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Jun 5, 2017

Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) Interns Career Opportunities

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a premier and flagship non-governmental human rights and governance institution in Africa that was founded in 1992 with a mandate of enhancing human rights centred governance at all levels.

Its founders and staff are among the foremost leaders and activists in struggles for human rights and democratic reforms in Kenya and beyond.
 

The KHRC conducts and provides evidence-based research and analysis on human rights in Kenya, advocates for the full realization of all rights and works with community-based networks across the country to help them organize and mobilize for the attainment of these rights.

The KHRC is seeking young graduates who are looking to gain practical experience in the field of Human Rights. 

The successful interns will be spread across our programme and institutional support areas for a period of six (6) months. 

At present internship applications are requested in the following programme areas:
 
a) Economic & Social Justice ( includes labour rights, corporate accountability, anti-corruption and Devolution thematic areas)
 
b) Communication
 
c) Transformative Justice ( Includes Electoral Governance, transitional justice, and security sector reforms thematic areas)
 
Minimum Qualifications & Experience
 
Intern – Economic & Social Justice 

(2 Positions)
 
Successful applicants will be reporting to the Program Advisor – Labour Rights & Program Advisor – Anti-Corruption & Devolution
 
Applicants for the above position should possess the following:
  • Applicant should hold an undergraduate degree in Law (LL.B), Political Science, Arts
  • Applicants with a law degree should have successfully completed studies at the Kenya School of Law and pupillage and are awaiting admission to the bar.
  • Applicant should have a demonstrable experience in working on labour rights, business & human rights, corporate accountability and devolution
  • Applicant should have an interest on emergent human rights issues in Kenya.
  • Flexibility to undertake urgent travels and work beyond regular office hours on a need basis.
  • Ability to undertake research, analyse data and write reports
  • Demonstrated ability to write on diverse issues
  • Excellent in written and spoken English and Swahili
  • Excellent Communication, Interpersonal, and Research Skills
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are highly motivated, possess the ability to follow standard operating procedures, are self-starters and functional problem solvers with the ability to learn.
Intern – Communications 

(1 Position)
 
Successful applicants will be reporting to the Communications Officer
 
Applicants for the above position should possess the following:
  • Bachelor degree in Journalism/Mass Communication/Public Relations
  • Excellent social media and digital communication skills
  • Must be computer literate with working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Proficiency in Adobe and final cut editing suite is a must have
  • Photography and videography skills is a must have
  • Event planning, organization and implementation skills
  • Graphic design skills is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability and interest to write on diverse issues
  • An eloquent and bold speaker and writer with mastery of verbal and written English and Swahili
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Be ready to undertake routine communication support assignments
NB: Applicants for the Communications Intern position MUST include electronic samples of work done i.e. design work(s); raw or edited video clips, photographs, articles, blogs or links to individual blogs. 

Applications found to include samples from other sources apart from the individual’s own work will automatically be disqualified.
 
Intern – Transformative Justice 

(2 Positions)
 
Successful applicants will be reporting to the Program Advisor – Electoral Governance & Program Advisor – Transitional Justice
 
Applicants for the above position should possess the following:
  • Applicant should hold an undergraduate degree in Law (LL.B), Political Science, Arts
  • Applicants with a law degree should have successfully completed studies at the Kenya School of Law and pupillage and are awaiting admission to the bar.
  • Applicant should have a demonstrable experience in working on electoral governance, transitional justice, security and related issues.
  • Applicant should have an interest on emergent human rights issues in Kenya.
  • Flexibility to undertake urgent travels and work beyond regular office hours on a need basis.
  • Ability to undertake research, analyse data and write reports
  • Demonstrated ability to write on diverse issues
  • Excellent in written and spoken English and Swahili
  • Excellent Communication, Interpersonal, and Research Skills
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are highly motivated, possess the ability to follow standard operating procedures, are self-starters and functional problem solvers with the ability to learn.
Application Details

Only those candidates that meet the above qualifications will be considered for the internship opportunities.
 
Candidates interested in this position should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected]

The cover letter should include a brief overview of the candidate’s suitability for the role, including an outline of relevant past research and advocacy experience. 

CVs should be a maximum 3 pages long and should include relevant past education and experience.
 

Candidates are encouraged to visit KHRC’s website to learn more about our work before applying: http://www.khrc.or.ke.
 
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 13 June 2017
 
Applications submitted past this date will not be considered.
 
Disclaimer: KHRC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and will recruit the most qualified intern irrespective of race, marital status, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or nationality.
 
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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