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Fiscal Affairs Department – Revenue Administration Advisor for Jordan, based in Amman
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seeking to fill a revenue administration advisor position in The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to be based in Amman. Reporting to the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) headquarters, the advisor will be responsible for managing and delivering FAD revenue administration capacity development (CD) activities to support the Jordan Income and Sales Tax Department (ISTD). The appointment term will initially be for a period of one year, with an extension option available subject to various conditions, including satisfactory performance.

FAD and the IMF Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center (METAC) are already supporting the authorities with their reform initiatives and the advisor will assist the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and ISTD with further development and implementation of tax administration reform, establishment of reform management structures and processes, and building capacity in the areas of project management and change management. Specifically, the advisor’s responsibilities will be to: (1) provide direct CD advice and support for the design, management and implementation of overall reform plan; (2) support the management and delivery of the tax CD workplans for the ISTD and the training program according to the agreed budget and integrated with FAD’s other revenue CD work in the Middle East and Central Asia region, including the CD provided by METAC; (3) organize and provide support, including quality control, to short-term revenue administration experts working on targeted reform activities and support FAD-led CD activities in the ISTD; (4) organize and deliver tax administration capacity building events, such as workshops and training programs; (5) support the FAD project manager with reviewing CD needs and developing annual workplans in collaboration with the MOF and ISTD; (6) coordinate with other development partners on CD support for ISTD; (7) report on progress in delivering the tax administration CD workplan and results at regular intervals; and (8) review progress in the implementation of tax administration reform. 

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Qualifications:

The technical skills and qualifications required for the position include a high level of knowledge and experience in tax administration, including in the following areas:

  • Legislative and regulatory environment for revenue administration (direct and indirect taxation).
  • Organization and strategic management of revenue administration, including strategic planning and performance management.
  • Revenue administration modernization, reform approaches and change management.
  • The use of information technology to support effective and efficient revenue administration operations and management.
  • The whole range of revenue administration functional procedures and controls, including compliance risk management, audit and arrears management.

Applicants should have extensive practical experience in the above areas in a senior management position within a tax administration. Preference will be given to applicants who have all-round experience in managing revenue operations; who have knowledge of revenue issues in a regional context; and who are aware of the issues and challenges facing revenue administration reforms in Middle East. Previous experience of international capacity building in tax administration (such as participating in CD activities and organizing and conducting training courses and workshops) would be an advantage. Familiarity with general IMF surveillance and financial support is desirable.

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General requirements for candidates include:

  • A university degree or equivalent qualification in a field relevant to the position.
  • Demonstrated organizational, planning, and project management skills to manage multiple priorities and ensure on-time delivery of quality outputs.
  • Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills. Arabic language skills would be beneficial.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team to maintain effective and cooperative relations with authorities, as well as donors, and to handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.

Qualified applicants who are not selected for a long-term advisor position may be considered for other short-term CD assignments.

Special Eligibility Provisions for Internal Applicants

A staff member whose open-ended appointment decision has been approved is eligible for consideration. This is a long-term expert position (contractual) not covered by the new RCDC policy. If the selected candidate is a staff member, he/she would need to take LWOP/IOF to provide Capacity Development and switch to a contractual appointment for the duration of the assignment. In the event an external or a contractual candidate is selected for this assignment, the candidate will be hired on a contractual appointment basis, and the provision under the Handbook for Experts on Long-Term Assignments will continue to apply.

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Department:

FADR1 Fiscal Affairs Department Revenue Administration 1

Hiring For:

A11, A12, A13, A14

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background.

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