planning associate

Job Title: Planning Associate
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Organisation: Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)
Job Type: Full Time
Job Opening: Preferably in March
Closing Date: February 19th 2024

Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) is a non-profit design and community development organisation that collaborates with communities to improve their physical, economic, and social quality of life. Our work spans various regions, focusing on participatory design and holistic development.

Job Description
We are looking for a versatile self-starter to join our team as a Planning Associate. The ideal candidate will have experience or interest in working with communities in informal settlements, and a background in Urban Planning or Environmental Planning. The candidate will also have an interest in risk, resilience and sustainable development issues within an urban context, with a good understanding of participatory, regulatory, policy and design aspects of planning. Skills in critical thinking, stakeholder engagement, applied research, mapping, writing and presentation are highly desirable for the Planning Associate.  

As a Planning Associate you will work to support ongoing and future projects that involve planning, research, design and project implementation. 

A summary of the roles, responsibilities and desirable qualities for the position is given below:


Specific responsibilities include: 


Qualifications & Skills

How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications by email to kenyajobs@kounkuey.org no later than February 19th, 2024. Send an electronic copy of your motivational cover letter, CV, and three (3) references with subject heading “Planning Associate: <Your Name>

KDI will not ask candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the application or interview process. Official KDI emails will always be sent from @kounkuey.org email addresses. Please report any suspicious communication to mailkenya@kounkuey.org (do not send applications to this email address).

KDI is a multi-ethnic, inclusive, anti-racist organisation that reflects the countries and communities in which we work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, disability, marital status or medical condition.