8 No Experience Fresher Officer Prosecution Job Opportunities – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Job Title:    Officer Prosecution  (8 No Experience Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About URA:

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
  • Refer the case files back to the investigators for further investigation where the need arises.
  • Appear in courts of law and record proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Carry out 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 applicant for the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Officer Prosecution job opportunity must hold an honors Bachelor’s degree of Laws from a recognized University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Certificate of enrollment as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda
  • Possession of a valid Practicing Certificate
  • Knowledge in tax laws and court practices
  • Knowledge in dealing with criminal proceedings
  • The incumbent must have strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • S/he should have good Presentation skills
  • The Incumbent should have good communication skills with an excellent command of the English language – both spoken and written
  • S/he should be a good team player
  • S/he should have an impeccable record of integrity


Desirable Requirements

  • Experience handling litigation in a large organization or profound Law Firm
  • Experience in prosecution /criminal proceedings
  • Experience dealing with the court processes and protocols


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 15th May 2021


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