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Various Jobs 50+ at Zanzibar Revenue Authority (ZRA) March, 2023


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Zanzibar Revenue Authority (herein referred ZRA) is the central body of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar for Tax Revenues Administration in Zanzibar established under Act number 11 of year 2022. In order to enhance efficiency in tax revenue administration in Zanzibar, ZRA intends to fill different vacancies to qualified applicants from ZRA, Employees of Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar as well as other applicants from different Institutions possessing Zanzibar Identity Cards. 

The following are posts  to be filled in ZRA  :

 

COMMISSIONERS FOR REVENUE DEPARTMENTS, DIRECTORS AND HEADS OF UNITS

RESPONSIBILITIES: To administer voluntary tax compliance for domestic and multinational large companies; to enforce  voluntary payment of taxes for Large Taxpayers in the Tourism Sector and  from Specialized sector; to ensure large taxpayers’ operating systems are integrated with the Authority’s Virtual Fiscal Management System (VFMS); to prevent any type of tax evasion and avoidance resulting from operations of related companies; and to come up with strategies  enhancing tax compliance of  Large Taxpayers in Zanzibar. In addition, the Department will be responsible to oversee and monitor timely receipt of tax returns, timely payment of taxes, establishment and collection of outstanding tax debts as well as conducting tax audit on assurance  of tax compliance.

 

  1. Commissioner for Large Taxpayers Department (1 post)
  2. Manager, Returns Processing for Companies (1 post)
  3. Manager, Returns Processing for Tourism Sector (1 post)
  4. Manager, Returns Processing for Specialized Sector (1 post)
  5. Manager, Tax Audit (1 post)
  6. Manager, Tax Compliance and Debt Management (1 post)

RESPONSIBILITIES: To administer  voluntary tax compliance for Non Tax Revenues including Land and Property taxes, Port Levy, Motor Vehicle Registration,  and Road and Driving License administration ; to ensure Operating Systems of  non-tax revenue taxpayers are integrated with the Authority’s Virtual Fiscal Management  System (VFMS); to prevent any type of tax evasion and avoidance resulting from operations within Zanzibar; Likewise, the Department will be responsible to oversee and monitor timely receipt of tax returns, timely payment of taxes, timely establishment  and collection of outstanding tax debts, and conducting tax audit  to ensure assurance of tax compliance.

  1. Commissioner, Non-Tax Revenue Department (1 post)
  2. Manager, Land and Property tax (1 post)
  3. Manager, Port Levy (1 post)
  4. Manager, Motor vehicle Registration, Road and Driving License (1 post)
  5. Manager, Non Tax Audit  (1 post)
  6. Manager, Compliance and Debt Management (1 post)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: To administer voluntary tax compliance for domestic  companies; to ensure domestic taxpayers’ operating systems are integrated with the Authority’s Virtual Fiscal Management System (VFMS); to prevent any type of tax evasion and avoidance resulting from operations of related companies ; to come up with strategies  enhancing tax compliance of  domestic companies. In addition, the Department will be responsible to oversee and monitor timely receipt of tax returns, timely payment of taxes, establishment and collection of tax debts from domestic taxes, and conducting tax audit on assurance of tax compliance. Specifically the Department will be responsible for registration of new taxpayers.

  1. Commissioner for Domestic Tax (1 post)
  2. Manager, Returns Processing for Stamp Duty and Tour operators (1 post)
  3. Manager, Returns Processing for VAT, Hotel and Restaurant Levy (1 post)
  4. Manager, Compliance and Debt Management (1 post)
  5. Manager, Tax Audit (1 post)
  6. Manager, Taxpayers’ Registration (1 post)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: To account for Government tax  revenues administered by ZRA; to prepare, oversee and monitor ZRAs budget of revenue and expenditure, enforcing proper controls of  records for accounting purposes; and to oversee ZRA’s fixed assets.

  1. Director for Finance (1 post)
  2. Manager, Fixed Assets Management (1 post)
  3. Manager, Budget and Expenditure (1 post)
  4. Manager, Tax Revenues (1 post)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: To Prepare, develop, strengthen and monitor ICT Systems within ZRA. To monitor VFMS, ZIDRAS (Zanzibar Integrated Domestic Revenue Administration System), and other systems within ZRA; To monitor the provision of user support services; to monitor ICT infrastructure and security; and to monitor ICT analysis and development within ZRA.

  1. Director of ICT (1 Post)
  2. Manager, User Support Application Services (1 post)
  3. Manager, Infrastructure and Security Services (1 post)
  4. Manager, Systems Analysis and Development (1 post)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: To oversee and monitor proper usage of human resources, and to provide administrative services. To strengthen good working environment, office and staff security as well as keeping proper records of the Authority. Similarly, the department is responsible for human resource development  and record management.

  1. Director for Administration and Human Resource Management (1 post)
  2. Manager, Human Resources Development (1 post)
  3. Manager for Administration (1 post)
  4. Manager for records Management (1 post)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: To conduct different research relating to taxes, tax collection and tax base; to provide professional advice and  prepare different ZRA plans including preparation of tax, policy, finance, economic and business analysis; to prepare and monitor tax compliance risk factors and ensure provision of good services; and to prepare plans for the development of ZRA.

  1. Director Research and Planning (1 post)
  2. Manager, Risk Management and service Assurance (1 post)
  3. Manager, Plan and Development (1 post)
  4. Manager, Research and Policy (1 post)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: To oversee various ZRA activities in Pemba including monitoring revenue administration,  domestic tax collection,  and other taxes; to monitor accounting for all tax revenues  administered in North and South Pemba tax regions,  and to monitor ICT systems of ZRA Pemba; and to monitor human resources and administration and other services.

  1. Director, Office of ZRA Pemba (1 post)
  2. Manager, Tax Collection, Return processing and Compliance (one post)
  3. Manager, Revenue and Expenditure (1 post)
  4. Manager, Human Resources and Development Division (1 post)
  5. Manager, Tax Audit and Corporate services Division (1 post)

 

  1. Manager, North Unguja Tax Region (1 post)
  2. Manager , South Unguja Tax Region(1 post)
  3. Manager, Urban  Unguja Tax Region (1 post)
  4. Manager, West Unguja Tax Region (1 post)
  1. Manager, North Pemba Tax Region(1 post)
  2. Manager, South Pemba Tax Region(1 post)

 

  1. HEADS OF UNITS

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: To monitor internal controls, to ensure all activities of

ZRA are conducted in accordance with the laid down laws, regulations and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES: To prepare and defend tax cases to the Tax Revenue Appeals Board; to make follow up and provide advice on legal matters relating to ZRA; to perform  Board’s  secretarial services.

RESPONSIBILITIES: To monitor investigation functions as well as conducting business intelligence in  determining existence of any tax fraud or evasion; and to monitor and control all matters relating to corruption and other doubtful integrity  to ZRA staff.

 

 

  1. International Taxation and Technical Unit (1post).

RESPONSIBILITIES: To provide guidance and advise  on international and  zonal tax policies; to conduct Transfer Pricing Audit on Multinational companies pertaining to related party transactions; ensuring compliance in Digital Service Tax (DST) and  provide guidance on combating  international tax avoidance schemes including  BEPS in Zanzibar.

RESPONSIBITIES: To monitor procurement of different items that are used by ZRA in its day to day activities as well as disposal of obsolete items.

RESPONSIBILITIES: to publicize and build ZRAs good image to the public ; and become the  ZRA  spokesperson on various matters pertaining to taxpayer education and ZRA image building.

APPLICANTS QUALIFICATIONS

  1. COMMISSIONERS, DIRECTORS AND HEADS OF UNITS
  2. Primary qualifications

 

  1. Applicant should have at least a Bachelor Degree in related field
  2. Applicant must have seven (7) years’ working experience, out of which;
  • Not less than four (4) years at a managerial level;
  • Not less than three (3) years in performing duties related to the post applied for

 

Applicants should have the following competences and personal attributes;

  1. Should not have been prosecuted by any court of law for criminal offence(s) or disciplinary action undertaken against him/her; or being prosecuted for dishonesty or misuse of office;
  2. Should be hardworking with a vision of moving ZRA to the next level;
  • Should not have been suspected or involved himself / herself in any way, with offences relating to tax evasion or corruption;
  1. Should be able to lead the department, unit or division to achieve the set goals;
  2. Should be in a position to understand and capable of making analysis and provide advice relating to different polices and Authority’s directives.
  3. Should be able to prepare and monitor budget wthin his/ her department, division or unit;
  • Should be able to go extra mile to ensure that departmental/ units/ or division goals are met;
  • Should possess negotiation skills;
  1. Should be able to lead teams and build good relationship with

ZRA staff and other stakeholders

  1. Should be in a position to work at any time within twenty-four (24) hours of a day.

 

  1. Professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA , CCNA, CSI  CPSP etc) ii.       Proof of competence in the area applied for iii. Proof or records of exemplary performance The eligible applicants on the aforesaid posts are  from ZRA, Employees of Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar as well as other applicants from different Institutions possessing Zanzibar Identity Cards. 
  1. MANAGERS (HEADS OF REGIONS AND HEADS OF DIVISIONS)
  1. Applicant should have at least a Bachelor Degree in related field ii. Applicant should have a working experience of not less than five

(5) years; out of which

 

  • Not less than two (2) at a managerial level;
  • Not less than three years (3) in performing duties relating to the post applied for
  1. Should not have been prosecuted by any court of law for criminal offence(s) or disciplinary action undertaken against him/her; or being prosecuted for dishonesty or misuse of office;
  2. Should not have been suspected or involved himself / herself in any way, with offences relating to tax evasion or corruption;
  • Should be able to lead the department division to achieve the set goals;
  1. Should be in a position to understand and capable of making analysis and provide advice relating to different polices and Authority’s directives.
  2. Should be able to prepare and monitor budget wthin his/ her division;
  • Should be able to go extra mile to ensure that departmental/ units/ or division goals are met;
  • Should possess negotiation skills;
  • Should be able to lead teams and build good relationship with ZRA staff and other stakeholders ix. Should be in a position to work at any time within twenty-four (24) hours of a day.
  • Secondary qualifications (added advantage) iv. Professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA, CCNA, CSI, CPSP etc)
  • Proof of competence in the area applied for
  • Proof or records of exemplary performance

The eligible applicants on the aforesaid posts are from ZRA and  Employees of Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar . 

 

All applicants are required to submit their applications (written in English), together with their well written CV, attached with  academic certificates, two photographs (passport size) and a copy of their Zanzibar National Identity Card. All applications should be addressed to Commissioner General, Zanzibar Revenue Authority, ZANZIBAR, and submitted physically within working hours to ZRAs office, Mazizini-Zanzibar room number 127 first floor not later than 30th March, 5.00 P.M. Applications for more than one post will not be processed.

 

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