Friday, February 24, 2012

KIPPRA jobs in Kenya



The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country; and developing the required human and institutional capacities by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building.


To meet the growing demand for its services, KIPPRA invites qualified, experienced and dynamic candidates to fill the following positions:

Policy Analysts

Ref. NO PA/FEB

KIPPRA seeks candidates with strong quantitative, analytical and communication skills (as demonstrated by a strong publication record) to fill several Policy Analyst and Senior Policy Analyst positions in the following areas:
  • Environment and Natural Resources;
  • International Trade and Trade Policy Modeling, International Trade Law, Global Trade Negotiations, and Foreign Policy;
  • Transport, Energy, ICT, Construction and Housing;
  • Financial Services and Business Environment;
  • Land reforms, security and conflict management, constitutional and institutional legal reforms, economic and corporate governance, devolution and the role and efficacy of regional authorities; and
  • Poverty, education, health, labour, and social protection.
  • Macroeconomics, monetary economics and macro-modeling
Candidates seeking Policy Analyst position must have at least a MA/Msc. in Economics and/or related areas, and at least three (3) years of experience in a policy research institution or university. They should have at least one (1) journal or journal quality publication.

Candidates seeking Senior Policy Analyst position must have a PhD in Economics and/or related areas, and at least 6 years of experience in policy research and/or teaching at a recognized university. At least 3 of the years must be post-PhD. They should also have at least 2 journal or journal quality publications.

The key responsibilities of policy analysts are:
  • Conducting research on and monitoring socio-economic and public policy developments that affect Kenya;
  • Preparing analytical reports, briefing papers, policy briefs, journal articles, and other papers aimed at informing public policy decisions;
  • Providing information and technical assistance to the Institute’s various constituencies about impacts of existing and proposed public policies and programs;
  • Mentoring and building the capacity of junior researchers and stakeholders on public policy issues.
Supply Chain Management Assistant

Ref SCM/FEB

Reporting to the Senior Supply Chain Management Officer, the Supply Chain Management Assistant will be expected to:
  • Receive, inspect, and distribute purchases to user divisions;
  • Assist in maintaining contact with suppliers regarding orders, market conditions, and trends;
  • Participate in preparation of procurement reports related to purchasing, inventory control, and requests for purchases;
  • Assist in conducting regular stock takes and inventory audits;
  • Work in liaison with the supervisor to determine the Institute’s purchasing needs and specifications; and
  • Assist the supervisor in coordinating activities in the procurement unit.
Desired Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university;
  • At least level four in CIPS;
  • Membership in KISM;
  • Minimum experience of one (1) year in supply chain Management; and
  • Proficiency in MS Applications.
Driver (Preferably of Female Gender)

Ref DRV/FEB

Reporting to the Senior Driver, the incumbent will be required to provide reliable, safe and courteous transport services to all staff; operate and maintain assigned vehicle(s); and maintain accurate and up to date vehicle records.

Desired Qualifications
  • At least O Level certificate of education;
  • Holder of a valid Driving License and certificate of good conduct;
  • At least five years of driving experience;
  • Kenya Government Occupational Trade Test III; and
  • Training in Customer Service and or Public Relations
Terms and Application proceudre

KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment.

Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the reference number of position applied for and the area of specialization (in the case of Analysts) on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience.

The application should be addressed to:

The Senior HR and Administration Officer,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, Nairobi

Email: hr@kippra.or.ke

All email Applications to be sent to hr@kippra.or.ke

You can visit www.kippra.org for more information

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