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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Programme Officer – Trade Business and Human Rights (TBHR)

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 Officer – Trade Business and Human Rights (TBHR)

Purpose of the job

To provide leadership for advocacy in trade, business and human rights related to legal, policy or institutional reforms.

Primary tasks

    * Conceptualising TBHR projects / interventions and preparing periodic / progress reports;
    * Designing relevant campaign and advocacy strategies (research, power mapping, capacity building, lobbying and influencing media campaigns for TBHR);
    * Developing position papers and policy briefs on the human rights and governance perspectives on TBHR;
    * Liaising with the Civic Action team on the co-ordination of various human rights issues related to TBHR and their implementation in the local and national levels ;
    * Developing budgets and monitoring program expenditure ;
    * Stimulate a vibrant constituency/network at the local and national level;
    * Perform any other tasks as assigned, from time to time, by management and/or the supervisor.

Competencies required

    * Demonstrable understanding of the relationship amongst trade, business ,human rights and social justice;
    * University degree preferably in social sciences;
    * A post graduate diploma in project management with demonstrable experience in project cycle;
    * At least 4 years experience in human rights advocacy;
    * Demonstrable understanding of regional and international economic blocs;
    * Demonstrable research and analytical skills;
    * Capacity to develop and sustain functional networks;
    * Demonstrable ability to write and analyse reports and proposals;
    * 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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