Tax Reform Adviser- Nauru - Tenders Global

Tax Reform Adviser- Nauru

  • Contract
  • Nauru
  • Posted 7 months ago

DT Global

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  • Full time for 12 months, with an option to extend.
  • Accompanied role with a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
  • Applicants from this position may be used to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific countries.

The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform (The Partnerships Platform) is looking for motivated and skilled professionals who are keen to make a difference. We seek passionate staff who work collaboratively to deliver ideas and advice that can help our Pacific Island Country partners meet their governance and stability goals.

The Partnerships Platform is seeking an experienced and motivated Tax Reform Adviser- Nauru with a proven track record in tax administration and systems, processes and policies used to interpret and administer tax laws. The ideal candidate is a collaborative, respectful, flexible and resilient Tax Reform Adviser with a keen focus on the provision of advisory support on tax reform across jurisdictions, tertiary qualifications in taxation, accounting, finance or business management, and a passion for progressing taxation and revenue reforms that benefit improved service delivery. As an advisory role, training, mentoring and capacity development are also a core focus.

The Government of Nauru has made significant commitments to the Department of Finance and Nauru Revenue Office (NRO. The Department of Finance is an important central agency, mandated to oversee and coordinate the effective management of public finance and resources. The Department of Finance’s mission is to ensure that the financial resources of the Republic of Nauru are managed in accordance with the law and are utilised in an efficient and effective manner. The key objectives for the NRO relate to implementing its core functions including: timely collection of revenue; enforcement with international institutions to support better practice revenue collections and compliance; and enforcement and compliance with revenue legislation.

The areas of focus of the assignment are:

  • Assist the NRO to implement further tax reforms; Work collaboratively with GoN to ensure tax reform measures are delivered in a timely manner;
  • Develop and implement a revised Compliance Improvement Plan designed to address identifiable risks to revenue.
  • Develop a capacity development and training plan for the Tax Division, considering the use of National and Regional partnerships and implement extensive tax technical and procedural training with an emphasis on fundamental accounting, tax audit and tax technical compliance training workshops.
  • Review and, as required, upgrade tax processes and procedures designed and implemented for tax filing, payment and assessment of domestic taxes.
  • Promote the capacity of taxpayers to comply; ensure effective compliance monitoring; and instil community confidence in the tax system and its administration.

For full terms of reference, please click on: bit.ly/ToRTaxAdviserNauruwithinformationsheet

The position is an accompanied, 12 months posting with the option to extend for another 12 months. A competitive international standard remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, including housing, and return airfares if required for international candidates.

This position is based in Yaren, Nauru. Please note that some flexibility on location and remote working may be considered.

About the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform

The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by DT Global. It provides Pacific Countries with a suite of flexible, fit-for-purpose options that support broad governance and stability development outcomes.

About the Department of Finance-Nauru

For this role, the Partnerships Platform, is partnering with the Department of Finance, Nauru Revenue Office (NRO). The Department of Finance is an important central agency, mandated to oversee and coordinate the effective management of public finance and resources. The Department of Finance’s mission is to ensure that the financial resources of the Republic of Nauru are managed in accordance with the law and are utilised in an efficient and effective manner. For more information, please visit: Nauru Revenue Office – Department of Finance – Nauru (naurufinance.info)

About You

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, respect, resilience and adaptability, and a preparedness to work with limited resources in a challenging environment, this includes the ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you will have tertiary qualifications in taxation, accounting, finance, business management or related discipline with extensive experience in a tax administration/revenue department., including demonstrated practical and technical knowledge of the systems, processes and policies used to interpret and administer tax laws. Experience in range of capacity development approaches, including conducting training, mentoring and the development of procedures and manuals will be highly valued.

You will be required to demonstrate a strong understanding of, and commitment to Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), child protection and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), anti-corruption and other DFAT safeguarding policies.

About Nauru

There are inherent opportunities and challenges that come with living and working in developing country contexts, including considerations unique to small island states. Applicants should consider these prior to applying. For further information please go to: https://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/nauru/nauru-country-brief

Other Information

Applicants (and approved dependents) will need to undergo psychometric and medical screening prior to travel. Amendments to the position’s terms of reference may be made during the period of engagement as required.

The Partnerships Platform is committed to increasing the pool of Pacific Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander expertise. Suitably qualified people of the Pacific, Aboriginals or Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, including LGBTQIA+, women, gender diverse, neurodiverse and people of different abilities.

We can make adjustments during the recruitment process for people with a disability. If required, please contact our recruitment team via email at recruitment @ auspacpartnerships.com.au to discuss how we can support you.

How to apply

We welcome your interest in joining the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform as an Adviser. Please ensure you review the Candidate Information Pack before applying (click the link or copy and paste it into your browser): bit.ly/ToRTaxAdviserNauruwithinformationsheet

To submit your application, kindly click on the Apply Now’ button and ensure you upload your resume as part of the application process. You will also be required to provide a response in 160 words or less, to explain why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position. Please note that we will only accept applications submitted through the online portal.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Monday, 22 January 2024 at 11:59 pm AEST

Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants may be contacted to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries.

About DT Global

DT Global works in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative solutions that transform lives. DT Global – launched in 2019 – is built on legacy companies AECOM’s International Development Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities to improve as many lives as possible.

Our global team of 2,500 staff and experts work in over 90 countries. We bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. Together, we aim to positively impact 500 million lives by 2045.

DT Global is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and bribery prevention. DT Global is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply. This program is funded by the Australian Government and Managed by DT Global.

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