Project Manager, P&C Strategy and Planning Job Vacancy in Kenya

International Rescue Committee 

Position Title: Project Manager, P&C Strategy and Planning

Scope of Work & Objectives:

The IRC is working to set up a new People & Culture (P&C) department to draw together Human Resources (HR), Safeguarding (SG), and Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (GEDI) to integrate our shared objectives into all aspects of our decision making and strategy. More than a joining of distinct teams, the People & Culture Department will help to formulate how employees experience IRC as an organization, and how that experience translates into impact to our clients – those whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict or disaster. IRC’s People & Culture team, currently spanning over 40 countries, supports IRC’s global workforce of approximately 20,000 staff, across a variety of P&C functions and strategic projects. The Project Manager will be responsible for special projects, the first of which will be focused on the change management and implementation process of the new P&C team. They will partner with the Senior P&C Director and other key colleagues by providing high quality project management and support of organizational development. In addition to their responsibilities within the P&C launch, they will also support other strategic projects across P&C’s remit, as needed.

Key Areas of Focus:

Project Management

  • Provide project management leadership and support to the People & Culture team on a variety of global projects, initially focusing on the P&C Implementation team throughout FY24.
  • Drive project prioritization, design, timelines, and delivery. Particular focus on problem solving issues including applying a “roll up the sleeves and fix it” attitude.
  • Facilitate effective collaboration of project contributors across partner functions to deliver efficient and timely project delivery.
  • Document internal interviews, focus groups and stakeholder engagement.
  • Integrate and manage the program timeline by identifying all project internal & external interdependencies.
  • Develop decision logs for project sponsors throughout the duration of projects.
  • Create and maintain budget analysis and reporting, including budget proposals, funding models, and scenario planning for the P&C implementation.
  • Use established criteria and tools to effectively and efficiently facilitate and report against program execution with measurable results.
  • Perform risk and issue management at the program level: Collaborate with all project leadership to identify risks and issues that are not visible at the task level but impact the overall project or broader program/portfolio.
  • Schedule and deliver regular updates to project sponsors and IRC leadership.
  • Clearly demonstrate the ability to be a project’s subject matter expert and central, trusted source of all critical information.

Organizational Design & Development

  • Support in the organization development, culture design, and change management of various P&C strategic projects.
  • Ensure the execution of transformation projects are delivered on time and on budget, ensuring employees are well-prepared for the changes to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Design organizational charts for various organizational design scenarios, analyzing the cost benefit of each scenario
  • Draft communications that explain proposals, decisions, and supporting data in a clear, compelling and visually appealing manner.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent project leadership, management and organizational skills including creation of and execution on detailed work plans, close attention to detail, and superior time management
  • Experience in change management and/or organizational development is preferred
  • A commitment to IRC’s mission, vision, values, and IRC Way – Professional Code of Conduct
  • “Client-first” approach: ability to listen and understand the needs of office, units and country teams and incorporate them into processes, tools, and approaches
  • Experience interacting and communicating effectively with members of a complex organization at multiple levels
  • Ability to develop insight and well-supported opinions based on varying feedback from wide range of stakeholders and independent research
  • Ability to anticipate and assess situations accurately and recommend/implement effective courses of action required.
  • Highly collaborative, inclusive, consultative, and resourceful work style
  • Outstanding interpersonal, presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Exceptional discretion and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive material
  • Excellent judgment, tact, initiative, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and self-motivation
  • Strong skills in MS Office including exceptional PowerPoint and Excel skills; Internet Research; Collaboration Platforms such as MS Teams and Zoom
  • Knowledge of spoken and written French, Arabic or Spanish a strong plus


Posted pay ranges apply to US and UK-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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