Careers / Opportunities

Request for Expression of Interest

1. Introduction

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA Kenya) is a Public Policy Think-tank that seeks to promote pluralism of ideas through open, active and informed public debates on key policy issues and to propose feasible policy alternatives. Supported by the European Union, the IEA Kenya is implementing a project on increasing transparency in management of public funds in response to the COVID-19 emergency. The project aims to strengthen the capacities of CSOs and community accountability mechanisms to monitor, influence and participate in auditing of public spending during the COVID-19 crisis and to strengthen the capacity of county governments to publicize public funds allocation and utilization.

The IEA Kenya seeks to identify suitable Civil Society Organization (CSO) partners based in Nakuru, Nandi and Mombasa counties to partner in the implementation of this project. The goal of this partnership is to strengthen the ability of the county-based CSOs to understand, interpret and advocate on key issues highlighted in the annual reports of the Auditor General, as well as the Special Audits related to utilization of COVID-19 Funds. We invite interested CSOs based and working in any one of the three counties to submit an Expression of Interest in response to this Call and the stated objectives.

2. Objectives of the assignment

The objective of this assignment is to undertake analysis of the Auditor General’s Reports for Nakuru, Nandi and Mombasa Counties and utilize the findings for advocacy.

3. Tasks

  1. Review the published financial audit reports for each County for the Financial Years 2018/19 to 2020/21
  2. Review the published Special Audit Reports on Utilization of Covid-19 Funds by the respective county governments
  3. Prepare an analytical report for each of the analysis
  4. Undertake advocacy of the most salient issues identified in the reports

4. Qualifications

  1. Organization registered to work in Kenya and based in Nakuru, Nandi or Mombasa County
  2. Experience in budget analysis and advocacy. Experience in budget oversight will be an added advantage
  3. Ability to synthesize audit reports to citizen/user-friendly knowledge products
  4. Evidence of completion of related projects in the past three years
  5. Evidence of effective use of innovative strategies to communicate research findings

5. Contract Duration

Selected organizations will be contracted for the period April 2022 to March 2023

6. Application Procedure

Interested organizations are invited to submit their applications by email to jackline@ieakenya.or.ke with a copy to millicent@ieakenya.or.ke by 5.00pm Wednesday, 23rd February, 2022. The application should include a brief narrative and financial proposal indicating the organizations interpretation of the objectives and tasks and the proposed costs for execution.