Palladium International Tax Adviser Jobs in Ethiopia

Palladium International Jobs in Ethiopia

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Palladium is seeking two full-time Tax Advisers, to be based in Addis Ababa, for the upcoming Accelerated Delivery Component of DFID's Tax System Transformation programme (TSTP) to assist the Ethiopian Government (GoE) in raising tax revenues towards 17.2% of GDP in a responsible and equitable way. The program is expected to run for 5 years.

The TSTP aims to support the GoE in achieving an equitable and business friendly tax environment, improved voluntary compliance as well as increased GoE revenues.

Accelerated delivery aims to translate political will at the highest level into rapid, coordinated, and technically sound reform of Ethiopian tax systems.

By programme end the GoE will be capable of raising sufficient revenue for continued development and continue to drive tax transformation independently.

The immediate beneficiary of the TSTP will be the GoE, primarily the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA), the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC), and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM); tax revenues will be important to realizing ambitious GoE targets and assuring continued stability.

The secondary beneficiaries will be the people of Ethiopia. Businesses will benefit

from a more predictable tax system.

Individuals will benefit from a fairer tax system. Both will enjoy the benefits of resultant investment, jobs and growth.

The Tax Adviser will work directly to support the Head of the Tax Transformation Office (TTO) to ensure the success of the ERCA's tax initiatives.

Each advisor will be paired with a professional from within ERCA, whom they will be responsible for coaching and training.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Defining methodology for analysis of tax legislation and economic and tax data.
    Conducting analysis of tax legislation and tax data.
  • Tracking and reporting progress of the programme, preparing reports for the head of the TTO and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
  • Problem solving with owners of tax reform initiatives.
  • Building capabilities of and running trainings for ERCA staff and other involved parties.
  • Mentoring and coaching ERCA staff on project work and professional development, building skills in structuring and problem solving, project management and communication.


  • A post-graduate qualification in relevant field e.g. economics, accounting, law, or another relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience working on tax policy, tax audit, public sector reform and change management.
  • Good understanding of tax reform and expertise in two or more of the following areas: tax transformation, tax compliance, change management, government revenue increase strategies, tax systems, public sector reform.
  • Experience of managing or advising on large scale donor programmes, preferably in Africa and successfully delivering planning and budgeting responsibilities.
  • Experience managing programmes that have used flexible and adaptive approaches.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

    Key Competencies and Professional Expertise Required:

  • Understanding of and commitment to fair and equitable tax systems including in relation to gender equality and tackling extreme poverty.
  • Excellent English language communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and negotiate persuasively with high level decision makers.
  • Results Orientated.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 14th September, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium International Jobs in Ethiopia

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