Friday, 6 January 2012

UNDP - Amkeni WaKenya Financial Management Consultants

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Post Title: Financial Management Consultants

Consultant: Short-Term Consultant (Individual Contractors)

Agency / Project Name: UNDP Kenya / Amkeni WaKenya` Facility

1. General Background

Reference is made to UNDP Amkeni WaKenya – CSDG Facility.

a) Background

Amkeni WaKenya is a UNDP led facility set up to promote democratic governance in Kenya. The name “Amkeni WaKenya” is inspired by the second stanza of the National Anthem that calls upon all Kenyans to arise and actively participate in nation building.

Amkeni WaKenya was established in July 2008, then known as the “Civil Society Democratic Governance Facility (CSDGF)” and works through Civil Society Organizations in the areas of democracy, human rights, governance reforms, and the integration of a rights based approach in social and economic reforms in Kenya.

Participating development partners include the Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE), the Embassy of Sweden Embassy of Norway, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

At the time of inception Amkeni WaKenya operated on the basis of three pillars, namely grant making, capacity building and learning & knowledge management; however these pillars have now been modified and are known as programme delivery methodologies.

AMKENI WAKENYA is thus seeking Financial Management Consultants to carry out a range of capacity building interventions for Amkeni Waconia’s partner CSOs with a view to addressing their gaps relating to policy development (financial and human resources), strategy development (fundraising and resource mobilization) and skills development (financial management and accounting).

2. Objectives of the Assignment

To enhance institutional development capacities of Amkeni WaKenya grantees with regard to policy development (financial and human resources), strategy development (fundraising and resource mobilization) and skills development (financial management and accounting).

3. Scope of Work and Responsibilities

The scope of work for this ToR shall include but not be limited to:

I. Participate in periodic or on-demand review of Amkeni WaKenya capacity assessment tools on financial management.

II. Undertake capacity assessments for CSO partners on varied aspects of financial management

III. Draft concept papers for capacity building interventions that respond to the capacity gaps highlighted by the capacity assessments when called upon to do so

IV. Facilitate capacity building interventions under guidance of the Capacity Building Specialist

V. Administer evaluation tools with respect to capacity building interventions and analyze the findings of those evaluations

VI. Compile and submit reports on capacity interventions

VII. Participate in reviews of capacity building interventions

VIII. Draft training materials on financial management

IX. The Assignment will at times entail travel outside Nairobi at short notice

4. Deliverables
  • The Consultants shall deliver capacity intervention reports (for capacity building activities they have facilitated).
  • Submission of concept papers containing designs of capacity building interventions assigned to them
  • Successful delivery of capacity interventions using participatory methods; e.g. conducting a participatory training workshop, providing training materials.
  • Submission of quality reports documenting the interventions.
  • Submission of quality evaluation tools and reports
  • Submission of quality draft training materials
5. Provision of Monitoring and Progress Controls

The Consultants shall be reporting to the Capacity Building Specialist in Amkeni WaKenya Facility.

6. Duration of Assignment, Duty Station and Expected Places of Travel

The Consultants will be contracted up to December 5th 2012. Some travel outsidede Nairobi might be required during the duration of the assignment.

7. Qualifications, Skills & Experience

The Consultants selected will have the following expertise:
  • Minimum - Masters University Degree in Financial Management, Business Administration or equivalent
  • Be a CPA-K holder or possess equivalent qualifications
  • S/he should have minimum 4 years’ experience of institutional capacity development interventions targeting civil society organizations in Kenya or in East African Region, with due regard to policy, strategy and skills development in financial management
  • Good knowledge of civil society organizations in the democratic governance sector in Kenya or East Africa
  • S/he shall have solid practical experience in carrying our capacity assessments and evaluation of training activities
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Experience in undertaking similar assignments in Kenya
8. Application Procedure.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications with the subject clearly marked as follows: Amkeni WaKenya- Financial Management Consultants

Please complete a current P11 form, CVs (3 pages Maximum per CV) containing a comprehensive profile of similar or comparable consultancies and referees to: consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us on or before 19thJanuary 2012.

The full Terms of Reference (TOR) and requirements can be viewed by visiting the UNDP website:

www.ke.undp.org/index.php/procurements and the Amkeni WaKenya website:

www.amkeniwakenya.org/index.php/procurements

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