Director – Corporate Services - KNCHR

  • Published date: May 25, 2022
  • Category: Management & Business Development
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Job Description/Requirements

KNCHR does NOT have recruitment agents and does NOT charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process. Report any incident of extortion to KNCHR or to the Police


The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is a constitutional body established under Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya and Section 3 of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act No 14 of 2011 (revised) 2012. It has the core mandate to develop a culture of Human Rights through the promotion and protection of rights and fundamental freedoms in the Republic of Kenya.

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created under 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 in accordance with the United Nations Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (Paris Principles). KNCHR’s mandate includes furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya, acting as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and the provision of Leadership in moving the country towards a human rights respecting state. KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through five Directorates including: Complaints and Investigations, Research, Advocacy and Outreach, Legal Services, Regional Services and Corporate Services. The Commission has offices in Nairobi, Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyahururu.


KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following position:



Reports to: Commission Secretary
Duration: 5 years renewable contract 
Duty Station: Nairobi with occasional travel 
Gross Salary: Kshs 406,750


Job Purpose:
This position is responsible for coordination and administration of Corporate Services Directorate. 

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Overseeing the formulation, development, implementation and review of the Finance & Accounts, Human Resources Management and Administration, Planning and M& E, ICT, and Counselling policies, strategies, standards, procedures, guidelines and programmes.

  2. Coordinating and managing all Corporate Service Divisions

  3. Ensuring functional compliance to statutory regulations governing Corporate Services

  4. Managing and maintaining Commissions assets and resources

  5. Overseeing staff development and capacity building of the Commission

  6. Overseeing formulation of strategies for performance management and succession planning

  7. Ensuring a healthy and safe work environment

  8. Promoting institutional learning and knowledge management

  9. Promoting use of ICT and e-governance in the operations of the Commission

  10. Nurturing and promoting innovations in the provision of Commissions services

  11. Ensuring development, promotion and maintenance of the Commissions corporate brand and communication strategy

  12. Overseeing the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Implementation of the Commission functions and programmes

  13. Establishing and managing registries and ensuring safe custody of all Commissions record and information

  14. Ensuring affirmative action, gender and disability mainstreaming at the commission

  15. Coordinating preparation of reports and responses to parliamentary questions

  16. Coordinating planning and budgeting for the activities and programmes of the Commissions

  17. Ensuring prudent utilization of the Commissions financial resources and assets

  18. Building capacity and managing performance of staff in the Directorate

Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Commerce (Accounting/Finance option) Finance, Economics, Business Management/Administration, Supply Chain or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

  2. Twelve (12) years’ experience of which five (5) should be at a senior level with supervisory role in a relevant field.

  3. Strategic Leadership Development certificate lasting not less than 6 weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

  4. Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  5. Ability to build and lead cohesive teams.

  6. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.

  7. Knowledge of the project management cycle and public administration.

  8. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

  9. Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various packages.

  10. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Other attributes for all positions

  1. Ability to work under pressure

  2. Ability to lead and manage teams

  3. Problem solving skills

  4. Supervisory skills

  5. Clients focused

  6. Great attention to detail

  7. Respect for diversity


KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates including Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


If you possess the above qualities, please submit your applications through email address no:, or through postal mail or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the email subject line and cover letter / envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by close of business on Wednesday 1st June, 2022 to:


Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor

P. O. Box 74359-00200



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