Senior Economist

Nairobi City, Nairobi Salary Negotiable

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Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

- Qualification Level: Bachelor

- Experience Level: Senior level

- Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description

You want to make a difference…Exciting opportunities

The Retirement Benefits Authority is a public sector organization tasked with the role of regulating the retirement benefits schemes in Kenya. The Authority is seeking qualified and experienced talent to join its dynamic management team in various positions.

Candidates short listed for interview will be required to produce a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, clearance or compliance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Tax Compliance certificates by Kenya Revenue Authority, a clean report from an approved credit reference bureau and a duly attested self – declaration form by the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission.

Job Requirements

- Proficiency in computer applications, especially in SPSS, STATA, EVIEWS and excel spreadsheet;

- Previously served as an Economist/Research Officer for a minimum of 6 years in a reputable organization, government department or agency; Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

- Fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution Bachelor’s degree in Economics;

- A Master’s degree in Economics or equivalent would be an added advantage;

Key Responsibilities

Problem Profiling

- Study and assimilate the obtaining situation and operations of the pensions industry

- Identify the emerging problems prevalent in the industry

- Analyze individual problems for pertinent details and complications

- Propose viable policy reforms, product development and delivery channels together with legal and regulatory reform initiatives that would spur development and growth of the sector

Methodology & Practice

- Conceptualize pension industry problems appropriately to enable suitable solutions to be found

- Identify and adapt research methods appropriate for studying the problems of the industry identified

- Undertake research on the identified problems using appropriate methods

- Profile the outcomes of research projects

- Choose the research outcomes efficacious to the problems identified

Product Development

- Apply the selected research outcomes to develop new products and / or improve existing ones

- Sensitize the stakeholders on product development in order to facilitate a wider rollout.

- Advise policy markers on viable and appropriate policy reform initiatives based on research evidence

Customer Satisfaction

- Design and produce instruments for collecting data on customer satisfaction surveys aspects

- Collect and analyze data on customer satisfaction surveys

- Draw inferences on analyzed data and recommend on workable corrective actions for implementation by RBA

- Ensure Customer Surveys recommendations and appropriately implemented by the relevant departments of the Authority


- Participate in external stakeholder programmes – conferences, consultative meetings, and stakeholder workshops.

- Participate in joint research activities, evaluations and sharing of results.

Quality Assurance

- Collaborate with stakeholders to set and constantly review the standards of performance for the industry

- Observe and establish deviations from the standards of the industry and hence bring the same to the attention of the stakeholders

- Collaborate with the stakeholders to analyze the shortcomings in the industry, to formulate appropriate solutions, and to effect changes as necessary


- Formulate methods and design instruments for capturing statistical data

- Produce and administer the instruments to record data

- Carry out the requisite calculations to summarize and analyze the collected data Infer from data and hence make recommendations as necessary – to improve operations at RBA

Terms of Offer

- These positions offer a competitive remuneration package, excellent opportunity to make a contribution to the performance of the Authority and prospects for advancement.

- RBA is an Equal opportunity employer, employer of choice, and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.

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