Building on the knowledge acquired in 2020 and a further assessment conducted in Spring 2021, CiFAR is currently planning to scale up its activities in the country for 2021-2022. As part of this, CiFAR is looking for an Asset Recovery Consultant, initially for a period of 12 months and based in Kenya, to lead on these activities.
The consultancy aims to:
- Establish a CiFAR presence in Kenya, laying the grounds for long-term support to CSOs in the country, as well other countries in East and Southern Africa;
- Increase the capacity of Kenyan civil society groups to work on asset recovery;
- Develop and expand CIFAR’s work in Kenya, specifically its collaboration and support to local CSOs in 2021-2022;
- Build strong and durable relations between CIFAR and local CSOs working on asset recovery in the country;
- Fundraise for CiFAR’s long term engagement in Kenya and the neighbouring countries after project end and support partner fundraising for asset recovery projects;
- Contribute to policy and legislation change around asset recovery in Kenya.
Some of the outputs expected from the consultancy include:
- Opening of a CiFAR office in Nairobi, Kenya;
- Developing a strategic plan for CIFAR’s short, mid- and long-term engagement in Kenya;
- Work to develop strategic plans for at least 3 local civil society organisations to work on asset recovery in the short-, mid- and long-terms in Kenya, including thinking about collaborative, regional and international engagement;
- Produce a series of research, raising awareness and policy engagement activities around asset recovery carried out in collaboration with local CSOs;
- Carry out individual training sessions for local CSOs on specific topics, as agreed with CiFAR;
- Prepare a mid- and final evaluation report of the achievements in the consultancy and roadmap for follow up.
- Based in Nairobi, Kenya or availability to relocate there and with permission to live and work in Kenya;
- Availability to travel for potentially 1-2 weeks in Berlin over the project time, Germany to plan and discuss activities with CiFAR;
- Sound knowledge of and experience (5-10 years) in fighting cross-border grand corruption and illicit financial flows (IFFs), knowledge and experience in asset recovery an advantage;
- Sound experience (5-10 years) in advocacy planning, strategy planning and support work for civil society, including sustainability and communication strategies, as well as in monitoring and evaluation of CSO strategy implementation;
- Demonstrated knowledge of the political, institutional and policy framework in Kenya, experience engaging with authorities and decision-makers on anti-corruption topics an advantage;
- Sound knowledge of the role of CSOs in anti-corruption, preferably on IFFs and stolen asset recovery in Kenya and generally;
- Knowledge and previous engagement with local civil society groups active in anti-corruption and asset recovery in Kenya.
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