3 Fresher Officer Board Affairs Policy and Rulings Job Placements – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Organisation: Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Supervisor Board
Affairs, Policy and Rulings
 Job Code: HRM/062/600
 
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
Board Affairs Policy and Rulings will give legal advice to both internal and
external stakeholders, draft contracts/agreements and participate in the
amendment of URA policies and tax laws in order to streamline the flow of URA
business
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Interpret Tax Laws, case Laws, & provide Legal opinions after
conducting Legal research
  • Receive and review request for legal
    opinions, internalize, and appreciate the facts; document and solicit
    further information from sender where necessary.
  • Carry out legal research and make the
    analysis/opinion/interpret, and submit to AC BA, P&R or CLSBA for
    review
  • Effect the necessary changes, if any
    following feedback from the AC BA, P&R and submit the final opinion to
    the originating office
Draft contracts/agreements for supplies, services, works goods,
tenancies, purchase agreements, & consultancies to URA as well as MOUs and
staff bonding agreements to create binding legal relationships to curtail
possible future mishaps that may arise out of the relationships:
  • Peruse through instructions and
    accompanying documents, prepare and submit draft contracts to the AC BA,
    P&R for review and input.
  • Effect the necessary changes made by AC
    BA, P&R and print draft contract and forward draft to PDU for onward
    transmission to the service provider for their comments.
  • Prepare and submit to CLSBA for review and
    signature, a letter to the Solicitor General’s office for contracts that
    require approval of the Solicitor General
  • Upon approval by the Solicitor General and
    review by the service provider, prepare the final contract and send to PDU
    for onward submission to the service provider and URA Board Secretary and
    Commissioner General for signature
Facilitate the acquisition process and obtaining of land titles for URA
properties in order to protect URA’s interests:
  • Receive instructions from
    AC-Administration/CCS, Study the URA property portfolio and initiate the
    process of property acquisition, application for titles and secure
    relevant signatures & recommendations
  • Request for application and inspection
    fees, and any other fees incidental to land registration, effect payments,
    lodge applications with secretary of DLB (District Land Board) and arrange
    with secretary of the DLB to have land inspected by Area Land Committee
    and account for the funds
  • Follow up and obtain offers for titles
    from District Land Officers, submit for approval, forward to Land
    Registration Department for preparation of titles, ensure that title is
    actually made and make follow ups on the land.
  • Prepare and lodge caveats to protect
    threatened properties.
  • Prepare for, answer and document responses
    to any audit queries arising therefrom
Facilitate policy reviews and amendments process to streamline decision
making and the running of URA business:
  • Receive and respond to requests to
    participate in policy reviews and give legal guidance on policy drafting
    and amendments
  • Receive the text drafts from client
    departments and undertake legislative drafting
  • Initiate policy amendments arising from
    lessons learnt from court cases



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue Authority
    (URA) Officer Board Affairs Policy and Rulings jobs should hold Bachelor’s degrees in Law from
    recognized Universities
  • Possession
    of Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Certificate
    of enrolment as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda
  • Training
    in Contract Drafting and Negotiations
  • Training
    in Legislative Drafting
  • Training
    in Taxation
  • Institute
    of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  • Two or more years’ experience in legal practice and in-house legal counsel in
    a recognized and busy organization
  • Knowledge of Drafting Contracts and
    Agreements
  • Previous
    experience in providing legal advice
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of the applicable laws in Uganda
  • Knowledge
    of the legal dynamics in Uganda
  • Ability
    to interpret tax laws, including mediation and expertise in Policy making
  • Self
    –motivation with ability to draft advocacy policies and offer advice on
    general tax laws; and regulatory analysis/compliance in tax laws.
  • Excellent
    English communicator in both written and verbal skill
  • Skilled
    legal researcher with ability to use computer-based and non-computer-based
    legal, technical, and scientific research
  • Possession
    of strong negotiation and networking skills
  • 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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