Community Director - Reopened

Organisation: Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)
Job Title: Community Director
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Project Locations: Kenya and International
Closing date: Friday, January 31st, 2020

About KDI 

KDI is a non-profit design and community development organization. We partner with under-resourced communities to advance equity and activate the unrealised potential in their neighbourhoods and cities. We accomplish this mission through advocacy, research, planning, and built works. KDI has been recognised for its innovative approach to poverty alleviation by The Rockefeller Foundation, UN-Habitat, Ashoka Changemakers, Smithsonian Institute, and the World Bank. 

Position Summary 

KDI is looking for a unique individual to co-lead its dynamic and growing Nairobi office. A background in community development, social work, or education and a number of years in a leadership position managing teams for community projects in under-served areas is expected. Interest and experience in the urban sector and the built environment would be valuable in this role. More than any particular disciplinary background, the ideal candidate will have a passion for community development and the capacity to lead and develop a diverse and growing team.  

Duties & Responsibilities 

The Kenya Community Director oversees all community aspects of KDI’s projects; fundraising and cost management for KDI programmes in Kenya; and the co- management of 20 office staff, plus site construction teams and networks of many volunteers. 

Specific responsibilities:

Desired Profile


Application Procedure

Please note that we will only accept electronic submissions and will only contact the most qualified applicants to schedule a formal interview.  

Please submit application materials electronically to Chelina Odbert (Executive Director) and Joe Mulligan (Associate Director) using the following email address: and write “Kenya Community Director” in the Subject Line.