Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission Jobs

Background Information

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission is established under section 3(1) of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Act No 6 with the objective of promoting peace, justice, national unity, healing, reconciliation and dignity among the people of Kenya.

The Commission invites applications from qualified Kenyans to fill the following positions:

Researchers

2 Positions

VAN: 5/10/TJRC/RU/4

Duties and responsibilities

An officer at this level will report to the Director of Research.

Duties include:

  • assisting in conceptualizing the TJRC’s technical work thereby shaping and giving effect to the TJRC’s vision, functions and objectives;
  • establishing a sound theoretical framework based on the Act and other relevant laws;
  • servicing the Commission’s expansive and varied knowledge needs by conducting research on all areas that touch on the TJRC’s mandate;
  • servicing the research needs of the Commission’s constitutive departments;
  • providing research assistance for senior staff and Commissioners; and
  • any other relevant duties as may be required by the Commission.

    Requirements for appointment

    Candidates must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have a masters degree in human rights or other relevant area of law, economics, gender studies, political science, or history;
  • 3-5 years experience in an academic or policy research;
  • An understanding of the work of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission;
  • An understanding of transitional justice experiences elsewhere in the world or Africa would be an added advantage;
  • Have a proven research record (candidate must submit an unedited sample of their written work);
  • Excellent skills in research, memo and report writing;
  • Ability to work under instruction and collectively with others in conceptualizing and producing required research products;
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and to deliver within short deadlines; and
  • Willingness to perform other duties that may be assigned to him/her at the Commission

    Assistant Researchers

    2 Positions

    VAN: 5/10/TJRC/RU/4

    Duties and responsibilities

    An officer at this level will report to the Director of Research.

    Duties include:

  • Assist the Researchers in conducting research on the various aspects of the Commission’s mandate;
  • Preparing memos and communications requiring research;
  • servicing the research needs of the Commission’s constitutive departments;
  • provide rapporteurship services during workshops, meetings and other events held by the Commission; and
  • Performing any other duties assigned.

    Requirements for appointment

    Candidates must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in either law, political science, history, sociology, anthropology or economics
  • 1-2 years experience in an academic, policy research environment or legal practice
  • An understanding of the work of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission
  • An understanding of transitional justice experiences elsewhere in the world or Africa would be an added advantage
  • Have a proven research record(candidate must submit an unedited sample of their written work)
  • Excellent skills in research, memo and report writing
  • Ability to work under instruction, collectively with others in conceptualizing and producing required research products
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and to deliver within short deadlines
  • Willingness to perform other duties that may be assigned to him/her at the Commission

    Regional Coordinator (Rift Valley)

    VAN: 42/10/SSU/6

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Secretary/CEO of the Commission, the Regional Coordinator will provide all administrative support services to the Commission.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • providing logistics support to the TJRC’s technical departments;
  • overseeing the provision of logistics services for Commission members and staff during their provincial visits, documentation and records keeping; facilitating results based planning and performance measurement;
  • co-coordinating preparation of the Commission’s budget;
  • overseeing finance management in the regional office, administration support and logistics, human resource management, accounting and procurement services; and
  • reviewing budget implementation to ensure it is in line with the TJRC’s budgeted activities.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be in possession of a Bachelors Degree in Business Management/Administration, Public Administration or any of the Social Sciences;
  • CPS II or a post graduate Diploma in Management/Administration will be an advantage;
  • Have worked in a senior management position for a minimum period of five years;
  • Have knowledge of finance management, procurement procedures and general management services;
  • Have a thorough understanding of the concept of strategic planning, including strategy and policy formulation and implementation

    Important Information for All Candidates

    Duration of Appointment:
    12 Months or to the termination of the Commission’s statutory mandate whichever is earlier

    Duty Station:
    Nairobi for Researchers and Assistant Researchers and Eldoret for Regional Coordinator Rift valley.

    All positions entail travel outside of the duty station.

    Remuneration:
    Competitive compensation and benefits is offered, subject to professional qualifications and experience and TJRC rates

    English and Kiswahili are the working languages of the Commission. Fluency in English (written and oral) is a mandatory requirement.

    Women and individuals belonging to minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Canvassing will automatically disqualify a candidate.

    Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.


    Assistant Director Accounts

    About the Job

    VAN/26/10/TJRC/FA/

    Reporting to the Director, Finance and Administration and responsible for all finance and account services at the Commission.

    SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WILL ENTAIL:

  • Preparation of budget
  • Interpretation of financial policies,
  • Budgetary controls and making financial returns;
  • Monitoring financial expenditure trends
  • Projections for the monthly and quarterly reports and ensuring cash flow are not disrupted;
  • Control and coordination of both routine and none routine accounts;
  • Accurate preparation of financial statements and overall expenditure of the organization;
  • Safe custody of the Commission’s assets and records under him/her and providing guidance to officers under him/her.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT

  • Have a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) and a Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination;
  • Have worked for at least eight (8) years in accounts profession in a large organization in Public or Private Sector, three (3) of which should be in the middle management;
  • Have attended relevant finance management course from a recognized institution;
  • Have shown demonstrable professional competence in finance and accounts work;
  • Be fully conversant with accounts based computer applications.
  • Knowledge and practical use of Navision accounting will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of GOK financial management systems will also be an advantage.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL CANDIDATES

    DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: 12 Months or to the termination of the Commission’s statutory mandate whichever is earlier

    Salary Kshs 150,000 per month

  • All applications must quote the vacancy title and number (VAN) on the subject line (if the application is sent by email) or on the face of the envelope (if the application is sent by post).

    Applicants that do not meet the minimum requirements in relation to education, work experience and competencies will not be considered.

    Email applications should be sent by E-Mail to hr@tjrckenya.org

    Or by post to:

    The Recruitment Team, Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission, NHIF Parking Complex, 5th Floor, Ragati Road, off Ngong Road, P.O. Box 14641-00800 Nairobi.

    The Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

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