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Friday, 10 May 2013

Local Tax Justice Advisor - Action Aid International in Kampala

Job Title:Local Tax Justice Advisor

About Action Aid:
Action Aid International Uganda (AAIU) seeks a highly qualified and experienced professional in ADVOCACY and CAMPAIGNING to support AAIU in their work to engage women, youth, communities and organizations to hold governments and corporates to account and engage public officials and institutions to foster effective tax policies implementation, transparency and accountability in collection and use. AAIU has national coverage through its Local Rights Programmes (LRPs) in ten districts. The Local Tax Justice Advisor will work closely with selected LRPs and with be hosted by a national level partnerSouthern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) one of Africa’s pioneer tax justice NGOs in East and Southern Africa.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Enhanced coalitions and networks to influence change in tax policy and advocate for transparency and accountability in tax revenue management.
Women, youth and other key stakeholders have enhanced awareness of their rights and entitlements and actively monitor the use of revenue in the provision of public services.
CSOs, District Councils, alliances and networks advocate and influence for more regulation of local tax collection and use in public service delivery.
Women, youth and civil society advocating for transparent and accountable delivery of services in the oil and gas sector.
Women, youth and other stakeholders hold government accountable, and influence public service at local government level.
Heightened sensitization on tax justice issues within AAIU partners and target communities.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
Master of Arts degree in any of the following or related disciplines: Development Economics, statistics, social sciences, social sector planning with over 3 years’ experience.
Preferably 4 years’ experience in campaigns and advocacy work in an international organization, experience in working on issues of tax justice, accountability, public administration, or local governance work will be an added advantage.
Minimum of 3 years work background from developing countries, preferable on advocacy and campaigns.
Strong research skills, understanding and knowledge of the intellectual and practical underpinnings of civil society engagement with network organizations.
Proven track record of successful policy campaign, advocacy, lobby and alliance building work.

How to Apply:
All interested applications must include a letter of motivation and an updated CV should be forwarded by email to the address provided with a subject line: Application for AAIU Local Tax Justice Advisor position.

For further practical questions related the advertised position, please contact:
Irene Kharono – Programme Director, AAIU Irene.Kharono@actionaid.org or Nina Narvsten People4Change (P4C) – Coordinator, AAIU Nina.Narvsten@actionaid.org

For More details, Please Visit, http://www.actionaid.org/jobs/local-tax-justice-advisor-uganda
Deadline:12/05 / 2013