Supervisor Forensic Investigations URA Careers – Uganda Revenue Authority

Organisation: Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager Forensic
 Job Code: HRM/041/601
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 Supervisor
Forensic Investigations will manage the forensic document examination
procedures, digital device seizures, extractions and analysis of information
contained therein and report findings in support of investigation cases related
to tax fraud.
Key Duties and
Plan for the forensics laboratory resources as well as operational
resources ensuring adequate resources for the execution of tasks at hand:
  • Plan for laboratory consumables and make
    annual projections for hardware replacements as well as software and
    license renewals
  • Review operations checklists as part of
    the planning team to determine operational resources for field operations.
  • Oversee the digital forensic and
    cybercrime response efforts (seizures).
  • Make post operation field reports as part
    of the evidence trail in preparation for prosecution.
Give guidance to forensics examiners in the extraction, processing and
analysis of information to support investigations:
  • Assign tasks to forensics examiners and
    analysts for both internal and referred cases to the laboratory.
  • Ensure forensic procedures are followed to
    the later to avoid procedural backlashes during litigation
  • Interpret and review forensics analysts’
    reports and ensure non-technical reports for users are prepared to aid the
    financial crime investigations
Report about the findings and prepare teams to support the litigation
process as expert witnesses in tax fraud and related cases:
  • Form and articulate expert opinions based
    on forensic analysis
  • Produce oral and written reports
    presenting complex technical matters clearly and concisely
  • Follow through technical reports detailing
    how the computer evidence was discovered and all of the steps taken during
    the retrieval process
  • Provide expert testimony in depositions,
    trials and other proceedings regarding the evidence collected which may
    include a presentation of visual aids
Carry out post forensic investigations activities to support the
forensic investigations findings and build internal capacity for the forensics
  • Support the on-going investigations by
    communicating the progress and any issues of all forensic support requests
    in the laboratory
  • Provide technical insights to fellow
    investigators on immerging trends in the digital forensics field.
  • Research on new methodologies and digital
    forensic technology trends in the industry
Drive system architecture decisions and lead projects from concept
through the release process:
  • Be the innovator of solutions, systems and applications supporting
    investigation initiatives with the aim of giving investigators a
    competitive edge against tax fraudsters.
  • Train and mentored junior programmers in
    programming methodologies and best practices

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue
    Authority (URA) Supervisor Forensic Investigations job placement should
    hold Bachelor’s degrees in
    either; Information Technology, Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
  • ACE
  • Possession
    of Certificate in (Access Data), EnCE or equivalent digital forensic
    training is an added advantage
  • Certification
    in Ethical Computer Hacking is desired
  • Additional
    training in Information Security, Networking A+ is desired
  • At
    least three (3) years’ experience in digital forensics or related
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in computer programing
  • Proven
    leadership experience
  • Knowledge
    of tax laws and digital forensic tools and procedures
  • Extensive
    knowledge of commercial and open source software/database engineering
    tools, design techniques, CASE tools and security standards
  • Excellent
    communication skills.
  • Be
    a proven leader and innovator
  • Excellent
    problem solving abilities
  • The
    incumbent should have the ability to work in teams
  • Highly
    analytical and a Critical thinker with attention to small detail
  • 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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