Commissioner for customs and excise (Job reference - CCE /01/13)

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Commissioner for customs and excise (Job reference - CCE /01/13)

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner General, the incumbent will be responsible for leading reforms in Customs so that the operations are in tandem to world class best standard while ensuring that it fulfils its statutory responsibilities.

 Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the Customs Department day-to-day operational matters.
  • Enforce Customs and Tax laws; enhance tax compliance, respond promptly to stakeholder’s queries, providing prompt assessment and collection of custom duties payable to the Tanzania Revenue Authority on behalf of the Government of Tanzania.
  • Ensure Customs laws and requirements are interpreted consistently in accordance with the laws of EAC and Tanzania and the policies of the Authority and provide advice to the Commissioner General on Customs Technical matters to ensure proper revenue control while facilitating trade.
  • Ensure that Customs operations and procedures abide by the ratified international conventions.
  • Manage operations related to the modernization of customs operations and risk management, and set and implement strategies for the achievement of the Customs modernization objectives.
  • Manage, control and optimize risk management and intelligence systems to keep an appropriate balance between trade facilitation and control.
  • Control and approve Customs ports, places of entry into Tanzania and the provision of adequate Customs presence.
  • Control the movement of goods within and between Customs areas, including goods in transit through Tanzania, and approve the premises to be used as transit goods sheds or bonded warehouses.
  • Determine and review departmental policies regarding the prosecution of offenders and the compounding of offences.
  • Manage the Department expenditures within the delegated limits approved by the Board and providing due warning if it appears it is likely to exceed these limits.
  • Management of staff activities in the department including Performance Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Human Resources Development, staff discipline and integrity, and determining manpower requirements.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Commissioner General.

Key qualifications, experience and competencies:

  • Advanced Diploma or University Degree in Taxation, or Customs or Economics or Business Administration or Law or its equivalent from a recognized  Institution/University
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration or Finance or Economics or Law from a recognized Institution/University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Management or Certified Public (CPA) will be added advantage
  • Minimum ten (10) years  work experience, five (5) of which should be at senior management level
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage team work.
  • Ability to manage performance and accountability
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a strategic focus and manage change in a reputable medium to large size organisation.
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • High level of Computer Literacy.
If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV, photocopies of academic certificates and testimonials, names of three referees with their contacts, and state your current position, remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, quoting reference number CCE/01/13 or DIA/01/13 or DPM/01/13 as per the relevant position applied for on both the application letter and envelope. Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than ……… 2013.

An attractive remuneration package as per the approved Authority’s salary structure commensurate with the responsibilities of the job will be availed to the right candidate.

The Director,
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte & Touche
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