Officer Compliance Job Opportunities - Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)


Job Title:      Officer Compliance
Organisation: Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Nakawa, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Supervisor Compliance
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 compliance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
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 conclusion
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 engagements
  • 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 Experience:
  • 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 Laws.
  • 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 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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