The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is inviting applications for its Resident Tax Advisor – AFW2, based in Ghana (FADR2). IMF is committed to shaping economic policies and fiscal affairs. Therefore, the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) is seeking a dedicated professional to take on the role of Tax Administration Advisor at AFRITAC West 2 (AFW2) in Ghana.
This one-year position offers Candidates a chance to make a significant impact, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to spend approximately four years in this critical role, based at the AFW2 offices in Accra, Ghana.
The IMF’s Resident Tax Advisor
The IMF is unwavering in its commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. They value diversity across various dimensions, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation.
They are also open to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities during the selection process.
- Support Work Plan Development: The primary responsibility of the Tax Administration Advisor will be to support the center director and steering committee in developing and monitoring the AFW2 work plan. This plan aligns with IMF Results Based Management (RBM) principles and practices. The advisor will also contribute to center reporting.
- Consultation with Tax Authorities: The advisor will consult with tax authorities on capacity development priorities and provide direct technical assistance as needed. This includes support for the use of the ISORA data platform, an essential tool for revenue administration.
- Implement Tax Administration Reform: Collaborating with member countries, the advisor will play a crucial role in implementing tax administration reform strategies designed in close coordination between these countries and FAD.
- Support Short-Term Experts: The advisor will provide support to short-term tax administration experts recruited to deliver technical assistance to member countries.
- Capacity Building Events: This role involves managing the development and delivery of tax administration capacity building events, such as regional workshops and seminars.
- Coordination with Technical Assistance Providers: The Tax Administration Advisor will need to coordinate with other technical assistance providers and their experts in the field.
To be a successful candidate for this position, you should possess a high level of knowledge in several key areas:
- Understand tax administration organization, strategic planning, and management.
- Be familiar with information technology and new digital tools for supporting tax administration operations.
- Have expertise in tax administration technical procedures and controls, including core tax functions.
- Understand policies and activities in the field of tax enforcement and compliance.
- Be well-versed in tax policies and regulations.
- Knowledge of international good practices in tax administration.
Applicants Should Also Meet the Following criteria:
- Professional Experience: Have at least five years of practical experience in a senior position within a revenue/tax administration.
- All-Round Experience: Preference will be given to applicants with all-around experience in managing tax operations and participating in tax administration reform programs.
- Hands-On Experience: Experience in hands-on delivery and management of technical assistance work and coordination with other donors and technical assistance providers is highly valued.
- Capacity Building: Previous experience in capacity building in the tax administration area, including organizing and conducting training courses and workshops.
- Certification: Certification in the Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT) will be an advantage.
November 20, 2023.