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  • Posted on: 28 January, 2017 Deadline: 7 February, 2017
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    The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an autonomous national Human rights institution established under article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 with the core mandate of furthering the promotion and protection of human rights in Kenya. It is a successor to the body of the same name established by an earlier Act of Parliament in 2002, that later became operational in July 2003.



    Job Objective
    This position is responsible for the facilitation of movement of the Commission staff to the respective destination is done in a safe manner by use of designated routes, locked vehicles at all times, observation of speed limits, passenger use of safety belt as per the Commission’s travel policy.
    Key Duties

    • Facilitate the transfer of Commission staff to field activities on time and in a safe and reliable manner.
    • Pick and drop official Commission visitors and staff, to and from airport and take them to their required destination.
    • Inform the Administration Officer of due motor vehicle insurance and the Senior Driver/ Mechanic of due mechanical service of all Commission vehicles.
    • Ensure the cleanliness of the Commission vehicle at all times, carry out routine basic service check before use of the vehicle and report any defects to Senior Driver/Mechanic.
    • Ensure a work ticket is produced and approved before taking up any assignment and record all details including use of fuel card before submission to Administration Officer.
    • Observe  defensive  driving  skills  at  all  times  during  transfers to  ensure  fuel efficiency and forecast potential hazards ahead and avoid the said hazard.
    • Collect assignment schedules from Administration Officer and carry out official errands such as payments of utilities bills, collects and delivers mails and collect approved visas on behalf of commission staff.
    • Assist in basic support functions of Office administration i.e. photocopies, binding and filing when in the office, pending a transfer assignment.

    Key Qualifications and Competencies

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (D+) and a Valid BCE Driving Licence
    • Computer literacy.
    • Knowledge of major towns in Kenya.
    • Knowledge of relevant legislation (Traffic Act).
    • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.
    • Good Organizational and Problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Ability to work well with teams.
    • Compliance with chapter six of the constitution.

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    Accounts Clerk


    Job Objective
    This position is responsible for the Preparation of books of accounts, carrying out bank reconciliation, monitoring regional budgetary expenditure and making timely payment for services and goods provided to the regional office
    Key Duties

    • Monitor store supplies to determine stationery and other material needs, take inventory of office consumption to be able to project future requisition needs and report on these in good time.
    • Draft quarterly budgets forecast for regional office and account for expenses using store inventory reports to keep accountable for office procurements and spending in operational tools.
    • Maintain and update cashbook on a daily basis to ensure the account does not run into overdraft.
    • Perform bank reconciliations of regional bank account and forward the same to the head office on a monthly basis.
    • Ensure proper tracking of the regional office bank account and report on balances and deficits on a regular basis to account for funds spent through the maintenance of the cash office book, reconciliation of cash at hand and ban records, managing petty cash and imprest.
    • Liaise with suppliers of goods and services. Receive invoices, prepare payment vouchers, seek authority before cheque writing to keep track of accountabilities and make timely payments for goods and services utilized for the operations of the regional office.
    • Records management for all of the regional office documents to ease retrieval and ensure information security for the protection of client cases and confidentiality.

    Key Qualifications and Competencies

    • Diploma in Business Administration or Business Management or an equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • 1 year of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization.
    • Part I of Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A) (K) or Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
    • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • Be computer literate.
    • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.
    • Organizational skills and Problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Ability to work well with teams.

    Method of Application

    Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
    KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    If you possess or meet the above qualifications, send your application letter together with a detailed CV, names and telephone contacts of three referees to reach us by 7th February, 2017.

    The Commission Secretary,
    Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor,
    P. O. Box 74359 – 00200,

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