Project Officer, Economic Justice, Job in Kenya

About the role

To support the National Taxpayers Association in managing its economic justice program, strengthening public services and assisting the office of the National Coordinator. This role fits within the building citizen demand and tax justice program at NTA. The role involves providing technical input into National and County budgets and plans. It actively involves providing strategic direction in revenue-raising strategies and working with different stakeholders to contribute to improved public service delivery. Research and developing research pieces is a key focus of this role and working with local coalitions for increased visibility of project interventions is part of this exciting role.

Person Specification

 Undergraduate degree in either Economics, Political Science or Law.

 A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

 Proven 5 years and above experience in managing policy advocacy projects.

 Experience working with diverse donors and possess excellent donor reporting skills.

 Deep knowledge of Kenya’s tax system and the international taxing landscape (i.e., pro-poor taxation, public finance management, development financing, gender-responsive budgeting, debt and tax justice issues).

 Experience in conceptualizing, designing and overseeing the implementation of multi-county projects that advocate for progressive economic policies, pro-poor revenue raising, pro-poor Government budgets and improving public service delivery.

 Experience in initiating, maintaining and expanding strategic partnerships that will advance the vision of the organization.

 Excellent communication and confidence in engaging with diverse audiences, including media, Government and donor representatives).

 Familiarity with relevant civil society players in Kenya and within the region.

 Knowledge of proposal writing, financial management/ budgeting will be an advantage.

 Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Swahili.

Desirable Attributes


 Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals

 Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others

 Place team agenda before personal agenda

 Supports and acts in accordance with the final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect one’s own position

Communication skills

 Speaks and writes clearly and effectively

 Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately

 Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication

 Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience

 Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

 Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

How To Apply

Please email CV, Cover letter and referees as well as salary expectation to: by close of business on Friday, June 21st , 2024. Please indicate the position you are applying for and duty station on the email as the subject.

The National Taxpayers Organization is an equal opportunity employer. Women, youth, and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are strongly encouraged to apply.