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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

December 15, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a regional network of civil society organisations. It is composed of think tanks, trade unions, feminist groups, youthled & faith-based organisations, and community-based organisations spread across African countries. The network has set an ambitious new target to grow the network to reach 100 members by the end of 2025.

Job Title

Communications Officer (Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach) job at Tax Justice Network Africa

Job Description

The Communications Officer (Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach) will work closely with teams across TJNA to coordinate strategic engagement activities for key stakeholders. This will include the organization and delivery of events, as well as implementing traditional and creative ideas for stakeholder engagement and outreach for the wider TJNA constituency. The post holder will be expected to work with the membership team to increase TJNA’s membership by reaching audiences that may not have initially resonated with traditional forms of communication.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of TJNA's Communications strategy by developing, and implementing a creative stakeholder engagement and outreach plan.

  • Coordinate the planning, development and implementation of outreach, including implementing innovative ways to liaise with and distribute content and messaging to TJNA’s various audiences.

  • Lead the organisation of TJNA’s flagship events adopting the latest trends in coordination and delivery of events.

  • Develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships to exchange information with TJNA stakeholder groups to inform strategic and operational decision making.

  • Carry out regular TJNA stakeholder needs assessment and continuously monitor the needs of the stakeholders and key decision makers.

  • Collaborate with relevant department units within TJNA for events, trainings, conference and outreach reports and work to re-package these materials into interesting informative pieces for various audiences.

  • Build and maintain a network of working relationships with different artists, service providers, etc including management of a contacts database.

  • Provide regular insights, reports, analyses and evaluation of the effectiveness of TJNA’s engagement and outreach efforts as well as promotional activities to inform future activities.


Key Accountability Areas

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Events Management

  • Marketing Communications

  • Analysis and Reporting

Qualifications and Competencies

Role Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate-level training and/or degree(s) in Communications, Media, Creative Arts or Journalism. Postgraduate courses and/or Masters is an added advantage.

  • Membership to a professional body.


Core Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in development communications, either in a campaign, political, PR agency, or (I)NGO setting.

  • Bilingual proficiency in English and French is an added advantage.

  • Self-starter, flexible, creative and strategic thinker

  • Demonstrated working experience in stakeholder engagement and events management

  • A passion for story, narrative structure and the creative arts.

  • Personable, highly creative thinker and articulate speaker with excellent writing/editorial skills.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in the communications space, including proactively exploring new tools, applications and ideas.

  • Ability to synthesize ideas and communicate complex or technical concepts clearly into simplified, compelling, accessible content for a general audience.

  • Proficiency in the use of analytics platforms, including SalesForce, Mailchimp, Bitly, Meltwater and Google Analytics.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and work cooperatively in a cross-cultural setting.

  • A team player, who is able to collaborate, is dynamic and flexible.

  • Motivated and able to work independently, meet tight deadlines and prioritise tasks accordingly.

  • Willing to travel about 25% of the time.


What We Can Offer

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

  • Competitive gross galary based on skills and qualifications.

  • Medical Insurance and Pension.

  • A platform to collaborate, bring in new ideas as you set your own professional footprint in an organization with an international reach.

  • Opportunity to work in a specialised niche, engage and work with different partners, and be part of a wider Pan-African network.

  • Work environment that supports diversity and inclusivity.

  • Flexible working arrangement focused on delivery.

How to Apply

Does the role profile match your description? Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit their cover letter, latest curriculum vitae and salary expectations to recruit@taxjusticeafrica.net. Please indicate the name of the vacancy as the e-mail subject.

The closing date for applications is December 15th 2023. Due to the anticipated number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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