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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 28, 2023
  • The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is an autonomous public institute that was established in May 1997 through a Legal Notice and commenced operations in June 1999. In January 2007,His Excellency the President signed the KIPPRA Bill into law and the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006 commenced on 1st February 2007.The Institute is thu...
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    Senior Communications Officer (One position)

    Ref: HR/7/SCO/2023/09

    Key Responsibilities
    Duties and responsibilities will entail: -

    • Developing, implementing and maintaining public affairs and communications strategies;
    • Managing Institute’s relationship with the media;
    • Designing and approving corporate materials and branding;
    • Ensuring the KIPPRA website is regularly updated;
    • Overseeing the branding of the Institute;
    • Ensuring the KIPPRA social media platforms ;
    • Coordinating all the Institute’s public functions;
    • Reviewing the Institute’s corporate image;
    • Fostering stakeholder relations;
    • Ensuring appropriate feedback mechanisms are in place;
    • Coordinating the Institute’s advertising and publicity;
    • Ensuring maintenance of all public affairs and communications records and photographs;
    • Providing professional assistance to the Institute in all areas of communications, public relations and media relations;
    • Organizing public events;
    • Preparing media briefs and speeches;
    • Collecting information for the preparation of the Institute’s newsletter and supplements;
    • Developing proposals for sourcing appropriate media to disseminate information on activities of the Institute’s; and
    • Preparing radio and television infomercials; and preparing reports on communications


    • Bachelors Degree in Communication, Public Relations or equivalent qualification from a recognizedinstitution;
    • Masters Degree in Communication, Public Relations or related field, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Professional qualification and affiliation;
    • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience relevant work experience;
    • Supervisory skills course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results;
    • Possession of graphics design, video editing/editorials, brand management, social media, and media coverage skills is an added advantage
    • Computer Skills in corporate communication tools e.g. web, social media and print media;and
    • Fulfil the requirements for Chapter six (6) of the Constitution

    Method of Application

    The public is notified of the following:
    Detailed job descriptions, requirements, and how to apply are available on the website
    All applications MUST be received on or before 28th February 2023 by 5:00 pm.
    KIPPRA is an equal-opportunity employer. Persons with disability, females, marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply.
    There are NO fees charged by KIPPRA for any application for these positions.
    Canvassing for any of these positions will result in the disqualification of the candidate. 
    Applicants who applied previously for the readvertised positions are encouraged to apply.

    ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews.

    • National Identity Card.
    • Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts.
    • Any other supporting documents and testimonials. 
    • Memberships to relevant professional bodies and associations (where applicable).
    • Evidence of publications where required.
    • Recommendation letter (s).

    The Successful candidates and will be required to avail the following documents. 

    • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board.
    • Clearance from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance Certificate).
    • Printed Online Self-Declaration Application Acknowledgement Receipt or aself-Declaration Form duly stamped by the Ethics and Anti-CorruptionCommission. 
    • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate).
    • Clearance from a Registered Credit Reference Bureau.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. All applications should be sent through the recruitment portal (link provided in section 1 abovand in the event of challenges submit the applications in soft copy via email:

    Applications to be addressed to: 

    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: 2719933/4, Fax 2719951 
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Late applications will not be accepted, and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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