Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a Pan-African research and advocacy organisation established in 2007 and a member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ). It is a network of 31 members spanning 16 African countries. TJNA advocates for pro-poor tax policies and the strengthening of tax systems to promote domestic resource mobilisation (DRM). TJNA plays a leading role in global coalitions committed to tackling global tax avoidance and evasion, curbing Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs), and achieving fundamental reforms of the current global financial architecture.
In 2017 TJNA marks 10 since its formation having grown rapidly and its work gaining visibility across the continent. TJNA is currently implementing its third institutional Strategic Plan with a focus on growing the capacity of member organisations to implement tax justice activities. This implies a bigger budget, increased human resources to manage projects, an increase in number and geographical scope of activities.
It is in this regard that the TJNA Secretariat is planning to review its internal policies and develop new guidelines in line with recommendations from the 2016 internal audit report.
The main objective is to review the internal policies already in place and develop new ones to fill in the gaps identified during the 2016 internal audit report and other project audits conducted since July 2016. The policies to be reviewed include human resources, travel, finance, procurement, conflict of interest, anti-fraud, gender relations in the workplace, code of ethics and conduct, HIV/AIDS and partnerships and external relations. These policies will be enhanced with clearer procedures to guide day to day implementation. Provisions will further be updated to match the current organogram and the type and number of transactions at the secretariat. The new policies to be developed include Information and Communications Technology, membership recruitment and internship.
Scope of Work
For further details on the scope of work, methodology and outline of proposals, please see http://bit.ly/2rUNNCc.
Expected duration of the assignment
The task is expected to be completed within eight (8) weeks from the date of signing of the contract. The Consultant, therefore, is required to prepare and submit the entire plan in a way that allows the achievement of all deliverables within the 8-weeks period.
Firms or consultants should possess expertise in institutional governance, human resources, law, as well as expertise and prior consulting background in the non-governmental sector and shall work closely with the TJNA secretariat. To the extent possible, all of the TJNA staff should be involved in all aspects of the tasks ahead to ensure ownership of the work and build its capacity.
Interested consultants and firms should:
- Demonstrate technical expertise and qualifications in areas closely related to internal policies and technical assistance to civil society/non-governmental organisations
- Provide information on similar assignments, particularly assignments that demonstrate capacity to work with a regional organisation
- Be abreast with trends in the development sector with a particular focus to the African context
- Demonstrate expertise in ICT frameworks to govern automation of processes within civil society organisations/non-governmental organisations
- Have requisite skills to facilitate discussions and forge consensus
- Demonstrate ability to draft clear, concise and comprehensive internal policies or related documents
- Demonstrate ability to customise best practice to the specific context of an organisation.
Submission of proposals
The potential consultants must submit the Technical and Financial proposals in two (2) separate electronic files to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Wednesday 22 June, 2017 clearly labeled as follows:
- Technical Proposal (please refer to Annex 1 for what should be included in the technical proposal
- Financial Proposal (please refer to Annex 2 for what should be included in the technical proposal).