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Job Summary

The Research and Innovation Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing Institute’s research, innovation and publication policy and strategies program.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

The Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS) is a Professional Membership Association established by an Act of Parliament, the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, Cap. 534 of the Laws of Kenya. The core mandate of the Institute is to promote the practice of good governance in both the private and public sectors. ICS has over the years been involved in various initiatives including research, publication, capacity building and advisory services in the area of governance. It is against this background that ICS is seeking to enhance its internal capacity by recruiting three staff members as follows:  

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION OFFICER

Job Purpose:

The Research and Innovation Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing Institute’s research, innovation and publication policy and strategies program.   

Key Result Areas:
a)    Support in the development, implementation and evaluation of research projects.
b)    Support in public policy publications, partnership management and advocacy activities 
c)    Identify new topics and research questions for the Institute’s audiences
d)    Engage with key stakeholders in government, corporates, sector and other research establishments
e)    Initiate and conduct anticipatory research/analysis on key policy issues, including assessing their strengths and weaknesses
f)    Advise on formulation, interpretation and application of research policies, procedures, rules and regulations
g)    Assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at conferences and workshops, and in the writing of project reports, articles and other documents.
h)    Support in the development, review and publication of Institute’s publications. 
i)    Contribute as required to work on market research, remodelling existing services, service model development and on implementing successful bids.
j)    Pursue opportunities and networks that may lead to expansion and new business.
k)    Support senior staff in the delivery of all aspects of projects including business reviews
l)    Provide inputs in the planning and development phase of new projects to ensure the project meets with expectations.
m)    Advise on development, implementation, integration, publication and review of policies and strategies affecting the Profession; 
n)    Conduct research and make recommendations on legal and policy matters affecting the Profession; 
o)    Spearhead innovation and development of new industry specific products for the Profession while maintaining and reviewing the existing product base;

Job Specification/Requirements
a)    Educational/Professional Qualification:

(i)    Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Statistics, or its equivalent from a recognized university
(ii)    Master’s degree will be an added advantage
(iii)    Membership with the Institute of Certified Secretaries will be an added advantage

b)    Experience:
(i)    Minimum 3 years work experience with a successful track record of conducting and managing research.

c)    Others
(i)    Proficiency with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, advanced Excel)

d)    Competencies:
(i)    Demonstrate skills in literature review, stakeholder / key expert interviews and other data gathering methods
(ii)    Demonstrate outstanding administrative capability in the organization of the research services
(iii)    High level skills in drafting reports
(iv)    Strong conceptual and analytical skills

Application Procedure:
Suitable and qualified candidates should submit their applications before Friday 30th December, 2022 providing the following mandatory information:
a)    Application letter, clearly indicating on the headline as well as on the email subject the title of the position one is applying for.
b)    Detailed and updated resume.
c)    Current and expected remuneration.
d)    Other benefits, current and expected.

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