Network Of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) – Programme Officer.

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Vacancy: Programme Officer

Reports to: Senior Programmes Officer

Location: Head Office (NAIROBI), with occasional travels in the region

Duration: 12months with a possibility of extension

Language: English, French will be an added advantage

About the Recruiting Organisation

The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) is the regional umbrella body that brings together 46 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Africa. It is established with a mission to support the establishment and strengthening of NHRIs to effectively undertake their mandate in line with Paris Principles. Towards this, NANHRI provides support to African NHRIs through national, regional and international cooperation, with the goal of enhancing their effective delivery of their functions of human rights promotion, protection, monitoring and advocacy.

Summary of the Programme Officer’s responsibility

The Programme Officer’s main responsibility is to ensure effective and timely implementation of the programme and activities relating to the cooperation with the African Union and African regional human rights mechanisms, aimed at enhancing implementation of human rights commitments in the continent. The Programme Officer will also support the Working Group on SDGs Agenda 2030 and Africa Agenda 2063 to ensure delivery of the Working Groups outputs. This role entails planning, implementation and monitoring of the programme initiatives to ensure the achievement of the intended results

Full Job Description


The Programme Officer should possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree (or its equivalent) in law, social sciences, philosophy or any other related disciplines;
  • Demonstrable understanding of regional and international human rights mechanisms;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in project conceptualisation, design, implementation and reporting;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English (ability to communicate in French will be an added advantage); and
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role and functioning of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)

Application process

Qualified individuals are invited to submit their curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to: The Recruitment, Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI). Applications should be sent by 18 June 2021, STRICTLY THROUGH EMAIL to: with a copy to: clearly indicating the position on the subject matter and a daytime telephone contact.

Please note that due to the large volumes of applications, only shortlisted candidates for the position will be contacted.




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