Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Kennedy Mganga Chilibasi is an expert in Public Finance Management and governance advocacy, Monitoring and Evaluation, strategic planning, Financial Auditing (Including social auditing as a tool for demanding accountability in the public sector), curriculum and capacity development, and empirical research (including survey). He has researched on taxation by national and subnational government ( local authorities). He has lead correlative analysis studies on taxation in relation to service delivery at various constituencies in Coast region. He has worked with NTA since 2008 as the Regional Coordinator for Coast Region and Programme Officer-Citizen Demand for Accountability programme(nationally) since June 2013.He is also a lecturer of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Economics, Financial Accounting, Taxation Practice, Management Accounting, Public Finance Theory and Practice ,Public Procurement, Fundamentals of Development and its Application to Kenya, Financial Management, Cost Accounting and Entrepreneurship at Technical University of Mombasa(TUM),University of Nairobi and Kenya Institute of Management.He has taken lead role in operationalizing participatory budgeting in Municipal Council of Malindi,Municipal Council of Mombasa,County Council of Kilifi and its advancement to the formation of shadow government by civil society organisations in Kilifi County. He has lead Monitoring and Evaluation,audits of devolved funds through social audits,mid-term reviews of implementation plans and baseline surveys, particularly on the Constituency Development Fund(CDF) in 21 constituencies in the Coast Region and Local Authority Transfer Fund(LATF) under the Local Authority Service Delivery Action Plan(LASDAP) in 5 local authorities in Coast region.He has technically lead strategies to operationalize participatory budgeting by parents in the provision of education service, management of public primary schools and Free Primary Education fund(FPE) in 1,200 schools in the Coast region through the Primary School Report Card programme and FPE Public Expenditure Tracking-PETs. Kennedy has also lead formation and capacity building of community structures at the County level (County Education Action Group-Kilifi County),constituency levels(Constituency Monitoring Committees) and school level(School Report Card committees).
With him he carries a wealth of experience in negotiating with the socio-political and economic leadership in building partnerships with the civil society. Kennedy has been on several occasion been called upon by other grantees to build their social auditing capacity through staff training and tool development. Previously though, he had an opportunity working for the KenDerrick Enterprises where he served as an assistant operations manager,Telkom Kenya LTD and Kenya Youths Against Gender Violence where he served in the Finance and Administration department, he is also a volunteer consultant to the Kilifi Bunge SACCO/Kilifi Youth Bunge Network where he provides socio-economic capacity building programmes to the youths .Kennedy holds a B.COM in accounts,MBA in finance focussing on public finance,CPA and a is continuing Phd student at the University of Nairobi.
He is a beneficiary of several short courses that are complimentary to his work engagement and amongst these are; training on access to public procurement & disposal opportunities in Mombasa County for youths, women and people living with disability by Public Procurement Oversight Authority ,Collaborative Leadership for Good Governance by Kenya Institute of Governance/UNDP, training on Accountability and Budgets by MS-Training Centre for Development Co-operation-Arusha,Tanzania, training on Participatory Budget by International Budget Partnership, training on Monitoring and Evaluation by Pact-Kenya, training on Proposal Writing and Communications by National Taxpayers Association, training on Communication and Media Skills by National Taxpayers Association, Training of Trainers on Gender Based Violence by Kenya Youths Against Gender Violence,training on Disaster Management-CBFA (Community Based First Aid) by Kenya Red Cross society.