KIPPRA Director, Corporate Services Job Vacancy in Kenya (382K)

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

Open Vacancy: Director, Corporate Services

(One Position)

Reference: HR/7/DCS/2021/12

Job Grade: KIP 2

Basic Salary Scale: KES 271,411 – 382,848 per month

Directorate: Corporate Services

Supervisor: Executive Director

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: Head the Directorate of Corporate Services and oversee the Human Resource and Administration, Finance, Corporate Communications, and Information Communication Technology management in the Institute.

Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will entail: –

(i) Overseeing the Human Resource and Administration, Finance, Corporate Communications and Information Communication Technology management in the Institute;

(ii) Formulating, interpreting, and implementing human resource, finance, corporate communications, and information communication technology policies, strategies, and programs;

(iii) Responsible for the prudent management and utilization of all the resources under the above departments;

(iv) Responsible for the development of a master strategy and business continuity management of the Directorate;

(v) Responsible for the implementation of the Institute’s resolutions on matters affecting the departments under his or her oversight role;

(vi) Responsible for the consolidation of the departmental procurement plans and budgets;

(vii) Responsible for teamwork and collaboration among the various departments under his or her supervision;

(viii) Coordinate the preparation of respective board papers for Finance and Human Resource Board committees;

(ix) Ensuring efficient, effective, professional, and sustainable human resource and administrative systems within the Institute; and

(x) Responsible for the development and implementation of the strategies of the respective departments.


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

(i) Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Commerce, Accounting, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

(ii) Masters of Business Administration degree or in any of the following fields; Human Resource Management, Commerce or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

(iii) A minimum period of twelve (12) years relevant work experience eight (8) should be at management level;

(iv) Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks cumulative from a recognized institution;

(v) Professional qualification and membership to a professional body where applicable;

(vi) Computer application skills; and

(vii) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies, and Attributes:

Functional Skills

1. Mentoring skills;

2. Leadership skills;

3. Negotiation skills;

4. Communication skills;

5. Interpersonal skills;

6. Management skills;

7. Problem-solving skills; and

8. Presentation skills,

Behavioral competencies and attributes

1. Accountability;

2. Commitment;

3. Teamwork;

4. Coaching and Development;

5. Adaptability;

6. Innovative;

7. Strategic thinking; and

8. Critical thinking.

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.