KIPPRA Deputy Director, Partnerships Job Vacancy in Kenya (279K)

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) invites applications from qualified candidates for the following position:

Open Vacancy: Deputy Director, Partnerships

(One position)

Reference: HR/7/DDP/2021/16

Job Grade: KIP 3

Basic Salary Scale: KES 197,923 – 279,187 per month

Department: Partnerships

Supervisor: Director, Economic Management

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.

Position Summary: The Deputy Director, Partnerships is head of Partnership department with the responsibility of promoting and directing the Institute’s strategic partnerships, networks, and linkages at national and county levels, and with regional and international institutions to strengthen resource mobilization to ensure Institutional stability and to manage the expectation of partners.

Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will entail: –

(i) Identifying and Coordinating opportunities for fund raising;

(ii) Developing and/or coordinating development of research proposals and bids for research and capacity building projects;

(iii) Developing and implementing resource mobilization strategy and policies;

(iv) Providing technical advice and input in research project implementation processes;

(v) Managing project budgeting, costing and follow up on payments;

(vi) Ensuring the Institute generates income as per the set targets;

(vii) Providing direction on strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts;

(viii) Coordinating the preparation of annual partnership and networking programmes;

(ix) Liaising with research institutions and other organizations on a collaborative activity;

(x) Promoting partnership activities for the Institute;

(xi) Providing advice to the Director on a regular basis on ways to improve partnerships by the Institute;

(xii) Enforcing quality control process as Established by the Institute;

(xiii) Formulate policies and strategies to guide the Institute’s operations in partnerships and resource mobilization;

(xiv) Ensuring timely and efficient implementation of work plans for partnerships programs;

(xv) Providing leadership in the department through supervision of staff;

(xvi) Ensuring effective development of partnership plans, budgets and the implementation;

(xvii) Facilitating Monitoring and evaluation activities and implement corrective measures;

(xviii) Overseeing day to day work in the department;

(xix) Establishing and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders;

(xx) Motivating staff in the department and Ensuring teamwork as well as good working environment; and

(xxi) Evaluating performance of staff in the department.


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

(i) Bachelor’s degree in Economics or related social sciences from a recognized institution;

(ii) Master’s degree in Economics, or related social sciences from a recognized institution;

(iii) PhD in Economics, or related social sciences from a recognized institution;

(iv) Knowledge in resource mobilization, communication, marketing, international relations and public relations;

(v) Strong presentation writing and negotiation skills including the ability to initiate and elaborate partnership projects and grant projects;

(vi) Project management skills;

(vii) Leadership and management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution:

(viii) Nine (9) years’ relevant work experience;

(ix) Minimum of six (6) publications in peer reviewed journals;

(x) Minimum of nine (9) research papers including KIPPRA discussion papers, policy papers, working papers, special papers as well as book chapters;

(xi) Computer skills including statistical packages; and

(xii) Fulfil the requirement of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies and Attributes:

Functional Skills

1. Leadership skills

2. Negotiation skills (including the ability to initiate and elaborate partnership projects and grant projects)

3. People management skills

4. Communication skills

5. Problem-solving skills

6. Presentation skills

7. Modelling skills

8. Project management skills

Behavioral competencies and attributes

1. Adaptability;

2. Innovative;

3. Critical thinking;

4. Strategic thinking;

5. Knowledge in contract management, resource mobilization, communication, marketing, international relations and public relations.

Application Process

The public is notified of the following:

1. Detailed job descriptions, requirements, and how to apply are available on the website

2. All applications MUST be received on or before 27th July 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 of 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)

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, copies of certificates & testimonials, and duly filled personal data form which can be downloaded from the Institute’s website.

Applications are accepted in either hard or soft copies. Hard copies should be delivered to the address provided below while soft copies submitted through email address .

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

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: 0724256096/0736712724 Nairobi, Kenya.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer.