IREX Program Director Jobs in Kenya

IREX Program Director Jobs in Kenya

IREX seeks qualified Program Director candidates for an anticipated three-year, community-based interventions program that aims to reduce terrorist radicalization. The program will address individuals who appear to be highly vulnerable to or demonstrate signs of terrorist radicalization, but who have not yet committed terrorism-related crimes.

The Program Director will be based in Mombasa and will oversee all programmatic aspects, ensuring that objectives are met on time and within budget.


  • Provide strategic and technical leadership to the program and the team; provide dynamic and creative leadership to bring innovation to rigorous program implementation;
  • Serve as the principal liaison with the program donor, as well as with key partner officials, other donors and implementers, civil society partners, and other stakeholders;
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with local and national organizations and Government;
  • Ensure project activities are implemented on schedule and within budget;
  • Supervise, manage, and mentor project staff and work in close coordination with IREX’s home office;
  • Oversee project budgeting, financial management, and compliance;
  • Oversee monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of program activities;
  • Represent IREX publicly and support its organizational development;
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • At least 7 years of progressive experience, including management experience in international development with experience working in Kenya and/or the region;
  • At least five years in a relevant technical position, designing and implementing programs with a
    focus on preventing violent extremism and or, community led programming;
  • Successful track record of supervising, designing, managing, and implementing complex donor-funded technical assistance projects (with preference for past U.S. Government-funded project management experience);
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with U.S. and local government officials, local civic leaders, community leaders and other stakeholders;
  • Proven leadership qualities and excellent management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to track and manage budgets and plan both strategically and creatively to meet project objectives;
  • Familiarity with the political, social, economic, and cultural context of working in Coastal Kenya preferred;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili;
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as International Development, International Security, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, etc.; an advanced degree in a related field is preferred;

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified? Go to IREX career website on to apply by 31st July 2019.

    Find jobs in Kenya. Jobs - Kenya jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest Kenyan job positions, career opportunities & jobs in Kenya.

    Jobs in Kenya - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in Kenya.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in Kenya posted and updated daily - click here!

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Jobs in Kenya.