The Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ)’s Tax and Gender Working Group (TGWG) is looking for a consultant / pair of consultants to review its current advocacy strategy and develop the new one for the next five-year period (2024-2028).
We welcome applications from Global South feminist professionals with experience in strategy development, a robust understanding of contemporary tax justice debates and a background in fiscal justice advocacy for women’s rights. If interested, please submit your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org until 15 May 2023.
Read the full terms of reference and application process below or download them here.
Terms of Reference
The Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ) was formed to coordinate the growing international tax justice movement, with a mission focused on campaigning and mobilising. Owned and directed by its autonomous regional networks, the Southern-lead structure of GATJ enables a range of perspectives and experience to be represented, including from southern movements and smaller organisations. This is a key added value and power of the Global Alliance: connecting and amplifying national and regional campaigns for progressive and redistributive taxation to finance sustainable development and the provision of adequate public services for all.
GATJ established the Tax and Gender Working Group (TGWG) in 2016 to provide a space for its members and committed partners to engage directly in its campaign and policy advocacy work on tax and gender issues. The aim of this working group is to strengthen the global integration of tax and gender justice organisations, as well as broaden participation in GATJ’s work by working closely with GATJ regional networks, WROs, global trade unions, INGOs and civil society organisations. It is a powerful collective, fostering collaboration across women’s rights, gender equality and tax justice movements to achieve social and economic change.
Following the first advocacy strategy plan developed in 2018, the Tax and Gender Working Group has grown and proven to be a key and vibrant platform through which representatives from over 30 countries share good practice, expertise, advocacy strategies and build each other’s capacity. Within four years, the working group has been able to elevate and accelerate the agenda for tax justice for women’s rights, articulating tax justice as a pressure point and key opportunity to advance women’s equal access to and control over financial and natural resources. The members advocate collaboratively for global and national reform of regressive tax and fiscal policies and decision-making processes and the recognition and redistribution of unpaid care work that is currently disproportionately shouldered by women.
GATJ seeks to commission a consultant or pair of consultants to conduct a comprehensive review of the advocacy strategy of its Tax and Gender Working Group.
The assignment would entail two main tasks:
- Conduct a limited stakeholder consultation with TGWG group members, allies, and other relevant stakeholders working in areas relevant to tax justice and gender equality to assess and review the 2017-2022 TGWG advocacy strategy and its implementation;
- Develop a new five-year TGWG advocacy strategy (2024-2028), including revised terms of reference and theory of change for the flagship global days of action on tax justice for women’s rights campaign.
- A narrative report summarising the consultation process, highlighted results, detailing main findings in a structured manner with emphasis on the achievements and recommendations for the new TGWG strategy and TORs;
- Revised TGWG advocacy strategy including outline of approaches to campaigning, policy advocacy, networking, capacity-building, research, fundraising, impact and activities;
- Revised TGWG terms of reference including structure, planning and processes, and capacity building plan;
- Theory of change with recommendations of practical activities and target audience for the campaign on tax justice for women’s rights.
|Phases||Period (2023)||Estimated Length of Activity|
|Pre-consultation: Define methodology, consultation processes and groups, clarify outputs||June – July 2023||10 days|
|Consultation||July – Aug||10 days|
|Analysis and report writing||Aug – Sept||30 days|
|Presentation, discussion of options and finalisation of deliverables||Oct – Nov||10 days|
- The exact number of days for the consultancy will be defined in consultation with the commissioned consultant. However, GATJ expects that the work could be completed within 60 days, spread over the five months indicated on the above timeline.
- This job will be conducted entirely virtually and no travel is required. GATJ will support logistics and cover the cost of interpretations for the virtual consultations, where needed. All deliverables are to be produced in English and GATJ will cover the cost of translation of final products, where needed.
- We are seeking to appoint a feminist consultant / pair of feminist consultants with experience in strategy development related to economic justice, tax justice, power analysis, intersectional feminist advocacy and campaigning, women’s human rights, and movement building.
- Experience of working in economic justice for women’s rights and gender equality in Global South contexts is required.
- Knowledge of feminist tax justice issues and acquaintance with the work of the Tax and Gender Working Group are strong advantages.
- The consultant(s) should also demonstrate strong communication, writing and analytical skills, including the ability to map core issues of tax justice and gender equality.
- Fluency in English is necessary. Good knowledge of Spanish and French are desirable but not required.
- Applications from Global South feminists are highly encouraged.
Interested applicants should submit a proposal comprising:
- A proposed work plan of no more than 3 pages in total resuming the key methodological considerations for the consultancy, the anticipated number of days for each phase and the expected consultancy budget;
- A letter of motivation explaining how the candidate(s) meet(s) the profile specification, with references to a portfolio of previous work.
- Individual CV/resume(s).
Proposals should be sent by email, with the subject ‘TGWG – Strategy Review Consultancy’ to email@example.com by 23:59 CET on Monday, 15 May 2023.
GATJ will review all applications, and expects to notify the shortlisted candidate(s) in early June 2023 with a view to make an appointment by mid-June 2023.