Productive Sector Policy Analyst at KIPPRA

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To conduct objective research and analysis on Public Policy issues with the aim of providing advice to policy makes; advice the government and government agencies on public policy; develop and maintain research resources and databases on public policy and disseminate research findings through seminars, round tables and workshops/ Conferences

Responsibilities

  • Undertaking relevant objective policy research;
  • Conducting capacity building activities for government and other stakeholders;
  • Undertaking policy analysis and provide policy advice to government;
  • Participating in developing research proposals to raise targeted funds to enhance sustainability of the Institute;
  • Participating in enhancing the Institute’s networks and partnerships;
  • Disseminating research findings through seminars, roundtables, workshops and conferences;
  • Publishing of research work including referred journals and book chapters;
  • Developing policy-oriented outputs such as discussion papers, working papers, policy papers, policy briefs among others;
  • Contributing to the preparation of work plans to achieve the Institute’s mandate;
  • Participating in the preparation of KIPPRA flagship report;
  • Participating in policy engagement forums such as task forces, working groups among others;
  • Collecting and updating data and ensuring the overall quality of this data;
  • Updating current economic developments to guide in identifying policy issues for the Institute focus;
  • Participating in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports;
  • Assuring quality of research outputs
  • Participating in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports-has individual targets that also need to reported;
  • Developing content and publish in peer Reviewed journals to disseminate research findings and contribute to the body of knowledge at national, regional and international levels.
  • Any other activities assigned to him/her by the HOD or Executive Director.
  • To participate in the Institutes’ committee arrangements as directed by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, or related social sciences;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or related social sciences;
  • Management course lasting not less than 2 weeks;
  • Computer Skills including relevant statistical packages;
  • Minimum experience of three (3) years in Policy Research and Analysis;
  • Minimum of two (2) publications in peer Reviewed journals;
  • Minimum of three (3) research papers including KIPPRA discussion papers, policy papers, working papers, special papers as well as book chapters; and
  • Training in Modeling skills and use of statistical softwares will be an added advantage.

Attributes

  • Proven ability to identify and critically assess issues and trends
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the application of advanced research methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to make timely, fundamentally sound and quality decisions pertinent to research priorities, and identified research outcomes that impact on Kenyan people
  • Confident in networking and engaging with key institutions and relevant stakeholders to minimize research gaps
  • Well- developed and practiced negotiating skills.

All applications to be addressed to:

The Executive Director,

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,

Upper Hill, Bishop Gardens Towers, 2nd Floor Bishop Road,

P.O. Box 56445, Nairobi, 00200 City Square,

Tel: 2719933/4, Fax 2719951

Nairobi, Kenya.

All Email applications to be sent to: careers@kippra.or.ke

Applications should reach the Institute, not later than close of business on Monday 13TH May 2019 at 17:00 hrs

Late applications will not be accepted, and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.






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