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  • Posted: May 7, 2020
    Deadline: May 8, 2020
  • 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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    KIPPRA Young Professionals Programme

    Job Summary

    In line with The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)’s mandate of developing human and institutional capacities required for the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for national development, KIPPRA runs a flagship program for Young Professionals (YP). The training program covers: applied policy research, on the job training and course work in the areas of Public Policy Process, Research Methods and policy analysis (Research ethics, Concepts, Data and techniques), Governance structures in a Devolved system of Government, Macroeconomic Modeling, Systems of National Accounts and Introduction to Social Accounting Matrix (SAM). By the end of the training the participants are expected to publish a number of research outputs.

    Qualifications for admission to the Programme

    For admission to the programme, the following are the minimum qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree;
    • Be below 35 years of age;
    • Be in possession of strong analytical competencies, problem solving capabilities and be results oriented;
    • Be computer literate including knowledge in statistical packages (STATA, SPSS, E-VIEWS);

    Personal Attributes:

    v. Should possess interpersonal and communication skills;

    vi. Be fluent in English;

    vii. Be legally living in the country at the time of participating in the programme





    The objective of the YP Programme is to develop young professionals in the area of public policy research and offer them an opportunity to gain on-the-job experience, expand their knowledge and build professional networks. In the course of the one (1) year programme, Young Professionals are placed in the following Research Departments namely:

    • Macroeconomics Department: Macro-modelling for policy analysis;
    • Productive Sector Department: Food Security, Nutrition and Food Safety;
    • Social Sector Department: Adequacy of Preparation of Learners for the Labour market in the Context of Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC);
    • Infrastructure and Economic Services Department: Building Smart Cities in Kenya;
    • Private Sector Development Department: Harnessing Innovation gains in Kenya;
    • Governance Department: State and Non-State justice system to strengthen the rule of law; and
    • Trade and Foreign Policy Department: Implications of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on Kenya.

    Method of Application

    Applicants are requested to submit duly filled personal data form which can be downloaded from the Institute’s website, cover letter, CV, copies of certificates & testimonials in hard or soft copy.  Hard copies should be delivered to the address provided below while soft copies submitted through email address  indicating the department of interest on the subject line on or before Friday 8th May 2020 at 17:00 hrs.   
    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: 2719933/4, Fax 2719951 Nairobi, Kenya.
    Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer .

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