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Oxfam IBIS is looking for a Senior Tax and Extractives Specialist




Lørdag, 23. december 2017 - 12:00
Senior Tax and Extractives Specialist

Oxfam IBIS is looking for a dedicated specialist within taxation/domestic resource mobilization, extractive industries and pro-poor public spending that can add significant value to Oxfam IBIS’ profile and results achievement within these strategic areas of intervention. The successful candidate will be co-responsible for further developing Oxfam IBIS’ evidence, knowledge, strategies, and concrete tools on progressive taxation, progressive public spending, and on extractive industries, including focus on human rights, FPIC, and environmental protection. The Tax and Extractives Specialist will play a key role in capacity building of Oxfam staff and partner organisations and supporting programmes in achieving concrete results on the ground, and linking these efforts to policy and legal influencing at the regional and international levels, in EU and in Denmark. 
In addition, the Tax and Extractives Specialist will have key tasks in delivering policy briefs, research, news articles and organising conferences and multi-stakeholder meetings with e.g. politicians, private sector, civil society, Danish embassies and governments in coordination with colleagues at Oxfam IBIS Headquarters and relevant Oxfam Knowledge Hubs and other networks.

Oxfam IBIS has worked with international development for more than 50 years, and is now part of the Oxfam confederation, probably the world’s most influential INGO’s and known for development programmes in 70+ countries, for being an efficient humanitarian actor and for its high-end capacity to analyze, communicate and influence.
Oxfam IBIS is in a growth scenario and has a strong track record and huge potential for making a significant difference in our strategic priority areas. Oxfam IBIS works Africa and Latin America focusing on three thematic areas: Education for Active Citizenship; Economic and Social Justice; and Peacebuilding, Rights and Inclusion with a strong focus on gender and youth and a rights based approach. Further Oxfam IBIS is building a new humanitarian programme.

The Senior Private Sector Liaison will refer to the International Programme Director and be part of and coordinate closely with Oxfam IBIS’ team on Economic and Social Justice. The successful candidate will also coordinate closely with the Deputy Secretary General, Oxfam’s private sector network, the Tax and Extractive Industry specialist, Programme managers for Africa & LAC and Oxfam’s country offices in Kenya and Ghana. There will also be close collaboration with corporate fundraisers and communication officers.

Key responsibilities and tasks
  • Support Oxfam country programmes in advocacy for specific policy and/or legal changes related to domestic revenue generation and redistribution of taxation and extractives and linking influencing between the local, national, regional, and international levels.
  • Co-responsible for making evidence and tools on tax and extractives available to programme interventions, multi-stakeholder dialogue and national and global policy influencing.
  • Delivering high-end capacity development on tax and extractives to very different audiences, including partner organizations, Oxfam staff and allies at country level, internationally and in Denmark.
  • Responsible for delivering policy briefs, news articles etc. within focus areas of the position. 


  • Relevant education and a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience.
  • In depth knowledge of tax systems, corporate tax, progressive and regressive taxation, tax havens and capital flight. Solid knowledge on national and international anti-corruption and transparency policies and standards and the SDG agenda.
  • In depth knowledge on extractive industries, and the economic, social, political, environmental and human rights related challenges related to the field.
  • Profound understanding and knowledge of the need for increasing domestic resource mobilization and reinvesting in pro-poor social spending in developing countries.
  • Documented experience from advocacy activities in developing countries, internationally and in Denmark. Capacity to work in multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural teams and networks and engage in collective strategy development and influencing initiatives.
  • Fluency in Danish and English. Strong language skills in Spanish and French will be considered an advantage. 

Conditions for the employment
The work place will be in Copenhagen at Oxfam IBIS’ headquarters. Travel of up to 40 days per year can be expected.

Salary and working conditions is based on present collective agreement with a salary scale between 35.353 DKK and 48.872 DKK including pension and pay supplement. Pay grading will be based on the level of experience.

Starting date: February 1st, 2018 or earlier.

For further information about the position, please contact Deputy Secretary General Lars Koch on mail [email protected]

Please submit your application via the ‘send application’ button and include your motivation letter and CV.
Application deadline: December 11th 2017 at 12.00. Expected interview date: December 21st, 2017.

Please note that only applications received using the link provided will be taken into consideration.
Applicants must be nationals of a European Union member State or have a valid work permit for the European Union.
Oxfam IBIS is committed to equal employment opportunities and we therefore encourage everybody – irrespective of age, gender and of religious, sexual, national or ethnic affiliation – to apply for this position.

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