Economic Community of West African States Principal Programme Officer, Domestic Taxes Jobs in Nigeria

Economic Community of West African States Principal Programme Officer, Domestic Taxes Jobs in Nigeria

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.


  • Work towards the adoption of ECOWAS Directives on VAT and Excise Duty harmonization and their implementation in Member States
    Work towards the effective implementation and monitoring of the ECOWAS Fiscal Transition Programme
  • Work towards the simplification and harmonization of personal and corporate Income tax procedures in the region
  • Work towards the implementation of the Community rules for the elimination of double taxation on income, capital and inheritance and the prevention of tax evasion and avoidance in the region.
  • Undertake activities within the region to support tax reform measures for positive and effective domestic revenue mobilization.
  • Carry out activities aimed at modernizing tax administrations and building their capacities
  • Contribute significantly to work on the networking and sharing of information among the tax administrations of Member States and relevant stakeholders.
  • Undertake other duties as may be assigned by the Director.


  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in the Social Sciences, Business, Administration, International Relations, International Diplomacy, Public Administration, Sociology, History, Law Or Political Science from recognized university;
  • Have worked in a Tax administration or in taxation for at least 10 years at progressively senior level;
  • Understand issues relating to regional economic
  • Have attended courses (local and international) in Tax matters.
  • Have a clear understanding of the role of taxation in the facilitation of international trade;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international and ECOWAS regional rules and regulations relating to tax policy.
  • Be conversant with the functions and activities of regional and International tax bodies like ATAF and WATAF in shaping ECOWAS Tax Administrations.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 28th June, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Economic Community of West African States Principal Programme Officer, Domestic Taxes Jobs in Nigeria

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