National Parliamentary Advisor – Kenya

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: The consultant will be expected to perform her/his service in Nairobi, Kenya. (Interested applicants must be based in Kenya) 

EXPECTED START DATE: IMMEDIATE (subject to contract start date)


If you are interested and confident you can deliver the scope of work and can demonstrate that you meet  the required competencies detailed in the Terms of Reference, please submit a CV outlining your relevant  skills and experience and a cover letter via email to and gifty.adika@acepa The title of the email should be the “National Parliamentary Advisor – Kenya”. Only those  applicants selected for next step will be contacted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The process will be ongoing until a suitable applicant is selected  TERMS OF REFERENCE  

Group of Individuals and/or Firms are not eligible for this consultancy assignments’ (only at an  individual level) 


The African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to  improving the effectiveness of elected representative assemblies at all levels of governance in Africa and  beyond. The Centre seeks a National Parliamentary Advisor – Kenya for the Global Affairs Canada (GAC)  funded project “Inclusive Legislatures for Gender-Responsive Policies”. The project is being implemented  by the Parliamentary Centre in partnership with ACEPA.

The National Parliamentary Advisor will work on developing the country programs for Kenya, provide  strategic program orientation, content development and act as an advisor on national parliamentary  issues.

The National Parliamentary Advisor will be accountable for the overall project implementation for Kenya  in accordance with GAC standards. The advisor will provide guidance to other ILGRP Kenya consultants  and in conjunction with the them ensure efficient and effective delivery of project activities as planned in  the Theory of Change model (Logic Model) for Kenya.

Specifically, the National Parliamentary Advisor will:

  • Manage the strategic, annual work plans, budgets and human resource allocations to ensure  project delivery is effective and efficient in conjunction with Parliamentary Liaison and Project  Coordinator in Kenya and other members of the ILGRP project Team (Africa and Ottawa);
  • Coordinate the development of activities and action plans to ensure consistency and compliance  with technical and quality requirements of ACEPA, the Parliamentary Centre and GAC standards in close  collaboration with the Parliamentary Liaison and Project Coordinators, National Parliamentary Advisor

(based in Ghana); Regional Senior Parliamentary Expert and other members of the project Team (Africa and Ottawa);

  • Coordinate the scheduling of project activities to ensure maximum utilization of resources in close  collaboration with the Parliamentary Liaison and Project coordinators;
  • Coordinate the preparation of scopes of work and allocation of sufficient financial and staff  /consultant resources to support the implementation of the project in close collaboration with the  Regional Senior Parliamentary Expert;
  • Provide leadership and coordinate project management activities to promote regular monitoring,  evaluation of quality and tracking lessons in collaboration with the project team and consultants to  develop project activities in response to these findings;
  • Work closely with the finance team and the Parliamentary Liaison and Project Coordinator to ensure financial management including budget preparation, cash-flow management and reporting by the  financial management team comply with ACEPA, the Parliamentary Centre and GAC standards;
  • Liaise with project team members especially the Parliamentary Liaison and Project Coordinator to ensure interaction with project stakeholders such as leadership and senior parliamentary staff to promote  strong partnership for successful implementation of the project;
  • Provide guidance in the technical delivery of other members of the team


  • Minimum Masters degree, with emphasis in international relations, development studies, or a  related field of expertise such as political science, economics, sociology, etc.;
  • At least 10 years in a program management position with an international organization  coordinating several projects;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing projects on governance and democratic development; • Excellent strategic/action planning and strong Team leadership skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate multiple tasks at the same time without compromising  program quality;
  • Computer proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; and
  • Strong analytical skills, and excellent knowledge of Results-Based


  • Professional proficiency in English (oral, reading, writing)

Your Comment:

Related Posts


Blog, Inclusive Legislatures for Gender Responsive Policies (ILGRP) Project, News


The Parliament of Kenya and their Canadian counterparts will explore ways to enhance their collaboration and exchange on best parliamentary practices. This emerged during a tour of the Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST) by the Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, the Rt Hon. Greg Fergus, this afternoon.  The first call for enhanced cooperation […]


Inclusive Legislatures for Gender Responsive Policies (ILGRP) Project, News

ACEPA Reviews Gender -Responsive Lawmaking Handbook

The African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA) under the auspices of the Inclusive Legislatures for Gender-Responsive Policies (ILGRP) project, held a stakeholder forum in Accra, on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, to examine a drafted Gender-Responsive Lawmaking handbook. The forum brought together the Parliamentary Staff of Ghana and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Addressing the gathering, Ms. Sheila Minkah-Premo,[…]