TJN-A Policy Research and Advocacy Manager Jobs in Kenya

TJN-A Policy Research and Advocacy Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • We are seeking an experienced and talented Policy Research and Advocacy Manager to lead the Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) Policy teams, and departmental unit, in these key aspects:

  • Research coordination,

  • Policy engagement at regional and global level,

  • Technical backstopping on our national level advocacy.

  • This is an amazing opportunity for a passionate and skilled person with a deep understanding of how the political policy environment works and how to effect change.

  • As a member of the senior management team, you will lead the programmatic work of TJNA.

  • You will work closely with the Executive Director, senior management team and strategic partners in shaping TJNA's overall policy direction.

    In this role, you will:

    Promote and actively engage in Policy Advocacy

  • Develop initiatives and partnerships to engage and influence the leading economic institutions, Regional Economic Communities in Africa in policy articulation and formulation on tax.

  • Provide support to shaping effective strategies in the communication of policies aimed at influencing relevant policy targets.

  • Provide support to develop strategies to strengthen National Tax Platforms and encourage the engagement of TJNA members, partners and allies in relevant pan- African programs, networks, and public domain(s) to advance the tax agenda.

  • Maintain a close liaison with global tax advocacy partners including affiliates and allies of the Tax Justice Movement.

  • Serve as the key contact person for tax advocacy across the African continent and links with TJNA and allies globally.

    Oversee Programme Coordination

  • Lead in the development, planning and monitor the execution of the activities in the four programmatic areas of International tax, extractives, investments, and inequality.

  • Develop and monitor the annual budget for all programmatic activities.

  • Develop and effectively manage programmes timelines to ensure timely completion of program deliverables.

  • Coordinate the day to day operations of the programmes with guidance from the Executive Director.

  • Monitor and provides quality control in the delivery of the programme activities.

  • Oversee the recruitment, retention and development of highly talented staff with the right technical and personal abilities to meet the programme goals.

  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance within the programmes

  • Ensure regular quality and timely reporting and documentation of work plan implementation against agreed budgets

    Conduct Policy Driven Research and Knowledge Generation

  • Lead in setting TJNA research agenda by identifying emerging policy trends that require TJNA research interventions.

  • Manage TJNA research projects across the four TJNA thematic areas to inform the advocacy agenda including defining research questions/topics/timelines and developing research RFPs and TORs

  • Coordinate the communicate TJNA research projects to internal and external constituents through different traditional and innovative channels (research reports, convening, training, conference presentations, web resources, exhibitions, etc.).

  • Develop an internal framework and guideline for TJNA writing, editing, and quality control for research reports/presentations.

  • Work with the thematic leads to coordinate and provide technical backstopping
    of research projects led or conducted by TJNA members and collaborating Partners

  • Lead in the design development and tracking of the implementation long term policy research projects including the Fair Tax Monitor and the IFF Policy Tracker

  • Lead the Policy team in compiling and strategic dissemination of TJNA research and knowledge products

  • Support fundraising for TJNA research activities.

    As an Experienced Policy advocate and program leader:

  • You are a progressive thinker, driven by passion and commitment to advancing human rights and economic justice in Africa.

  • Have knowledge and understanding of Africa’s political economy, institutional ecosystem, policy processes relevant to domestic resource mobilization.

  • Have a proven track record of resources, partnerships, management of internal and external relationships.

  • Are able to articulate your own principles and expectations and act consistently to uphold these in line with organizational processes and values.

  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of how government and parliaments work.

  • Understand how to generate public interest and participation in campaigns and the ability to lobby and engage in active public campaigning.

  • Have a proven track record on strategic leadership and management.

    Role Requirements

  • Master’s degree in economics, political science, development studies or related field from a recognized institution.

  • Overall experience of 10 years with at least 5 years in a managerial and leadership role, within policy research, advocacy and program management functions; preferably in a non-governmental organization or civil institutions

  • Experience in research coordination and knowledge generation

  • Strong advocacy experience

  • Experience in program coordination

  • Experience in economic justice is an added advantage

  • Ability to communicate and work in English. Fluency in French is desired and an added advantage

  • Ability to collaborate and work within a cross-cultural setting

  • Willingness to travel for at least 25% of the time.

    What We Can Offer

  • We are a small dedicated team of 20 staff who we are connected by our passionate cause. We uphold a high work ethic that fosters team spirit while supporting creativity and continuous learning. In addition to a great culture and a collaborative team environment we offer:

  • Gross Salary USD 48,000-54,000 P.A (based on skills and qualifications)

  • A work environment that supports diversity and inclusivity

  • International exposure through regular travels

  • Flexible working conditions

  • Career growth through continuous on job learning, mentoring and training

  • Relocation Allowance to non-Kenyans with a work permit

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; TJN-A Policy Research and Advocacy Manager Jobs in Kenya


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