • Undertake frequent data back-up for the Commission critical data and facilitate offsite storage of backup media.
  • Provide user support on ICT hardware and network infrastructure and carry out preventative maintenance of ICT equipment through regular updates of operating systems.
  • Install and configure security applications within the Commission.
  • Setup and configure virtual private networks for out of office connectivity.
  • Developing system specification; writing and testing computer programmes according to instructions and specifications.

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
  • Professional Certification in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Good knowledge of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Good knowledge of Active Directory Services and management.
  • Good knowledge of software development tools and maintenance practices.
  • Good knowledge of relational database management
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Senior Public Education & Officer


Operational Responsibilities:

  • Supervising of public education and training officers, interns and attaches towards the effective discharge of the Division’s mandate
  • Mentoring and coaching of public Education and training officers, interns and attaches 
  • Facilitate the management and enhancement of partnerships with human rights actors in order to enhance the Commission’s effectiveness
  • Formulate concepts and design implementation strategies and activities as prescribed in the strategic plan.
  • Design training curricula, training manuals and training materials
  • Carrying out public education and awareness sessions
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual donor and other reports for accountability on the use of funds.
  • Design proposals for the mobilization of resources for the Commission’s programs, grant management and reporting.
  • Undertake the preparation and implementation of divisional work plans in line with the Commission’s Strategic Plan and Directorate vision
  • Contribute to the strategies to build and sustain Commission partnerships in line with Divisional mandate.
  • Initiate activity requests for project implementation
  • Develop Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials for the public to raise awareness and sensitivity on human rights

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, or Social Sciences, or other relevant degree from a recognized university.
  • Good Knowledge and experience handling human rights matters
  • Experience in conceptualizing and leading Public Education and Training Projects
  • Demonstrable knowledge in human rights education and training
  • Adult learner’s facilitation skills.
  • Skills in development of training materials Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various packages
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Method of Application

If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications electronically through clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on the subject line, together with a detailed C.V, a copy of national ID, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach us by 14th August 2023

The Commission Secretary,

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor

P. O. Box 74359-00200NAIROBI.

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