International Rescue Committee Vice President - Talent & Organizational Effectiveness Jobs in Kenya

International Rescue Committee Vice President - Talent & Organizational Effectiveness Jobs in Kenya

Job Overview

  • The Vice President of Talent & Organizational Effectiveness is a pivotal leadership position, blending innovative strategic oversight with hands-on operational acumen to reshape and enhance our organizational structure and talent management strategies. This role is at the forefront of driving IRCs productivity and efficiency, aligning with our Strategy 100 to position ourselves as an employer of choice.

  • Tasked with the development and execution of integrated talent and organizational development strategies, the VP will lead a comprehensive suite of initiatives across talent acquisition and onboarding, learning and development, performance management, manager and leadership development, succession planning, organization design and effectiveness, and talent analytics. By attracting, developing, retaining top talent and fine-tuning organizational processes, this position plays a critical role in ensuring IRCs workforce's alignment with strategic objectives and culture, driving excellence and efficiency across all levels of the organization.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead the design and implementation of organization-wide talent and organization effectiveness initiatives.

  • Develop and implement strategies to streamline processes and systems to enhance operational efficiency that ensures IRC is optimally positioned to respond to global challenges swiftly and effectively.

  • Lead the design and implementation of an integrated talent management strategy and operating model that reinforces the organizations talent philosophy, connects related talent programs, processes, and practices, and facilitates integrated strategic planning.

  • Optimize design, delivery and impact of talent management programs and processes in a manner that drives growth through talent and performance, with a balanced approach to building, buying, and borrowing critical skills and capabilities, and building diverse talent
    pipelines and pools for critical roles.

  • Influence the adoption of a growth mindset anchored in learning and application and a talent-first culture with managers and leaders committed to and accountable for talent identification, development, internal mobility, succession management and employee retention.

  • Provide leadership on people and culture implication of organizational change, leveraging leading-edge organization design and change management to unlock organizational performance and effectiveness.


  • 15+ years of functional leadership experience in a complex, global environment.

  • 5+ years in a comparable leadership position.

  • Demonstrated expertise in integrated talent management, organizational design and transformation, operational efficiency, and engagement models aligned with organizational strategies preferably in an international NGO or complex global organization.

  • Proven track record of improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency in a complex, international environment.

  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams across cultures and geographies.

  • Experience in change management and the ability to navigate and lead through ambiguity and change.

  • Proficient in the use of data analytics and performance metrics to drive decision-making and organizational improvements.

  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in at least one other relevant language (French, Arabic, Spanish, etc.) is a plus.

    How to Apply

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