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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

TJRC Gender Officer 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:

Gender Officer
VAN: 55/10/TJRC/SS

Duties and Responsibilities

    * Ensure gender mainstreaming in the processes of the Commission including planning, implementation and reporting;
    * Provide technical inputs to different departments including finance, research, investigation and documentation.
    * Enhance capacity of staff to ensure gender perspectives in planning and implementation.
    * Regular report writing and documentation capturing gender perspectives and achievements.
    * Co-ordinate and facilitate training on gender aspects of Commission’s working including mandate and responsibilities.
    * Attend, facilitate and/or monitor Commission events as required in relation to gender perspectives.

Requirements for Appointment

    * Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Gender, or related field
    * Minimum 7 years experience working on women’s rights and/or disability for a non-governmental organization or public institution;
    * Excellent and demonstrable writing skills – particularly on gender issues.
    * Fluency in written English and Swahili.
    * Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and to act quickly and well under pressure and travel extensively;
    * Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Office/word/Excel and Power Point;

NB: Applications for this post must include a writing sample of between 500-1500 words

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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