5 No Experience Officer Science Investigations Job Vacancies – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Job Title:    Officer Science
Investigations (5 Job Vacancies)

Organisation: Uganda
Revenue Authority (URA)

Duty Station: Kampala,

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 Science Investigations will carry
out scientific analysis of goods, input-output coefficients and disposals of
items in order to enable proper tax assessment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Conduct input-out
analysis on identified industries to enable proper tax assessment

  • Asses sectors by analyzing data from relevant sources and
    proactively generate the cases for investigation
  • Develop risk & target profiles and submit to the line supervisor
    for review
  • Develop an investigation planning memorandum for further submission
    to the line supervisor
  • Study the business and production process of the firm under
  • Prepare IOR Form1 for the firm under investigation for
    self-declaration and submit to the supervisor for review.
  • Conduct walkthroughs and trial runs of the production process taking
    note of activities involved as well as inputs and outputs
  • Generate IOR Form1 to harmonize what has been observed during the
    trial run process and what the firm has declared
  • Derive the input output coefficients (IOCs) for the different
    products and reconcile the derived input output ratios/coefficients with
    the respective manufacturing firms
  • Prepare the report with observations and findings and submit to the
    line supervisor for review

Carry out
scientific analysis of goods to facilitate proper tax assessment and confirm
specifications for URA procurements

  • Perform risk analysis on specified products in order to conduct
    scientific analysis
  • Liaise with station heads to draw the samples, study and understand
    the case details
  • Receive the samples and record in the register and maintain a chain
    of custody
  • Determine the test parameters and come up with the appropriate
    method for analysis
  • Consign samples to external laboratories in cases where analysis
    cannot be carried out internally and also for comparability
  • Prepare samples, carryout analysis and document the results
  • Prepare an interpretation report of the analysis and submit to the
    line supervisor for review

Conduct the
assessment of goods for disposal in order to determine status, quantities,
values and method of disposal

  • Plan for the disposal detailing the activities to be executed and
    submit to the line supervisor for approval
  • Carry out joint inspections of the items to be disposed of and make
    a report with recommendations to the line supervisor for further
  • Prepare a Goods Received Note (GRN) or certificate of destruction
  • Liaise and make consultations with the relevant stakeholders on the
    most appropriate method of disposal
  • Follow up to verify the actual goods destroyed and ensure the
    destruction certificate is signed by all relevant parties
  • Asses and compute the current values of goods for disposal

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Officer
    Science Investigations job opportunities should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in Science related field
  • Training in ISO17425, Laboratory practices, operation of analytical
    instruments, scientific data analysis and interpretation, method
    validation, safety techniques is desired
  • Knowledge of ISO Standard 17025, Guidelines for competence for
    testing and calibration laboratories, Laboratory Quality manual, Standard
    operating procedures on disposals & IOCs
  • Knowledge of the Harmonized System code, East African Community
    Customs Management Act, Tax Investigations Manual, Tax laws and any other
    related laws
  • Two years of experience in a science related field in a reputable
  • The job holder must demonstrate ability of building and working with
  • S/he should have good excellent interpersonal skills
  • S/he should have good communication skills.
  • The incumbent should be able to work in teams
  • The incumbent should have an impeccable record of integrity
  • S/he should have good analytical skills and problem-solving ability

How to Apply:

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


Deadline: 16th July 2019 at 11:59pm

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