The International Monetary Fund is seeking an expert to fill a resident tax administration advisor position based in Banjul, The Gambia. The appointment term would be for a period of one year, with an extension option subject to satisfactory performance and extension of the project.
The advisor's primary responsibilities will be to: (1) assist the Gambian tax authorities to implement reforms to strengthen core tax administration functions; (2) mentor and coach management and staff on international good practices in tax administration; (3) deliver tax administration capacity building events such as training workshops and seminars; (4) provide support to IMF headquarters missions and short-term tax administration expert assignments;
(5) coordinate with AFRITAC West 2 (based in Accra, Ghana) resident advisors in tax and customs administration on capacity development programs for the Gambia; and (6) coordinate closely with other technical assistance providers.
The technical skills and qualifications required for the position include a high level of knowledge and experience in tax administration, in the following areas:
- The legislative and regulatory environment for tax administration;
- Organization, strategic planning and management of tax administration agencies and reform programs;
- Policies and procedures in the core functions of tax administration: registration; filing, payment and collection enforcement; management of tax refunds; and tax compliance risk management; and
- The use of information technology to support effective and efficient tax administration operations and management.
Applicants should have extensive practical experience in the above areas in a senior position within a tax administration. Preference will be given to applicants who have an all-round experience in managing tax revenue operations. Previous experience of capacity building in tax administration (such as participating in capacity development activities and organizing and
conducting training courses and workshops) would be an advantage.