Assistant Spatial Planner Job Vacancy in Kenya

Peace Winds Japan 

Position Title: Assistant Spatial Planner

Reporting To: - Program Engineer

Duty Station: - Kakuma/Kalobeyei

Vacancy: - 1 Position

PWJ is at the forefront of sustainable development initiatives in Kakuma and Kalobeyei, committed to creating positive change and fostering community growth. As we expand our efforts, we are seeking a dedicated Assistant Spatial Planner to play a key role in our impactful projects. If you are passionate about spatial planning and eager to contribute to the dynamic landscape of Kakuma & Kalobeyei, we invite you to be a part of our team.

Job Overview:

The Assistant Spatial Planner under the general supervision of the Program Engineer and within the limits of Peace Winds Japan Kenya policies and procedures coordinates the facilitation of field activities and functions within PWJ. The Assistant Spatial Planner will work closely with the Shelter teamand other staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages, maintains and updates a complex computerized asset management system and databases to facilitate and expedite the usability, accuracy, integrity and availability of data for camps planning and space utilization purposes.
  • Coordinates the development of space inventory data; manages information to analyze current space and camps planning.
  • Makes recommendations to integrate into master plan, strategic plan and facilities planning issues.
  • Performs needs assessments for determining actual facilities, land use and space characteristics; develops space utilization recommendations and solutions to unique project planning, engineering and administrative problems as needed.
  • Supervises and trains professional technical staff; overseas work and coordinates daily workflow in office.
  • Provides direction to team members on project plans and leadership in training staff; sets priorities and makes changes as appropriate to optimize resources and meet deadlines.
  • Periodically inspects projects to ensure availability of space and accurate inventory; conducts monthly space audits to determine space needs and priorities for required changes to allow work progress in a sequential order.
  • Acts as a liaison with donors and Partners regarding accuracy of data and details of project requirements; works with users and management to obtain information and develop an understanding of needs; recommends solutions utilizing technology.
  • Responds to various requests for reports and documentation concerning the functional use of facilities and space to assist in short and long range planning.
  • Establishes and implements methods, systems and procedures to systematically collect, update and measure data integrity related to project planning, design and construction of facilities.
  • Manages data and construction documents including camps space standards, drawings, specifications, camps maps, records and correspondence.
  • Prepares plans for Master Plan of physical facilities, which identify major land uses, building sites, location of utilities, flood control, open and recreational spaces, community and residential impact.


  • Bachelor's degree in, Civil engineering, Surveying, Urban Planning, or any related field.
  • A minimum of 3 Years’ work experience in spatial planning and/or urban development planning.
  • Proven experience in spatial planning, GIS, or a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Strong proficiency in Geographic Information Software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS), AutoCAD, Civil 3D and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience in conducting spatial analysis, working on planning projects, and collaborating with stakeholders may be essential.
  • Previous work experience in refugee resettlement setup will be considered an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural environment.
  • Understanding of the unique challenges faced by displaced populations is desirable.
  • Knowledge of spatial planning regulations and policies.
  • Ability to ensure all spatial plans adhere to local, regional, and international standards.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter detailing their relevant experience and portfolio and/or previous work done to Please include "ASSISTANT SPARTIAL PLANNER" in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 26th January, 2024.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted,

PWJ is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment.