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Tax Justice Network-Africa

About Us: Tax Justice Networking-Africa (TJN-A) aims to promote socially just, democratic and progressive taxation sy
stems in Africa. We advocate for tax systems which are favourable to the poor and finance public goods. We challenge harmful tax policies and practices which favour the wealthy and which encourage unacceptable inequality.

Our core objective is to mainstream tax justice in the economic policy and development discourse in Africa. We provide a platform dedicated to enabling African researchers, campaigners and policy makers to cooperate in the struggle against illicit capital flight, tax evasion, tax competition and other harmful trends in tax policy and practice.
TJN-A is looking for candidates to fill in the following positions to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to contribute to the development of policy and advocacy strategies of TJN-A. You will be required to establish and maintain strategic relationships with policy makers, opinion formers, relevant institutions, African Civil Society Organizations and other relevant partners for promoting the tax justice agenda. As part of your core functions, you will identify and carry out targeted advocacy activities as agreed by TJN-A. You will be responsible for identifying, prioritising, and developing policy positions on all areas of work that relate directly or indirectly to international public finance.


  • A graduate level in any branch of economics, political science or related discipline;
  • A post graduate qualification in economics with specialisation in international finance or public finance is desirable;
  • A considerable experience in development-related research in government, Non-Governmental Organizations or research institute environment;
  • A sound and informed knowledge of development economics and and the broader international development agenda;
  • A proven experience in writing policy briefs reports, commissioning policy reports and lobbying decision-makers will be desirable;
  • At least three year experience in similar position;
  • Fluency in French language is required.
Research Officer

Duties and Responsibility

You will be expected to initiate, plan, ensure implementation and evaluation and support various research activities of the Network.
You will also design methodologies of conducting targeted and policy oriented special studies to generate data for planning and management of programs. You will prepare analytical reports on topical research interest areas. You will maintain an updated inventory of research publications. You will also contribute to the development of funding proposals developments for research activities. Finally, you will contribute to organizing research related events.

  • Masters Degree in Economics, Taxation, Statistics, or related Social Sciences; specialization in Research Methodology will be an added advantage;
  • At least three (3) years working experience in similar position in a field related to fiscal policy;
  • At least two years of experience in Advocacy oriented research;
  • Thorough knowledge of Statistics and Business Analysis tools;
  • Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and statistical software packages (STATA, SPSS,R);
  • Successful track record in implementing research projects;
  • Knowledge of market surveys and management oriented research;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and good personal organization skills;
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Previous publication in a peer reviewed journal will be an added advantage.
Communications Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

You will prepare and implement annual communications plan consistent with the TJN-A, strategic and programme objectives (plan may be periodically revised as necessary). You will prepare external communication materials and tailor existing materials for various audiences. You will be particularly expected to liaise with media and share updates on various developments with regard to the tax justice campaign in Africa. You will identify and maintain good relationships with key partners. You will be expected to update and maintain the TJN-A website to promote information and public engagement. You will also coordinate the production and dissemination of the TJN-A quarterly newsletter to various audiences. You will also disseminate advocacy materials and information on the tax justice campaign to various audiences.

  • Degree in Communications or journalism. A masters’ degree would be an added advantage;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in advocacy and communications in an NGO environment and/or journalism, writing on economic issues, media relations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an international, multi-cultural team;
  • Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to produce high quality results under tight deadlines, while simultaneously managing multiple projects and assignments;
  • Independence, initiative, good judgment, strong interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in French and English (written and spoken);
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with publishing, database, and web editing software.
Interested candidates who meet the requirements above are requested to submit their detailed CVs alongside a letter of motivation to the following address:

Tax Justice Network- Africa,
P.O Box 25112 – 00100, Nairobi
Or Email:

Candidates must provide details of current and expected remuneration and names and addresses of at least three (3) referees, not later than Friday 16th of March 2012.
Candidates sending via email are kindly requested to clearly indicate the specific position as the subject of the email.

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