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NGO jobs in kenya- Oxfam Tax Justice Program Officer job

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

Annual Salary and Benefits

According to Oxfam in Kenya Salary Scale

Internal Job Grade


Contract type

Fixed Term (2 years)

Reporting to

Tax Justice Strategist

Staff reporting to this post

As per the requirements of the programme


Nairobi, with regular 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 Justice 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 specific projects through effective programme management approaches, supporting partners to develop organisational capacity building to deliver high quality tax justice programmes and to establish and maintain linkages with other thematic and programmatic areas as well as with relevant state and non-state actors particularly at County level. The Tax Justice Programme Officer will be required to implement campaigning and influencing strategies, undertake research and monitoring, evaluation and learning as well as ensuring the programme takes into account gender and active citizenship.

The Programme Officer will also contribute to resource mobilization for co-financing of the projects to ensure that the programme is fully resourced.

Key Responsibilities

Programme management, implementation and resourcing 30%

  • Ensure plans and objectives contribute to the broader country programme strategy and particularly on the Accountability and Governance theme, 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
  • Ensure continuous coordination with the MEAL Advisor in implementing the monitoring and evaluation components of projects (for Oxfam and partners) and documenting the lessons learnt for their application, quality assurance and for adjustments to the project where necessary.
  • Support in initiating new programme strategies which help achieve impact on the programme objectives in close collaboration with Oxfam staff and other stakeholders.
  • 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.

Partnership Management, coalition building and support 40%

  • Brokering, networking and managing partner relations with project partners, strategic partners, coalitions, networks and County Governments and Assemblies in the project areas.
  • Support the partners in delivering the project targets and objectives including MEAL support, monitoring of partner project activities, review of work plans and budgets, facilitating linkages and learning as well as reporting.
  • Maintain regular communication and positive relationships with other Oxfam staff, the project partners and beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Ensure and coordinate regular monitoring, quality, review and timely submission of partner narrative and financial reports and
  • Ensure compliance of Oxfam and donor requirements on project delivery and reporting by partners.

Research, knowledge generation, campaigns and policy influencing 25%

  • Implementation of specified components of the projects under the Tax Justice Programme that include influencing tax and fiscal justice, public finance management including budgets policies, legislations and decisions for the benefit of target beneficiaries.
  • Through technical guidance, to support relevant research, policy analysis and lobbying on tax policy & practice issues taking into consideration gender, inequality, extractives and active citizenship.
  • To support partners on their influencing and campaigning strategies and activities
  • To support the design and implementation of public offline and digital campaigns relevant to the programme
  • To coordinate with the Communications and MEAL advisor on the documentation of the programme and partner information, learning and case stories for programme visibility and fundraising.

Human resource management 5%

  • Manage 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 or governance-related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task between direct programme implementation and partners’ 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.
  • 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 implementing Tax Justice, Public Finance Management, Economic or Fiscal Justice programs and initiatives, with understanding of relevant County, National and Global issues
  • 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, development issues and the political and economic context in Kenya
  • Commitment to and good knowledge of working with 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 in a non-governmental (national or international) or similar institutional setting.
  • 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 partners including effective oversight and capacity building as well as mobilizing and organizing marginalized communities and groups to influence positive change to their lives.
  • 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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