Sunday, April 13, 2014

KIPPRA Research Assistants and Consultants 2014/15 - 2015/16 Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest
Research Assistants and Consultants 2014/15 - 2015/16
The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established in 1997 to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country as well as developing the required human and institutional capacities. 
This is achieved by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building for the achievement of national development goals. It is governed by the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006. 
The Institute works with a wide variety of individual consultants from time to time. 

The Institute is inviting experienced and qualified individuals to submit their Expressions of Interest to provide consultancy services whenever need arises in the following areas during 2014/15 and 2015/2016 financial years:

A: Research / Capacity Building Consultants (Category 1)
Macroeconomics (Economic policy and growth, Investment, Inflation, Fiscal and monetary policy, Macroeconomic modeling); 
Productive Sector (Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, 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, ICT, Housing and Construction);
Private Sector Development (Financial services, Business environment, Small and Medium Enterprises);
Governance (Land, Constitutional issues, Security, Economic and Corporate governance)

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 Two(2) years’ post MA/MSc relevant research experience in their areas of expertise
  • Must have at least Three (3) publications
B: Research Assistants (Category 2)

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 from a recognized university.
  • Those with previous experience in research work will have an added advantage.
C: Editorial, Design and Photography Consultants (Category 3)
The Institute also invites Expressions of Interest from qualified and experienced individuals in the areas of publication editing, design and photography.
(i) Editorial consultants must have at least a first degree and five (5) years practical experience in reviewing manuscripts, copy editing and proofreading. They must be proficient in the use of DTP software, particularly MS Office, Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
(ii) Design consultants must have at least a certificate in Design and at least five (5) years experience in design using DTP software, particularly Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
(iii) Photography consultants must have at least five (5) years experience in photography and use of camera to produce high quality images for print production and for video.

D: Media Liaison Consultants (Category 4)
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:
  • Must have a first degree in media communications and
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in the industry.
Application Procedure
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.

Completed documents (1 original) enclosed in plain sealed envelope clearly marked “Expression of interest for Consultants and Research Assistants” and the category applied should be deposited in the Tender Box located at KIPPRA 5th  floor offices or be addressed as below so as to reach on or before 25th April, 2014  at 11.00 am.

 Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter at our boardroom in the presence of candidates or their representatives who choose to attend.

Submissions by e-mail or late applications will not be accepted.

Large documents that cannot fit in the tender box shall be received and registered in procurement.

All applications to be addressed to:

Executive Director
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis
Bishops Road (Community Area), Bishop Gardens Towers, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 56445-00200
Tel: 020 4936000; 2719933/4
Fax 020 2719951,


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