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.
The KNCHR Internship Programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:
The KNCHR therefore invites applications from young, versatile, industrious, honest, self-driven, analytical, open-minded, readily available candidates to urgently fill the following internship vacancies.
Position: Internship (7 Vacancies)
Duration: 12 months
Duty Station: Nairobi
-Undergraduate Degree in Law.
-Post Graduate Diploma in Law
– Degree in Social Sciences in either of the following fields: International Relations, Education, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Law, Human Rights, Development Studies, Sociology, Armed Conflict Peace Studies.
-Degree in Communications, Journalism or Multi Media studies.
-Post graduate Diploma in Photojournalism, Videography or Graphic design, Journalism, Communications or Marketing will be an added advantage.
-Proven knowledge of Social Media and Online Platforms.
-Demonstrable knowledge in Graphic Design, Audio-Visual Production, Videography and Photography will be an added advantage.
-Demonstrable interest in writing feature stories will be an added advantage.
a)Undergraduate degree in Information Technology, Computer Science and other IT relevant courses.
-Undergraduate degree in Commerce, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Science, Education (Mathematics/Business), Business Management.
-CPA Section I
-Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences in: Purchasing/Procurement & Supply Chain Management Finance, Statistics, Economics, Accounting, Education.
For more information about the Directorates, Programmes/Divisions, visit the KNCHR website www.knchr.org.
If you possess the above qualifications, please submit your applications manually through the post office or by hand delivery in any of our offices, clearly indicating the position, the directorate and division you are applying to on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and valid contacts of three referees, to reach us by 13th May, 2019 to
The Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359 – 00200
Only Applications that reference the Directorate and Division applied to will be considered.
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the application.
‘KNCHR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process. Report any such incidences to KNCHR or to the police.
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