Vacancies at Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities will entail: –

  • Coordinating all training activities for key stakeholders;
  • Developing and implementing capacity building strategy and policies;
  • Fundraising for capacity building programmes;
  • Coordinating all capacity building activities;
  • Coordinating the preparation of annual capacity building programmes;
  • Organizing seminars, conferences and symposia;
  • Liaising with research Institutions and other organizations on capacity building matters;
  • Developing, marketing and implementing training curriculum for the Institute;
  • Developing tailor made courses on various aspects of public policy;
  • Overseeing full implementation and development of capacity building programs in public policy and other areas of interest to the Institute;
  • Provide advice to the Director on a regular basis on ways to improve capacity building in the Institute;
  • Developing, market and implement training curriculum for the Institute;
  • Enforcing quality control process as Established by the Institute;
  • Formulating policies and strategies to guide the Institute’s operations in capacity building;
  • Ensuring timely and efficient implementation of work plans for capacity building programs;
  • Providing leadership in the department through supervision of staff;
  • Ensuring effective development of capacity building projects, plans, budgets and the implementation;
  • Facilitating Monitoring and evaluation activities and implement corrective measures;
  • Providing technical leadership in department capacity building programs;
  • Developing tailor made courses on various aspects of public policy;
  • Enforcing the quality control processes as Established by the Institute;
  • Overseeing day to day work in the department;
  • Establishing and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Motivating staff in the department and Ensuring teamwork as well as good working environment;
  • Ensuring the department generates income to the Institute as per the set targets;
  • Evaluating performance of staff in the department; and
  • Developing government’s capacity in formulation of public policy by developing content and train public officers to equip them with the necessary skills.

Job Specification

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelors Degree in Economics or related social sciences from a recognized institution
  • (Masters Degree in Economics, or related social sciences from a recognized institution
  • PhD in Economics, or related social sciences from a recognized institution
  • Nine (9) years’ relevant work experience;
  • Minimum of six (6) publications in peer Reviewed journals;
  • Minimum of nine (9) research papers including KIPPRA discussion papers, policy papers, working papers, special papers as well as book chapters;
  • Training in Modeling skills and use of statistical softwares will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to design capacity building strategies;
  • Experience in planning and delivery training sessions;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills;
  • Computer Skills including statistical packages; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies and Attributes:

Functional Skills

  • Leadership skills
  • Negotiation skills (including the ability to initiate and elaborate partnership projects and grant projects)
  • People management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Modelling skills
  • Project management skills

Behavioral competencies and attributes

  • Adaptability;
  • Innovative;
  • Critical thinking;
  • Strategic thinking;
  • Knowledge in contract management, resource mobilization, communication, marketing, international relations and public relations.