Planning Coordinator

Job Title: Planning Coordinator (Full Time)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Project Locations: Kenya and International
Closing date: Tuesday 31st December 2019

Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) is a non-profit design and community development organization that was founded in 2006. We partner with under-resourced communities to advance equity and activate the unrealized potential in their neighborhoods and cities. KDI works with community members to improve social, economic and physical conditions in diverse settings. Formed in 2006 in Nairobi, KDI now also has offices in California and Stockholm. 

Our Nairobi based team is looking for a Planning Coordinator with a background in Urban Planning, Built Environment, Environmental Planning, or Disaster Risk Management. Skills and interest in approaches to planning in the context of informal settlements, and in applied-research, including data collection and analysis techniques, mapping skills, and report production are required. 

This an exciting position in a growing department of KDI Kenya. As a Planning Coordinator, you would lead and support ongoing and future projects that involve research, planning, and project implementation. Our approach to planning is to involve residents and community partners in both the design and delivery of research, and to emphasize participation and action based on the findings. Whether we are designing action-research to develop a small Productive Public Space project, or a citywide advocacy campaign, collective inquiry and experimentation grounded in residents’ experience are at the centre of the process.

Job Description  

Tasks and responsibilities as follows: 

Desired Profile 

Ideal candidates will have the following skills and qualifications: 


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 Sabrina Ohler and Vera Bukachi at the following email address: and write “Planning Coordinator” in the Subject Line. 

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday 31st December 2019