Tax Justice Advisor Job at Actionaid in Kenya 2013

Job Title: Tax Justice Advisor, Nairobi
Closing Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2013
ActionAid Nairobi
AACC Building, 2nd Floor
Waiyaki Way Westlands
Kenya

AA Kenya is looking for a strong tax and campaign professional to support ActionAid’s programme implementation on promoting fair distribution of public resources in Kenya. The Advisor will play a significant capacity development role, not only towards the staff of AA Kenya, but also towards the Tax Justice Network-Africa and the East Africa Tax and Governance Network. The Tax Justice Advisor is placed through the People4Change program; which is a people-to-people support programme providing development support to ActionAid and her partner organisations. People4Change promotes cross national solidarity and innovative approaches for capacity development initiatives. Therefore, this placement is only eligible for applicants, who do not have permanent residency in Kenya.

Job tasks include:

Assist in coordinating the tax justice campaign in AA Kenya

Support the development of a campaign strategy

Develop the capacity of ActionAid Kenya staff as well as the staff of the two tax networks mentioned above to undertake national tax campaigns

Support concrete campaign and lobbying activities in relation to tax

Required qualifications:

Post graduate degree with specialization in governance, public policy or related field.

Profound knowledge of taxation and tax issues in contexts similar to Kenya

Minimum of 4 years of governance and taxation related work experience preferably from East/Southern Africa

Strong understanding and knowledge of the intellectual and practical underpinnings of civil society engagement with tax justice networks

Proven track record in successful policy campaign, advocacy, lobbying and alliance building

More Information

A comprehensive job description is available at www.actionaid.org. The job description includes thorough information about the job content, terms of conditions and back ground for the placement. For more information on the People4Change programme, please visit the ActionAid Denmark website at www.ms.dk. For information on ActionAid Kenya, please visit www.actionaid.org/kenya

For further questions, please contact:

Pascaline Kangethe: Technical Governance Advisor in ActionAid Kenya: Pascaline.Kangethe@actionaid.org

Elizabeth Wachira: People4Change Facilitator in ActionAid Kenya: Elizabeth.Wachira@actionaid.org;

How to apply:

Application deadline and procedures

All applications must include a letter of motivation and an updated CV addressed to ActionAid Kenya. All applications should be forwarded by email to advisor2@ms.dk

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