Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a state corporation
established by an Act of parliament – KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006, with a primary mandate of providing quality policy advice to the Government of Kenya, and other key stakeholders by conducting policy research and analysis and through capacity building, in order to contribute to the achievements of national long term development objectives.
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis invites applications from qualified
candidates for the following positions:
Job Title Director, Economic Management (One position)
Reference HR/7/DEM/2021/10
Job Grade KIP 2
Basic Salary Scale KES 271,411 – 382,848 per month
Directorate: Economic Management
Supervisor -Executive Director
Position Summary/Purpose-Head the Economic Management Directorate; guide the implementation of functions and duties undertaken in the directorate including policy research and capacity building in Macroeconomics; Social Sector, Governance, Capacity
Building Department and implementation of strategic partnerships; determine and ensure directorate goals are achieved to ensure achievement of the Institute’s

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing technical leadership in research, policy analysis, and capacity building
  • Ensuring timely preparation of relevant and innovative annual work plans and inputs to the performance contract;
  •  Ensuring timely and efficient implementation of work plans and conduct semi and
    annual appraisals of staff in the directorate;
  •  Enforcing the quality control process as Established by the Institute;
  • Motivating staff in the directorate and Ensuring teamwork as well as a good working environment;
  • Ensuring the directorate generates income to the Institute as per the set targets;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders including
    policymakers and implementers, development partners, and other research
  • Providing advice to the Executive Director on a regular basis on ways to improve
    directorates’ performance;
  • Reviewing all research outputs from the directorate to ensure they are in line with the Institute’s mandate;
  •  Overseeing the Directorate’s dissemination activities calendar;
  •  Overseeing project planning, budgeting, and implementation in the Directorate
  • Coordinating capacity building activities and partnerships in the Institute;
  • Supervising the implementation of the Young Professional program and other staff capacity building initiatives;
  • Monitoring the implementation of the work plan and contracted projects;
  • Preparing of the quarterly and annual reports for management, Board, Performance contracting, and donors; and
  • Coordinating resource mobilization strategies and activities for the Institute. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or related social sciences from a recognized
  • Master’s degree in Economics, or related social sciences from a recognized
  •  PhD in Economics, or related social sciences from a recognized institution;
  • Twelve (12) years of relevant experience 3 of which in Senior Management;
  • Knowledge statistical software for data entry, analysis, extraction, and reporting;
  • Minimum of eight (8) publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Minimum of twelve (12) research papers including KIPPRA discussion papers, policy
    papers, working papers, special papers as well as book chapters;
  • Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  •  Training in Modeling will be an added advantage;
  • Computer Skills including statistical packages; and
  •  Fulfil the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

Functional skills:

  • Leadership and supervisory skills;
  • Strategic management skills;
  • Problem-solving skills;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Organizational skills;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Team building skills;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Presentation skills; and
  • People management skills.

Behavioral competencies and attributes:

  • Accountability;
  • Adaptability;
  • Innovative; and
  • Critical thinking.
    If you are interested, possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly send your filled application form; cover letter; curriculum vitae, and certificates quoting the job title and reference as subject matter to the email below, on or before 12 April 2022 by 5:00 pm.
    Email address: [email protected];

The public is notified of the following:
1. Detailed job descriptions, requirements, and how to apply are available on the
website www.kippra.or.ke/careers/
2. All applications MUST be received on or before 12 April 2022 by 5:00 pm.
3. KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disability, females,
marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply
4. There are NO fees charged by KIPPRA for any application of these positions
5. Canvassing for any of these positions will result in disqualification of the candidate
6. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to avail the
following documents during the interview:
a) Original academic certificates
b) Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board
c) Clearance from Criminal Investigation Department
d) Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
e) Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate)
f) Evidence of publications where required
g) Recommendation letter (s)
7. For any information or further clarification about the positions advertised kindly
contact the following:
Josim Instantaneous Consultium Limited
Telephone: +254784444366
Email address: [email protected]




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