Oxfam GB Tax Justice Programme Strategist Jobs in Kenya

Oxfam GB Tax Justice Programme Strategist Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

Leads in the design and implementation of the Tax Justice Programme, piloting innovative programme approaches, building partnerships, coalitions and networks and supporting partners to develop organisational capacity building to deliver high quality programmes.

The Tax Justice Programme Strategist will establish and maintain linkages with other thematic areas and link with Oxfam campaigns, policy influencing and advocacy teams across the confederation.

Occasionally, s/he will manage contracted programme and project staff.

A key area of work will be to mobilize resources for the programme and to generate and manage knowledge resources through linkages with knowledge hubs and other institutions.

Key Responsibilities

1. Programme Design, Implementation and Resourcing - 40%

  • Provides thought leadership on the programme focus and contributing to the thematic area, staying up to date with the latest thinking, undertaking and commissioning research and analysis and developing a comprehensive understanding of the theme how it contributes to and can be delivered to challenge poverty and Inequality in the country

  • Ensures effective implementation of the programme design by consistently ensuring that the design is aligned to the Country Strategy and is relevant to the current context

  • Has overall responsibility on all thematic projects in the programme

  • Working closely with the Program Funding Relationship Manager and the Director Programmes in relevant fundraising activities, through the development of fundable concepts and by taking lead in the development of donor proposals, budget submissions and other necessary activities to secure funding for programme objectives.

  • Leads on Tax Justice programme budget process by designing and effectively managing spend monthly including variance reporting and ensures corrective actions are taken on deviation.

  • Deliver an integrated Tax Justice program with impact that contributes to the principle of one program by seeking synergy with the other thematic areas.

  • Works closely with the Women’s Rights and Gender Justice strategist to ensure that gender mainstreaming is upheld in all programmes developing understanding of potential impacts (positive and negative) on gender and ensuring that programme interventions have been designed with gendered lens.

  • Working closely with the Director – Programmes and the MEAL Advisor ensures that through a gender lens, an effective, transparent and robust monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability system and processes are in place to ensure that the program delivers on the OCS.

  • Assesses and advises the Country Director and Director – Programmes on risk emerging from the programme.

    2.partnership and Coalition Building, Networking and Support - 30%

  • Develops a comprehensive understanding of Oxfam’s partnership approach, including work with coalitions and networks, adopting a strategic, proactive perspective on how to achieve partner led approaches to achieve sustainable change.

  • Develops and facilitates links with civil society, the private sector and governments, initiating contacts and building associations and identifying key partners to collaborate with.

  • Provides technical support to staff and partners working on the programs with a specific focus on domestic resource mobilization tax justice, public finance management, campaigning and influencing.

  • Identify and initiate cross-thematic collaborations with other Kenya programme themes, that is, the Women’s Rights and Gender Justice, Natural Resources and Humanitarian Systems Strengthening.

  • Ensures compliance with donor requirements, managing internal and external relationships to minimise disallowances and deviations from plan.

  • Coordinates and mobilises technical and capacity building support for the program partners, accompanying them and ensuring high quality of programming.

  • Identifies and channels appropriate technical and material resources to the partners.

    3.research, Knowledge Generation, Campaigns and Policy Influencing - 20%

  • Develops written analysis and learning materials for publication for Oxfam and wider civil society analysis and learning.

  • Collects and analyses programme information to produce timely, accurate progress reports for multiple audiences

  • Ensures that adequate monitoring and evaluation sytems, processes and tools are in place to manage programmes and to achieve the intended programme objectives.

  • Support the development of a joint advocacy strategy and plan with allies and implement Oxfam’s role in the plan.

  • Providing technical contribution, with campaigns and colleagues and
    through innovative approaches develop appropriate influencing materials for consumption by targeted groups.

  • Source and analyse essential publications for relevant content, summary and distribution for internal, external audiences and donors.

  • Provide regular information, briefings and publicity on the Tax Justice programme activities that support relevant policy formulation as well as profile the programme work to potential donors.

  • Ensures research, learning and advice is disseminated widely

    4. Human Resource Management - 10%

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

    Technical Skills, and Knowledge


  • Professional/Technical Qualifications – Undergraduate/Post-graduate in International Development, Development Studies, Law, Economics and related field or at least 5 years’ experience in a similar programme role.

  • Ability to engage and influence both development and corporate direction, contributing to and following it as appropriate and the ongoing development of program policy and quality to enhance the impact of Oxfam’s work

  • 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.

  • Proven ability to analyse complex contexts, monitor change and translate into appropriate planning, while maximising impact.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - good report writing skills.

  • Proven ability to analyse complex contexts, monitor change and translate this analysis into appropriate plans

  • Ability to gather and apply lessons learned and to communicate this learning effectively to influence others for action

  • Ability to build a people’s movement around the program theme and inspire followership.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with different values systems and cultures.


  • Experience of implementing Tax Justice, Domestic Resource mobilisation and Public Finance Management programs and initiatives, ideally built on mature understanding of relevant issues derived from field experience and context.

  • Strong programme management and quality knowledge, with ability to ensure consistent quality against standards and to implement effective monitoring and evaluation systems

  • Good knowledge of and experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and plans and successfully achieving external impact and change.

  • 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.

  • Good knowledge of and experience with donor funding environment and good financial management skills, with experience of project budgeting and controlling financial risks.

  • Fluency in English with knowledge of Swahili being an added advantage.


  • At least five years’ experience on project management in a non-governmental (national or international) or similar institutional setting.

  • Proven management experience at a strategic level in a complex, dispersed organisation with evidence of leading, facilitating and integrating a specific area of expertise across a wide network, providing clarity and focus of vision and impact, strategic planning and 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

  • Strong organisational and personal management skills

  • Demonstrated experience of designing and implementing advocacy and campaigns programmes.

  • Experience in fundraising for programmes and managing them

  • Experience in managing partners across all phases of the project/programme cycle.

  • Excellent personal communication skills.

  • A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and flexibility.

    Closing Date: 23 Sep 2022

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