Officer Compliance Job Opportunities – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Job Title:      Officer Compliance
Organisation: Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Nakawa, Kampala,
Reports to: Supervisor
Job Code: HRM/052/600
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
Compliance will implement the staff compliance function and monitor adherence
to the URA operational standards, policies and practices to enhance staff
Key Duties and
Conduct compliance policy reviews for URA user departments to identify
risks and make recommendations for improvement in compliance.
  • Work closely with policy owners to obtain
    policy documents and Participate in the preparation of the compliance
    review plan
  • Draft the planning memo for entry and exit
    meetings and submit to the line supervisor for review
  • Document findings during the compliance
    review and prepare a compliance review report
Monitor outstanding Compliance queries in the Electronic Audit System
to facilitate their timely response, implementation and closure:
  • Sensitize action owners in the various
    departments in the use of the Electronic Audit System
  • Follow up on query management activities
    as performed by compliance officers on a monthly basis to facilitate
    timely and accurate closure or conclusion of queries
  • Monitor query updates made by the action
    owners in the electronic audit system for appropriateness to enable
Carry out Integrity and Code of Conduct sensitizations across the
organization to enhance adherence and promotion of compliance.
  • Prepare presentation materials for use
    during the sensitizations including power point presentations, brochures
    and other stationary etc.
  • Draft communications for integrity
    sensitizations with the scheduled URA stations
  • Sensitize staff on the code of conduct and
    integrity requirements
  • Draft a report on the concerns that arise
    out of the sensitization engagements and submit to the line supervisor for
    further management.
Conduct stakeholder engagement to enhance stakeholder relations for
future collaboration
  • Work closely with the respective
    stakeholders identified to share objectives and highlights of the
  • Draft Memos and agendas for the
    stakeholder engagements and forward to the supervisor for approval
  • Draft stakeholder engagement reports
    highlighting concerns raised and propose way forward

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue
    Authority (URA) Officer Compliance job placement should possess Bachelor’s
    degrees in any business related
    course from a recognized University.
  • Possession of a post Graduate qualification in a related discipline is desired
  • Any
    other additional qualification or Training in a related discipline.
  • Special
    training in law or Law Enforcement
  • At least three years’ experience in compliance management related function, in a
    reputable organization.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Tax Laws, Leadership
    Codes, Police Act, the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and Labor
  • Knowledge
    of policy formulation and reviews.
  • Knowledge
    of the Risk Management Framework
  • Knowledge
    of the Laws of Uganda.
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Strong
    report writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency
    in the use of computing applications for research and reporting.
  • Ability
    to conduct training and supervision of a team of professional staff.
  • Well-developed
    conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good
    Presentation and negotiation capability.
  • 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
, ‘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
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