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Young Professionals Programme Career Opportunities in Kenya

Young Professionals Programme 
Ref. No. KIP/YP/15-16

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

The Institute is established by an Act of Parliament.

KIPPRA runs a one-year Young Professionals (YP) Training Programme, 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 qualified candidates for the next intake which will commence on 01st July 2015 in 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).
Minimum 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 to:
Human Resource and Administration Division,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, 

All Email applications should be sent to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applications should reach not later than close of business 17th April 2015

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer.

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