Public Finance Management (PFM) Boot Camp Program
Call for Applications.
Applications Deadline January 31, 2024
About the Institute of Public Finance.
The Institute of Public Finance (IPF) is a non-profit think tank that generates research-driven evidence for advocacy and provides technical assistance to state and non-state actors to promote equitable, efficient, and effective public finance management underpinned by transparency, accountability, and public participation.
IPF has over ten (10) years of experience in fiscal decentralization and budget advocacy and is committed to empowering various stakeholders (including but not limited to government, civil society, citizens, and academia) with the tools and knowledge needed to strengthen fiscal systems, promote participatory decision making in budget processes, and enhance accountability and transparency in public finance.
In our continuous efforts to enhance youth participation in governance and decision-making processes on public finances, we are seeking the involvement of a diverse group of university students to participate in a 1-year training program on Public Finance Management(PFM).
This opportunity is open to all university students in Kenya and will be delivered through a series of in-person and virtual boot camp sessions. The goal of this program is to cultivate a culture of active participation and meaningful engagement in governance processes, particularly in public budgets at the national and county levels to enhance meaningful participation in shaping governments’ budgets that are responsive to the needs and aspirations of the citizens.
IPF is therefore inviting interested students who meet the specified criteria to apply for a cohort of Trainers of Trainers (ToTs) whose training will be specifically oriented around imparting skills related to Kenya’s budget process, the analysis of budget documents, and evidence-based advocacy on Public Finance Management. Following this training, IPF will provide continuous mentorship to the ToTs and they will, in turn, support successive cohorts of students within their institutions.
To be considered an ideal candidate, you must :
1. Currently be enrolled as a University/College student pursuing a degree in Economics, Law, Community Development, Journalism, or any other related course.
2. Demonstrate interest in public finances, economics, and governance
3. Posses excellent communication skills to effectively convey ideas and information
4. Exhibit proficiency in computer literacy
5. Be available and committed to completing the training program
6. Have a minimum of two academic years left to the completion of your course