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Massive Recruitment of Young Professionals (NGO)

Young Professionals Programme 

Ref. No. 

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public policy research institute established to develop human and institutional capacities required for the formulation of medium and longterm strategic perspectives for the economic and social development of Kenya.

The Institute pursues this by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building.

KIPPRA runs a one-year Young Professionals (YP) Programme, during which the participants are involved in hands-on public policy research and analysis.

They also receive courses such as Public Policy Process, Research Methods, Applied Econometrics, and Macroeconomic Modeling.

By the end of the course the participants are expected to write a publishable paper.

The Institute invites applications from suitable and qualified candidates for the 2012/2013 YP programme, which will commence on 01st July 2012 and end on 30th June 2013.

Opportunities exist within the following areas:

Macroeconomics (National Income and Consumption, Investment, Inflation, Fiscal and Monetary policy);

Productive Sector (Agriculture, Industry, Services, Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources);

Trade and Foreign Policy (Domestic & International Trade, International relations)

Social Sector (poverty, education, health, labour market, and other social issues);

Infrastructure and Economic Services (Physical Infrastructure, Water, Energy, Transport, Urban & Regional Planning, Telecommunications, Housing, and Construction);

Private Sector Development (Financial services, Business environment, Security); and
Governance (Land, Constitutional issues, economic and corporate governance).

Desired Qualifications

Applicants must

  • Have minimum MA or MSc degree in Economics or related social sciences.
  • Be below 40 years of age
  • Have at least one (1) year practical experience in the proposed area of training
Candidates from Public Service should have their application letters endorsed by their respective Permanent Secretaries or Chief Executives. 

If successful, they will be required to be officially cleared for one year by their respective Permanent Secretaries or Chief Executives.

Terms and Application Procedure

The Institute offers a competitive monthly stipend to the Young Professionals. 

Successful candidates will be given a one (1) year contract; will be awarded certificates; and will be expected to return to their employment after the training.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating their area of specialization on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, 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 09th March 2012

KIPPRA offers equal opportunity to all qualified Kenyans and women are encouraged to apply

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