Thursday, June 11, 2015

Statistician - TRA

TRA would like to recruit dynamic experienced and qualified personnel to fill vacant positions in the Research & Policy, Human Resources & Administration and Board Secretariat & Legal Services Departments. Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians for the following position:

Position: Statistician

Purpose of the Job

To perform statistical work including collecting information and decide where and how

to gather the data from secondary and primary sources; data analysis, conducting researches and performing, updating revenue forecasting models and other related duties.

Major Activities of the Job

      i.        To perform professional statistical work on a variety of problems typically restricted in difficulty and scope.

     ii.        To perform complex computations when formulas are setup and when specific instructions are given in their use; code raw data and design simple codes for  data processing; recode data combining and modifying categories; and plot curves from computer output and prepare final graphs for reports

    iii.        To devise an appropriate mechanism of data cleansing (in case of fragmented data) to warrant accurate and consistent information.

   iv.        To adapt mathematical statistical models for novel analyses of technical data, independent consultation with department representatives and principal researchers, and planning and implementation of major study projects To design and construct comprehensive statistics database to facilitate tax analysis, revenue forecasting and research designing.

    v.        To liaise with National Bureau of Statistics and Ministry of Finance and economic Affairs to acquire and update the regional blocks databases including the East Africa Statistics Database, East Africa Trade Statistics

   vi.        To participate in research projects organized by the department through providing the input and technical expertise in sampling techniques, data processing, parameters estimation and significance test.

  vii.        To update the tax revenue forecasting model

 viii.        To coordinate the implementation of the Division Quality Management System assignments in collaboration with the Department’s ISO Quality Manager with periodic reviews (as may deem appropriate) and reporting.

   ix.        To participate in the preparation of Annual Preferred Tax Plan to facilitate the formation of tax reform proposals

    x.        To perform any other duties assigned by Supervisor.

Minimum Job requirements.


      i.        Advanced Diploma or Degree in Economics or Public Finance or Taxation or

Statistics or Operational Research or its equivalent from a recognized Institution/University.

     ii.        Postgraduate Studies or Masters Degree in Economics or Public Finance or

    iii.        Taxation or Statistics or Operational Research Taxation or Customs or its equivalent and ability to use various Statistical and Research Software and

Packages will be an added advantage.


Three (3) years relevant working experience

 Key Competences

                      i.        Leadership and Team Building

                     ii.        Strategic Focus and Managing Change

                    iii.        Managing Performance and Accountability

                   iv.        Problem Solving and Decision Making

                    v.        Integrity.

                   vi.        Computer Literacy.


An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.


The application should be submitted online by 25th June 2015. Applicants who will not be contacted should regard themselves unsuccessful.

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