International Rescue Committee Deputy Director, Leadership Development Jobs in Kenya

International Rescue Committee Deputy Director, Leadership Development Jobs in Kenya

Background/IRC Summary:

  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    Job Overview:

  • The mission of the Learning and Development team is to take the IRC’s people to the next level. The team is responsible for improving the productivity and engagement of IRC staff by providing tools, processes, and guidance for enabling performance, effective onboarding and orientation, staff and leadership development, and quality individual and team learning.

    Major Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops and supports the implementation of the Talent Dialogue process including:

  • Developing a strategy for the roll out and implementation of Talent Dialogues – with the intent of identifying historically under-represented talent for leadership pipelines. Maintaining an overview of progress, challenges and identifying ways to address them

  • Using pilots to refine and evolve the process in multiple geographies and functions

  • Developing supporting materials to help managers successfully navigate the conversation

  • Acting as internal consultant to regional and local focal points launching Talent Dialogues

  • Maintaining global standards/terminology with local flexibility

  • Oversee a database of strengths, experience, aspirations, growth areas (to be created)

  • Connects the Talent Dialogue process to development opportunities, including:

  • Advising high potential designees on development planning to maximize their contribution and opportunities

  • Highlighting internal programs (Compass, Navigator) and external (2U, eCornell, LEADx)

  • Ensuring the regions/offices/units are following up with top talent to provide experiences and opportunities

  • Connecting talent to high profile recruitment needs

  • Working closely with the Global Recruitment Team to ensure that we are using an inclusive process to attract diverse candidates and creating a meaningful pipeline of internal and external candidates.

  • Develop and maintain the internal pipeline of diverse candidates and work closely with Recruiters to ensure that high potential staff are considered for vacancies that they are interested and qualified for.

  • Develops global workforce planning tools that can help anticipate openings, candidates, etc. to encourage more internal hires and the achievement of S100/DEI aims

  • Supports Succession Planning programs through the identification of critical roles, and providing guidance to Country Programs, offices and departments on the process

  • Liaises with the DEI team on strategic metrics and status

  • Facilitates Talent Development Workshops:

  • Becoming a certified TDW internal facilitator and running multiple cohorts a year

  • Independently run training sessions, especially for top talent
    Follow the development planning wherever possible

  • Act as a coach to top talent about projects, career path, direction and next steps

  • Manages New Leader Integration to
    effectively on-board and build team cohesion with new leaders and their teams globally

    Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    Work experience:

  • 6-10 years

  • Experience designing and implementing leadership development programs

  • Talent review and succession planning program experience

  • Experience with implementing global learning solutions for a dispersed workforce

  • Global mindset, culturally curious and emotionally intelligent

  • Ability and flexibility to work across global time zones

  • Demonstrated skills and competencies:

  • Strong communication, project management, and organizational skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Commitment to customer service and process improvement

  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and projects

  • Ability to interact within a multi-cultural environment and with all levels of the organization

    Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English and French required. Fluency in Spanish or Arabic a plus
    Technical skills:

  • High proficiency with Zoom and MS Team


  • Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

    Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:

  • IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

    US Benefits:

  • We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

    How to Apply

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