Research Analyst – Macro Fiscal & Public Debt Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Research Analyst – Macro Fiscal & Public Debt

The Institute of Public Finance is a non-profit think tank that generates research-driven evidence for advocacy and provides technical assistance to state and non-state actors in order to promote equitable, efficient and effective Public Finance underpinned by Transparency, Accountability and Participation (TAP).


The Macro Fiscal and Public Debt Unit (MFPDU) conducts research and analysis on macroeconomic and fiscal issues, with a particular focus on public debt management and sustainability. We work with policymakers, civil society organizations, and the private sector to promote sound fiscal policies and responsible debt management practices.

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Research Analyst to join our MFPDU team. The Data Analyst will play a key role in supporting our research program on macro fiscal and public debt issues, contributing to the development of high-quality research outputs and engaging with stakeholders to ensure our research has an impact.


  • Develop and present research findings in clear, concise, and well-organized reports, briefs, presentations, and policy papers.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of research projects and technical assistance activities.
  • Conduct research on assigned topics related to macroeconomics, fiscal policy, and public debt management.
  • Analyze data from various sources, including government reports, international databases, and academic literature using quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Prepare research reports, briefs, and policy papers.
  • Develop and maintain databases on relevant economic and fiscal indicators.
  • Contribute to the development of research proposals and budgets.
  • Assist with the organization and conduct of workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Liaise with policymakers, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Stay up to date on current developments in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, and public debt management.
  • Contribute to the overall work of the Macro Fiscal and Public Debt Unit and Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in economics, Public Policy, or a related field.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Experience in conducting research using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to research excellence and policy impact.
  • Experience with relevant research software, such as Stata, EViews, or R, is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan economy and public finance issues is desirable.

How to apply

Send a cover letter and curriculum vitae ONLY to:, indicating the vacancy applied for on the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis up to 4th February 2023.

IPF celebrates and embraces diversity, we are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and encourage qualified candidates to apply.