Call For Consultancy Services For Conducting Budget Tracking Training


Organization Summary

PAWA Initiative is a youth-led nonprofit established in Kenya in 2009. It is Kenya’s unique art and cultural collaborative hub that houses, fosters and catalyzes creative and community-driven projects for social change. PAWA is largely referred to as PAWA 254: the acronym “PAWA” is Swahili slang for “power,” while “254” is Kenya’s international telephone code. Over the last five years, the youth-led organization has cut a niche as a bold ‘artivism’
organization that creatively integrates art and activism to promote active civic participation, livelihoods and employment development for Kenyan youth. PAWA leverages the power of arts to strengthen understanding and exploration of emerging issues in Kenya and increase youth involvement in positive development processes.

PAWA ‘s vision is to facilitate a bold, innovative and thriving art and media landscape to create social change in Kenya and exists to provide space and avenues where artists can learn and develop skills that could expose them to more opportunities for enhanced outputs, while promoting social change. Our work is organized around two thematic areas;
Arts and media: entails developing the capacity of emerging artists and facilitating the integration of this artistic expression for livelihoods development. The provision of a state-of the-art co- working space consisting of creative suites for artists and professional equipment such as cameras, lighting, and other production equipment, skills transfer, networking and partnership opportunities.

Civic Engagement & Social Accountability: we use art as a form of civic engagement through dance, poetry, graffiti, theatre, music, film and photography to spark civic participation through focusing attention on emerging social concerns in the country and in the process prompt action. The arts are leveraged to spark civic participation through focusing attention on emerging social concerns in the country and in the process prompt communities
to action. Further, through art and media PAWA brings forward unheard voices in public discourses and convenes groups of people with divergent views through provision of physical, psychological, experiential and intellectual spaces conducive to reflection and discussion.


PAWA254 is implementing a one-year project “SAUTI TETEZI” that is funded by the US Embassy in Kenya. “SAUTI TETEZI” is an integrated arts and budget tracking project aimed at enhancing the participation of Kenyan youth in Accountability and Governance Processes. It is estimated that Kenya loses a third of its annual budget (close to 1 Trillion KES by 2019 estimates) to corruption every year at the expense of vital public services1. The informal settlements where the majority of Kenyans reside are disproportionately affected by this heinous fraud. The prevalence of corruption is such that it has become accepted as the norm rather than an exception across many parts of the Kenyan society. Consecutive governments have provided fertile ground for corruption to flourish within their highest ranks and have misled the Kenyan people into a futile blame game on which arm of Government is the weakest link in the fight against corruption.

Against this backdrop, the majority of the populace in Kenya do not see themselves as part of the solution and perceive the fight against corruption as the responsibility of the government (in many cases the source of corruption), and not the individual citizen or the collective (the innocent victims). This not only emphasizes the detachment that ordinary citizens feel from governance but most importantly, highlights the overwhelming lack of civic education around the Kenyan constitution that, since its 2010 promulgation, gives citizens the ultimate watchdog role, especially where public spending is concerned.

Budget tracking presents a promising entry point for enhancing public participation. According to Madubwe & Iravo (2018) and as witnessed in Makueni county, improvements in public participation in relation to the formulation of the county’s budget, resulted in significant increase in budget allocation to vital social services, including education, health and infrastructure. Through the #SautiTetezi (A voice that advocates) project, PAWA proposes to build the capacity of young people in select wards of Nairobi to recognize their power, authority and strategic positioning in championing accountability. #SautiTetezi will seek to contribute to a behavioral shift in the target communities from being passive to active citizens and frontline advocates of good governance and accountability in their spaces and localities. The project aims at contributing to a behavioral shift among the youth from hapless partakers of development/governance processes at the county/ward level to active and frontline players in matters Accountability and Governance. The project will be implemented in Githurai and Kiamaiko wards in Nairobi County. The project will also be virtually implemented in Kajiado and Mombasa Counties.

Objectives of the Consultancy
I. Formulate training curriculum on Public Finance Management cycle and Social
II. Train the partners in Githurai and Kiamaiko on PFM and Social accountability.
III. Develop a report on the training and share training materials with community members
for reference.

Scope of Work and Key Deliverables
• Develop a coherent training curriculum and train community members on the budget
cycle and social accountability processes.
• Train the participants on gender responsive budgeting.
• Train participants on various social accountability tools.
• Develop a report on the training and share it with PAWA254.

Skills and Experience
• Postgraduate qualifications in any of the social sciences; Sociology, Development
studies or any other related fields.
• Extensive knowledge of and working experience of more than five years in Public

Finance Management.
• Knowledge and understanding of Public Finance Management legislative frameworks.
• Understanding of devolution and different functions of the devolved government.
• Ability to train community members living in informal settlements using simple language.
• Ability to write quality and informative reports.

Duration of the Assignment
The consultancy is expected to take a maximum of 21 days upon selection of the successful
consultant. This includes the preparatory phase, trainings and report writing. The final
deliverables should be submitted to PAWA Initiative within the agreed timeline. Expression of
interest by consultants should be forwarded by 11th March 2021.

Expression of Interest Requirements
1. A proposal to PAWA Initiative interpreting the terms of reference and elaborating the
consultancy methodology and approaches that will facilitate successful completion of
the assignment. This should include a budget/quotation for undertaking the assignment.
2. A sample of at least two similar assignments conducted complete with references
3. CV of the consultant(s) to undertake the proposed assignment
Supervisory and Quality Assurance
PAWA’s Programs Manager will supervise the Consultancy. In his absence the Civic
Engagement Officer shall take over supervision.

All deliberation relating to the consultancy, including all information collected from various
meetings/documents shall be kept confidential and shall not be divulged to any third party
either verbally, in writing or in any other form. The successful consultant shall be required to sign
a confidentiality agreement with regards to this work

Logistics and Procedures
The consultancy will be inclusive of all expenses accrued in the process of the consultancy. If
the consultant requires office space from where to work, the same can be arranged with
PAWA to allocate space at the PAWA office. The consultancy and project location are Nairobi

Consultants who meet the requirements for this assignment should submit their Expression of
Interest of NOT MORE THAN 7 PAGES excluding the CV’s on or before 11th March 2021 to copying The EOI and the supporting documents
should be sent as ONE PDF/Word document. If you do not hear from us by 16th March consider
your EOI unsuccessful.

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