20 Customs Officer Job Opportunities – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Organisation: Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: In-Charge or
Station Head
Job Code: HRM/023/600
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 Customs
Officer will primarily implement customs operations and provide support to
customs clients at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) station to facilitate international
trade and revenue collection.
Key Duties and
Conduct verification of consignments and write a descriptive
Verification Account to guide the assessment of customs taxes payable:
  • Check and verify the quantity, quality,
    weight, country of origin and other applicable details about the goods
  • Write detailed descriptive verification
    account indicating the findings from the verification process to guide
    valuation and tax assessment
  • Upload the Verification account onto the
    system to enable access by the Valuation/Assessment Officer
  • Secure and submit samples to the
    Valuation/Assessment Officer. 
Assess taxes payable and advise the clients on the payment process to
enable collection:
  • Vet documents provided by the
    clients/taxpayers against physical goods to ascertain truthfulness in the
    declarations made to determine tax payable
  • Ascertain tax payable following appropriate
    Tax Assessment Methodology
  • Generate a Payment Registration Notice
    (PRN) or an amendment reflecting additional tax to be paid based on
    findings from the physical verification
Confirm compliance of clients/taxpayers to all requirements and release
goods for exit:
  • Check and review the documents to
    ascertain completeness and accuracy to confirm the right attachments and
    taxes paid
  • Access/Recall the entry into the system,
    trigger select control, take appropriate action, generate a release order
    and Exit Note for the Client
Facilitate Transit monitoring and transit exit process to control
dumping of goods:
  • Receive and vet Customs declarations from
    Clearing Agents and generate a Transit document (T1)
  • Inspect to confirm that Trucks have the
    necessary qualifications to do transit (Transit Goods License, ), write a
    Sight Account and generate transit documents
  • Receive and vet the accompanying documents
    (T1, Road User Recharge, etc) to confirm suitability
  • Compare contents of the documents against
    the physical truck (including its status of the seal, truck itself)
  • Endorse the T1 document,
    validate/terminate it in the system to generate Validation Reference
  • Capture all the details in the Manual
  • Generate periodic reports indicating work
Receive and account for Cash Collections at the station to promote
  • Receive and review the empty Manifest or a
    Customs entry to ascertain the charges payable by incoming Trucks and pay
    the amount in the system
  • Reconcile daily collections, batch and bank
    collected amounts to the bank and keep a record of payment received from
    the banks
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reconciliations
    and submit the report to the Regional Administrative Officer and station
    In-Charge respectively for quality assurance and further submissions
  • Receive and verify assessment notices from
    Clearing Agents to ascertain taxes payable, collect, acknowledge receipt
    and effect payment in the system
Handle and clear incoming and outgoing Travellers to facilitate
inter-state people movement:
  • Receive and verify appropriate documents
    (Exit Note, Logbook, Driving Permit and Identification Card)
  • Capture the relevant document details into
    the system (TEVIES) about the vehicle and the person and generate a C32
  • Capture the Inward Registration Number
  • Receive, verify and capture details for
    Ugandans exiting the country (the same details as above)
  • Monitor Car Net vehicles entering or
    exiting and do further consultations with other staff at the Boarder to
    confirm exits
Manage the Exports Desk to facilitate trade:
  • Receive taxpayers with the respective
    documents about the exports and conduct a verification to ascertain
    whether what was declared is what is being exported
  • Confirm that all necessary requirements
    are attached (Export Certificate, Inspection, etc) write a Verification or
    a Sight Account
  • Print and issue a Release and Exit Order
    to the taxpayer
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    applicants for the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Customs Officer
    jobs should possess Bachelor’s
    degrees in International Trade or any other field, obtained from a
    recognized academic institution
  • Specialised
    training in any of the areas of customer care, data analysis, or
    fraud examination is desired
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in carrying out field operations
  • he
    ideal person should have knowledge of the Customs Management Act 2004,
    Customs Guidelines and Procedures as well as the Tariff Classifications
    and Customs Valuation
  • Extensive
    knowledge of some Domestic Tax Laws such as Value Added Tax, With
    Holding and Income Tax
  • Ability to communicate effectively and relate with all kinds of people
  • Good
    team spirit with continuous learning and attention to trends as they
  • Highly
    resilient and results oriented
  • Ability
    to work for long hours with minimum or without supervision
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills
  • The
    ideal person should be able to work well as part of a team
  • Respect
    for self and for others
  • 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: 24th June 2017
at 11:59pm

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