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Policy and Engagement Consultant

Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 24 May 2020
Reference:  08-2020

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change, based in Brighton.

The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) is a growing global policy research network dedicated to improving the quality of tax policy and administration in developing countries, with a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa. It is funded principally by the UK Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and run by a global, friendly and dynamic team led by CEO Professor Mick Moore.

The Policy and Engagement Consultant will work closely with the Lead Researcher, who will assume primary responsibility for the design and implementation of the research programme.

(S)he will be responsible for: actively engaging with a wide range of DFS, digital ID, financial inclusion, tax policy, and tax administration stakeholders during research design and implementation; and, communicating the research results in ways that will maximise the likelihood of adoption of policy recommendations.

This work will build upon several assets produced by a global Working Group, including a research agenda, literature review, expert data base, DFS tax calculator tool, and mobile money tax country dashboard, among others. This position provides a unique opportunity for someone with a good understanding of digital financial and identification technologies to influence taxation administration and public policy in a manner that will advance both: taxation equity and efficiency; and, financial inclusion.

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