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Program Officer – Fiscal Justice


Opportunity and Equity Program Manager






The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

The vision of Open Society-Africa is to build a globally respected, vibrant, and integrated Africa, characterized by democratic governance, sustainable development, and economic systems that deliver more just, inclusive, and accountable outcomes with and for the people and the environment in Africa.

In pursuit of this vision, Open Society-Africa’s mission is to deepen people-generated democracy, accountable governance, and inclusive development in Africa through strategic and participatory grantmaking and by strengthening gender justice.




The Program Officer – Fiscal Justice is an individual contributor role reporting directly to the Opportunity and Equity Program Manager and is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants, development of strategies for the portfolio and maintaining relationships with grantees and key contacts. The role provides the program with technical and administrative services relating to projects/grants and program administration and implementation as well as a variety of support in the area of information collection.

The Program Officer – Fiscal Justice represents the foundation in the public and makes decisions on the allocation of funds according to the strategy within their portfolio.


As a Program Officer – Fiscal Justice at Open Society-Africa, you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering fiscal justice work in a multi-country context.
  • Supporting research, knowledge creation and management on economic policies and more specifically on fiscal justice.
  • This work includes strengthening African and global connections, including helping to link civil society, research, and movements to build political pressure momentum against illicit financial flows.
  • Budgeting
  • External Communications and Advocacy
  • Internal Communications
  • Project Management
  • Research and Recommendations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Grantmaking to Individuals
  • Grantmaking to Organizations
  • Knowledge Management



Analytical Processes, Assessment, Planning and Organizing, Presentation Skills, Reporting, and Writing Skills.




Advancing Diversity and Inclusion, Expertise, Getting the Right Things Done, Leading Change, Managing Time and Money, Strategic Thinking, Working Well with OSF Colleagues, and Working Well with Others.



Postgraduate degree.




  • Substantial work experience, including proficiency in field of expertise.
  • Minimum number years of relevant working experience—7 years.
  • The candidate should have experience in managing continental networks working on development finance, illicit financial flows, debt and tax justice.
  • Experience in managing large grants and fluid partnerships is crucial.
  • Practical knowledge on the intersectionality between economic policy and gender is crucial.


If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV via Formstack by Friday, 7 October 2022. We look forward to learning more about you.


Only shortlisted candidates will receive a response. Open Society-Africa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.