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Assistant Communications and Media Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Assistant Communications and Media Officer
 
The Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) is a Pan-African initiative and a member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. Launched in January 2007, at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Nairobi, Kenya, TJN-A promotes socially just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa.

It advocates for tax policies with pro-poor outcomes and tax systems that curb public resource leakages and enhance domestic resource mobilisation. 

It aims to achieve this by challenging harmful tax policies and practices that on one hand facilitate illicit resource outflows and on the other hand favour the wealthy while aggravating and perpetuating inequality. TJN-A strives to promote the role of tax justice in the African development agenda. 

It further endeavours to provide a platform dedicated to enabling African researchers, campaigners, civil society organisations, policy makers, and investigative media to co-operate and synergise their efforts in the struggle against illicit financial flows, tax evasion, tax competition and other harmful tax policies and practices.
 
The Role: TJN-A seeks an Assistant Communications and Media officer to contribute towards ensuring that TJN-A’s communications are effective, targeted and credible. 

The position will develop and implement strategies and create content to raise TJN-A’s media profile as well as the profile of tax justice issues.

The Assistant Communications and Media Officer reports to TJN-A Policy and Advocacy Manager and will liaise regularly with other members of the TJN-A Secretariat team.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop, manage and maintain TJN-A’s media relations
  • Assist to develop and implement communications strategy for TJN-A
  • Assist to develop communication strategies for events and policy submissions
  • Support TJN-A Secretariat and members’ communication needs
  • Develop advocacy and communication products
  • Manage and promote TJN-A’s online presence
  • Contribute to the preparation of programme reports, grant proposals, work plans, and budgets
  • Other related duties as assigned by TJN-A
Job Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Educated to at least degree level in a communications or relevant subject.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in media and communications is essential
  • Experience in a campaigning environment will be desirable
  • Ability to communicate and work in both English and French is a must.
  • Strong organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrate a successful track record with working in a multi-cultural setting.
Salary: Commensurate with experience, includes medical cover and relocation package if from outside Kenya.
 
PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY by emailing, together, a cover letter and a CV to info@taxjusticeafrica.net. Please use ‘Assistant Communications Officer’, as the subject of your email. 

It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. 

If emailing is not possible, send cover letter and resume to (with: ‘Assistant Communications Officer’ clearly marked on the envelope).

The Executive Director
Tax Justice Network- Africa
P.O. Box 25112-00100
Nairobi, Kenya


Deadline for applications:
 14th April 2015, (17:00hrs Nairobi time)

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