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KNCHR Hiring Project Assistant

PROJECT ASSISTANT, TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN RIGHTS– Open

JOB PURPOSE

This position is responsible for supporting the project lead in executing operational and administrative tasks under the project on “Human Rights Impact Assessment of Health Sector Digitalisation in Kenya”.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide operational support in all phases of a project diligently.
  2. Assist the project lead by communicating with all the involved parties and managing the timeline and deliverables of the projects.
  3. Assist in day-to-day administrative tasks of the project as may be assigned by the project lead.
  4. Help draft project execution and administrative documents.
  5. Help in coordinating and preparing for meetings, conferences, workshops and training.
  6. Assist notifying relevant project stakeholders and informing them of meeting schedules and locations.
  7. Booking venues for meetings, conferences and sending out meeting notifications.
  8. Assist in preparing meetings, taking down notes and preparing meeting reports.
  9. Assist in updating project logs with the progress of undertaken assignments.
  10. Assist in gathering project data, organising and managing documentation.
  11. Assist in drafting project reports and presentation.
  12. Assist in handling logistics for project-related activities.
  13. Assist in making an assessment and reviewing the status of projects and providing recommendations to the project lead on approaches and procedures for project implementation.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  2. 1 year experience in a similar position.
  3. Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Excellent writing, analytical, research and presentation making skills 
  5. Ability to work in stressful and demanding environments
  6. Problem solving skills
  7. Computer literacy
  8. Team player
  9. Met the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

DURATION
The contract will be for a duration of six (6) months.
 

REMUNERATION
This position will attract a gross monthly remuneration of Kshs. 64,614.00.

If you possess the above qualifications, please apply online through the KNCHR recruitment portal by 18th July 2024.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information in the application. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

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KNCHR is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men, women of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. Therefore, qualified intersex persons, persons with disabilities, persons from marginalized communities and the minority groups are encouraged to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

KNCHR does NOT have recruitment agents and does NOT charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process. Report any incident of extortion to KNCHR or to the Police.    

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR- RESEARCH AND COMPLIANCE – Closed

REF: KNCHR/ADM/ RC/02/2024

Reports to:  Director, Research, Advocacy and Outreach Directorate 

Duration:     5 Year Contract (Renewable)

Duty Station:  Nairobi with occasional travel

Grade:  KNCHR 3

Gross Salary:  Kshs. 281,950

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for leading and coordinating the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards, strategies, guidelines and programs in relation to research and State compliance with national, regional and international human rights principles. The successful candidate will head the Research and Compliance Division within the Directorate of Research, Advocacy and Outreach.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the formulation, implementation and review of the Commission’s research and compliance policies, frameworks, strategies and standards.
  2. Provide leadership in the formulation of appropriate strategies for research and dissemination of findings and follow-up on implementation of the recommendations by the Commission.
  3. Provide leadership in the development and submission of periodical state of human rights reports and advisories nationally, regionally and internationally.
  4. Provide leadership in the review of both existing and proposed legislations and policies to infuse human rights principles and standards.
  5.  Provide leadership in monitoring, reporting and advising on Kenya’s state of compliance with all key international and regional human rights treaties.
  6. Coordinate the participation of the Commission in regional and international human rights fora i.e. African Commission, African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, United Nations treaty body mechanisms, Human Rights Council, engagements with special procedures as well as the regional and global Networks of National Human Rights Institutions.
  7. Coordinate the development of monitoring charters on various human rights instruments in relation to concluding observations.
  8. Provide leadership in the discharge of the Commission’s role as the monitoring agency under Article 33 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  9. Review and approve divisional outputs and processes.
  10. Lead mobilization of resources for the Division’s thematic areas and coordinate the development and utilization of the division’s budget and reports.
  11. Supervise and undertake the implementation of the Commission’s human resource functions in relation to the Research and Compliance Division including performance management.
  12. Coordinate timely preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual divisional and other reports.
  13. Coordinate the establishment and implementation of strategies to build and sustain Commission partnerships in line with Divisional mandate.
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Operational Responsibilities

  1. Guide the development of concepts, design and implementation of divisional strategies and activities as prescribed in the strategic plan.
  2. Provide technical support and expertise in the design of research tools, methodologies for public inquiries and other concepts that require some level of empirical evidence
  3. Provide technical advice and oversee the Commission’s active participation in regional and international human rights fora and its compliance as a National Human Rights Institution
  4. Advise on strategies to mainstreaming of disability rights within the Commission’s work practice and across the Republic.
  5. Represent the Commission at high level meetings and committees with state and non-state actors.
  6. Devise and implement effective communication strategies for information flow between divisional staff and other divisions in the Commission.
  7. Provide direction in the development and implementation of divisional work plans in line with Strategic Plan and Directorate vision.
  8. Establish and implement strategies to build and sustain Commission partnerships and networks with state and non-state actors in line with Divisional mandate.
  9. Review proposals for the mobilization of resources for the Commission’s programs, grant management and reporting.
  10. Track division’s budget and expenditure approvals.
  11. Manage the division’s resources both financial and personnel to ensure optimal and sustainable delivery of the Commission’s mandate.
  12. Coordinate timely preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual divisional, GoK, grants and other reports for accountability of the use of funds.

Experience and Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in Law, Social sciences or other related fields or related disciplines from a recognized university.
  2. Eight (8) years’ experience of which three (3) should be at a senior level with supervisory role in a relevant field.
  3. Strategic Leadership Development certificate lasting not less than 6 weeks from a recognized institution is desirable but not mandatory.
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Skills and Competencies

  1. Ability to build and lead cohesive teams
  2. Demonstrable leadership skills
  3. Strategic thinking and execution of strategies
  4. Ability to efficiently multitask and effectively manage competing priorities
  5. Knowledge of the project management cycle and public administration
  6. Experience in conceptualizing and leading research projects
  7. Demonstrable knowledge in review of legislation and policy formulation
  8. Data collection and data analysis skills
  9. Legal analysis skills
  10. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  11. Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal and negotiation skills
  12. Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various packages
  13. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

If you are interested and possess the above qualifications, please apply online through the KNCHR recruitment portal by Thursday 30th May 2024.

The KNCHR is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men, women of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. Therefore, qualified intersex persons, persons with disabilities, persons from marginalized communities and the minority groups are encouraged to apply. 

PLEASE NOTE:

It is a criminal offence to provide any false information and documents in the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be advised to submit clearance certificates from the various institutions.

KNCHR does NOT have recruitment agents and does NOT charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process. Report any incident of extortion to KNCHR or to the Police.     

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