Country Director – Only Kenyan Citizens

Association for Aid and Relief Japan

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) is an International Non-Governmental Organization that reaches out to the most vulnerable populations around the globe. Since the year of 2014, AAR Japan has been operating an education project and a food distribution project to respond to humanitarian needs in Turkana West Sub-County. Currently, AAR Japan is seeking for a Country Director for Kenya Office to take the main lead of the abovementioned projects. The successful candidate will be mainly on duty at AAR Japan Kakuma Office, which is located in Kakuma, Turkana West, Turkana County. The details of the position in concern are as follows.


  • Provide direct supervision to approximately 20 Kenyan national staff to implement the projects;
  • Bear all responsibilities for office management, project management, security of staff members, organization’s properties, protocols, regulations;
  • Take a leading role in recruitment, human resources, procurement, accountant, financial reporting to be transparent and accurate;
  • Liaise with stakeholders (Kenyan national government, local authorities, UN agencies, local-led organizations in communities or other agencies in respective sectors) to harmonize and coordinate project implementation;
  • Communicate with donors, mainly Government of Japan, on project design, budget planning, beneficiary selection, project implementation, budget consumption for accountable project running;
  • Report to headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on office management and project management.

Qualifications (must);

  • More than 3 years’ experience in humanitarian work;
  • Fluent language skills, at native level, of English and Japanese (writing, listening, speaking, reading)
  • Work experience in project management, including supervising and leading a team of 20 or more members;
  • Good understanding on humanitarian work, human rights, refugees;
  • PC skills (especially Microsoft Office).

Period (subject to change due to internal circumstances);

From as soon as possible to 31st December, 2023 with 3-month probation period

Salary (Gross);

170,000 KES to 200,000 KES per month (amount will be determined based on experiences or skills)

Other Benefits;

  • Medical insurance
  • Work injury benefits
  • Accommodation, including utilities
  • Telecommunication (only for work-related purposes)
  • Paid leave in accordance with AAR Japan’s work regulation

How to apply

Interested candidates are required to submit their applications consisting of the following documents to [email protected] via email by 5PM on 22nd December, 2022.

  • Cover letter (A4, 1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees (include their contacts (email address and/or phone number))
  • Copy of academic or professional certificate
  • Copy of latest English and Japanese skills’ certificates

*All documents should be PDF and combined in one file. Any applications which do not follow this format will NOT be considered.
*Any submission after the deadline or incomplete submissions will NOT be considered.
*Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
*Any inquires on assessment process/progress of an application will NOT be accepted.