KHRC Program Manager Kenyan Job Vacancies

Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is seeking to hire a Program Manager, Inclusion & Political Justice. 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 field travel where necessary


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

a)  SupporttheExecutiveManagementinthedevelopmentandimplementationofthestrategicand operational plans.

b)  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.

c)  Participate in, and represent the programme in the Senior Management Team meetings among other decision-making processes of the organization.

d)  Actively participate and lead in the organizational and program-specific fundraising and the financial sustainability strategy at large.

e)  Identify, lead and participate in the conversations and networks critical to the programme and the organization at all levels in the society.

f)  Strengthenprogramlinkagesandfostergoodworkingrelationswith, Government representatives including county, ward administrators, community resource persons, private sector and civil society organizations.

g)  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

a)  Coordinate the team in the development and execution of the periodic work plans, budgets, timelines and other operations needs within the programme.

b)  Work closely with the team to actively seek fundraising opportunities, develop fundraising proposals or concepts and continuously develop progress reports for donors and partners

c)  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.

d)  Leadinthedesigningandimplementationofprojectswithinyourareaofinterestorexpertise.

e)  Ensure strategic and cross-thematic linkages and complementarity between the different

programmes and teams within the Commission.

f)  Participateinthemeetingsandactivitiesorganizedbytheteam/and organization.

g) RelieveandholdbriefforfellowManagers/HeadsofThematicProgrammesandotherSenior Management team members in their absence.

Programme Monitoring and Reporting

a)  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.

b)  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.

c)  Oversee teams’ participation and presentations during the quarterly programmes meetings.

d)  Organizemonthlymeetingswithofficers/team members to discuss and assess theiR individual and

team’s progress on the programmatic work and expenditure.

e)  Ensuretimelydraftingandreviewofdonorreportsfromteammembersbeforetheyareforwarded

to the DED for consideration and dissemination to grantmakers.

f)  Reviewandensuretimelyproductionanddisseminationofconceptpapers, publications among

other reports/ documents produced by the team and organization at large.

Teams Performance and Human Resource Obligations

a)  Oversee the development and uploading of own and teams performance score targets and indicators upon adoption of the Annual Operational Plan.

b)  Ensurecontinuousmonitoringandfeedbacktotheteam, and from your immediate supervisor against the expected results, proposed interventions and resources provided.

c)  Overseeaneffectiveannualperformancereviewfortheteammembersandalsoparticipateinown review as organized by the supervisor.

d)  InconsultationwiththeSMTleadinthedevelopmentoftheteam’sjobdescriptionsandamong other frameworks related to their terms and conditions of works.

e)  InconsultationwithyourSupervisor, SMT and HR office, deal with the team’s major disciplinary issues in a timely manner. Also, exercise discretion on minor disciplinary issues.

f)  Advisetheexecutivemanagementontheemerginghumanresourceandrightsissueswithinthe team and organization for information and action.

Administrative and Other Responsibilities in Programmes Administration

a)  Monitorandadviseonthehumanresourceneedsandcapacitiesfortheteam.

b)  Approve leaves, requisitions, and travels among other requisite administrative roles.

c)  Delegate roles and responsibilities on a needs basis.

d)  Supervise, guide, coach, mentor, develop and support the team members under the programme.

e)  Organize bi-annual reflections between the team members and partner communities.

f)  Undertake any other tasks assigned by the supervisor and management.

Desired qualifications and experience

a)  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.

b)  Minimum 6 years experience in program management, political governance and related human rights issues

c)  AstrongunderstandingofanddemonstrableengagementwiththeCounty, National, Regional and International Human Rights mechanisms and partnerships

d)  Proven track record of undertaking policy/legislative work and advocacy on inclusion, political justice and human rights issues

e)  Demonstrable experience in supervision of team members, people and talent management, mentoring and development skills.

f)  Strongwrittenandoralcommunication, presentation and interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams

g)  Ability to establish and maintain strong collaborative partnerships/relationships with diverse stakeholder groups

h)  Abilitytodelivercleargoalswithinstrategies, identify priority activities,tracks progress and adjusts priorities as required

Personal Attributes

The position requires a person who is:

a)  Strong and committed believer in human rights, social justice and related approaches

b)  A person who respects diversity, inclusion and values integrity and transparency

c)  Hastheabilitytomobiliseandmanagefinancialandotherresources

d)  Strong analytical skills, excellent research, report writing and oral presentation skills

e)  Flexible, open to change, results-driven and a team player

f)  Practicalproblemsolverwiththeabilitytomanagecomplexities

g)  A people person who is a leader, a visionary and can balance team members needs with those of

the organization

h)  Strong planning, management and coordination skills

i)  Has high emotional intelligence skills

How to Apply

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 Tuesday 30th March 2021.

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.

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