International Rescue Committee Director Awards Management Jobs in Kenya

International Rescue Committee Director Awards Management Jobs in Kenya


  • Accountable for excellence in proposal and award management support to country offices by leading and empowering the regional program support team in supporting the country-based grants staff, co-designing solutions, ensuring capacity building, partnership management, and coordinating support with stakeholders across the organization.

  • Define and drive forward critical business decisions and processes that respond to the needs of regions, country programs, and the organization, including contributing to the development, deployment and utilization of financial and operational policies, procedures, and systems to deliver compliance with IRC and donor requirements.

  • Lead and manage an ambitious and high performing regional program support team, acting as a trusted and accountable manager, mentor and professional resource, including promoting collaboration, enabling adequate resourcing and ensuring accountability.

  • Responsible for maintaining regional level oversight of award portfolio and pipeline including:

  • In partnership with the Business Development Director, Regions supporting the regional Senior Program Development Advisor to work with country programs in setting and implementing their business development plans, attaining their targets through proactive planning and reviewing progress in support and consultation with regional leadership.

  • Leading the team in developing and maintaining positive, strategic relationships with donors to sustain regional impact – providing insight/information into donor thinking and developments in addition to escalating issues as appropriate.

  • Liaise with internal stakeholders including: Finance, Measurement, Ethics and Compliance, and Office of General Counsel to deepen understanding/application of organisational objectives and problem solving.

  • Seek opportunities to introduce efficiencies and eliminate redundancies in existing business processes, including sharing of best practices across regions.

  • Represent the voices and needs of the country grants teams to wider AMU, External Relations and IRC, and support strong collaboration in particular with AMU’s Business Development and Compliance & Policy teams.

  • Ensure collaboration between country offices, the region and External Relations around private sector funding priorities. Alongside the CRRD Regional Vice President and Deputy Regional Director, represent the region in quarterly finance, business development, regional roundtable meetings and other key engagements as appropriate.

  • Ensure responsiveness and appropriate levels of in-person and remote award management support to all country offices, plus serve as
    technical resource for country grant staff recruitment. This includes identifying resourcing gaps in-country grants & partnerships teams and finding solutions to ensure proper coverage of immediate needs while providing advice on structural changes for healthy portfolio management.

  • Lead on and support AMU and regional strategic priorities and initiatives more widely.

  • Ensure identified issues are escalated and proactively work with leadership to find solutions.


  • At least 7-10 years of experience with a relief and development NGO or multilateral agency

  • International experience, especially in the region, preferred

  • Program and/or grants management experience with key donors, such as USAID, FCDO, European Union/ECHO, UN agencies, and others

  • Experience managing for donor compliance, proposal writing, budgeting, and representing implementers to donors

  • Proven ability to lead, manage, and develop teams, including staff working at a distance

  • Proven ability to manage multiple work streams and to coordinate across teams/functions

  • Excellent relationship-management skills with colleagues in country offices and HQ, senior stakeholders, and donors

  • Written and spoken fluency in English and required languages of operation of country programs

  • Ability to travel internationally approximately 15% of the time


  • 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.

    US Benefits:

  • The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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