Commission on Revenue Allocation Research & Knowledge Management Job 2021



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Position: Directorate Of Research And Knowledge Management

Location: Nairobi

Job Description

The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up  under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the  basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County  Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make  recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial  management by county governments.  

The Commission seeks to recruit experienced, qualified and competent persons to fill the  following position

Directorate Of Research And Knowledge Management Reporting to the Commission Secretary/CEO, the job holder will be responsible for  driving independent research to continually build and update the stock of knowledge  needed by the Commission’s directorates responsible for implementing its constitutional  mandate as envisioned in the CRA Act. 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure preparation and execution of annual research program of the Commission.  Research Programs shall have clear links with the Commission’s broader mandate and  be synchronized such that research outputs are ready on time for realization of other  mandates. 
  • Develop suites of modelling for policy simulation and forecasting, design, preparation  and dissemination of analytical economic work and reporting including,  macroeconomic modelling and forecasting.
  • Offer support to the CRA team by contributing to policy notes, studies and reports on  a wide range of issues and specifically on fiscal policies, tax spending, equity, natural  resource revenue management, economic diversification, productivity and fiscal  decentralization. 
  • Oversee the preparation of the Directorate’s budget and implementation of the  financial plan for inclusion in the Commission’s budgetary cycle. 
  • Champion the development of internal capacity within the Commission for collection  or acquisition and management of data bases relevant for discourse on devolution and  fiscal decentralization. 
  • Seek out, establish and nurture the Commissions participation in relevant local,  regional and global research network. 
  • Propose and manage the Commissions round of technical presentations. 8. Propose and implement production of periodic publications such as journals, articles  and policy briefs that are instrumental in growing and consolidating the Commission’s  profile within the devolution space. 
  • Prepare Commission papers on topical issues, analytical findings as may be required from time to time. 
  • Provide leadership and management of the Research Team of the Commission. 

Qualifications

  • A PhD in either Economics or Statistics from a recognized University. 
  •  At least five (5) years’ post PhD experience in a reputable organization, preferably in  a research role.
  • At least (5) years of work experience in supervisory role. 
  • At least ten publications in refereed Journals. 
  • Demonstrated track record in producing user friendly written outputs. 5. A good understanding of econometrics and ability to use standard econometrics  software to conduct research and modeling such as STATA/SPSS, RATS and CATS.
  • Knowledge and experience in development arena – Ability to understand policy  making process, distil operationally relevant recommendations for stakeholders. 7. Policy Dialogue Skills: Ability to identify assess and engage policy issues and play an  active role in dialogue with a broad range of stakeholders. 
  • Lead and innovate – Develops innovative solutions, to entrench devolution. 9. Demonstrable ability to build cohesive teams and to achieve goals through  teamwork. 
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills and result oriented and  ability to work under pressure. 
  • Be a person of integrity and effective interpersonal skills. 

How to apply

If your training, experience and competence match or exceed any of the above  minimum requirements, please send a secured copy of your application, a detailed  up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating current remuneration, e-mail and telephone  contacts, together with copies of certificates and testimonials. Also certified Copies of  Tax Compliance Certificate, CRB Clearance, HELB Clearance, Certificate of Good  Conduct and Clearance from EACC is required. You should also give the names of three (3) referees who must be familiar with your previous work and academic  experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses. 

Application should be addressed to the Commission Secretary, CRA and be sent by  post or hand delivered to the Commission offices at 14 Riverside Drive by Thursday 20th May, 2021 at 5.00 pm. as follows: 

 APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF ___ (insert appropriate position)  TO THE COMMISSION SECRETARY 

 COMMISSION ON REVENUE ALLOCATION 

14 Riverside Drive 

Grosvenor Block 

P.O. BOX 1310 – 00200 

NAIROBI. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us in the next  three months from the date of this advertisement, then consider your application  unsuccessful. 

The CRA is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and compliant employer

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