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  • Posted: Mar 19, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 30, 2021
  • The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a non-government organisation founded in 1992 and registered in 1994. The Commission campaigns to create a culture in Kenya where human rights and democratic culture are entrenched. It does this through monitoring, documenting and publicising rights violations.
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    Program Advisor, Public Finance Management

    Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is seeking to hire a Program Advisor, Public Finance Management under its Identity & Inclusion program.
    The position of Program Advisor is equivalent to that of a Program Officer in the civil society sector.


    The Program Advisor, Public Finance Management supports and reports to the Program Manager, Inclusion & Political Justice. The position contributes and works towards the achievement of KHRC’s vision, mission and strategic action by fostering transparency, accountability and public participation in public finance. The position liaises with all staff and requires professional discretion and a solution-oriented approach at all times.
    This is a position on a two (2) year renewable contract subject to performance and funding.

    PLACEMENT: Immediate

    LOCATION: KHRC Offices located in Nairobi County

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time with occasional travel where necessary

    Full Job Description


    • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences preferably International Relations, Political Science or Law
    • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in the area of governance and public finance management
    • Professional qualification and experience in project management will be an added advantage
    • Demonstrable engagement with Citizenship and statelessness processes at all levels
    • Demonstrable research experience and editorial of complex reports
    • Experience in working with poor and rural communities and the use of Kiswahili language
    • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail in order to produce high quality output
    • Proven experience in policy advocacy
    • Proficiency in use of MS Office Suite packages and experience in use of SPSS

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    Program Manager, Inclusion & Political Justice


    The Program Manager, Inclusion & Political Justice supports and reports to the Deputy Executive Director. The position contributes and works to provide strategic direction, technical leadership and administrative support to the Inclusion & Political Justice programme and related issues at all levels in the society. The incumbent will supervise the inclusion and political justice team and work closely with other managers, senior management team, executive management and partners.


    • Strategic Leadership & Support
      • Support the Executive Management in the development and implementation of the strategic and operational plans.
      • Oversee the realization of the KHRC’s Objectives and Results Areas and other interventions within the programme, across programmes/ the organization and at all levels.
      • Participate in, and represent the programme in the Senior Management Team meetings among other decision-making processes of the organization.
      • Actively participate and lead in the organizational and program-specific fundraising and the financial sustainability strategy at large.
      • Identify, lead and participate in the conversations and networks critical to the programme and the organization at all levels in the society.
      • Strengthen program linkages and foster good working relations with, Government representatives including county, ward administrators, community resource persons, private sector and civil society organizations.
      • As delegated by the Executive Director and Executive Management Team, lead and engage in the necessary media and other communication strategies and processes relevant to the programme and KHRC.
    • Programme Design and Implementation
      • Coordinate the team in the development and execution of the periodic work plans, budgets, timelines and other operations needs within the programme.
      • Work closely with the team to actively seek fundraising opportunities, develop fundraising proposals or concepts and continuously develop progress reports for donors and partners
      • Identify, advice and act on the emerging topical and human rights issues that require targeted research and urgent actions-through policy, political and legal interventions.
      • Lead in the designing and implementation of projects within your area of interest or expertise.
      • Ensure strategic and cross-thematic linkages and complementarity between the different programmes and teams within the Commission.
      • Participate in the meetings and activities organized by the team/and organization.
      • Relieve and hold brief for fellow Managers/Heads of Thematic Programmes and other Senior Management team members in their absence.
    • Programme Monitoring and Reporting
      • Ensure results based and cumulative progress reports for your work and team on monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual/ end of year basis within the established deadlines.
      • In consultation with DED, DFA and SMT team, track and report on a monthly basis, the utilization of funds and other resources allocated to the programme.
      • Oversee teams’ participation and presentations during the quarterly programmes meetings.
      • Organize monthly meetings with officers/team members to discuss and assess their individual and team’s progress on the programmatic work and expenditure.
      • Ensure timely drafting and review of donor reports from team members before they are forwarded to the DED for consideration and dissemination to grantmakers.
      • Review and ensure timely production and dissemination of concept papers, publications among other reports/ documents produced by the team and organization at large.
    • Teams Performance and Human Resource Obligations
      • Oversee the development and uploading of own and teams performance score targets and indicators upon adoption of the Annual Operational Plan.
      • Ensure continuous monitoring and feedback to the team, and from your immediate supervisor against the expected results, proposed interventions and resources provided.
      • Oversee an effective annual performance review for the team members and also participate in own review as organized by the supervisor.
      • In consultation with the SMT lead in the development of the team’s job descriptions and among other frameworks related to their terms and conditions of works.
      • In consultation with your Supervisor, SMT and HR office, deal with the team’s major disciplinary issues in a timely manner. Also, exercise discretion on minor disciplinary issues.
      • Advise the executive management on the emerging human resource and rights issues within the team and organization for information and action.
    • Administrative and Other Responsibilities in Programmes Administration
      • Monitor and advise on the human resource needs and capacities for the team.
      • Approve leaves, requisitions, and travels among other requisite administrative roles.
      • Delegate roles and responsibilities on a needs basis.
      • Supervise, guide, coach, mentor, develop and support the team members under the programme.
      • Organize bi-annual reflections between the team members and partner communities.
      • Undertake any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor and management.

    Desired qualifications and experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Law, Political Science, Public Policy or a relevant discipline. A Master’s Degree in any of the disciplines listed will be an added advantage.
    • Minimum 6 years experience in program management, political governance and related human rights issues
    • A strong understanding of and demonstrable engagement with the County, National, Regional and International Human Rights mechanisms and partnerships
    • Proven track record of undertaking policy/legislative work and advocacy on inclusion, political justice and human rights issues
    • Demonstrable experience in supervision of team members, people and talent management, mentoring and development skills.
    • Strong written and oral communication, presentation and interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams
    • Ability to establish and maintain strong collaborative partnerships/relationships with diverse stakeholder groups
    • Ability to deliver clear goals within strategies, identify priority activities,tracks progress and adjusts priorities as required

    Personal Attributes

    The position requires a person who is:

    • Strong and committed believer in human rights, social justice and related approaches
    • A person who respects diversity, inclusion and values integrity and transparency
    • Has the ability to mobilise and manage financial and other resources
    • Strong analytical skills, excellent research, report writing and oral presentation skills
    • Flexible, open to change, results-driven and a team player
    • Practical problem solver with the ability to manage complexities
    • A people person who is a leader, a visionary and can balance team members needs with those of the organization
    • Strong planning, management and coordination skills
    • Has high emotional intelligence skills

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    If you believe you fit the profile, submit your application and CV detailing your suitability for the post and including day time telephone contact and three referees, preferably your current or previous line managers to [email protected] quoting the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line. The closing date for this position is Tuesday30th March2021.Applications received will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and shortlisted applicants should be ready for an immediate interview.


    • KHRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within the organization and will seek to recruit the most qualified person for the job irrespective of race, colour, marital status, ethnicity, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or nationality. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.
    • Canvassing will automatically lead to disqualification.
    • Only successful candidates will be contacted

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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