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  • Posted: Mar 10, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 30, 2021
  • The Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board is a State Corporation established by the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act (Cap 19) of 1990. The Board has the responsibility of regulating and enabling the NGO sector in Kenya. The NGOs Co-ordination Board started its operations in 1992 and is currently under the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government.
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    Manager Research and Policy

    Job Summary

    Academic qualifications1. Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Strategic Management relevant degree.2. Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Strategic Management relevant degree.

    • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
      • Leadership course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution.
      • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
      • Member of a relevant professional body in good standing.
    • Previous relevant work experience required.At least eight (10) years working experience, four (4) of which must have been at a managerial level


    • Policy/Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
      • Monitor and analyze national and international emerging trends in Technology Innovation;
      • Oversee development and keeping of statistics on NGOS, and advice government on the activities of NGOs and their role in development within Kenya;
    • Spearhead the development and implementation of the Board’s research and development policy;
    • Manage, plan and implement research programs of the Board;
    • Lead in Mobilization of research grants from relevant institutions;
    • Supervise collection of data, analysis and preparation of performance report of the Board’s services and programs on quarterly and annual basis;
    • Manage customer satisfaction, employee and work environment and corruption assessment surveys;
    • Oversee formulation & implementation of research policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
    • Ensure provision of quality planning assistance and analysis services to the Board;
    • Oversee analysis/assessment of various Government policies relevant to the Board mandate for adoption and compliance;
    • Coordinate the assessment of prioritize needs, opportunities and demands for planning interventions in the Board;
    • Guide the identification of innovative ideas through research which have practical significance to the Board’s mandate; and
    • Monitor the implementation of the division’s budgets.
    • Management of performance contracting activities of the Board.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Prepare the operational work plans and budget for the department;
    • Prepare quarterly, biannual and annual implementation reports for the department; and
    • Generate planning reports on implementation of Strategic Plan, Performance Contract for the purpose of review by the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

    Job Dimensions:I. Financial ResponsibilityN/AII. Responsibility for Physical AssetsTherole is responsible for Computers and records assigned.III. Decision Making / Job Influence

    • Strategic
    • Managerial
    • Supervisory
    • Operational decisions

    Working Conditions

    1. Normal Office environment
    2. Occasional field travels

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified persons are requested get the comprehensive job description form the Board’s website: or  send  email  to

    • Applicants should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert will not be accepted thereafter.
    • Only shortlisted and successful applicants will be contacted.
    • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • The NGOs Co-ordination Board is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Article 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
    • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINAL documents of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
    • All applicants are notified that it is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
    • Terms of engagement: Permanent and Pensionable

    Applications should reach the Board on or before 30th March 2021 by close of business at 5.00 pm (East African Time).

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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