Friday, March 20, 2009

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) Jobs: Consultants and Research Assistants

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis

Expressions of Interest:
Consultants and Research Assistants

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, and by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for the economic and social development of Kenya.

The Institute works with a wide variety of individual consultants from time to time.

Research/Capacity Building Consultants

The Institute is inviting experienced and qualified individuals to submit their Expressions of Interest to provide consultancy services whenever need arises in the following broad research and capacity building areas of expertise during 2009/10 and 2010/2011 financial years.

Public Expenditure Management Analysis, Taxation, Macroeconomic modeling, Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modeling, Social Accounting Matrix (SAM), Governance & Macroeconomic Policy

Productive Sector:
Agricultural Economics, International Trade and trade policy modeling, Industrial Economics, Tourism Economics, Environmental/Ecological Economics, and Development Economics .

Private Sector Development:
Financial Economics, Investment Growth, Criminology/Economics of Crime, Political Economy, Industrial Economics, Regulatory issues, and related governance issues.

Infrastructure & Economic Services:
Water Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Transport Economics, Transport Planning, Urban & Regional Planning, Public Service Delivery Assessment, Construction Economics, Housing Market Analysis and Governances Public Policy Analysis

Social Sector:
Health, Labour, Education, Poverty Analysis , and Social Protection issues. Candidates applying for consideration as research/capacity building consultants:
  • Must have minimum qualification of MA/MSc in Economics or related social sciences.
  • Candidates with Phd qualifications will have added advantage.
  • Must have at least five years' relevant research experience in their areas of expertise
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and to deliver quality outputs with minimal supervision
Research Assistants

KIPPRA also invites Expressions of Interest by individuals who would like to be considered for its database of Research Assistants. Whenever need arises, research assistants will be picked from this database.

Those to be considered:
  • Must have minimum qualification of a first degree in Economics or related social sciences.
  • Master's degree holders and those with previous experience in research work will have an added advantage.
Editorial Consultants and Publications Design Consultants

The Institute also invites Expressions of Interest from qualified and experienced individuals in the areas of publication editing and publication design.

(i) Editorial consultants must have at least a first degree, five (5) years practical experience in reviewing manuscripts, copy editing and proofreading. They must be proficient in the use of computers for desktop publishing.

(ii) Publication design consultants must have at least a certificate in Design and at least five (years) experience in designing using DTP software including PageMaker, Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Media Liaison Consultants

KIPPRA also invites Expressions of Interest from individuals who could be offered short-term contracts to liaise with the media in the dissemination of the Institute's research and other outputs.

The media consultant will mainly assist in

(i) attracting media attention to KIPPRA events, and

(ii) offering advice on how to increase the dissemination of KIPPRA outputs in visual, audio and print media outlets

Those to be considered:


(i) have a first degree in media communications and at least 5 years of experience in
the industry, and

(ii) be of high integrity.

Those who meet the above requirements and are available to work on short-term consultants at short notice are encouraged to express their interest.

If you are interested and meet these requirements, download and fill a Personal History Form (PHF) from KIPPRA's Website and submit it together with an application letter, CV and copies of educational and professional certificates, as part of your expression of interest.

The complete Expressions of Interest in original hard copy should be addressed as shown below and placed in the KIPPRA tender box, not later than 7th April 2009 at 11.00am. Submissions by e-mail or late applications will not be accepted.

Individuals will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of Kenya's Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and Regulations 2006. A shortlist of individuals selected will be placed in KIPPRA's data bank for future specific assignments.

The Executive Director,
The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishop Gardens Towers, 2nd Floor Bishop Road, Community Area,
P.O. Box 56445, Nairobi, 00200,
Tel: 2719933/4, Fax 2719951,
Email: Admin @

Nairobi, Kenya.


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