Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking to fill the role of Deputy Regional Director.

IRC is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development non-governmental organisation.


  • Work closely with the RVP to ensure that the IRC’s global strategy is understood and guides decision making throughout the region
  • Drive institutionalisation of the outcomes and evidence framework, IRC’s programme design tools
  • Support delivery of country-level strategy action plans (SAPs)
  • Facilitate and coordinate regional participation in global strategy discussions, initiatives and pilots
  • Oversee implementation of SAP monitoring mechanism and review process, including leading annual SAP reviews and reporting
  • Build consensus around a common vision of what shared success in the Great Lakes looks like, including developing and tracking appropriate indicators
  • Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and leading documented semi-annual performance reviews
  • Provide leadership to increase country programmes’ coordination, collaboration, communication and harmonisation of programming
  • Drive detailed coordination between programming and operations and across sectors and outcomes, with the objective of improving the quality of IRC programmes and impact on the people IRC serves
  • Facilitate close and efficient coordination of regional staff’s support to the country programmes, and with headquarters departments on common programming, operational and funding issues
  • Coordinate with regional INGOs, donors and UN representatives in Nairobi, ensuring IRC remains a key partner in coordination mechanisms hosted in Kenya


  • Extensive field experience leading humanitarian, protracted and/or post-crisis development programmes with demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate in sophisticated and often insecure working environments
  • Seven years, minimum, of senior programme management experience with NGOs, including international NGOs
  • Postgraduate qualification or equivalent and proven experience in a relevant field
  • Unique background in programmes, with strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation, strong analytical skills, and experience leading strategic planning processes
  • Proven records to influence peer agencies, local government and community leaders
  • Proven records to evaluate and implement standard methodologies and processes affecting multiple technical specialties to achieve rapid, consistent and high quality outcomes
  • Demonstrated expertise in representation and negotiations
  • Highly-developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Strong commitment to the IRC’s mission, purpose and values
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Previous experience with IRC (desirable)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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