KIPPRA Principal Policy Analyst, Trade Job

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Job description

To support in provision of policy advice and evidence in public policy formulation; conduct public policy research; undertake public policy analysis; support capacity building especially in public policy analysis; provide policy advisory and technical services to the government, private sector and other stakeholders; disseminate research findings with a view of informing public policy process and providing a platform for the exchange of policy views amongst stakeholders thus contribute to the Institute’s mandate.

Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will entail: –

  • Undertaking relevant objective policy research;
  • Conducting capacity building activities for government and other stakeholders;
  • Undertaking policy analysis and provide policy advice to government;
  • Developing research proposals to raise targeted funds to enhance sustainability of the Institute;
  • Participating in enhancing the Institute’s networks and partnerships;
  • Dissemination of 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;
  • Managing the collection 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;
  • Supervising and overseeing the day-to-day execution of research projects;
  • Supervising young professionals’ research activities;
  • Participating in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports-has individual
  • targets that also need to reported; and
  • 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;


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or related social sciences from a recognized institution from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in economics, or related social sciences from a recognized institution from a recognized institution;
  • PhD in economics, or related social sciences from a recognized institution from a recognized institution;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Six (6) years’ relevant work experience;
  • Minimum of four (4) publications in peer Reviewed journals;
  • Knowledge statistical software for data entry, analysis, extraction and reporting;
  • Minimum of six (6) research papers including KIPPRA discussion papers, policy papers, working papers, special papers, as well as book chapters;
  • Training in modelling skills will be an added advantage;
  • Computer skills including statistical packages; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the constitution.


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]

Hand-delivered applications should be submitted at Josim Instantaneous Consultium Limited Offices Located at Bazaar Plaza, Moi Avenue, Nairobi Fourth Floor Room No. D2

The public is notified of the following:

  • All applications MUST be received on or before 12 April 2022 by 5:00 pm.
  • KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disability, females, marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply
  • There are NO fees charged by KIPPRA for any application of these positions
  • Canvassing for any of these positions will result in disqualification of the candidate
  • ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to avail the following documents during the interview:
  •  Original academic certificates
  • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board
  • Clearance from Criminal Investigation Department
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti–Corruption Commission
  • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate)
  • Evidence of publications where required
  • Recommendation letter (s)
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