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The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created by Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament (the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act, 2011) and under the United Nations Paris Principles.

Senior Human Rights Officer/ Head of Regional Office

Ref: HR/ADMIN/SHRO Mbs /012/1

Reports To: Deputy Commission Secretary-Programs

Location: Mombasa

Duration: 5 Year Contract

Salary Range: Kshs.112, 883 – Kshs. 144, 237

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in and guide the conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the work of the Coast Regional Office
  • Coordinate implementation and management of the complaints handling process, investigations and other key areas of work as stipulated under Section 8 of the KNCHR Act, 2011 and as may relevant to the Coast Region
  • Prepare and present quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports of the work of the Regional office, including reports of financial expenditure by the Regional Office
  • Manage and supervise all staff of the Regional Office, including management of financial resources and fixed assets
  • Ensure compliance with the policies of the Commission in the running of the Regional Office
  • Ensure proper flow of information and communication between the Head Office and the Regional Office, as well as with other Regional Offices.
  • Build and maintain sustainable networks and partnerships with both state and non state actors in the region on behalf of the Commission
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A Masters degree in a Social Science from a recognized institution with five years experience in a busy programme-related environment


  • A Bachelors Degree in a Social Science from a recognized institution with seven years experience in busy programme-related environment.
  • Sound knowledge/skills in Project Management and experience in developing and implementing human rights related projects and activities.

    If you possess the above qualities for any of the positions, please send your application clearly indicating the position and the Ref No. on both the letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, daytime telephone contact, and names and telephone contacts of three referees to:

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

    Email: recruitments [at]

    KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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