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Gender Responsive Budgeting Training_ Kenya
Inclusive Legislatures for Gender-Responsive Policies

TERMS OF REFERENCE

LOCATION: KENYA
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday 4th September 2023
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Individual / Company/Organization Contract
AREA OF EXPERTISE: GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDGETING (GRB)

Background:
The Global Affairs Canada funded Inclusive Legislatures for Gender-Responsive Policies (ILGRP) project implemented in Ghana, Kenya and Togo aims at improving development outcomes and human rights. The project supports three partner parliaments and parliamentarians to consider the differential impacts of policies, laws, and budgets on the poorest and most marginalized populations, particularly women and girls.
This project is a pioneer effort in providing support towards the strengthening of Parliaments on inclusiveness and gender equality issues.

The implementing organizations are the African Centre for
Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA) and Parliamentary Centre (PC).
As part of the implementation of the project in Kenya, a set of initiatives and activities have been planned with the aim of increasing capacities of legislatures to improve inclusive, gender sensitive, responsive lawmaking and budgeting.

The training sessions for Parliamentarians and Staff of Parliament in Gender Responsive Budgeting will respond to gaps and training needs identified from the project’s baseline study and institutional gender gaps assessments.
To facilitate this, the ILGRP project seeks a consultant to work in close collaboration with an
International/Canadian consultant and the ILGRP Gender and CSOs Advisor based in Kenya to provide training and methodological support on the thematic area of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB).

The successful candidate will also work closely with the other ILGRP Team members in Kenya and Canada for
a few days between the period September 2023 to March 2024.

Objective:
The objective of the assignment is to enhance the capacity of Parliamentary Staff and MPs from target Committees and the Women’s Caucuses in the Parliament of Kenya ( Senate and National Assembly) on gender responsive budgeting. Specifically, the successful consultant will:
● Provide training including practical sessions for Members of Parliament, parliamentary staff and
Women’s Caucus on gender responsive budgeting.
● Provide practical support to Members of Parliament from Committees and Women’s Caucuses in undertaking engagements with Women’s Rights Groups and CSOs on select draft laws including
state budgets.

Call for Gender Budgeting Experts Activity 1211.5; and 1311.3
Gender Responsive Budgeting Training_ Kenya
Scope of Work:
Working closely with a Canadian/international consultant, ILGRP Gender and CSOs Advisor based in Kenya, and other ILGRP Team members in Kenya and Canada, the successful consultant will provide
specific services/deliverables as described below:
A) Training including practical sessions for Committees and Women’s Caucuses on Gender responsive budgeting (Activity 1211.5)

The consultant is expected to:
In collaboration with the Gender and CSOs advisor in Kenya and Canadian/international consultant will:
● Develop training materials and resources to train MPs (this includes PPT with notes, Checklists
and related tools for gender responsive budgeting).
● Training on the importance of gender responsive budgeting, scrutinize current state budgets to
identify gender concerns that need to be addressed.
● Two trainings with practical exercises on gender responsive budgeting using at least one national
budget (bill/Act) to identify if the budget is gender responsive.
● Training and practical sessions on gender responsive budgeting including developing methodology including tools (ie: checklists)
● Conduct end- of- training evaluation.
● Produce reports on the 4 training and practical sessions for committees and women’s caucus on
gender budgeting. One per training to be submitted no later than one week following each training
session
B] Practical support to committees and women’s caucuses in undertaking engagements with CSOs
and WRGs on select draft laws, state budgets and oversight (Activity 1311.3)
The consultant is expected to:
● In collaboration with the Gender and CSOs advisor in Kenya and Canadian/International
consultant, develop a process guide for committees and women’s caucus that will help them in planning and carrying out engagements with CSOs and WRGs on select state budgets.
● Hold a training for parliamentarians (f/m) on how to engage with CSOs/WRGs engagement in the legislative and oversight process
● Conduct peer to peer practical sessions with MPs on how to design actual engagement sessions and hold consultative sessions with CSO/WRGs using current draft laws and state budgets to
incorporate CSO/WRG recommendations
● Conduct end-of-activity evaluations
● Produce reports on the 2 training and practical sessions for MPs

Outputs and Deliverables:
1. GRB Training materials (PPT and related documentation for training) – for each training
2. Training and practical sessions (4) for Parliamentarians and women’s caucus on engaging with
CSOs/WRG on Gender responsive budgeting
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3. Gender analysis report and share the
methodology used in Scrutinizing and reviewing state budget(s).
4. Prepare and package tools (templates, checklist) on gender responsive budgeting
5. Recommendations based on GBAplus method shared to the parliament during the budget policy
statement and budget estimates development
6. Process guide on engagement with CSOs and WRGs.
7. Reports including activity evaluations – one per session
Duration of Assignment:
The consultant is expected to provide short term services for a few days/hours at a time not more than LOE5 days (37.5hrs) between September 2023 to March 2024

Required Qualifications and Experience:
● University degree, “Masters or higher (PhD preferred)” in social sciences, economics, Law, gender studies, International relations, Public Affairs or Politics or related fields;
● At least five (5) years of research experience in gender responsive budgeting and analysis;
● Demonstrate a solid knowledge of gender and inclusion issues in Kenya;
● Experienced in and is constantly engaging with parliamentary processes and the legislative process in particular and budgeting;
● Experienced in and is constantly engaging with women caucuses and women rights groups/organizations.
● Have analytical skills and good ability to dialogue;
● Demonstrate a strong capacity for team management, workshop facilitation and work in a multistakeholder and multicultural context;
● Have proven communication, report writing and presentation skills (oral and written English);
● Experience working with the Parliament would be an asset.

Skills:
● Have very good writing and communication skills;
● Ability to analyze and synthesize;
● Meet commitments;
● Capacity for innovation;
● Good team spirit;
● Sense of responsibility;
● Assume all responsibilities and honor commitments;
● Compliance with professional technical standards and quality;
● Be immediately available.
Application file: Applications must include:
● A letter of application addressed to ACEPA;
● An updated copy of curriculum vitae (CV);
● A financial offer (daily rate);
Gender Responsive Budgeting Training_ Kenya

Application Process
The completed applications must be sent by email not later than Monday 4th September 2023 at 17:00 pm
EAT should be sent to priscillah.mungai@acepa-africa.org with the email subject reading “Gender
consultant – Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Parliament of Kenya”.
This TOR represents the requirements for an open and competitive process. If you have any questions, please send an email to ellyjoy.masila@acepa-africa.org and jeniffer.githegi@acepa-africa.org
Applications must include:
● A letter of application addressed to The African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA)
● An updated copy of curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting experiences with similar work;
● A financial offer (daily rate)
● Technical proposal detailing the understanding of the task and the methodology to be used
NB: applications from females are strongly encouraged.