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Project Officer – Public Finance Management (PFM)

JOB PURPOSE
The job holder will be responsible for supporting implementation of the projects under the PFM programme in line with the Transparency International Kenya (TI-Kenya) strategic plans and priorities. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership

  • Provide effective leadership to the staff within the sub-programme, including mentorship, coaching, team building, on-the-job training to enhance employee performance and other 

leadership interventions;

  • Designing programmes and interventions that enhance public finance management in regard to public procurement transparency; curbing illicit financial flows; promoting efficiency in public spending; and quality of financial oversight systems;
  • Lead the development and review of the programme’s advocacy strategies including, but not limited to, TI-Kenya’s strategic interest in Public Finance Management nationally, regionally, and internationally;
  • Ensure effective implementation of the PFM pillar in the TI-Kenya Strategic Plan by tracking and reviewing progress, reporting, and leading the development of implementation plans;
  • Translate TI-Kenya research findings on Public Finance Management into reform initiatives and advocate for their adoption.

Programme Management & Reporting

  • Work with Civil Society and Governance actors to improve public finance management practices in Kenya;
  • Undertake evidence-based advocacy on the extent, type, and impact of corruption, Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs), tax evasion and other fiscal malpractices and how to tackle them;
  • Undertake evidence-based advocacy to curb fiscal practices and incentive schemes that exacerbate corruption and inequality;
  • Reviewing the operations and results of the programme and providing reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as justification for performance variances;
  • In liaison with the Programme Coordinator, ensure timely periodic, monthly and annual progress reports of the programme;
  • Prepare timely and appropriate narrative and financial reporting with respect to all activities and grants/projects in the programme.

Coordination, Networking and External Relationships 

  • Strengthen the capacity and influence CSOs and marginalized groups to participate and contribute to policy formulation that enhance achievement of the programme objectives;
  • Establish and coordinate constructive and sustainable networks/partnerships with national, regional and international institutions and actors working on public finance management. These include government agencies, non-state actors, the private sector and donors among others to ensure collaborative strategies and effective support networks;
  • Initiate and support the development of collaborative programme strategies in partnership with like-minded organizations;
  • Initiate and support capacity building of partner institutions and coordination with regional and chapters of the TI movement on matters related to public finance management.

Good Practice and Institutional Learning

  • Provide technical support on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) work and shadow international financial systems including offshore financial centres to effectively address illegal flow of capital and their effect on the ability of countries to narrow the inequality gap;
  • Support the development of structured opportunities to facilitate internal and partner learning for decision-making and influencing practice;
  • Assist in project monitoring, reviews, evaluations and the development of good practice guidelines.

Resource Mobilisation & Budget Management

  • Manage the projects’ budget and ensure maximum but prudent use of the available funds to achieve the projects objectives within the programme;
  • Identify and secure funding in accordance with the Public Finance Management Programme as well as institutional budget targets;
  • Develop project proposals and progress reports based on established standards as required;
  • Develop strategies for sustainable funding for the organization;
  • Develop and track budgets, and monitor programme expenditure against budgets for the Public Finance Management Programme;
  • Manage donor contracts;
  • Carry out donor research and advocacy.

Public Communication and Social Media Advocacy

  • Write well thought out publishable articles every quarter for management’s consideration focusing on public finance management and general anti-corruption;
  • Maintain an active presence on social media that is interfaced with TI-Kenya’s presence in line with the organisation’s social media policy and guidelines;
  • In conjunction with the Communications department, initiate and participate in mainstream and social media engagements focusing on pertinent corruption issues in the technical area of Public Finance Management. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Law, Public Policy, Human Rights, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field from a recognised university;
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience and at least 1-year relevant experience in capacitydevelopment, coalition building, policy, social, or other public interest field;
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience working on IFFs (Illicit Financial Flows);
  • Experience with access to justice and or gender programs a plus; 
  • Must be well versed with the legal frameworks of Kenya and working knowledge of the EAC legal frameworks.

Volunteer – North Rift Region

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the supervision of the Project Officer-North Rift, the volunteer shall provide programme 
  • support including but not limited to the following duties: 
  • Provide logistical and administrative support in preparation of all project activities 
  • including advocacy meetings, workshops and public forums, and ensuring production and or documentation of activity reports and minutes;
  • Provide support in documenting legal aid cases in the office for walk-in and call-in clients;
  • Assist in project documentation including maintaining a photo database for all activities and ensuring a comprehensive record of all undertakings (including documents, minutes and reports;
  • Conduct research on budget advocacy, public finance management and inclusion of 
  • marginalized groups in decision making processes;
  • Represent the North Rift Regional Office in meetings when required; 
  • Provide support in maintaining an active presence on social media in line with the 
  • organisation’s social media policy and guidelines;
  • Provide support for the TI-Kenya website and other online updates by highlighting the activities of the regional office;
  • Contribute to team effort by performing related tasks as assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in the following disciplines: Social Science, Political Science, Law, Public Policy, Public Administration, Development studies or any other related qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Continuing students in the above-mentioned disciplines will be considered based on exemplary performance in school;
  • Experience in project management, community mobilization and interest in anticorruption sector will be an added advantage.

COMPETENCIES

  • A person of high integrity that will model TI-Kenya’s core values;
  • Good knowledge of TI-Kenya and the environment in which it operates; 
  • Knowledge of Kenya’s governance systems, institutions and their decision-making procedures; 
  • Ability to productively interact with different stakeholders and citizens to advance TIKenya work; 
  • Good analytical and project administration skills;
  • Familiarity with basic computer packages and understanding of data entry;
  • Organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize and consistently produce high standard work; 
  • Demonstrated professional use of social media (Twitter, Facebook among others);
  • Ability to work well in a team and individually; 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Intern (Communications and Advocacy)

JOB PURPOSE
The Intern will be responsible for supporting and learning from implementing strategies and projects aligned towards achieving the communications pillar of TI-Kenya’s strategic plan.
Specifically, the intern will offer support to the Citizen Demand & Oversight programme, the organizations’ institutional media/communications engagements, events management, and 
support communication with stakeholders. The intern will also support interventions aligned to the successful implementation of the Media-Tech Hub projects, journalists’ training, grant and mentorship programmes and innovation. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The intern shall provide communications support including but not limited to the following duties: 

  • Provide support to TI-Kenya institutional media/communications engagements, including event management, publicity, media mobilisation, media monitoring and social media advocacy;
  • Provide logistical and administrative support in preparation of all project activities including advocacy meetings, workshops and public forums, and ensuring production and/or documentation of activity reports, taking photos, recording details for participants and taking minutes for meetings;
  • Assist in the design of projects and work plans to ensure their successful implementation to achieve overall programme objectives and TI-Kenya strategic goals;
  • Support partnership engagements to enhance movement building through mapping out of relevant stakeholders, working with relevant partner coalition and networks to develop collaborative programme strategies;
  • Support multi-media advocacy initiatives including social media engagements, content development for online dissemination;
  • Support in maintaining an active presence on TI-Kenya’s social media presence in line with the organization’s social media policy and guidelines;
  • Support to mobilize journalists, activists, CSOs, and other partners for public forums, events, and other outreach activities;
  • Support in regular media monitoring in order to record and follow up on incidents reported through the organization’s platforms.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, International Relations, Media, PR, Marketing,Communication Studies, Development Studies, or related course from a recognized university;
  • Demonstrable skills and interest in media and communications work;
  • Work experience of atleast 6 months in the communications/media field with demonstrable experience in project implementation.

COMPETENCIES

  • A person of high integrity that will model TI-Kenya’s core values;
  • A strong commitment to the aims, objectives, and values of TI-Kenya;
  • Good communication, and presentation skills – verbal and written;
  • Good interpersonal/relational skills;
  • Good appreciation of advocacy and community engagement;
  • Shown merit in work performance and results;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Ability to multi-task, work within given deadlines/schedules and attention to detail;
  • Familiarity with advocacy and communications strategies and tools;
  • Ability to productively interact with different stakeholders and citizens to advance TIKenya work;
  • Good analytical and organizational skills;
  • Good knowledge of TI-Kenya and the environment in which it operates; 
  • Demonstrated professional use of social media (Twitter, Facebook among others);
  • Familiarity with basic computer packages and understanding of data entry;
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English and Kiswahili fluently;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team;
  • Creativity and innovation

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