5 Fresher URA Officer Litigation Jobs – Uganda Revenue Authority

Organisation: Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Supervisor Litigation
Job Code: HRM/061/600
About URA:
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda Revenue Authority
Statute of 1991 and set up in September of the same year as a central body for
assessment and collection of specified revenue, to administer and enforce the
laws relating to such revenue and to provide for related matters. This statute
incorporated all the laws that were in force then regarding tax collection. The
new organization (URA) amalgamated the three tax administration departments
that were responsible for all the taxes collected by the Central Government of
Job Summary: The Officer Litigation will represent the
Authority in Courts of Law and Tax Appeals Tribunal and report on all cases
handled so as to safeguard the organization’s interests.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will represent URA in Courts of
    Law, Tax Appeals Tribunal in all cases assigned in order to safeguard URA
  • Conduct legal research on all cases / matters
    as instructed to provide a basis of discussion of the case.
  • Draft pleadings and other documents / reports
    that arise out of related tax laws, court cases and other transactions to
    inform the basis for URA’s decision.
  • Regularly interview and brief witnesses on Court,
    Tribunal / Arbitration Proceedings and Practices to prepare them for court
    proceedings to enable sufficient presentation of evidence.
  • Provide Legal Opinions on the various
    subjects/areas of interests as requested by clients so as to facilitate
    rightful decision making
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue
    Authority (URA) Officer Litigation jobs should at least hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Law from a recognized University
  • Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in
    Legal Practice
  • Be an enrolled as an advocate of the High
    Court of Uganda
  • Specialized Training in Tax Law and Tax
    Practice or general Tax Administration is desired
  • A minimum of two years’ experience handling
    litigation/Prosecutions in a large organization or busy law firm
  • Previous experience in providing legal advice
    to institutions
  • Familiarity with the court processes and
  • Laws and regulations of Uganda and EAC
  • Professional Ethics and the Laws
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong court advocacy skills
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in the use
    of computer applications for report writing and research (Knowledge of MS
    Office required)
  • Working knowledge of procurement laws, tax
    law and criminal prosecutions
  • Excellent command of the English language –
    both spoken and written
  • Good team player and good negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Good research skills
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply
online by visiting the website below. Please go to Careers and follow the link
‘CAREERS EXPERIENTIAL HIRING’ to view detailed job description of the roles and
responsibilities and other required competencies as well as apply for the above
job opportunities. Please create your online profiles if you are doing this for
the first time or enter login details if you have an existing URA career
account (Not TIN / tax account).
Note: The list of shortlisted and successful
candidates will be published on the URA website.
Academic documents for the successful
candidates will be vetted and background checks conducted before they are
considered for appointment into the Authority. Any applicants found with forged
academic documents will be charged in the courts of law.
Deadline: Wednesday, 6th April 2016 at 11:59pm

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