Air Quality Program Manager (Kenya)

  • Contractor
  • Nairobi Kenya
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Development Aid profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Development Aid

DRS is seeking a dedicated and visionary Air Quality Program Manager for an international non-governmental organization.

The Air Quality Program Manager will be responsible for providing strategic and programmatic direction to ensure the successful execution of the Air Quality Program in Kenya.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, deliver, and regularly review the Air Quality Program strategy aligning it with external environmental factors and broader partner strategies.
  • Provide input into regular strategic planning processes.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with political and policy leaders at the city government level.
  • Stay informed about developments in the air quality field.
  • Map stakeholders, identify potential project partners, and establish partnerships that advance program objectives.
  • Ensure complementarity with existing initiatives and balance the interests of diverse stakeholders.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of grants, overseeing the end-to-end grant management process.
  • Develop an implementation work plan, provide regular updates, and escalate decisions when necessary.
  • Monitor and report on grant performance, promoting a culture of data collection and reporting.
  • Support resource planning and management, including potential management of freelancers and consultants.


  • Successful track record in air quality, climate action planning, environmental policies in Kenya.
  • Experience in strategy development of complex programs.
  • Familiarity with engaging and influencing key stakeholders.
  • Well-versed in grant development, management, and contracting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to build effective partnerships and networks across sectors.
  • Ability to influence and engage through sophisticated communications and campaigning approaches.
  • Strong written skills, including the ability to write or edit strategy and briefing papers.
  • Analytical with the ability to switch seamlessly between hands-on details, management, strategy, and influence.
  • Comfortable working autonomously with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach.

How to apply

Please provide an application including the following:

1. CV;

2. Your financial expectations in EUR gross per annum.

The applications in English should be submitted to [email protected] under the title DRS Air Quality Program Manager (Kenya). Due to the high number of applications received, we can reply to shortlisted candidates only. Please note that the above requirements can be modified during the recruitment process according to the client’s procedures.

deadline: 31-Jan-24

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