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)
HOW TO APPLY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and gifty.adika@acepa africa.org. 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)