IRA Jobs Senior Research Officer



Senior Research Officer Jobs at IRA

The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) is a State Corporation set up under the Insurance Act Cap 487 to regulate, supervise and develop the insurance sector in Kenya.

The Authority is seeking applications for the following vacant position

Grade IRA 5

Job Summary

Responsible for planning, designing and conducting research studies and surveys aimed at developing strategies for developing and growing the insurance industry and overall monitoring and evaluation strategy, system and support.

Research Officer Job Responsibilities

  • Research Design and Implementation
  • Identify research areas, develop research proposals and execute research studies on the insurance industry
  • Design data collection methodologies and research related intervention in IRA’s priority programme areas
  • Participate in research surveys.
  • Examine and analyze policy statements on insurance industry trends and developments from a local, regional and international perspective
  • Publish research outputs and disseminate such results to the insurance industry and other stakeholders in seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Provide support in report writing and dissemination of research papers and policy briefs Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Integrate research into monitoring and evaluation of IRA’s projects and programmes.
  • Offer monitoring and evaluation support to other departments
  • Staff Supervision and Administration
  • Coordinate performance of the tasks carried out by Research
  • Participate in preparation, implementation and M&E of department’s work plans
  • Ensure departmental Standard Operating Procedures and Service
  • Charter are adhered to and implemented
  • Supervise and develop section staff

Qualifications for the Research Officer Job

  • Master’s degree in social studies with specialization in economics, statistics or development studies;
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related field;
  • Specialist knowledge in using at least one statistical package; and
  • Proficiency in ICT
  • Seven (7) years research experience gained from reputable organizations;
  • Diverse experience in identifying research areas, development of research tools, report writing and dissemination of research outputs;
  • Experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proficiency in use of statistical packages i.e STATA, SPSS, SAS etc
  • Strong communication and reporting skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Research and analytical skills;
  • Writing and publication skills; and
  • Strong organization and inter personal skills


  • Professionalism;
  • Ethical and integrity;
  • Strategic thinking; and
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the job requirements given, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your position, current remuneration, qualifications, experience, names and addresses of three referees, email and telephone contacts together with copies of your certificates and testimonials by 28th April 2017

The Ag. Chief Executive Officer
Insurance Regulatory Authority Zep-Re Place
P.O Box 43505-00100

Email: [email protected]