landscape architect

Job Level: Associate (or Senior Associate depending on experience)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya in Hurlingham
Job Type: Project-based Contract (8 months & extendable)
Start Date: 1st January 2023
Apply By: 27th November 2022

KDI is seeking an experienced and confident Landscape Architect to join our growing team in Nairobi. This is a role for an organised, creative, hands-on self-starter to work directly with under-resourced communities in Nairobi’s informal settlements, Tukana’s refugee settlements and across the East African region, and beyond. The candidate will work in our highly collaborative and interdisciplinary studio environment which includes landscape designers, urban planners, researchers, community organisers, program development specialists and more. The candidate should excel in project management and design development. Key design themes this candidate should be familiar with and/or be keenly interested in include:

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How to Apply:
Send an electronic copy of (1) your motivation letter, (2) your CV, (3) your design and work portfolio and (4) at three references to: with subject heading: Landscape Architect: [Your Name].

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or medical condition. 

KDI never charges applicants any fees whatsoever in the hiring process. Please take care when submitting your application that you use the email address exactly as it is on our website. 

About KDI:
KDI is a non-profit design and community development organisation. We collaborate with under-resourced communities to advance equity and activate the unrealized potential in neighbourhoods and cities. We accomplish this mission through advocacy, research, planning, and built works.

We encourage all applicants to take time to understand KDI’s work as they apply for this position.