International Rescue Committee Project Director Jobs in Kenya

International Rescue Committee Project Director Jobs in Kenya

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership, vision, and direction for the project, defining implementation activities to achieve the greatest impact toward project goals and objectives;

  • Develop, review, and monitor in coordination with key project staff, annual work and performance plans to ensure long-term and short-term priorities are on track;

  • Oversee technical direction and project delivery to ensure activities are in line with the performance framework and meet all standard operational policies and procedures;

  • Oversee management of partners and provide financial and operations support that optimizes resources through sound budgets, consistent financial tracking, and timely submission of reports to the donor;

  • Report to donor through both formal and informal debriefings, annual and semi-annual reports;

  • Maintain active and cooperative relationships with all key stakeholders, including government officials, project partners, other implementing agencies, and related institutions;

  • Recruit, hire, and manage national staff and consultants as needed to carry out activities.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of project financials, working with and supporting the financial officer to ensure that appropriate systems and procedures are in place and being follows.

  • Represent the project and the organization in public and ensure distribution of information about project achievements and lesson learned;

  • Support project staff by creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers staff to take responsibility.

  • Ensure sign-off and submission of high-quality, timeline deliverables during inception and implementation phase.

  • Collaborate with IRC operational and finance teams to ensure smooth pilot planning and implementation, ensuring that IRC systems are prepared to support effectively throughout the project life cycle.

  • Ensure that project communications are timely, relevant and accurate, including regular status updates.

  • Liaise with other relevant project focal points in the region and in the sector to ensure that synergies and complementarities are incorporated in the CREST project.

  • Represent project in conversations with key stakeholders, including the donor, coordination bodies, and policymakers.

  • Enhance the visibility of education
    opportunities in climate crisis and expand the financial portfolio of this project.

    Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

    The Project Director for CREST will need to meet the requirements below:

  • Must have 8-10 years of professional experience managing complex humanitarian programming that is large-scale, cross-functional, and multi-location, including overseeing teams across different locations, responding to complex humanitarian crises and/or post-conflict situations.

  • Experience in cross-sectoral cash deployment, disaster risk finance, or climate effects on education in Kenya highly preferred.

  • Exceptional advance planning and organizational skills. Able to effectively prioritize and follow multiple activities and deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment.

  • Analytical, strategic, and proactive in developing creative, innovative solutions to complex challenges.

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential, with demonstrated exceptionally strong writing and presentation, communication and representation skills.

  • Ability to navigate interpersonal and inter-departmental organizational and personnel dynamics to keep focus on goals and products.

  • Flexible to adapt to changing requirements while also holding a firm sense of project needs and values.

  • Strong commitment to the IRC’s mission, purpose and values.

  • Must be able to work independently while being a team player with strong cross-cultural communication skills and sensitivity to interpersonal differences and a range of viewpoints.

  • Experience with training and staff capacity building, managing and supporting partners, and representing projects to donors or clients.

  • Advanced degree in relevant field desired, including Political Science and Public Administration, Climate Science, Disaster Risk Finance, International Relations, Public Policy; or equivalent experience.

    Working Environment:

  • The position is based in Nairobi, with expected travel to all project locations.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Project Director Jobs in Kenya

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