Call for Consultancy to Develop a Feminist Taxation Framework Guide

Deadline: 25th September, 2020

Introduction

The Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ) is a Southern-led growing international tax justice coalition. Comprising five regional networks collectively representing hundreds of organisations including civil society, climate activists, trade unions, economic researchers, anti-corruption groups and women’s rights organisations (WROs), who together take collective action for greater transparency, democratic oversight and redistribution of wealth in national and global tax systems.

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a feminist-Pan-African leadership development organization that was founded in 1985 by a group of visionary African women in the United Kingdom but later relocated to Africa with headquarters in Kampala, Uganda. Their work is rooted in feminist principles and beliefs guided by the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists which define their leadership development programme and movement building activities. AMwA provides strategic direction in key Pan-African networks including NGO CSW Africa, Solidarity for African Women’s Rights and the Gender Is My Agenda Campaign. AMwA also has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. AMwA envisions a world in which African women are politically, economically and socially autonomous and are champions of change in their lives and society. Their mission is to strengthen the individual and collective leadership of African women, forming strategic partnerships, to tackle patriarchy and attain gender equality and women’s empowerment for a just and secure Africa.

Purpose of the Assignment

The feminist taxation framework guide on ‘What a gender-responsive taxation framework looks like – the case of Uganda’ for tax justice and gender justice advocates will be used when challenging the IFIs’ role in shaping tax systems. It will demonstrate how to link a global advocacy issue to a national framework in a way that is useful for influencing both in country and international spaces that they already engage in like the Financing for Development Process, the OECD, etc.

This guide will be practical enough to be taken forward by tax justice and gender justice advocates to contribute to changing tax landscape from a feminist perspective and to challenge the IFIs’ role in shaping it. There has been a challenge of bridging IFF work to national contexts and this will provide a feminist model of how this is realistically done.

Required Qualification, Skills and Competencies

GATJ and AMwA invite eligible and qualified individuals to indicate their interest in providing their services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services giving a description of similar assignments undertaken.

Education
The individual must hold a Degree in Development Studies, Gender and Development, Economics and or Monitoring and Evaluation or any other related field from a recognized university or have other relevant experience into research, economic and women’s rights.

Experience, Skills, and other attributes
• At least 5 years relevant experience in women’s rights and feminist research on macroeconomic policies.
• Fluency in English is required, added advantage if the candidate has a working understanding of French.

Duration of Assignment

The assignment will be undertaken for 10 non-consecutive days, from the date of contracting but before end of the year 2020.

Application Process

Interested applicants should send all the requirements by e-mail only, to: caroline@globaltaxjustice.org and copy roosje@womankind.uk and leah@akinamamawaafrika.org before 25th September, 2020.

The subject line of the email should state: Development of Feminist Taxation Framework.

NOTE: Only candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted.

Download PDF for Terms of Reference and further details about the application process.