COMMISSIONER GENERAL

Job Description

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) was established on 1 September 2001 by the Revenue Authority Act (Chapter 23:11). The functions of the Authority are to act as an agent of the State in assessing, collecting and enforcing the payment of all revenues; advising the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on matters relating to the raising and collection of revenues; trade facilitation and to perform any other functions that may be conferred or imposed on the Authority in terms of the Revenue Authority Act or any other enactment.

The ZIMRA Board invites qualified and experienced Zimbabwean citizens to fill the position of Commissioner General.

Reporting Structure
The position reports to the ZIMRA Board of Directors.

key Responsibilities
The Commissioner General shall be responsible for the following;
Provide strategic, proactive and effective leadership for the authority's operations.
Supervising and managing the Authority's staff, activities, funds and property.
Advising the Government of Zimbabwe on fiscal policy matters, laws and regulations including amendments.
Overseeing the interpretation and implementation of Zimbabwe's policies relating to taxation and customs duties,
Building and leading a modern and efficient revenue administration that ensures all taxes and duties due to the Government of Zimbabwe are collected.
Broadening the revenue base and automation of ZIMRA business processes.
Put mechanisms in place to reduce revenue leakages.
Analyzing performance trends, setting operational targets and reviewing revenue collection strategies. Preparing strategic and development plans for the Authority.
Providing policy analysis and advice in revenue collection and trade facilitation.
Establishing, developing and maintaining strategic relationships, knowledge sharing, partnerships and collaboration between ZILVIRA and multi-lateral organizations such as AfDB, ATAF, IMF, WCO, World Bank and WTO, and with regional organizations such as SADC, COMESA, ESAMI and bilateral relations with major trading partners.
Performing such other functions as may be assigned by the Board.

Job Specifications
Applicant must have demonstrable leadership capabilities to lead a large, complex diversified institution.
The applicant is required to have a comprehensive knowledge of Zimbabwe's tax and customs systems and familiarity' with the revenue taws, regulations, treaties and protocols administered by the Authority.
Excellent planning and organizing skills required in managing assigned projects to accomplish work objectives in compliance with procedural, administrative and technical requirements prescribed by the various laws and regulations administered by ZIMRA.
Provides the Authority with effective leadership anchored on high ethical standards.
Good interpersonal skills.
Good communication and engagement skills.
Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills.
Ability to lead large scale change management projects.

Qualifications
Degree in Economics, Accounts, Business Studies, Fiscal Studies, Banking, Finance, Auditing or equivalent.
A Masters' degree or equivalent postgraduate commercial qualification in areas such as Taxation, Business Administration, Economics, Information Technology, Accounting, Fiscal Studies or Law.

Related Experience:
A minimum often (10) years' experience in Tax and/or Customs.
At least 5 years' experience at the executive management level.
Experience in organizational management or other aspects of public administration would be an added advantage.
Regional or internal exposure will be an added advantage.

Interested candidates should submit applications, accompanied by a detailed Curriculum vitae and professional qualifications, by 27 january 2021. All applications should be emailed to [email protected] including your email Subject Reference as Commissioner General Position and addressed to

The Board Vice-Chairperson
Zimbabwe Revenue Authority 6th Floor
ZB Centre Corner First Street / Kwame Nkrumah
P. O. Box 4360 HARARE

Job Summary

  • Published on: Jan. 17, 2021, 10:17 a.m.
  • Vacancy: COMMISSIONER GENERAL
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Harare
  • Salary: 10000
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 27, 2021

About the Company | Zimra

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  • Address: Kurima House, Nelson Mandela Avenue, Harare
  • Website: https://www.zimra.co.zw/
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