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The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament with a primary mandate of providing quality policy advice to the Government of Kenya, private sector and other key stakeholders by conducting objective research and analysis and through capacity building in order to contribute to the achievement of national long-term development objectives by positively influencing the decision-making processes.

The Institute is in the process of establishing a database for temporary staff, who shall be called upon when an opportunity arises. The database will be valid for a period of two (2) years and may be reviewed on need basis. The temporary employment aims at providing an opportunity for on the job experience and to build upon already acquired knowledge and skills for professional development. This opportunity is open in the following functions of the Institute:


  1. Capacity Building Department
  2. Partnerships Department
  3. Trade and Foreign Policy Department
  4. Macroeconomics Department
  5. Productive Sector Department
  6. Private Sector Department
  7. Social Sector Department
  8. Governance Department
  9. Infrastructure and Economics Services Department
  10. Knowledge Management Department– (Publications and Library)

Qualifications and Basic Requirements for Technical Departments

Minimum of a Master’s degree from a recognized Institution in the following disciplines: Economics or related Social Sciences, Curriculum Development, Gender Studies, Public Policy, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Criminology, Governance, Urban Planning, Agriculture, Political Science, Library & Information.

Personal Attributes:

  1. Should possess interpersonal and communication skills;
  2. Be fluent in English; and

iii. Knowledge of basic statistical software for data entry, extraction and reporting including (STATA, SPSS, E-VIEWS).


  1. Legal Services Department
  2. Strategy and Planning Department
  3. Finance Department
  4. Internal Audit Department
  5. Human Resource & Administration Department
  6. Records Management Division
  7. Supply Chain Management Department
  8. Information Communication & Technology (ICT) Division
  9. Corporate Communication Division
  10. Office Administrators
  11. Office Assistants

Qualifications and Basic Requirements for Support Departments and Divisions

Minimum of a Diploma or a First degree from a recognized Institution in the following disciplines: Finance/Accounting, Supply chain Management, Human Resource Management, Communication, ICT, Law, Records Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Business Administration, Business & Office Management, Secretarial Studies, CPA (K), KNEC Craft Certificate in Secretarial Studies with Short hand III (minimum 120 w.p.m); Typewriting III ( 50 w.p.m) Computerized Document Processing III & Business English III/Communication III and any other relevant qualifications from a recognized Institution.

Personal Attributes:

  1. Should possess interpersonal and communication skills;
  2. Be fluent in English; and
  3. Computer Skills.

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, relevant professional memberships in hard or soft copy including among other details your email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience.

In addition to the qualifications set above in both Research and Support Departments/Divisions, Shortlisted candidates in any of the functions will be required to obtain and submit copies of clearance certificates from the following Agencies during appointment/entry into employment:

  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  2. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;

iii. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;

  1. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  2. Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

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 26th January 2023 at 17:00 hrs.

All 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.


All Email applications to be sent to:

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

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer

Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply

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