ActionAid – Project Coordinator for TaxEd Alliance – Education Out Loud Project.

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Job location: Johannesburg, London or Nairobi

Salary: Local Grade D

Contract type: Part-time, 3 days per week, 3 year Fixed-term Contract

The Role

ActionAid International has secured a three-year grant from Oxfam Ibis / the Global Partnership For Education funded Education Out Loud Programme to forge a Tax and Education Alliance with involving national work in Nepal, Senegal and Zambia and regional and global engagement.

The Project Coordinator will lead and manage the project’s planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to achieve the defined project objectives/outcomes in line with the approved project document. S/he will work closely with ActionAid’s International Education Programme Manager, the Head of Public Services, ActionAid’s Tax Team, the key Alliance Partners (Tax Justice Network, Global Alliance for Tax Justice, Education International and the Global Campaign for Education) and Country Project Officers from each country involved. They will represent ActionAid in engagements with regional and global partners, allies and other stakeholders.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the project budget of around $1,100,000 including monitoring compliance with contractual requirements with support from the programme, including:

  • Supporting country teams with data collection and analysis on education financing, tax justice and progressive spending and the production of policy briefs and cross-country reports.
  • Coordinating the work of the Alliance partners at global level and ensuring visibility of the work of the TaxEd Alliance in regional and International fora.
  • Supporting country teams to engage with CSOs working on other public services for advocacy on expanding the tax base.
  • Working with international and national focal points to ensure linkages between increased fair tax raising and increased public spending on the provision of quality public education.
  • Ensuring that the work being done at local level is linked to the national, regional and international campaigning (research, policy, advocacy, and public mobilization).
  • Ensuring links with other education projects within the ActionAid federation and that the project is integrated in our core education work

Who we’re looking for

The successful candidate will hold a relevant degree / Masters or post-graduate qualification or equivalent job-related experience. They will be fluent in English and fluency in French is highly desirable.  They will have experience across countries working in an international agency, particularly with managing complex projects involving multiple partners, with a strong track record of donor accounting, a good understanding of rights-based approaches and strong communication skills.

What we offer

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done. Offering a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment. At ActionAid, you can look forward to:

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • A workplace that embraces intersectional feminist principles
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Over 4 weeks holiday a year 

How to apply


Please click on the “apply” button to start the application process. Please upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Closing date: 19 February 2021

To be considered for this role, you will require the right to work in the job location at the time of appointment. You must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in London, Nairobi or Johannesburg – or have existing employment with one of the core partners in Zambia, Senegal or Nepal.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be shortlisted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice. We want to see a just, fair and sustainable world, in which everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from poverty and oppression. We work to achieve social justice and gender equality, and to eradicate poverty.

All our work is underpinned by a set of feminist leadership principles

Self-awareness, Self-care and caring for others, Dismantling bias, Inclusion, Sharing power, Responsible & transparent use of power, Accountable collaboration, Respectful feedback, Courage and Zero tolerance. 

Our commitment to safeguarding

ActionAid is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are also committed to preventing and responding to any form of sexual harassment, exploitation and child abuse and abuse of adults at-risk, whether carried out by staff/representatives or resulting from our work. ActionAid 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.





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