Oxfam Ghana seeks to employ the services of a qualified individual to occupy the position of a FISCAL POLICY ADVISER
Oxfam in Ghana’s vision is a just, equitable and sustainable society where those with power are accountable and citizens realize their rights. We work with partners across Ghana and West Africa to make this a reality.
Purpose and Responsibilities
This role is vital to the success of our fiscal justice work in Ghana and beyond. Reporting to the Programs and Policy Influencing Lead, and based in our office in Accra, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and advise for our programs and policy influencing team and various fiscal justice advocacy and policy influencing efforts in the country program, and contributes to Oxfam’s regional, continental, and global fiscal justice campaign and influencing objectives in Ghana.
Your responsibilities will include providing policy analysis, research, strategic advice in support of all program policy as well as to design and lead implementation of tax justice advocacy and influencing strategies across the just economy, gender justice and accountable governance agenda. The role will further facilitate direct strategic accompaniment to partners and collaborators to meet the strategic ambitions of the fiscal justice work in Ghana.
You will be responsible for developing and managing relations with partner organizations, media, state agencies, local authorities, private sector among others and ensure proper implementation of activities and delivery of fiscal justice project results in a programmatic and transformative partnership approach.
You are responsible for dedicated and targeted engagement with government, regional and international financial institutions, civil society coalitions, the private sector, and influential persons in various fora.
A strong team player and leader, you need to be able to demonstrate your ability to build and lead influencing efforts and at the same time able to engage proactively with policies and initiatives with teams and units across the organization.
An effective networker, you have the ability to increase Oxfam’s fiscal policy program profile and engagement with relevant fiscal justice networks in the country and beyond. Your strong influencing and presentation skills equip you to be an effective advocate to the government, key private sector, and other decision-makers.
Managing a wide range of fiscal justice initiatives, we require you to have strong individual planning and team management skills, and a track record of delivering and meeting deadlines.
You will be an experienced professional, with an appropriate qualification and ideally educated to a master’s level and at least three years’ experience. We positively welcome applications from people especially women and other marginalized groups.
Please apply if you are the right candidate for this exciting opportunity.
We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
How To Apply For This Job
As part of your online application, please upload your up-to-date CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
Closing Date: 14th October 2022 at 11:59 pm (GMT)
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