The Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is hiring a Communications Officer- Content & Media Relations(open to remote work ): Apply Now!!


Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a pan-African organisation and member of the Global Alliance
for Tax Justice (GATJ). We advocate for pro-poor taxation systems and the strengthening of tax
regimes to promote domestic resource mobilisation. TJNA aims to challenge harmful tax policies and
practices that favour the wealthy and those that aggravate and perpetuate inequality. Our policy
influencing enables citizens and institutions to seek fair tax systems.

About the role:

The Communications Officer (Content and Media Relations) will be responsible for developing and
implementing TJNA’s multilingual content and media relations plans in order to showcase the impact
of TJNA’s activities and programmes. The post holder will work with teams across the organisation to
oversee the timely distribution of content to the targeted network and external stakeholders to
ensure TJNA’s content receives maximum coverage.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Lead the development and implementation of a multilingual content and media relations
    plan based on TJNA’s communications strategy.
  • Lead developing key messages and policy issues and disseminating them to reach
    communication objectives.
  • Write, edit, and distribute multilingual content, including publications, press releases,
    website content, reports, policy briefs, position statements, factsheets, speeches, and other
    collateral in order to promote identified communications and advocacy issues.
  • Build and maintain a network of working relationships with key international, regional and
    national journalists, including management of a comprehensive media contacts database.
  • Act as a focal point/person for the media, including handling their inquiries.
  • Lead the development of technical content and reports for flagship events.
  • Organise roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions with the press.
  • Drive TJNA’s thought leadership by proactively keeping abreast of success stories, events
    and other potentially significant developments across the region that are relevant to TJNA’s
  • Regularly track, monitor and evaluate TJNA’s profile presence in media coverage and
    prepare regular reports on TJNA’s traction trends within the media space for TJNA’s own
    planning purposes and reporting to funders.
  • Advise and support colleagues in the Secretariat and partner organisations on media
    relations work, including internal media capacity building.

Key Accountability Areas

  • Thought Leadership
  • Content Development
  • Media Relations
  • Content Marketing

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Communications Officer, Content and Media Relations 2024
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Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate-level training and/or degree(s) in Communications,
    Media or Journalism. Postgraduate courses and/or Masters is an added advantage.
  • Membership to a professional body.

Core Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in development communications, either in a campaign, PR
    agency, media 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 content development, news and impact writing.
  • 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 synthesise 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 Meltwater, Mailchimp, Bitly, 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
  • Willing to travel about 25% of the time.

What We Can Offer

We are a small, dedicated team that is 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 salary 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 organisation 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.
  • A work environment that supports diversity and inclusivity.
  • Flexible working arrangement focused on delivery.

Vacancy Announcement

Communications Officer, Content and Media Relations 2024

How to Apply:

Does the role profile match your description? Qualified and interested candidates are requested to
submit their applications using the link below :

Communications Officer (Content & Media Relations) Applications

The closing date for applications is May 24th 2024. Due to the anticipated number of applications,
only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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