Thursday, February 13, 2014

Full Time Consultant

Full Time Consultant 

Reporting to: ICTJ Head of Kenya Office 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya 
Length: 6 Months (With a Possibility of Extension Based On Funding) 
Terms of Offer: Compensation Is Fixed

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) is an international non-profit organisation specializing in the field of transitional justice. ICTJ assists societies confronting massive human rights abuses to promote accountability, pursue truth, provide reparations, and build trustworthy institutions. 

Committed to the vindication of victims’ rights and the promotion of gender justice, the ICTJ provides expert technical advice, policy analysis and comparative research on varied transitional justice approaches. Further information on ICTJ is available at

ICTJ is seeking applications from competent professionals to fill a full time consultancy for its Kenya Office. The Consultant will be based in Nairobi and will report to the Head of Kenya Office.

Consultant’s responsibilities 
  • Work with the Head of Office to conceptualize, design and implement programs to provide technical assistance and support to transitional justice processes in Kenya;
  • Perform research and writing tasks including compiling and organizing comparative information, legal research, preparing country papers and other written work for publication;
  • Assist in the work plan processes including preparing annual and quarterly operational plans, and monitoring and reporting on implementation and results;
  • Assist in the development of proposals for donor and development partners' support
  • Coordinate with the Finance and Administrative Manager and Program Assistant in tracking program budgets and expenditure;
  • Collaborate with the Program Assistant in organizing workshops, conferences and missions;
  • Conduct periodic travels in support of ICTJ country and thematic programs;
  • Perform other duties as necessary and as requested;

The Program Officer will possess the following qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or other relevant field, preferably in law.
  • Knowledge of key developments relating to transitional justice in Kenya.
  • At least 3 years demonstrable experience of working in the field of human rights and/or transitional justice.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement human rights or transitional justice research, advocacy, capacity building or similar projects.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Fluent oral and written English and Swahili.
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills.
  • High level of professionalism and attention to detail.
  • Flexible and committed to teamwork
How to apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three referees addressed to the Head of Office, Kenya to by Thursday 20th February 2014.

Please do not send your certificates at this stage.

No phone calls please – only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Contract details will be discussed with the successful candidate only.