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Policy Research and Advocacy Officer Job Vacancy

Institution of Surveyors of Kenya

Recruitment of aPolicy Research and Advocacy Officer

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Policy Research and Advocacy Officer is responsible for undertaking policy research used in advocating and lobbying to various authorities areas that impacting on survey profession. 

The Officer also assists the CEO in developing project proposals and running projects.

Contract Duration: 2 years with a 3 month probation period. 

Contract is renewable based on performance and availability of funding.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Identifying, prioritising, and developing policy positions on all areas that relate directly or indirectly to the survey profession;
  • Identifying and advocating for the inclusion of ISK member interests when new policies/legislations are being developed;
  • Supporting the finalization of ISK Statutes and pursuing enactment;
  • Initiating, planning, implementing, evaluating and supporting research activities of the Institution;
  • Preparing research reports and coordinating the publishing of research findings;
  • Collecting and analyzing data for purposes of providing market intelligence to the members;
  • Procuring research consultancies in relevant areas and ensuring they are delivered in the stipulated time and as the specifications;
  • Developing proposals for donor support and partnerships and recommending appropriate action(s) in line with ISK’s policies;
  • Assisting the CEO manage various projects;
  • Performing any other lawful duties as may be assigned.

Job Specifications


  • A Degree in Land Economics, Land Surveying, Political Science, Economics, Social Sciences or related field from a recognized university;
  • IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, and e-mail; and
  • Four years experience in conducting research for policy and advocacy.

Key competencies:

  • In-depth understanding of policy and advocacy issues at national level;
  • Public speaking and making presentations on policy issues to decision-makers;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to develop and implement advocacy and communications strategies.; and
  • Effective organizing and planning skills.


Qualified candidates are requested to send in their applications with detailed resumes detailing the necessary qualifications and experience. 

Include contacts of 3 relevant referees and expected salary.

Interested candidates are requested to send their applications which must include a detailed CV with 3 referees either in hard or soft copy to the address below. 

The applications should be received by 5th April 2013 at 5pm.

Chief Executive Officer
Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK)
10th Floor, Reinsurance Plaza, Aga Khan Walk

P.O. Box 40707 - 00100 
Nairobi, Kenya

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