Job: Tax Justice Programme Officer (Oxfam GB)

Tax Justice Programme Officer

18 months (with possibility of renewal)
Based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Wajir and Turkana

The role

To provide support to the Project Manager and Kenya Programme team in the delivery of the Governance and Accountability goal and particularly the Tax justice programme by supporting partners in successful delivery of the project and undertaking research and analysis.


Oxfam GB has been working in Kenya since 1963. One of its key strategies is to work directly with community-based organisations, local/International NGOs and selected government departments in delivering its programmes….

Its purpose is to
have a transformed Kenyan Society that challenges poverty and inequality to claim their rights. To ensure that domestic
resources are mobilized, allocated and managed in a responsible, accountable and transparent manner with greater
investment in quality health and education services to fight poverty and inequality in Kenya. Focus on building partner-led
campaigns and advocacy, supporting capacity building of both civil society and government actors, on fiscal justice to
generate the missing ‘political will’ amongst leaders and policy-makers that is necessary to strengthen the revenue-raising
potential of progressive tax systems. To promote transparency, accountability and participation in budget allocation and
spending for health and education, ensuring sufficient and better quality investment in public health and education, especially
for the most poor and marginalized communities. To allow citizens in Kenya to advocate for their rights to fair taxation, public
services and accountable government.

Role Responsibilities

  Coordinate tax justice programme initiatives and deliver on agreed plans, strategies, support and monitor partner
projects including monitoring performance and budget monitoring.

  Actively participate in the research and analysis activities of the Tax Justice programme through undertaking
economic analysis on Tax legislations, policies and budgets.

  Participate in designing and implementing public campaigns based on agreed and authorised plans of actions
and objectives.

  Liaise with internal staff and the Project Manager to continuously gather, collate and analyse information from
programme partners and feedback relevant information as inputs to project development and knowledge sharing.

  Liaise with other internal staff and Project Manager to document programme information, learning’s, case stories
for Programme visibility and provide support in new program interventions and support the development of
fundraising proposals for fund raising.

  To support the programme influencing through linking with relevant stakeholders, lobbying, networking and
represent the programme in agreed forums.

  To disseminate programme information to external and internal stakeholders particularly through digital media.
Person specification

  A degree in economics, law, social sciences or other development related field

  At least three years of experience of working in research, governance, advocacy programmes and experience in working with project partners is desirable.

  Highly developed interpersonal skills, networking skills, well-developed communication and capacity building skills

  Experience in research, analysis and translating research into advocacy action plans.

  Skills in developing good relations within a diverse team as well as with other stakeholders.

  Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity into programme work.

  Proven record of good financial management skills, including experience of proposal writing, donor reporting and budgeting.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job description and apply online at using REF INT2325. 

The closing date is 15th April 2016. Only short listed candidates will be

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.


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