Uganda Revenue Authority Jobs – Litigation Officer

Job Title: Litigation Officer
Job Code: HRM/060/602
Reports To: Supervisor Litigation
Organisation: Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Job Summary: To provide and monitor litigation services in cases arising from the implementation of the Income Tax & VAT laws in line with the departmental guidelines and relevant laws.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Represent URA in Courts of Law/Tax Appeals Tribunal in all cases assigned by the AC.
·         Investigate and carry out legal research on all cases/matters as directed by the AC and other officers.
·         Draft pleadings and other documents in accordance with Departmental instructions, and laws applicable.
·         Generate reports on all legal issues that arise out of and/or related to tax laws. Court cases and other URA transactions in accordance with, the HRMM, Professional Ethics, and Relevant laws.
·         Interview and brief witnesses on court/Tribunal/Arbitration court procedures and practices in line with the Evidence Act and Professional Ethics.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         An Honors Bachelor LLB degree
·         Diploma in Legal Practice
·         Enrolment as an Advocate
·         Membership to professional Law Associations is an added advantage
·         At least two (2) years’ experience in Legal Practice in Large Organizations, Corporate entities or in private practice.
·         Knowledge of and experience in taxation litigation and employment laws will be added advantage
Personal Character & Abilities:
·         A positive and confident attitude
·         Strategic thinking and analytical skills coupled with the ability to develop best practices in the litigation function.
·         Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
·         Assertive, mature and foresighted
·         A team leader with high level of integrity
·         Ability to develop and coach others
·         Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying and understanding the implications of new information
·         Problem Sensitivity and Solving: The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and proposing effective solutions.
NOTE:
1. The maximum age limit for this Job Position is 35 years
2. Male candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Please visit URA Experienced Workers website by clicking link below and follow instructions on creating an account and thereafter apply online by filling out the form.
The completed Job Application Forms should be submitted on line by 11:59 pm of
Friday 5th April 2013.
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