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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Programme Associate - LGBTI job in Kenya

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a national, non-governmental organisation with the mission to promote, protect and enhance the enjoyment of all human rights by all individuals and groups.

We are looking for dynamic and result oriented people to fill the following position:

Programme Associate - LGBTI

Purpose of the Job

    * To provide leadership with respect to the KHRC’s interventions on equality and non-discrimination with specific reference to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex (LGBTI) communities. The programme associate will work in collaboration with the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK).

Primary tasks

The incumbent will be expected to:

    * Conceptualise, design, budget for, implement, monitor and report on work on equality and non-discrimination (including through research) especially with respect to LGBTI communities in collaboration with GALCK;
    * Continually assess the human rights situation of LGBTI communities and advocate around the same in a timely manner in collaboration with GALCK;
    * Urgently take action to address and mitigate human rights violations against the LGBTI communities
    * Perform any other tasks as assigned, from time to time, by management and/or the supervisor.

Competencies required

    * Demonstrable understanding of human rights, social justice and social change;
    * A university degree in a relevant social science;
    * At least two years’ experience work on the human rights of LGBTI communities, experience working on equality and non-discrimination with a legal background;
    * Experience in presenting information in a clear and objective manner to a variety of target audiences;
    * Experience in community mobilisation;
    * Experience in advocacy and programme implementation;
    * Ability to work well under pressure and to take urgent decisive actions;
    * Demonstrable ability to write and analyse reports;
    * Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili;

Applicants should send in a sealed envelope BY POST a cover letter attaching a detailed CV, photocopies of certificates and testimonials, current telephone/mobile numbers, names and addresses of three referees and present and expected gross salary before the end of the day, January 7, 2011 to:

Human Resources Officer
The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC)
P O Box 41079, Nairobi 00100 (GPO)

The KHRC is an equal opportunity employer and will seek to recruit the most qualified person for the job irrespective of ability, age, colour, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, HIV status, marital status, religion or any other ground of discrimination.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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