24 Sep 2014

Request for Expression of Interest for the Recruitment of a Governance Specialist

Republic of Kenya
The Presidency
Ministry of Devolution and Planning

Request for Expression of Interest for the Recruitment of a Governance Specialist

Background Information: 
The Government of Kenya wishes to monitor and engage a wide spectrum of stakeholders and other interested parties on the country’s performance with regard to governance, social and economic reform.

This will entail monitoring and detailed analysis of the indices that help to explain performance in these areas.

Resultantly, interventions would be advanced to the relevant institutions and agencies aimed at improvements and sustained reforms. In view of this, the Ministry needs to engage an individual consultant who will undertake the functions envisaged in the scope
of assignment.

The purpose of this call is to invite individuals with expertise in the areas outlined, to express their interest in providing the requested service

Objective of Consultancy:

  • The objective of the assignment is to undertake monitoring of governance related indicators including corruption.
  • The holder of the position will be responsible for developing reform strategies that would promote improvement in the various indicators monitored.
  • The Governance Specialist will be responsible to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning.


  • Report on all relevant governance global indices ranking of Kenya.
  • Annual Kenya factsheet on governance indicators.
  • Development of a governance reform policy programme.
  • Development of a structured engagement programme within government and with other relevant external actors.
  • Development of a public engagement strategy and implementation of the same.
  • Any other deliverables that may be required by the Cabinet Secretary in the course of the assignment

Qualification and Experience

  • The candidate must have a minimum qualification of a Master’s degree in Law, Economics, Political Science or any other relevant field.
  • The candidate should have a strong research background with at least 15 years’ experience in a similar position in the public service or private sector dealing with governance related issues.
  • A PhD qualification is desirable.
  • Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services by submitting their CV’s, copies of academic certificates and other relevant material demonstrating experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills.

Completed Expression of Interest (EOI), one original and two copies, in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked with the relevant consultancy, should be addressed to:

The Principal Secretary/Planning
Ministry of Devolution and Planning
Treasury Building
P.O Box 30005-00100

And be deposited in the Tender Box on 9th Floor, Treasury Building, so as to be received on or before 1st October, 2014 at 10.00 am Kenyan local time.

Bulky documents that may not fit in the tender box should be deposited in the supply chain management office, room number 716 in the same building.

Bids submitted after closing date and time shall not be accepted.

Request for Proposal (RFP) documents will be issued thereafter to shortlisted candidates only.

Head Supply Chain Management Unit
For: Principal Secretary

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