Research and Policy Manager Job – NGOs Coordination Board

  • Published date: March 10, 2021
  • Category: Research
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description


The NGOs Coordination Board is a State Corporation established under Section 3 of the NGOs Coordination Act, 1990 and is charged with the responsibility to register, coordinate and regulate charitable organizations in Kenya.

The Board is also mandated under Section 7 of the NGOs Act to advise the Government on the activities of the Non-Governmental Organizations and their role in development within Kenya, and to provide policy guidelines to the Non-Governmental Organizations for harmonizing their activities to the National Development plan for Kenya.

Job Title: Manager, Research and Policy

Grade: NGOB 3

Department: Research & Policy Strategy Department

Division: Research & Policy

Section / Unit: Research & Policy

Location / Work Station: Nairobi

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Director Research, Policy &Strategy

Direct Reports: Principal Research & Policy Officer

Indirect Reports: Senior Researcher

Job Purpose: The role is responsible for coordinating research & Policy activities at the Boardfor effective implementation of the Board’s mandate to ensure regulation & compliance by NGOs as well as NGO effectiveness & sustainability in Kenya.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

I. Policy / Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

1. Monitor and analyze national and international emerging trends in Technology Innovation;

2. Oversee development and keeping of statistics on NGOS, and advice government on the activities of NGOs and their role in development within Kenya;

3. Spearhead the development and implementation of the Board’s research and development policy;

4. Manage, plan and implement research programs of the Board;

5. Lead in Mobilization of research grants from relevant institutions;

6. Supervise collection of data, analysis and preparation of performance report of the Board’s services and programs on quarterly and annual basis;

7. Manage customer satisfaction, employee and work environment and corruption assessment surveys;

8. Oversee formulation & implementation of research policies, procedures, rules and regulations;

9. Ensure provision of quality planning assistance and analysis services to the Board;

10. Oversee analysis/assessment of various Government policies relevant to the Board mandate for adoption and compliance;

11. Coordinate the assessment of prioritize needs, opportunities and demands for planning interventions in the Board;

12. Guide the identification of innovative ideas through research which have practical significance to the Board’s mandate; and

13. Monitor the implementation of the division’s budgets.

14. Management of performance contracting activities of the Board.

II. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

1. Prepare the operational work plans and budget for the department;

2. Prepare quarterly, biannual and annual implementation reports for the department; and

3. Generate planning reports on implementation of Strategic Plan, Performance Contract for the purpose of review by the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Job Dimensions:

I. Financial Responsibility: N/A

II. Responsibility for Physical Assets: Therole is responsible for Computers and records assigned.

III. Decision Making / Job Influence

1. Strategic
2. Managerial
3. Supervisory
4. Operational decisions

IV. Working Conditions

1. Normal Office environment
2. Occasional field travels

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic qualifications

1. Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Strategic Management relevant degree.

2. Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Strategic Management relevant degree.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

1. Leadership course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution.

2. Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.

3. Member of a relevant professional body in good standing.

Previous relevant work experience required.

  • At least eight (10) years working experience, four (4) of which must have been at a managerial level

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies / Attributes:

1. Communication skills,

2. Leadership skills,

3. Negotiation skills,

4. Problem-solving skills,

5. Analytical skills,

6. Supervisory skills,

7. Presentation skills

8. Proficiency in computer applications;

9. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Application Procedure

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.

Interested and qualified persons are requested get the comprehensive job description form the Board’s website:

(i) Applicants should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert will not be accepted thereafter.

(ii) Only shortlisted and successful applicants will be contacted.

(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

(iv) The NGOs Co-ordination Board is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Article 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINAL documents of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.

(vi) All applicants are notified that it is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.

(vii) Terms of engagement: Permanent and Pensionable

Applications should reach the Board on or before 30th March 2021 by close of business at 5.00 pm (East African Time).

Applicants to forward their applications ONLINE through the Board’s website: or send email to with detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates/testimonials addressed to:

Executive Director/CEO,
NGOs Coordination Board,
Cooperative Bank House,
15th Floor, P. O. Box 41617 – 00100, Nairobi.

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