NCPD Deputy Director (Policy and Research) Job


The National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

The Council seeks to fill the following vacant position:

Deputy Director, Policy and Research

1 Post

Advert No: 005/2016

The job holder will report to the Director Technical Services.

Job Purpose: The jobholder is responsible for overseeing undertaking research on population issues; development of research papers; implementation and updating of National Population Policy and development of policy briefs.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee planning, designing and implementation of researches on population and development issues.
  • Oversee coordination of multi – sectoral process on population and development related policy formulation.
  • Supervise development of policy briefs to convince target audience of urgency of current population problems and need to adopt alternative course of action.
  • Conduct policy analysis for effective decision making
  • Formulate and appraise project proposals.
  • Oversee analysis of research findings of various researches conducted in the country.
  • Supervise Training of Research teams, data clerks and data users.
  • Oversee monitoring the implementation of the Population and Development Research Agenda
  • Providing technical support to partners implementing population and development on policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national and county level strategies and plans for the National Population Policy.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Population Studies, Demography or Social Sciences;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences;
  • Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme / Course lasting not less not than four (4) weeks or its equivalent;
  • Nine (9) years of relevant work experience, five (5) of which must be at managerial level;
  • Shown merit and ability in work performance and results;
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and an understanding of CT software tools for qualitative and quantitative research and monitoring and evaluation.

How to Apply

  • Applicants who meet the above requirements should send their application letter together with detailed CV indicating three (3) names of references, current position/grade and daytime telephone numbers, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and a copy of National Identity Card/Passport. In addition, applicants are required to attach copies of current Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations:. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Kenya Credit Reference Bureau and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC). Applications should reach the undersigned not later 30th September, 2016 The Director General National Council for Population and Development P.O. Box 48994-00100 Nairobi – Kenya Email to: [email protected] Important note: Only one application method should be used. Either via email or hard copy. Hand – Delivered applications can be delivered to National Council for Population and Development head office situated at the Chancery Building, 4th floor, Valley Road. The advert number and job title should be indicated on the envelope and the application letter. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. NCPD is an equal opportunity employer; persons with disabilities and people from marginalized groups with requisite qualification are encouraged to apply.