KIPPRA Director, Integrated Development Job Vacancy in Kenya (382K)

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

Career Opportunity: Director, Integrated Development

Reference: HR/7/DID/2021/11

Job Grade: KIP 2

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

Directorate: Integrated Development

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 / Purpose: Head the Integrated Development Directorate; guide the implementation of functions and duties undertaken in the directorate including policy research and analysis in Infrastructure and Economic Services, Productive Sector, Trade, and Foreign Policy and Knowledge Management for the Institute; determine and ensure directorate goals are achieved to ensure achievement of the Institute’s mandate.

Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will entail: –

(i) Providing technical leadership in research, policy analysis, and capacity building programmes;

(ii) Ensuring timely preparation of relevant and innovative annual work plans and inputs to the performance contract;

(iii) Ensuring timely and efficient implementation of work plans and conduct semi and annual appraisals of staff in the directorate;

(iv) Enforcing the quality control process as established by the Institute;

(v) Motivating staff in the directorate and ensuring teamwork as well as a good working environment;

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

(vii) Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders including policymakers and implementers, development partners, and other research institutions;

(viii) Providing advice to the Executive Director on a regular basis on ways to improve directorates’ performance;

(ix) Reviewing all research outputs from the directorate to ensure they are in line with the Institute’s mandate;

(x) Overseeing the Directorate’s dissemination activities calendar;

(xi) Overseeing project planning, budgeting, and implementation in the Directorate;

(xii) Coordinating capacity building activities and partnerships in the Institute;

(xiii) Supervising the implementation of the Young Professional program and other staff capacity building initiatives;

(xiv) Monitoring the implementation of the work plan and contracted projects;

(xv) Preparing of the quarterly and annual reports for management, Board, Performance contracting, and donors; and

(xvi) Coordinating knowledge management and data management activities for the Institute.


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) Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

(v) Twelve (12) years of relevant experience three of which in senior management;

(vi) Minimum of eight (8) publications in peer-reviewed journals;

(vii) Minimum of twelve (12) research papers including KIPPRA discussion papers, policy papers, working papers, special papers as well as book chapters;

(viii) Knowledge of statistical software for data entry, analysis, extraction, and reporting;

(ix) Training in modeling skills and use of statistical software will be an added advantage;

(x) Computer skills including statistical package; and

(xi) Fulfil the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies, and Attributes:

Functional skills

1. Leadership and supervisory skills;

2. Strategic management skills;

3. Problem-solving skills;

4. Communication and interpersonal skills;

5. Organizational skills;

6. Negotiation skills;

7. Team building skills;

8. Analytical skills;

9. Presentation skills; and

10. People management skills.

Behavioral competencies and attributes:

11. Accountability;

12. Adaptability;

13. Innovative;

14. 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.