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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

TJRC Director, Research Unit job in Kenya

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission is established under Section 3(1) of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Act No.6 of 2008 with the objective of promoting peace, justice, national unity, healing, reconciliation and dignity among the people of Kenya.

The Commission therefore is seeking to recruit suitable qualified Kenyan candidates for the following position:
Director, Research Unit
VAN: 47/10/TJRC/RU

The Director of Research will head the Research Unit of the Commission with the overall responsibility of conducting and coordinating all research undertaken in connection with the functions of the Commission.

S/he will lead in conceptualizing the TJRC’s technical work thereby shaping and giving effect to the TJRC’s vision, functions and objectives; and assist in establishing a sound theoretical framework for the Commission’s work based on the Act and other relevant laws.

Duties and responsibilities

    * Head the Research Unit
    * Assign research duties to researchers in line with the Commission’s mandate and demands of its various committees and units
    * Coordinate and supervise research done by the team
    * Draft and oversee ( in conjunction with the CEO) all legal opinions and other documents

Requirements for Appointment

    * A Ph.D in relevant area of law or social sciences
    * Served for a minimum of 5 years in a research or teaching capacity
    * Must have an excellent understanding of the mandate of the TJRC
    * Expansive knowledge in all areas covered by, or of relevance to the mandate of the TJRC including international criminal justice and human rights; the rights of victims and witnesses (reparations, participation and protection); gender and transitional justice; Kenya Constitutional law (including comparative experience) and Kenya criminal law and practice
    * Excellent research skills, and a proven research record in discipline and areas relevant to the work of TJRC
    * Ability to run and manage an efficient department

Important information for all candidates

    * Deadline for applications: January 10, 2011
    * Vacancy Announcement Number (VAN) must be quoted for all applications
    * Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted
    * Previous Applicants need not re-apply

Send applications by post to:

Recruitment Team,
Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission,
Delta House, 3rd Floor, Chiromo Road, Westlands,
P.O Box 14641-00800,
Nairobi, Kenya

or by email quoting the Vacancy number and position title to

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