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Vacancy: Executive Assistant
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 organizations, policy makers, and investigative media to cooperate and synergise their efforts in the struggle against illicit financial flows, tax evasion, tax competition and other harmful tax policies and practices.

TJN-A seeks an Executive Assistant to provide support to the Executive Director in the implementation of his day-to-day activities. 

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the mission of a regional network working on tax issues in Africa. 

The Executive Assistant reports to Executive Director and will liaise regularly with all Secretariat staff.
  • Maintain proper records for the office of the Executive Director.
  • Research, compile and summarise information to respond to various inquiries from internal and external parties.
  • Manage the Executive Director’s diary.
  • Manage both internal and external relations to maximise, maintain and grow relations with stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the Executive Director’ travel.
  • Assist the Executive Director in collating information for various reports.
  • Organise relevant meetings, take minutes and follow up on relevant actions.
Job Requirements and Qualifications:
  • A degree in a relevant discipline preferably in Social Sciences or development studies.
  • A post-graduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge of key African development and governance concepts and processes
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Ability to communicate and work in English. French would be an added advantage.
  • Strong organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrate a successful track record in official written communication including minute taking, report writing.
  • Exhibit strong problem-solving and research abilities and the flexibility to coordinate various projects.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to deliver within a given timeframe.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • Proficient in using MS office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook).
  • Commitment to TJN-A goals and mission.
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 Curriculum Vitae to Please use ‘Executive Assistant’, 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: ‘Executive Assistant 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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