Member Of National Cohesion And Integration Commission

Member Of National Cohesion And Integration Commission
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Public Service Commision


Member Of National Cohesion And Integration Commission

Details of the offer

Requirements
a) Be a citizen of Kenya;
b) Hold a degree from a university recognized in Kenya;

c) Have knowledge and at least two (2) years experience in matters relating to race,

ethnic and human relations, public affairs and human rights, peace and security;

d) Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Responsibilities

(a) promote the elimination of all forms of discrimination on the basis of ethnicity orrace;

(b) discourage persons, institutions, political parties and associations from

advocating or promoting discrimination or discriminatory practices on the ground

of ethnicity or race;

(c) promote tolerance, understanding and acceptance of diversity in all aspects of

national life and encourage full participation by all ethnic communities in the

social, economic, cultural and political life of other communities;

(d) plan, supervise, co-ordinate and promote educational and training programmes

to create public awareness, support and advancement of peace and harmony

among ethnic communities and racial groups;

(e) promote respect for religious, cultural, linguistic and other forms of diversity in

plural society;

(f) promote equal access and enjoyment by persons of all ethnic communities and

racial groups to public or other services and facilities provided by the

Government;

(g) promote arbitration, conciliation, mediation and similar forms of dispute

resolution mechanisms in order to secure and enhance ethnic and racial harmony

and peace;

(h) investigate complaints of ethnic or racial discrimination and make

recommendations to the Attorney-General, the Human Rights Commission or

any other relevant authority on the remedial measures to be taken where such

complaints are valid;

(i) investigate on its own accord or on request from any institution, office, or person

any issue affecting ethnic and racial relations;

(j) identify and analyze factors inhibiting the attainment of harmonious relations

between ethnic communities, particularly barriers to the participation of any

ethnic community in social, economic, commercial, financial, cultural and

political endeavours, and recommend to the Government and any other relevant

public or private body how these factors should be overcome;

(k) determine strategic priorities in all the socio-economic, political and

development policies of the Government impacting on ethnic relations and

advise on their implementation;

(l) recommend to the Government criteria for deciding whether any public office or

officer has committed acts of discrimination on the ground of ethnicity or race;

(m) monitor and review all legislation and all administrative acts relating to or having

implications for ethnic or race relations and equal opportunities and, from time to

time, prepare and submit to the Government proposals for revision of such

legislation and administrative acts;

(n) initiate, lobby for and advocate for policy, legal or administrative reforms on

issues affecting ethnic relations;

(o) monitor and make recommendations to the Government and other relevant public

and private sector bodies on factors inhibiting the development of harmonious

relations between ethnic groups and on barriers to the participation of all ethnic

groups in the social, economic, commercial, financial, cultural and political life of

the people;

(p) undertake research and studies and make recommendations to the Government

on any issue relating to ethnic affairs including whether ethnic relations are

improving;

(q) make recommendations on penalties to be imposed on any person for any breach

of the provisions of the Constitution or of any law dealing with ethnicity;

(r) monitor and report to the National Assembly the status and success of the

implementation of its recommendations;

(s) issue notices directing persons or institutions involved in actions or conduct

amounting to violations of human rights on the basis of ethnicity or race to stop

such actions or conduct within a given period and;

(t) do all other acts and things as may be necessary to facilitate the efficient discharge

of its functions

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 2 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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