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NGO Jobs in kenya- Oxfam Tax Dialogue Program Officer job vacancy

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Aug 22, 2017


Tax Dialogue Programme Officer

Annual Salary and Benefits

According to Oxfam in Kenya Salary Scale

Internal Job Grade


Contract type

Fixed Term (1 year)

Reporting to

Tax Justice Strategist

Staff reporting to this post

As per the requirements of the programme


Nairobi, with national and occasional international travel

Annual Budget

Approximately EUR 250,000 (and as delegated by the Tax Justice Strategist)

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty

Job Purpose

The Tax Dialogue Programme Officer will be a core member of the Mobilising Progressive Domestic Resources for Quality Public Services (Tax Justice Programme) under the Governance and Accountability programme. The key areas of focus for this role will be to implement the Kenya Tax Dialogue project through piloting innovative programme approaches, building partnerships, coalitions and networks and delivering on relevant research for the project. The Tax Dialogue Programme Officer will also be required to lead on relevant research for the Tax Dialogue project as well as establish and maintain linkages with private sector, National Government, Government Institutions, the Legislature as and with other Oxfam teams working on tax dialogue, policy influencing, campaigning and advocacy. A key area of work will be to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue, generate and manage research and knowledge resources of the project through linkages with affiliates, knowledge hubs and other institutions or stakeholders. The Tax Dialogue is a concept that seeks to promote and enhance responsible corporate tax practices.

Key Responsibilities

Partnership and coalition building, networking and support 40%

  • Brokering, networking, managing and building relations with strategic private sector institutions and membership organisations, CSOs, Trade Unions, coalitions, networks and relevant National Government Institutions particularly the National Treasury, Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights as well as with the National Assembly and where necessary the Senate.
  • Support national CSOs and project partners (if any) with capacity building and in delivering the project targets and objectives including MEAL support, monitoring of project activities, review of work plans and budgets, facilitating linkages and learning as well as reporting.
  • Build and manage a multi-stakeholder platform with multi-national and national corporations, investors, government and CSOs on good corporate governance and responsible business and tax practices.
  • Organise and facilitate tax dialogue roundtable forums with multi-national and national corporations, investors, CSOs and government where necessary.
  • Maintain regular communication and positive relationships with other Oxfam staff, external stakeholders and project beneficiaries.

Research, knowledge generation, campaigns and policy influencing 35%

  • Implementation of specified components of the Tax Dialogue Project including influencing tax and fiscal justice, Government and Company policies, legislations and decisions for the benefit of target beneficiaries.
  • To undertake research and scoping on the possible issues to be addressed and corporations to take part in the tax dialogue project
  • To support relevant research, policy analysis and lobbying on good corporate governance and responsible business and tax practices whilst taking into consideration gender, inequality and active citizenship.
  • To support the design and implementation of public offline and digital campaigns relevant to the project.
  • To coordinate with the Communications and MEAL advisor on the documentation of the project, learning and case stories for project visibility and fundraising.

Programme design, implementation and resourcing 20%

  • Ensure plans and objectives contribute to the broader country programme strategy and particularly on the Accountability and Governance strategy, as well as involve collaboration with other programmes
  • Effective, timely and quality delivery of project activities and deliverables.
  • Continuously monitoring implementation of the project activities including budget tracking and prepare monthly and periodic report for sharing with Oxfam management, development partners and stakeholders
  • Budget management oversight
  • Support in initiating new programme strategies which help achieve impact on the programme objectives in close collaboration with Oxfam staff and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure continuous coordination with the MEAL Advisor in implementing the monitoring and evaluation components of projects and documenting the lessons learnt for their application, quality assurance and for adjustments to the project where necessary.
  • Work with other Oxfam project/programme staff and partners in developing new program interventions and fundraising for project or programme financing.
  • Perform any other tasks related to the project which may be advised by the management from time to time.

Human resource management 5%

  • Manage staff, consultants and researchers as required, in accordance with Oxfam policy and procedures

Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Professional/Technical qualifications – a Bachelor Degree in Law, Economics, Development studies, Social sciences, Communications or Business-related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task between direct programme implementation and stakeholder management with positive outcomes.
  • Proof of ability to work independently to deliver project outcomes and results as well as any other tasks that may be delegated from time to time.
  • Proven ability to analyse complex contexts, monitor change and translate this analysis into problem solving strategies that can be communicated in developing appropriate plans which have impact.
  • Proven analytical and conceptual thinking, high level research, project management knowledge and skills and experience using participatory tools and methodologies for assessment, programme identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including strong negotiation skills with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Great Partnership building skills including facilitation and networking skills
  • Fund raising, donor reporting and budget management skills
  • Ability to gather and apply lessons learned and to communicate this learning effectively to influence others for action – both internal and external audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with different values systems and cultures.
  • A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and flexibility.


  • Knowledge and/or experience of working in or implementing Tax, Economic or Fiscal Justice programs and initiatives, with understanding of relevant County, National and Global issues
  • Good knowledge and experience implementing development initiatives with private sector engagement.
  • Good knowledge of and experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and plans and successfully achieving external impact and change.
  • Strong programme management and quality knowledge, with ability to ensure consistent quality against standards and to implement effective monitoring and evaluation systems to assess and adjust performance.
  • A strong understanding of gender, women’s rights, business, corporate governance and development issues and the political and economic context in Kenya
  • Commitment to and good knowledge of working with and in multi-stakeholder forums, networks, coalitions and a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to capacity strengthening.
  • Fluency in English with knowledge of Swahili being an added advantage.


  • At least five years experience in designing, managing and delivering on development projects management or business development in a non-governmental (national or international) or private sector institution.
  • Proven experience working in private sector and business especially in a corporate tax environment is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with or in multi-stakeholder forums, consortia or associations including effective oversight and capacity building as well as mobilizing and organizing multiple stakeholders and groups to influence positive change.
  • Proven experience working in a complex, dispersed organisation with evidence of facilitating and integrating a specific area of expertise across a wide network, contributing to vision setting and implementation with impact, some level of decision making and the delivery of agreed results.
  • Politically astute, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and personal gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and working with researchers and consultants including developing strong terms of reference and effective supervision.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts using the following link

The closing date for all applications is 31st August 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

At Oxfam, we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.


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