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The Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy (BiRD) – Expert in Finance, Institutional Building & Development for NAO Support Job in Kenya

The Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy GmbH (BiRD) is an independent and internationally active consulting firm dedicated to the provision of top-tier consulting and project management services.
BiRD’s activities and fields of expertise encompass all aspects of democratic governance, institutional reform, civic education, capacity-building, conflict prevention and electoral assistance.
Closing date: 27 Jul 2010 Location: Kenya
The Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy (BiRD) is looking for one excellent junior expert in Finance, Institutional Building & Development for NAO support for a short-term mission in Kenya.
Lot 7: Recruitment of Short Term Technical Assistant to support the National Authorising Office, Ministry of Finance (Treasury), Kenya
Starting period: 15/08/2010 Duration: 215 w/d Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Global objective
  • The overall objective is the efficient and effective implementation of EU funded programmes and projects in accordance with the objectives as set out in the CSP.
  • The project purpose is the identification and implementation of actions under the NIP and other EDF funds together with improved awareness among key actors in Kenya, including NSAs, of general development and trade issues and of EU policies in these areas by means of training for beneficiaries in Kenya.
Specific objective(s)
The objectives of this contract are as follows:
  • Improvement of the performance of the National Authorising Officer’s office, being part of the External Resources Department of the Ministry of Finance, and related line ministries, public and semi-public agencies as well as Non State Actors involved in EU assistance in Kenya.
  • Effective implementation of EU funded programmes and projects mentioned in the National Indicative Programme and others (including EC budget line support to Non State Actors and Local Authorities).
Expert in Finance, Institutional Building & Development for NAO support (Junior)
Required profile:
Education: Master’s degree or in Economics, Finance or Business Administration or other relevant subject area
General Professional experience: The expert must have at least three (3) years of work experience in the area of development at the planning, management or implementation level.
Specific Professional experience
  • Good knowledge of institutional building, preferably in ACP countries, would be important as the technical assistance would be required to assist in the articulation and drafting of programmes, terms of reference, identification of assistance needs, etc.
  • Previous experience of advising high level policy or regulatory bodies, particularly experience with working with government ministries, is essential.
  • Prior experience in managing framework technical assistance projects is required,
  • Knowledge and experience in working with EC procedures is essential
  • A good knowledge of, and experience in the use of project cycle management processes is essential
  • Have good communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan context is required, knowledge of Swahili is considered an advantage
  • Written and oral fluency in the English language is essential.
How to apply
Applications and updated CV should be submitted to

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