Associate, Budget and Project Support

Job Title: Associate, Budget and Project Support
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
Office Hours: 9am – 6pm
Organization: Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)
Job Opening: ASAP
Closing date: When Filled 

Kounkuey Design Initiative is looking for an exceptional individual to fill the role of Associate, Budget and Project Support. This is a new position within a dynamic and growing organization. The ideal candidate will be interested in and knowledgeable of the design and community development professions, and excited to take on the challenge of developing this position and support the growth of the overall organization.


Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) is an award winning non-profit design and community development organization that partners with communities living in extreme poverty to physically transform degraded environments, grow economic resilience, and build social cohesion. KDI started in Kenya in 2006 as a partnership with residents to explore the potential of public space to transform underserved neighborhoods into thriving communities. The resulting Kibera Public Space Project has grown into a network of active and attractive community hubs that meet residents' most pressing needs of clean water, decent sanitation, income generating opportunities, and education.

KDI believes participatory design and long-term investment are key to sustainable development. Working collaboratively with communities from conception through implementation, KDI enhances their ideas with technical knowledge and creativity, and connects them to extant resources. KDI has since used the participatory model developed in Kibera to work with communities in Haiti, Ghana, Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley in California.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for a highly analytic and technically skilled professional to instill a forward looking projection discipline, in a highly innovative, dynamic and high-impact organization in both the US and Kenya Offices.  The successful candidate will have five years of forecasting, operations or financial planning experience, including model building and experience gathering data, developing forecasts and presenting projections to executive teams and external stakeholders. The successful candidate will ideally have experience in a complex organization that has multiple product/service lines and revenue sources. Reporting to the Global Director of Finance and Administration, the Associate, Budget and Project Support will be a hands-on and collaborative manager and will lead and develop team discipline in project and practice management as well as own the annual $3-4 million global financial forecast.


Project Management 

Project Management

Global Financial Forecasting and Planning 

Technology Management 





Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Tony Korkunis, Director of Finance and Administration at