Massive Recruitment by a NGO in Nairobi, Kenya - TJNA

Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA)

Title of Position: Partnership Officer
Deadline for submission of application: 28 February 2018
Job Grade: D
Reports to: Institutional and Partnership Development Manager
Location: Nairobi
ABOUT US: The Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a Pan African organisation and member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice.
TJNA aims to promote socially just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. We advocates for pro-poor taxation systems and the strengthening of tax regimes to promote domestic resource mobilisation.
TJNA aims to challenge harmful tax policies and practices that favour the wealthy and those that aggravate and perpetuate inequality.
ABOUT THE ROLE: The main objective of the position will be to provide technical leadership in the implementation of the TJNA Partnership Strategy. This will include leading on the development and coordination of joint projects with members and partners.
The position will also be responsible for mapping and driving TJNA membership and Strategic Partnership growth and be part of joint programming.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Develop databases of partners for large projects
·         Provide relevant updates on TJNA processes to external partners
·         Lead in the process of institutionalising external strategic partnerships (including development of relevant memoranda of understanding)
·         Lead the planning and implementation of large projects involving joint programming with members and partners.
·         Prepare periodic reports for joint projects with partners to relevant stakeholders (e.g. donors).
·         Participate in relevant organisational capacity building assessment and produce relevant reports to the Senior Management.
·         Lead the identification process of partners to be encouraged to apply for membership with TJNA.
·         Support the administrative process of membership application.
·         Support the creation and strengthening of national tax platforms.
·         Support the introduction of International Tax Justice Academy and Africa Media Training Programme alumni, with members of the Africa Parliamentary Network on Illicit Financial Flows and Tax and CSOs members of national tax platform for synergised actions on tax advocacy at national level.
·         Support the development of departmental plans and budgets.
·         Prepare relevant internal reports for the Partnership unit.
·         Participate in relevant meetings.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS
·         Partnership Development and Coordination 30%
·         Joint programming
·         Membership Expansion
·         Common accountabilities
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
·         Degree in a relevant field (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Development Studies).
·         Postgraduate qualification would be an added advantage.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES & EXPERIENCE
·         Minimum of three (3) years of work experience in a civil society or NGO setting.
·         A minimum of two (2) years’ experience with donor funded project development and coordination
·         Excellent oral and writing skills in English and French is a must
·         Knowledge of the development context in Africa and globally.
·         Knowledge of the Civil Society environment in Africa and globally
·         Good understanding of the development context in Africa and globally
·         Good understanding of tax issues in the context of development would be an added advantage.
·         Knowledge of logical framework and results framework planning.
·         Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
·         Advanced in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
·         Strong IT knowledge and background with particular experience in Project Management programmes, database management and collaborative working tools preferred.
·         Previous experience in creating and managing surveys, assessments and evaluations.
·         Demonstrated ability to assess priorities, manage many activities simultaneously and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
·         Ability to work under pressure.
·         Ability to work unsupervised.
·         Experience with and commitment to working in a very diverse workforce.
·         Proven ability to work with people and willingness to support others.


Title of Position: Policy Lead – Tax and the International Financial Architecture (TIFA)
Deadline for submission of application: 28th February 2018
Job Grade: E
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director
Location: Nairobi
ABOUT US: The Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a Pan African organisation and member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice.
TJNA aims to promote socially just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. We advocates for pro-poor taxation systems and the strengthening of tax regimes to promote domestic resource mobilisation.
TJNA aims to challenge harmful tax policies and practices that favour the wealthy and those that aggravate and perpetuate inequality.
ABOUT THE ROLE: The position is responsible for leading, coordinating, and conducting analysis and research on the policy thematic area of Tax and the International Financial Architecture (TIFA).
As part of the Policy and Research Unit, the post shares in the responsibility towards bringing about changes in the policies, programmes, systems and practices of duty bearers, stakeholders and other target groups, keeping the strategic focus of TJNA and contributing to strengthening the credibility of TJNA in external settings through high quality and topical and relevant policy analysis and research products in this thematic field.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Lead and coordinate research on the state of tax systems as it relates to TIFA in order to establish evidence-based dialogues on based on international practices.
·         In liaison with the Deputy Executive Director, lead in the understanding of TIFA issues and inform the view of TJNA on TIFA policy matters within Africa and be able to share and publicise these views with key stakeholders, government, the media and other organisations and at meetings and conferences;
·         Provide leadership among TJNA members in the process of developing the TJNA long-term perspective and strategy in working on international tax while ensuring a high level of understanding and expertise in TIFA issues
·         Produce analytical and research outputs that: (i) inform TJNA positions on TIFA issues; (ii) direct advocacy campaigns; (iii) inform policy at national, regional, continental and global policy; and (iv) influence decision-makers.
·         Manage external consultants and also directly deliver delegated policy and research projects on the TIFA thematic pillar as identified in the annual work plan;
·         Develop and write policy papers and advocacy issue briefs on taxation in collaboration with relevant TJNA staff, members and partners.
·         Contribute to relevant international TIFA policy debates and discussions ensuring TJNA has increasing policy influence.
·         Provide overall TJNA leadership at national, regional, continental, and global processes on TIFA issues such the call for a Global Tax Body under the UN; Monitor and Track the OECD BEPs Process in Africa; Support TJNA’s input into the Financing for Development Process, Lead TJNA’s work in IFF definition via the High Level Panel on IFFs; Engage in national and regional processes on international tax matters in the context of IFFs and Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) and other related matters.
·         Lead TJNA’s participation and engagement on global platforms in advancing the Tax Justice and IFF agenda such as the Financial Transparency Coalition and the Global Alliance for Tax Justice, in both of which TJNA is a leading organisation.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS
·         Policy Analysis and Research
·         Programme planning coordination and reporting
·         Developing and Maintaining Relationships with Partners
·         Supporting Communications, Campaigns and Outreach needs
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
·         Minimum – Master’s degree in political science, economics, development economics, international relations, international development, political economy, law or related fields from recognised institution.
EXPERIENCE AND CORE COMPETENCIES
·         Five or more years work experience in the areas of international development, human rights, poverty reduction, tax and development, and social justice, development economics, trade, analysis and research on international tax matters
·         Technical Knowledge of and experience dealing with international tax matters including covering issues such as transfer pricing, trade mispricing, double taxation agreements, Illicit Financial Flows, base erosion and profit shifting, off shore operations
·         Knowledge of and experience working on fiscal governance and taxation issues.
·         Knowledge of and experience working with international financial and regional intergovernmental institutions.
·         Advanced knowledge of regional, continental, and global dialogues and processes in the International Tax Space e.g. Financing for Development process, Sustainable Development Goals, UN Tax Committees on Tax, HLP on IFFs, and so on
·         High level policy analysis skills. Strong communication, analytical, research and professional writing skills; writing must be easily adaptable to a variety of audiences.
·         Good public presentation skills and the ability to communicate to a variety of audiences.
·         Demonstrated leadership ability; Flexibility, creativity, strategic thinker
·         In-depth knowledge of key African development and governance concepts, processes and institutions, especially in relation to: Development Finance, Tax & Development and Tax Justice.
·         Work effectively in a fast-paced and complex work environment. Ability to communicate cross-culturally.
·         Demonstrated advocacy and network building skills. Diplomatic and tactful in dealing with a variety of actors and influence targets
·         Experience living and working overseas, preferably in African countries.
·         Understanding of in at least one other African Union language such as French, Portuguese, Spanish or Arabic is desirable


Title of Position: Communication and Capacity Building Officer
Deadline for submission of application: 28th February 2018
Job Grade: D
Reports to: Communications, Campaigns and Outreach Manager
Location: Nairobi
ABOUT US: The Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a Pan African organisation and member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. TJNA aims to promote socially just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa.
We advocates for pro-poor taxation systems and the strengthening of tax regimes to promote domestic resource mobilisation.
TJNA aims to challenge harmful tax policies and practices that favour the wealthy and those that aggravate and perpetuate inequality.
ABOUT THE ROLE: The position-holder is responsible for the implementation of the communication strategy of TJNA as well as the input in the development and lead in the implementation of a capacity building strategy to reinforce TJNA’s advocacy, mobilisation and growth.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Establish and maintain contacts with national and international media and develop champions of tax justice issues through person-to-person advocacy, provision of media briefing kits and other TJNA material.
·         Manage the organisation’s website and social media channels.
·         Identify and utilise opportunities for media engagements and organise in collaboration with the relevant officers and where necessary, with TJNA members.
·         Propose media coverage plans for TJNA’s activities to create, enhance and perpetuate relationships with the identified media.
·         To lead in integration of Information Technology and systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness of organization knowledge management.
·         Prepare media advisories, press releases, speeches, talking points, presentations, and other visual aids as necessary to support messaging.
·         Conceptualise, develop, and package materials for publication and publicity, such as newsletters, brochures, leaflets, videos with the relevant Policy Lead.
·         Ensure TJNA produces content both in French and in English.
·         Track news relating to tax and other development issues from print, broadcast, and social media, and identify opportunities for each issue.
·         Monitor media coverage of TJNA’s work in and outside Africa and ensure key activities are captured and disseminated on TJNA’s digital platforms.
·         Lead in the development and coordination a capacity building programme for staff and wider constituencies (Journalists, Parliamentarians, and CSO’s).
·         Lead in the design, development and adaptation of high-quality tools and resources for capacity building within and outside TJNA.
·         Initiate, develop and coordinate capacity building activities for TJNA’s secretariat staff members.
·         Launch and carry out capacity building learning projects towards members of TJNA
·         Keep abreast of developments in capacity building practice and recommend enhancements to TJNA’s efficiency and effectiveness.
·         Share results and experiences of the Capacity Building Programme with relevant constituencies.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS
·         Communications
·         Capacity Building
·         Programme Reporting
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
·         Degree or equivalence in journalism, development communication, political science or other related field.
·         Postgraduate qualification would be an added advantage
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES & EXPERIENCE
·         At least 3 years of experience in communications and media work, preferably with a an NGO or CSO working at regional level
·         An understanding of Tax issues and how various social, economic and political issues interact.
·         Ability to work on own initiative to build on and develop the job, combined with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
·         Good interpersonal and communications skills.
·         Good writing skills- able to write press releases, letters to the editor, country briefs, etc.
·         Proven IT skills.
·         Ability to design effective communication products, lead formulation of communication messages and strategies.
·         Ability to develop relationships with the media, other civil society organizations, and networks.
·         Proven ability to communicate and work in both English and French is a must.
·         Good program management skills.
·         Highly organized, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines and organize work.
·         Proven experience of using MS office application (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and desktop publishing software.


Title of Position: Institutional and Partnership Development Manager
Deadline for submission of application: 28th February 2018
Job Grade: F
Reports to: Executive Director
ABOUT US: The Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a Pan African organisation and member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. TJNA aims to promote socially just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa.
We advocates for pro-poor taxation systems and the strengthening of tax regimes to promote domestic resource mobilisation.
TJNA aims to challenge harmful tax policies and practices that favour the wealthy and those that aggravate and perpetuate inequality.
ABOUT THE ROLE: The purpose of the position is to ensure overall sustainability of the organisation through clear strategies for resource mobilisation and clear plans to operationalise the strategy.
The position fosters accountability, effectiveness and efficiency at all levels through technical support and monitoring of achieved results and milestones.
Finally, the position leads on partnership development and coordination of large projects jointly implemented by members and partners across the continent.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Develop and monitor the implementation an organisational development plan aligned to the overall strategic plan for the organisation including assessment, impact, sustainability and growth
·         Liaise and network as appropriate to keep abreast of trends within the CSO/NGO environment
·         Ensure proper transition between strategic periods.
·         Develop and lead in implementation of Organisation fund resource mobilisation strategy
·         Act as lead liaison between TJNA and its funding Partners including coordinating donor reporting
·         Support the development and implementation on an effective organisational monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy
·         Lead and development and supervision of organisation’s strategic partnership including, joint programing and coordination.
·         Manage the enhancement and growth of TJNA membership
KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS
·         Resource Mobilisation
·         Partnership Development and Coordination
·         Organisational development
·         Knowledge management and learning
·         Monitoring and Evaluation
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
·         Masters’ Degree in Political Science, Public Administration or other relevant field.
·         At least seven years of professional experience with three at management level
·         Proven skills in Programme and project Management methods and strategies
·         Knowledge of the development context in Africa and globally including good understanding Civil Society funding environment in Africa and globally.
·         Good knowledge in Organisational planning, budgeting and resource allocation procedures
·         Strong knowledge and understanding of Organisational development (OD) (Theory & practice)
·         Excellent oral and writing skills in English and French.
·         Familiarity with various funding protocols and processes
·         Demonstrated ability to assess priorities, manage many activities simultaneously and meet deadlines, with attention to detail and quality.
·         Ability to work under pressure.
·         Ability to work unsupervised
·         Experience with and commitment to working in a very diverse workforce.


Title of Position: Policy Lead – Fair and Equitable Taxation
Deadline for submission of application: 28 February 2018
Job Grade: E
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director
Location: Nairobi
ABOUT US: The Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a Pan African organisation and member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. TJNA aims to promote socially just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa.
We advocates for pro-poor taxation systems and the strengthening of tax regimes to promote domestic resource mobilisation. TJNA aims to challenge harmful tax policies and practices that favour the wealthy and those that aggravate and perpetuate inequality.
ABOUT THE ROLE: This is a new post that merges TJNA’s work on inequality and the need to align the organisation’s work around the global movement for fairer and equitable tax policies and systems.
The post will be responsible for building on TJNA’s work on inequality and fair tax aimed at achieving the organisational strategic objective of more inclusive and equitable tax systems in Africa by 2020.
The post is responsible for coordinating and implementing the research and policy analysis work agenda of the TJNA’s fair and equitable Taxation area as well as optimise the evidence base of TJNA’s tax justice advocacy work.
As part of the Policy and Research Unit, the post shares in the responsibility towards bringing about changes in the policies, programs, systems and practices of duty bearers, stakeholders and other target groups; keeping the strategic focus of TJNA; and building the credibility of TJNA in external settings through high quality and topical research and analytical products.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Provide leadership among TJNA members in the process of developing the TJNA long-term perspective and strategy in working on inequality while ensuring a high level of understanding and expertise in fair tax issues.
·         In liaison with the Deputy Executive Director, lead in the understanding of fair and equitable taxation and inform the view of TJNA on progressive and equitable tax policy matters within Africa ensuring an ability to share and publicise these views with key stakeholders, government, the media and other organisations and at meetings and conference.
·         Keep abreast with global initiatives within the Tax Justice campaign and the international tax agenda and wherever possible, apply them in TJNA’s research and policy analysis work.
·         Undertake analysis and empirical research on fair tax issues in close collaboration with colleagues and collaborators such as members, consultants, national peer review teams.
·         Review, edit and provide quality oversight to TJNA commissioned research reports and documents.
·         To lead and coordinate TJNA’s work on the Fair Tax Monitor tool that enables cross country comparisons on of fair tax systems. This includes (but not limited to) further development and refining of the tool, organising the work and play an important role in the further development and refinement of the methodology.
·         To coordinate fair tax studies in selected developing countries.
·         To coordinate the fair tax work, meetings, Skype calls and other relevant fair tax work activities.
·         Produce meeting/workshop minutes.
·         Manage external consultants and also directly deliver delegated policy and research projects on fair taxation themes as identified in the annual work plan.
·         Contribute to relevant international fair tax policy debates and discussions ensuring TJNA has increasing policy influence.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS
·         Policy analysis and research
·         Developing and maintaining relationships with partners
·         Programme Planning, Coordination and Reporting
·         Supporting Communications, Campaigns and Outreach and communications needs
QUALIFICATIONS
·         Master’s degree in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy or a development-related discipline.
CORE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
·         Five or more years work experience in the areas of international development, economic Justice, poverty reduction, development financing , development economics, trade, analysis and research on fiscal policy matters
·         Technical Knowledge of and experience dealing with international tax matters including covering issues such as transfer pricing, trade mispricing, double taxation agreements, Illicit Financial Flows, base erosion and profit shifting, off shore operations
·         Knowledge of and experience working on fiscal governance and taxation issues.
·         Knowledge of and experience working with international financial and regional intergovernmental institutions.
·         Advanced knowledge of regional, continental, and global dialogues and processes in the International Tax and development Space e.g. Financing for Development process, Sustainable Development Goals, UN Tax Committees on Tax, HLP on IFFs, and so on
·         High level policy analysis skills. Strong communication, analytical, research and professional writing skills; writing must be easily adaptable to a variety of audiences.
·         Good public presentation skills and the ability to communicate to a variety of audiences.
·         Demonstrated leadership ability; Flexibility, creativity, strategic thinker
·         In-depth knowledge of key African development and governance concepts, processes and institutions, especially in relation to: Development Finance, Tax & Development and Tax Justice.
·         Work effectively in a fast-paced and complex work environment. Ability to communicate cross-culturally.
·         Demonstrated advocacy and network building skills. Diplomatic and tactful in dealing with a variety of actors and influence targets
·         At least five years of related work experience in an NGO or CSO working at regional level.
·         Knowledge of finance and programme budget monitoring and tracking.
·         Ability to communicate and work in both English and French.
·         Willingness to travel for at least 25% of the time.


Title of Position: Policy Assistant
Deadline for submission of application: 28 February 2018
Job Grade: C
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director
Location: Nairobi
ABOUT US: The Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a Pan African organisation and member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice.
TJNA aims to promote socially just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. We advocates for pro-poor taxation systems and the strengthening of tax regimes to promote domestic resource mobilisation.
TJNA aims to challenge harmful tax policies and practices that favour the wealthy and those that aggravate and perpetuate inequality.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Job Purpose / Objective: The position of Policy Assistant is a new role at Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) that sits in the Policy and Research Team within Secretariat.
This position aims to provide analytical and administrative support to the Policy and Research team.
This position will play a critical role in supporting the Policy and Research team achieve its goals and objectives as outlined in TJNA’s Strategic Plan and its annual work-plan.
The role will provide support across the four thematic research areas:
(i) Extractives;
(ii) Fair Equitable Taxation;
(iii) Investments; and
(iv) International Financial Architecture.
This is an evolving role and is geared to developing the analytical, research, and coordination skills of the post-holder.
It further encompasses all elements of TJNA’s work and will offer an opportunity for growth within the Team and the Secretariat.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
·         To support the Policy Leads in primary research and data collection for analysis and production of research outputs e.g. briefs, blogs, working papers, Op-Eds and so on
·         To support the Policy Leads in the pulling together literature and reports relevant to TJNA’s thematic areas
·         To work with the Policy Leads to develop datasets that inform TJNA’s research and advocacy agenda as per the Annual Work-plan and Strategic Plan
·         To work with the Deputy Executive Director on emerging research and policy issues in the Tax Justice and Illicit Financial Flows space in order to inform TJNA positions
·         To work with the Deputy Executive Director in the drafting of research, policy positions, and writing pieces for TJNA
·         To support the Policy Team in the coordinating and planning of activities with members of the Network pertaining to the thematic areas
·         To support the Policy Team in collating data and information required for reporting both internally and for development partners
·         To contribute towards periodic reports and planning processes as part of the Policy and Research Team
Common Accountabilities (15% of time)
·         Support TJNA colleagues in delivering the organisations collective objectives, including assisting in events and initiatives that fall outside the direct responsibilities of this post;
·         Represent TJNA at meetings, functions and events, some of which may occur outside normal office hours and may involve long-distance travel; and
Perform any other reasonable duties and tasks as requested by the Supervisor
KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS
·         Policy and Research, and Writing
·         Coordinating, Planning, and Reporting
·         Common accountabilities
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
·         Degree in a relevant field (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Development Studies).
·         Postgraduate qualification would be an added advantage.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES & EXPERIENCE
·         At least two years of related work experience in an NGO or CSO working at regional level;
·         Work experience in international development, poverty reduction, development economics, tax issues, especially governance, transparency and accountability;
·         Stakeholder development and management;
·         Research and analytical skills;
·         Excellent communication skills both oral and written in English. French is desirable.
·         Flexible, creative and strategic thinker;
·         Ability to work under pressure;
·         Ability to communicate clearly and work cooperatively in a cross-cultural setting with a number of long distance working relationships; and
·         Willingness to travel for at least 25% of the time.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested candidates who meet the requirements above are requested to submit their detailed CVs alongside a letter of motivation including Salary expectation to the following email address by Wednesday 28th February, 2018 to recruit@taxjusticeafrica.net

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