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The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public policy research Institute established to develop human and institutional capacities, by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research; contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of Kenya; and undertaking capacity building.

To meet the growing demand for its services, KIPPRA invites qualified, experienced and dynamic candidates to fill the following positions:

Job Title:
 Communications Officer

 KIP 5

Division: Knowledge Management and Communications

Reporting to:
 Knowledge Management and Communications Manager

Supervisory Responsibilities:
 Assistant Communications Officer

Position Summary

The incumbent will be expected to manage all KIPPRA internal and external communications in liaison with other Knowledge Management and Communications staff

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Executive Director in developing and implementing a communication and engagement strategy;
  • Developing communication messages to ensure visibility of the Institute, including drafting press releases, assisting researchers to draft media articles from their published papers, responding to media queries and handling public relations;
  • Managing the KIPPRA website, which includes regular updating and monitoring;
  • Designing, developing and producing the KIPPRA Policy Monitor (internal newsletter), which includes leading editorial and planning meetings, sourcing articles and images, sub-editing and proof reading articles;
  • Managing all KIPPRA internal and external communications, which includes design and development of all the communications;
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining a strong KIPPRA image and brand;
  • Monitoring and documenting the performance of the Institute in the area of communication and stakeholder engagement;
  • Building the capacity of researchers to communicate and engage effectively with a diverse range of audiences; and
  • Planning and coordinating all KIPPRA external events.
Desired technical Qualifications
  • Masters Degree in Communications or a related discipline.
  • At least five (5) years experience in communications, media liaison and public relations.
Behavioral Competencies
  • Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to analyze technical information from different research outputs and to synthesize this information into coherent briefs, media articles and communication documents; and
  • Flexibility, creativity and effectiveness in working collaboratively with all stakeholders under tight deadlines.
Job Title: Internal Auditor

 KIP 6

 Internal Audit

Reporting to:
 Board of Directors

Supervisory Responsibilities:
 Assistant Internal auditor

Position Summary

The internal auditor shall assess the adequacy of risk management, control and governance processes put in place by the management and also provide an independent objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the Institute’s operations by assisting the management and Audit Committee in the effective discharge of their duties and responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities are:
  • Review the reliability and the integrity of financial and operating controls and recommending effective control methods at reasonable costs
  • Ascertaining the extent of compliance with the Institute’s established policies, plans, procedures, and regulations that could have significant impact on its operations
  • Identify and evaluate the risks that impact on the operations and then assist in identifying the most appropriate strategies, policies, procedures and controls to manage risks to a level acceptable to management.
  • Communicate audit issues and recommendations concerning areas being reviewed to the board and senior management through a comprehensive and complete report of audit area
  • Carry out forensic audits where required and as may be appropriate
  • Provide secretarial support to Board Audit Committee
  • Follow up outstanding audit issues to confirm that corrective/remedial action is taken on reported audit findings and recommendations.
Desired technical Qualifications
  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business administration, Masters will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years experience in Management, financial and ICT audits
  • Certified Public Accountant final-CPA (K);
  • Experience in using computerized auditing and accounting applications, risk management and internal controls;
Behavioral Competencies
  • Ability to plan, work and execute projects with minimum supervision and to complete work within required deadlines
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated high levels of initiative, autonomy, adaptability, maturity and sound judgment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff
Terms and Application Procedure

KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment.

Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the job title of the position applied for on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience to:

The Senior HR and Administration Officer,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,

P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, Nairobi

 All email applications should be sent to

You can visit for more information

Applications should reach not later than 29th July 2011

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates from the often marginalized segments of the society are particularly encouraged to apply.

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