The National Cohesion and Integration Commission was established by the National Cohesion and Integration Act of 2008. The objective and purpose for which the Commission is established is to facilitate and promote equality of opportunity, good relations, harmony and peaceful coexistence between persons of different ethnic and racial communities of Kenya and to advise the Government on all aspects thereof.
The Commission conducts its activities across all the 47 Counties with a focus on the hotspot counties. However, the Commission lacks regional or county offices hence relying on its networks to execute its mandate. Some of its networks include the offices of the County Commissioners in respective counties, council of elders, peace committees, CSOs, CBOs, NGOs, and FBOs among others.
Collaboration and cooperation with these networks has been commendable, however it is important to have presence in terms of representatives who will solely dedicate their tasks and mandate on behalf of the Commission especially during the Electioneering period.
The Commission therefore seeks to recruit Ninety Four (94) Cohesion Monitors, two in every county, to monitor the status of cohesion in the county.
The Cohesion monitor will be expected to gather information in relation to offences under the NCI Act and forward the same to the Commission to enable the
Commission establish measures to encourage cohesion and prevention of violence in the period before, during and beyond the elections. The officer is expected to provide information on the general situation of peace and cohesion in the area covered.
Reporting to the Cohesion Monitor will report to the Senior Program Officer Reconciliation
Requirements for the Cohesion Monitors
- Diploma, Higher Diploma or Degree in Peacebuilding, Education, Communication, International Relations, HR, Public Health, Sociology, Community Development or any other related field.
- At least Twenty One (21) years old with a minimum of one (1) year experience in peacebuilding, community education, mobilization and advocacy.
Resident in the County of interest.
- Good understanding of the local languages in addition to English and Kiswahili.
- A good understanding of the political and social dynamics of the respective county.
- Capacity to engage local leaders, security officials, elders, youth in issues relating to peace and security and use networks to fulfil the mandate.
- Past/current leadership role and involvement in community initiatives in the area which the monitor intends to serve will be an added advantage.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Cohesion Monitors Responsibilities
- Attend public and social forums in a bid to gather information in relation to offences under NCI Act and political incitement.
- Furnish the Commission with a summary of the weekly forums on peace and security across the sub-counties.
- Conduct surveillance on early warning signs of conflict and subsequently share the reports with the Commission.
- Perform any other duty as may be assigned.
- Submit a final report in relation to peace and cohesion in the county at the end of the contract period.
- The initial contract period will be for a period of Six (6) months with the possibility of an extension for an additional four (4) months.
Salary : Ksh. 25,000
Airtime Allowance : Ksh. 5,000
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit their CV, certified copies of their academic testimonials together with a duly filled application form named ‘CM Applicant Profile’ which can be downloaded from www.cohesion.or.ke.
Applications addressed to the undersigned may be posted or hand-delivered to be received not later than 14th January ,2017 Commission Secretary / CEO National Cohesion and Integration Commission
P.O Box 7055 -00100
KMA Centre 6th Floor
Mara Road, Upper Hill
National Cohesion and Integration Commission is an equal opportunity employer