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  • Internship

    National Taxpayers Association (NTA) Internship

    The NTA is a national, volunteer-based, independent, and non-partisan organization established to improve the delivery of services and the management of devolved funds for the benefit of all Kenyans.

    NTA is in the process of rolling out a volunteer based internship programmes that will avail the graduates with space and opportunity to engage and learn by working alongside NTA staffs. The interns are expected to benefit from not only gaining experience but also from NTAs in-house training programmes. The spaces will be limited and the interns will be based either at the secretariat or at any of the NTAs regional offices.

    The NTA invites applications for the following positions that will be offered on a rolling basis. Kindly propose your preferred workstation in your application.

    Internship 

    20 Positions ( 5 for each region)

    Duty station: Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa and Nyeri

    Working language: English

    Type of position: Positions are based on Fields of Social Accountability, Tax and Budgeting (40 hrs/week)

    Summary of Responsibilities: To assist NTA staffs in their on-going programme and project work.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Degree in social sciences, political science, development studies, public administration, Accounting related degree or other relevant field
    • Ready to learn and work in demanding environment, collaborating with civil society organizations and international organizations.
    • Fluency in English – both written and oral communication; Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (MS Word, Excel, etc).
    • Fast learner, self-driven, open to new ideas and hardworking.
    • Team working skills and ability to work independently.

    Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and CV in Microsoft Word, or PDF, by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject title “Internship”, no later than 28th April 2017 at 5pm.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview

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  • Project Assistant

    Job profile for Project Assistant Position

    Introduction

    National Taxpayers Association in partnership with Oxfam Kenya are implementing a one year project on Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. The project is titled Progressive mobilisation and management of domestic resources for quality delivery of public services in three counties of Kenya.” The overall objective is to support civil society organisations, community based organisations, and selected communities in Nairobi County to be better placed to demand progressive taxation, more accessible public services and accountable government. In doing this, the project seeks to contribute to promoting accountable and transparent gender sensitive resource mobilization, allocation and spending on public services in order to tackle inequality and poverty

    In doing so, the project intends to contribute to a more progressive, transparent and accountable tax and expenditure regime that results in reduced inequality and improved quality of life for poor, vulnerable and marginalized women and youth in Kenya. The project seeks to support women and youth to effectively influence progressive policy changes on government revenue raising, budgeting and spending that deliver increased investment in public services that respond to their needs, priorities and rights in Nairobi.

    Purpose and Scope:

    NTA seeks to hire a project assistant to manage and deliver this project. The project assistant will be supporting the overall management of the project. Ensure timely implementation, accountability, oversight and reporting of all program activities as envisaged in the project documents.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1) Research, Influencing and Advocacy

    • Support the management of research relating to the project
    • Use research evidence for advocacy with stakeholders
    • Promote and strengthen partnership relations with government, particularly Nairobi County.
    • Work closely with and support where possible the partner organizations

    2) Programme Management

    • Support in the Management of the implementation of DRM project using Results Based Management
    • Maintain oversight for the technical quality of project implementation, working closely with other partner organisations and NTA staffs to ensure that activities deliver results to the highest standards.
    • Plan and participate in regular field trips to monitor project implementation, with the support of the project team, partners and communities.
    • Ensure that all activities are managed in compliance with terms and conditions of donor contracts, including work planning, forecasting and reporting, and that all administrative procedures are maintained to a high standard.
    • Support in managing and monitoring of the project budget

    3) Partnership Management

    • Promote and demonstrate the highest standards of mutuality, subsidiarity, accountability and transparency in all partnership relations
    • Support and participate in planning, regular field visits to monitor the quality of project implementation and compliance with agreed standards by partners
    • Consult regularly with target communities to validate monitoring reports
    • Supporting the convening of the Nairobi Budget Network and the work of the network where possible
    • Participate in supervisory visits to field sites – to observe, monitor, and provide guidance and support to ensure that quality data is collected and analyzed regularly and effectively.
    • Contribute to detailed and accurate technical deliverables and reports to fulfill the partners reporting requirements.
    • Liaise and coordinate with other related projects and NTAs ongoing activities.
    • Ensure NTAs operational Policy and Guidelines and Research Standards are adhered to during project implementation

    4)Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

    • Support in the design and implementation of a high quality MEL framework for the project·
    • Support in delivery of regular, good quality project reports (activity, financial, narrative, results frameworks etc.) ensuring that all reports respond to project indicators and are in line with organizational policy and institutional funding requirements
    • Support in ensuring that partners have the capacity to implement appropriate field monitoring and documentation practices
    • Support in the design and management of systems to capture learning on a regular basis
    • Providing timely feedback to relevant project team on any programmatic issues necessary for increasing program impact
    • Support in qualitatively and quantitatively monitor progress toward achievement of results, outcomes and activities.
    • Provide support to implementation of learning approaches for research and M&E findings for the timely adjustment of project activities and to inform future program development
    • Provide support to the development of project-wide mechanisms to measure and document progress on indicators and achievement of targets, lessons learned and best practices, and dissemination of results.
    • Support the program staffs, relevant government agencies, and other stakeholders to collect and analyze primary and secondary data to inform project progress and the development of annual plans.

    Qualifications, Attributes and Other requirements specific to the role:-

    1. At least a Bachelor degree level education in development related studies or a relevant subject
    2. At least 2 years’ experience working in the development sector
    3. Experience working on projects related to Public Financial Management
    4. Experience working with community units is an added advantage
    5. Proven record of good financial management skills, including experience in donor reporting and budgeting
    6. Understanding of the project/programme management cycle is a requirement
    7. Knowledge and experience of Results Based Management an advantage
    8. Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience in programs that mainstream gender an advantage
    9. Proven IT skills.

    The Person

    In order to succeed in the challenging and varied role, you will have experience in the following areas:

    • Excellent command of English, with strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili
    • Strong interpersonal, team work and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
    • Self-starter innovative and is passionate about development work.

    Type of Role: Fixed term contract for one year

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Salary: Competitive salary available

    Reports to: Project Officer

    Closing Date: 25th April 2017

    Send CV updated to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The shortlisted candidates shall be notified and should be prepared to attend the interviews on 27th April 2017.

  • Project Officer

    Job profile for Project Officer Position for a period of One year

    Introduction

    National Taxpayers Association in partnership with Oxfam Kenya are implementing a one year project on Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. The project is titled Progressive mobilisation and management of domestic resources for quality delivery of public services in three counties of Kenya. The overall objective is to support civil society organisations, community based organisations, and selected communities in Nairobi County to be better placed to demand progressive taxation, more accessible public services and accountable government. In doing this, the project seeks to contribute to promoting accountable and transparent gender sensitive resource mobilization, allocation and spending on in order to tackle inequality and poverty

    In doing so, the project intends to contribute to a more progressive, transparent and accountable tax and expenditure regime that results in reduced inequality and improved quality of life for poor, vulnerable and marginalized women and youth in Kenya. The project seeks to support women and youth to effectively influence progressive policy changes on government revenue raising, budgeting and spending that deliver increased investment in public services that respond to their needs, priorities and rights in Nairobi.

    Purpose and Scope:

    NTA seeks to hire a project officer to manage and deliver this project. The project officer is responsible for the overall management of the project. Ensure timely implementation, accountability, oversight and reporting of all program activities as envisaged in the project documents.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1) Research, Influencing and Advocacy

    • Manage research relating to the project
    • Use research evidence for advocacy with stakeholders
    • Promote and strengthen partnership relations with government, particularly Nairobi County.
    • Work closely with and support where possible the partner organizations

    2) Programme Management

    • Manage the implementation of DRM project using Results Based Management
    • Maintain oversight for the technical quality of project implementation, working closely with other partner organisations and NTA staffs to ensure that activities deliver results to the highest standards.
    • Plan, manage and participate in regular field trips to monitor project implementation, with the support of the project team, partners and communities.
    • Ensure that all activities are managed in compliance with terms and conditions of donor contracts, including work planning, forecasting and reporting, and that all administrative procedures are maintained to a high standard.
    • Managing and monitoring of the project budget

    3) Partnership Management

    • Ensure that all partner relationships are managed effectively
    • Promote and demonstrate the highest standards of mutuality, subsidiarity, accountability and transparency in all partnership relations
    • Plan, manage participate in regular field visits to monitor the quality of project implementation and compliance with agreed standards by partners
    • Consult regularly with target communities to validate monitoring reports
    • Convening the Nairobi Budget Network and supporting the work of the network where possible

    4)Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

    • Lead the design and implementation of a high quality MEL framework for the project·
    • Deliver regular, good quality project reports (activity, financial, narrative, results frameworks etc.) ensuring that all reports respond to project indicators and are in line with organizational policy and institutional funding requirements
    • Ensure that partners have the capacity to implement appropriate field monitoring and documentation practices
    • Design and manage systems to capture learning on a regular basis and to communicate lessons, both internally and externally
    • Ensure that monitoring reports and lessons learned are used to adapt project strategies to improve project quality and achievement of results.
    • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
    • Providing timely feedback to relevant project team on any programmatic issues necessary for increasing program impact

    Qualifications, Attributes and Other requirements specific to the role

    • At least a Masters level education in development related studies or a relevant subject
    • At least 3 years’ experience working in the development sector
    • Technical expertise and experience of managing or working on projects related to Public Financial Management
    • Experience working with community health units is an added advantage
    • Proven record of good financial management skills, including experience in donor reporting and budgeting
    • Highly capable project officer with demonstrated ability and experience in managing successful delivery of programme strategy
    • High levels of understanding and experience of the project/programme management cycle. Knowledge and experience of Results Based Management an advantage
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Proven IT skills.

    Behavioral Competencies

    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili
    • Strong interpersonal, team work and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
    • Self-starter innovative and is passionate about development work.

    Interested applicants should apply through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 14th April 2017. The shortlisted candidates shall be notified and should be prepared to attend the interviews on 18th April 2017.

  • Consultancy

    Call for Expression of Interest

    Seeking Consultant for Organizational Review and Capacity Assessment

    1. INTRODUCTION

    The National Taxpayers Association (NTA) is an independent, non-partisan organization focused on promoting good governance in Kenya through citizen empowerment, enhancing public service delivery and partnership building. NTA does this through monitoring the management of public resources, provision of public services as well as partnership building and capacity development of the partners.

    NTA is currently in the process of revising its strategic direction and plan. Consequent to this, NTA is seeking a consultant to review its institutional framework and come up with proposed action points with the following main goal:

    “To clarify the current position, enhance the impact and define the future direction of National Taxpayers Association”.

    1.1. Objectives

    The objectives of developing a strategic plan will be organizational capacity assessment and review with a view of coming up with proposed action plan by:

    • Organization capacity /institutional framework assessment
    • Business process assessment - define the NTA’s strategic priorities
    • Assessing communication, visibility and collaboration mechanism
    • Assessing internal monitoring, reporting and evaluation mechanism
    • Assessing procurement and financial reporting system
    • Assessing fundraising/resource mobilization strategy
    • Reviewing the programmatic strategies
    • Assessing staff capacity and establishment
    • Assessing Knowledge management strategy
    • Assessing the organizational structure
    • Assessing Partnership management structure


    3. SCOPE OF SERVICES

    3.1. Review

    Activity: Review of organizational documents, relating to the structure, finances, staff, management, history, activities, projects and policies of the NTA.

    Aim: To identify current status of the organization.

    3.2. Interviews

    Activity: Consultations with NTA management and other relevant stakeholders, either by in-person interview or phone-interviews.

    Aim: To identify current status, future challenges and individual recommendations

    3.3. Development

    Activity: Development of the Strategic Plan, consisting of the following main sections:

    • SWOT analysis
    • Organizational structure (a practical solution to the institutional framework including an internship management strategy)
    • Proposed action points from the results derived from the assessment areas proposed under the objectives (1.1)

    Aim: To have a Strategic Plan in place, containing concrete proposals for the above-mentioned topics.

    3.4. Reporting

    Activity: To provide the NTA Secretariat with monthly progress updates

    Aim: To have a solid reporting mechanism

    3.5. Presentation

    Activity: To present the Strategic Plan and the result of the review to the NTA Governing Council, the management, as well as the NTA staffs.

    Aim: To have the Strategic Plan and the proposed changes fully understood and embraced by the involved parties.

    4. QUALIFICATIONS

    In selecting the right candidate for this project, the following will be considered:

    • Expertise and experience in; institutional audit, review and strategic planning
    • Knowledge of organizational Development (desired/asset)
    • Understanding of the Non Governmental systems (desired/asset)
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the field or organizational development, organizational review and capacity assessment
    • Language skills (English)

    Bidding standards:

    The tender should be no more than 5 pages, and is expected to include;

    • Introduction
    • Background of the consultancy company
    • Proposition on how the project would be conducted
    • Proposed budget line

    CV of consultant/-s involved in the project and examples of previous work should accompany the bid.

    5. PROJECT TEAM

    The project will be headed by the consultant/- s, in collaboration with the NTA team.

    6. TIMEFRAME

    Interested applicants are requested to submit a tender as guided above in Microsoft Word, or PDF, by email (two attachments) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject title “EOI/NTA”, no later than 14th December 2016 at 5pm.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview

  • Note: Tenders at NTA will be posted on this site as and when they arise

National Taxpayers Association

  Diani Close, Off Diani Road. Off Ole Dume Road

P.O. Box 4037-00506 Nairobi, Kenya

  Phone: +245-701-946557

E-mail: info@nta.or.ke

 or fill in the form on our contact page

 

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