Principal Policy Analyst, Productive Sector

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have
  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or related social sciences from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in Economics, or related social sciences from a recognized institution;
  • PhD in Economics, or related social sciences from a recognized institution;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  •  Six (6) years’ relevant work experience ;
  • Minimum of four (4) publications in peer Reviewed journals;
  • Knowledge statistical software for data entry, analysis, extraction and reporting;
  • Minimum of six (6) research papers including KIPPRA discussion papers, policy papers,working papers, special papers, as well as book chapters;
  • Training in Modeling skills will be an added advantage;
  • Computer Skills including statistical packages; and
  •  Fulfil the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the constitution.

Personal Attributes

  •  Proven ability to identify and critically assess issues and trends.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the application of advanced research methodologies.
  •  Demonstrated ability to make timely, fundamentally sound and quality decisions pertinent to research priorities, and identified research outcomes that impact on Kenyan people.
  • The ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships and to broker strong  strategic relationships with relevant stakeholders.
  •  Confident in networking and engaging with key institutions and relevant stakeholders to minimize research gaps.
  • Well- developed and practiced negotiating skills.
  •  Excellent problem-solving skills.
  •  Well-developed coaching & mentoring skills

Key Responsibilities
  •  Undertaking relevant objective policy research.
  • Conducting capacity building activities for government and other stakeholders.
  •  Undertaking policy analysis and provide policy advice to government.
  • Developing research proposals to raise targeted funds to enhance sustainability of the
    Institute.
  •  Participating in enhancing the Institute’s networks and partnerships.
  •  Dissemination of research findings through seminars, roundtables, workshops, and
    conferences.
  •  Publishing of research work including referred journals and book chapters.
  •  Developing policy-oriented outputs such as discussion papers, working papers, policy
    papers, policy briefs among others.
  • Contributing to the preparation of work plans to achieve the Institute’s mandate.
  • Participating in the preparation of KIPPRA flagship report.
  •  Participating in policy engagement forums such as task forces, working groups, among
    others.
  • Managing the collection and updating data and ensuring the overall quality of this data.
  • Updating current economic developments to guide in identifying policy issues for the
    Institute focus.
  • Participating in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports.
  • Assuring quality of research outputs.
  • Supervising and Overseeing the day-to-day execution of research projects.
  • Supervising young professionals’ research activities.
  • Developing research proposals to raise targeted funds to enhance sustainability of the Institute;
  • Participating in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports-has individual targets
    that also need to be reported; and
  • Developing content and publish in peer Reviewed journals to disseminate research
    findings and contribute to the body of knowledge at national, regional, and international
    levels.

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