Job description

The Excise Tax Expert duties and responsibilities will include:

Excise Tax Compliance Risk Management

  1. A desktop study of excise compliance risk management function of selected tax administrations, risk registers, the risk standards (including consequence and probability tables), risk categories and other risk reports,
  2. Develop a compliance risk framework across all excise tax products and focusing on taxpayer and trader compliance,
  3. Compliance risks identification, assessment, ranking and quantification,
  4. Standardization and identification of maturity levels and constraints,
  5. Draft a comprehensive excise tax compliance risk management framework to be workshopped with relevant stakeholders,
  6. Development of effective excise tax compliance improvement plan,
  7. Develop an effective monitoring and reporting system of compliance risk mitigation activities,
  8. Data matching to manage compliance risks,
  9. Development of an excise tax compliance risk management dashboard,
  10. Develop training and capacity building materials on excise tax compliance risk management,
  11. Provide training on implementation and monitoring of the effectiveness of the compliance risk mitigation activities.

Excise Tax Auditing

  1. Analysis of the excise tax function and statutes/legislation/regulations of selected ATAF member states to identify gaps and possible areas of improvement,
  2. Develop comprehensive excise tax auditing framework(s) including implementable guidelines and procedures,
  3. Develop excise tax auditing strategy or plan,
  4. Provide expert advice on the optimal functional structure of the excise tax function/unit,
  5. Support African countries in conducting excise tax audits to ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations,
  6. Provide expert advice and technical support to African countries in developing and implementing effective excise tax audit programs,
  7. Design and deliver training programs to build capacity and improve the skills of officials in African countries.

Required profile for job ad : Excise Tax Short-term Expert

The Individual Consultant is expected to have the following key competencies:

  1. A Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field
  2. Minimum 5 years of demonstrated work experience in excise tax administration and auditing
  3. Experience in the provision of technical assistance in excise tax administration and auditing,
  4. At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in undertaking similar work within the sub-Saharan region and have a broad understanding of the socio-economic dynamics of African countries,
  5. Good knowledge of the customs and excise tax systems in Africa,
  6. Good report writing skills,
  7. Good communication and presentation skills,
  8. Knowledge and use of virtual platforms for delivery of technical assistance
  9. Good command of the written and spoken English, and
  10. Computer literacy,
  11. Excellent strategic, analytical skills, and ability to maintain confidentiality. Fluency in French and Portuguese are added advantage.

Job criteria for job ad : Excise Tax Short-term Expert

Job category : Services

Industries : Services other

Employment type : Fixed-term contract

Region : International

City : Pretoria

Experience level : 5 to 10 years

Educational level : Master

Number of Position(s) : 1

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