Tanzania Revenue Authority jobs-October 2015

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The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) was established under The Tanzania Revenue Authority Act (Revised Edition of 2006). The Authority is a semi-autonomous agency of the Government of Tanzania responsible for the administration of the Central Government taxes as well as several non-tax revenues.
The functions of TRA include among others, assessing, collecting and accounting for all Central Government Revenue; Administering effectively and efficiently all the revenue laws of the Central Government; Advising the Government on all matters related to fiscal policy; Promoting voluntary tax compliance; Improving the quality of services to the tax payers; Counteracting fraud and other forms of tax evasion and Producing trade statistics and publications.
TRA’s ambition is to become an efficient, customer-focused and people-centred organization comparable with its counterparts in the emerging economies. To achieve this, the Authority is basically guided by three strategic themes namely Convenience; Compliance and Continual Improvement.
TRA is seeking to recruit dynamic, strategic, experienced and qualified Tanzanians with strong credentials to fill positions in Customs and Excise and Human Resource and Administration Departments. Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians for the following positions.

Deputy Director Administration (DDA)
Position Summary
Assist the Director Human Resources and Administration (DHRA) to strategically lead the department by participating in the development and implementation of strategies, policies and procedures on Management of One Stop Boarder Posts (OSBPs), the Authority Estate, Fleet and General Administration Services for enhancement of good working environment to TRA staff, Boarder Agencies and other stakeholders.
Key responsibilities will include:
• Assist in the development and review of objectives, targets and standards, policy and procedures; with a particular emphasis on productivity and individual performance.
• Ensure that One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) are operating smoothly in keeping with the approved OSBP Policy, Agreed standards (with the stakeholders) and good practices on OSPB management.
• Develop strategy to ensure that the Authority complies with the best environmental and safety standards and relevant legislation.
• Ensure timely preparation of statement of requirements for OSBPs Management, the Authority Estate, Fleet and General Administration Services needed for smooth, effective and efficient operations.
• Manage the refurbishment and maintenance of OSBP and TRA Estate, Fleet that include Vehicles, Boats and Motor Cycles, Heavy Duty Scanners, and Generators according to approved Policy and Guidelines.
• Ensure timely preparation of statement of requirement for OSBPs, for OSBPs, TRA Estate state, fleet and general administrative services required by the Authority and monitor effective implementation.
• Ensure that complete inventories of Physical Assets covered under the scope of OSBP management and those for TRA own use are available for operational and accounting purposes.
• Perform other duties assigned the Director Human Resources and Administration.

Key qualifications, experience and competencies
• Advanced Diploma or Degree in Engineering or Architecture or Quantity Surveying or Land Management and Valuation or Transport Management or its equivalent from a recognized Higher Learning Institution or University.
• Master’s Degree in Engineering or Architecture or Quantity Surveying or Land Management and Valuation or Transport Management or Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized Higher Learning Institution or University.
• Registration with relevant Professional Bodies.
• Qualification and experience in Project Management or Real Estate Management will be an added advantage.
• Eight (8) years of work experience, four (4) of which should be at managerial level,
• Excellent analytical and budgeting skills.
• Strong leadership, Team building and Interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to manage change and risks in a reputable large size organisation.
• Effective communication skills coupled with the ability to effectively network with stakeholders.

Deputy Commissioner Trade Facilitation And Procedures (DCTFP)
Position Summary
To provide effective and efficient facilitation and control procedures; give guidance on all technical issues related to Customs procedures on issues arising due to adaptation of new technology in customs operation; advise on revision of Customs procedures so as to cope with the contemporary Customs administrative challenges and; ensure that Customs operations and procedures abided by international conventions have been ratified.
Key Responsibilities will include
• Manage and coordinate activities of Trade Facilitation and Customs procedures.
• Assist in the determination and review of Departmental policies and procedures regarding trade policy and administration, regional and international agreements, tariffs, valuations, and preferential policies.
• Assist in the determination and review of departmental policies and procedures regarding imports, exports, warehousing and transit management.
• Initiate the review and determination of departmental policies regarding ruling and dispute procedures.
• Review and recommend agents’ accreditation and other licensing arrangements.
• Initiate, and where appropriate lead meetings and seminars with stakeholders in relation to Customs services, processes and procedures aimed at enhanced trade facilitation.
• Provide technical expertise in the determination and review of departmental policies and procedures regarding management of exemptions, drawbacks, refunds and rebate systems.
• Perform other duties assigned by the Commissioner Customs and Excise.

Minimum qualifications, experience and competencies
• Advanced Diploma or Degree in Taxation, or Customs or Economics or Business Administration or Law or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or its equivalent from a recognized Higher Learning Institution or University.
• Masters’ Degree in Taxation or Customs or Economics or Business Administration or Law or International Trade or its equivalent from a recognized Higher Learning Institution or University.
• Eight (8) years of work experience, four (4) of which should be at managerial level.
• Postgraduate Diploma or Knowledge in Taxation or Customs will be an added advantage.
• Excellent analytical and budgeting skills.
• Strong leadership, Team building and Interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to manage change and risks in a reputable large size organisation.

• Effective communication skills coupled with the ability to effectively network with stakeholders.
If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV, photocopies of academic certificates and testimonials, names of three referees with their contacts, and state your current position, e-mail and telephone contacts. Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than 15th October, 2015.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the job will be negotiated with the right candidate.

The Commissioner General,

Tanzania Revenue Authority,

Sokoine Drive,

P. O. Box 11491

Dar es Salaam

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