Policy Specialist – Kenya Small Business Development Centers at Strathmore Business School

Application Ends: March 22, 2023
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Job Description


The primary role of the Policy Specialist will be to provide dedicated support to Kenya SBDC in adhering to USAID policy, stakeholders policies, partnerships, programs, and communications through a variety of tasks. The Policy Specialist will be expected to monitor, review, analyze, interpret, propose, and draft public policies. The person will also take the lead in policy dialogues with relevant stakeholders such as colleagues from foreign governments, multilateral development banks, donors, regional organizations, and private sector organizations.


  • Draft talking points, briefing memos, and other documents that clearly convey Kenya SBDC policy priorities for a variety of audiences.
  • Able to communicate and influence at all levels, whether guiding strategy and policy design, negotiating complex contracts, or designing and facilitating technical workshops.
  • Track and analyze relevant legislation hearings and mark-up sessions.
  • Coordinate closely with USAID representatives in other offices, including USAID’s Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, to message policy priorities.
  • Ensure adherence to specific monitoring and reporting requirements for USAID-funded projects.
  • Analyze data for accuracy, flag validation or quality issues, and contribute to system fixes.
  • Supervise the collection of accurate legislation.
  • Ensure a unified approach to partnerships.
  • Work across all our centers in the 6 counties to ensure a standardized policy system framework within the model.
  • Support Kenya SBDC engagement with the government accountability office.
  • Deliver reports and presentations of legislation findings to the program manager and assistant program manager.
  • Make Policy recommendations based on research findings.


The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes, and skills:

  • Masters degree in law or a related field such as public policy
  • More than 6 years of experience in implementing public policy.
  • Familiarity with Kenya legislative processes and USAID legislative processes is an added advantage

Method of Application

If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please forward an application letter together with a copy of your updated resume quoting the position, KSBDC’ to the People and Culture Manager, Strathmore University Business School, on careerssbs@strathmore.edu by end of the day (5.30 pm) Wednesday, 22nd March 2023.