2 Fresher Officer Prosecution Jobs – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Organisation: Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Supervisor
Prosecution
 Job Code: HRM/061/601
 
About US:
The 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 Uganda.
Job Summary: The Officer
Prosecution will represent the Organization in Courts of Law and Tax Appeals
Tribunal, Interpret tax and Case Laws to ensure that URA is ably represented in
courts of law and enforcement of tax laws.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Represent the Organization in Courts of Law in criminal matters to
ensure compliance with tax laws, URA policies and procedures
  • Review cases from internal clients with
    the view of determining whether a criminal tax case is established
  • Carry out direct investigations.
  • Prosecute criminal cases.
  • Follow up action on court orders with
    internal clients and report back to the line manager
Carry out due diligence on civil and criminal cases before court to
ensure compliance with tax laws, URA policies and procedures:
  • Discuss, review and analyze reports with
    internal clients to clarify instructions and appreciate the merits of
    cases arising from their respective Divisions.
  • Obtain reports from the relevant Division
    to appreciate the facts of the case.
  • Conduct Legal Research on all cases /
    matters assigned
  • Carry out risk analysis on all cases
    received from the internal clients or cases before courts of law and
    submit reports to line supervisor.
Draft Pleadings and other documents / reports that arise out of related
tax laws, court cases and other transactions to ensure that URA is ably
represented in courts of law:
  • Draft weekly reports of new cases,
    judgments /orders and submit to the administrative officer and line
    supervisor.
  • Review plaintiff’s documents and
    precedents of similar nature and drafts defense to match the context of
    each case.
  • Discuss pleadings with line
    supervisor/manager and seek approval before filing in courts of law.
Interview and brief witnesses on Court, Tribunal / Arbitration
Proceedings and prepare them to testify in court:
  • Meet AC-LIT, the MGR and supervisor under
    whose jurisdiction a case falls to discuss and agree the material
    witnesses required in the case.
  • Review cases and identify the
    documents/evidence required from the various witnesses.
  • Meet material witnesses, interview them
    and prepare them for court appearance.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue
    Authority (URA) Officer Prosecution career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degrees of Laws from
    recognized University
  • Post
    Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Certificate
    of enrolment as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda
  • Specialized
    Training in Tax Law and Tax Practice is desired
  • Specialized
    training in Criminal law
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in handling criminal matters/
    prosecution related work in a large organization or profound Law Firm
  • Familiarity
    with the court processes and protocols
  • Knowledge
    in tax laws and court practices
  • Thorough
    knowledge of the procedural requirements of prosecution law and
    practice
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of the legal field and prosecution procedures
  • Highly analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent
    presentation skills
  • Excellent
    communication skills with an excellent command of the English language –
    both spoken and written
  • Good
    team player
  • An
    impeccable record of integrity
  • Age: Between 28-38 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA
should apply online by visiting the website below. Please go to Careers link, Click
Here
, ‘CAREERS -> EXPERIENTIAL HIRING -> Login (If new, register,
else continue)’ to view detailed job description of the roles and
responsibilities and other required competencies. All applicants are required
to scan and attach copies of the required academic documents only e.g.
Transcript, O’ Level, A’ level, Degree certificates. Each attachment should not
exceed a limit of 1 MB and ONLY Portable Document Format (pdf) are allowed.
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: 17th October 2017 at
11:59pm
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