International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking a dedicated Senior Coordinator for Program Implementation to join their team in Kenya. This role offers an opportunity to make a significant impact on humanitarian and development efforts in the region.

About IRC:

Founded in 1933, IRC is a leading global humanitarian aid organization working in over 50 countries to help people affected by conflict and disaster. In Kenya, IRC provides life-saving and developmental services across multiple sectors, including health, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, education, and WASH.

Position Overview:

The Senior Coordinator for Program Implementation will work closely with the Deputy Director of Programs to implement high-quality, innovative programs across IRC’s operations in Kenya. This role focuses on driving program and strategy implementation, enhancing program integration, and expanding IRC’s impact.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Program Implementation

  •    – Oversee and mentor Program Coordinators
  •    – Ensure effective grant management and adherence to donor policies
  •    – Monitor program progress and budget expenditure
  •    – Facilitate program documentation and learning
  •    – Lead strategic work-plan development
  •    – Support emergency response efforts

2. Business Development

  •    – Lead proposal development and review
  •    – Engage with key stakeholders and donors

3. Partnerships

  •    – Contribute to achieving partnership goals
  •    – Foster strategic partnerships with local organizations

4. Representation and Advocacy

  •    – Maintain relationships with stakeholders
  •    – Assist in organizing donor visits

5. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL)

  •    – Support data quality audits and assessments
  •    – Enhance use of MEAL-related technology

6. Staff Management and Development

  •    – Coach and mentor direct reports
  •    – Promote staff care and well-being
  •    – Champion safeguarding policies


  • – Master’s degree in international development or related field
  • – Minimum 7 years of program management experience
  • – 5+ years in humanitarian and development work
  • – Experience in relevant technical areas (health, nutrition, WASH)
  • – Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • – Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • – Fluency in English with superior writing and budget skills
  • – Experience working with NGOs is advantageous


  • – Competitive salary (compliant with Kenyan NGO sector)
  • – Opportunity to make a significant impact on humanitarian efforts

IRC is committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion. They do not discriminate based on any protected characteristics and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Interested Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. Please note that IRC does not charge any fees for their recruitment process.

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