Integrated Tax Management System Specilaist
Competitiveness Support Fund - USAID
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Job Description

Position: Tax IT Systems Specialist (short-term)

 

Organization: Competitiveness Support Fund

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Closing date: ___ 2011

 

Background

 

USAID Pakistan is assisting the Government of Pakistan in a variety of capacities.  Tax assistance is provided by USAID through the Competitiveness Support Fund (CSF), an organization established jointly by USAID and the Ministry of Finance of Pakistan.  One priority tax task identified by the FBR is an assessment of the of the FBR’s Integrated Tax Management System (ITMS) and data warehouse system.  The FBR’s ITMS is comprised of a number of stand alone systems (including the Taxpayer Audit Management System, or TAMS).  It was developed and implemented incrementally by Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL), a separate entity owned by the FBR.

 

Tasks

 

The Tax IT Systems Specialist/Company will perform the following tasks.

 

  1. Conduct a review of the FBR’s ITMS (including TAMS and other stand alone systems comprising the ITMS) to determine the extent it functions as a comprehensive and integrated IT tax system.
  2. Conduct a brief review of an ITMS being developed by a third party in Pakistan.
  3. Draft a report that provides an assessment of the FBR’s ITMS (including deficiencies and limitations in systems or processes), an opinion on whether the FBR’s ITMS meets international standards in IT tax systems, and an opinion on whether the FBR’s ITMS is utilized effectively by the FBR.  The report must also include an assessment of an ITMS being developed by a third party in Pakistan.
  4. If the Tax IT Systems Specialist/Company concludes that the FBR’s ITMS can function as a comprehensive and integrated IT tax system, they will make detailed recommendations of changes that should be implemented to improve the effectiveness of the FBR’s ITMS.
  5. Conduct a review of the FBR’s data warehouse system, including the capacity of the system to receive, transfer and store data.
  6. Draft a report (which may be incorporated into the ITMS report) that provides an assessment of the FBR’s data warehouse system and provides detailed recommendations on how the data warehouse system can be improved.
  7. Prepare and give presentations on the ITMS and data warehouse assessments and accompanying proposed recommendations.
  8. If needed and if time permits, conduct a limited number of training sessions related to ITMS.

 

Deliverables

 

  1. A report that provides: 1. an assessment of the FBR’s ITMS (including deficiencies and limitations in systems/processes and recommendations to improve it); 2. An opinion (with supporting documentation) on whether the FBR’s ITMS meets international standards in IT tax systems; 3. An opinion (with supporting documentation) on whether the FBR’s ITMS is utilized effectively by the FBR; 4. Detailed recommendations of changes or proposed solution that should be implemented to improve the effectiveness of the FBR’s ITMS; and 5. An assessment of an ITMS being developed by a third party.
  2. A report (which may be incorporated into the ITMS report) that provides an assessment of the FBR’s data warehouse system and detailed recommendations on how the data warehouse system can be improved.
  3. Presentation to be given to USAID, FBR and other interested stakeholders on the Tax IT System Specialist’s/Company’s ITMS and data warehouse assessments and accompanying proposed recommendations.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Masters degree in IT or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of experience in developing and implementing tax IT systems at the national level.
  • 3-5 years of Data ware house and Business Intelligence experience
  • Experience in Solution Architecture 
  • Experience in designing E-applications from an architectural level.
  • Experience in the high-level design of a WAN.
  • Experience of modern techniques of Fraud Analysis.
  • Experience in business process re-engineering for tax administrations on national level.
  • Knowledge of tax administration procedures preferred.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Effective organizational, writing and presentation skills.
  • Work experience with USAID or other donor agencies would be an asset.

 

Time Period

 

The Tax IT Systems Specialist will be given four weeks (including one travel day in each direction) to complete the deliverables.  Each week is comprised of six work days (Sunday off).  The assignment will commence in August 2011 or as soon as the Specialist can obtain a visa (if required).  All work will be performed in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Email your complete CVs to:

Jawad@csf.org.pk

for more details:

www.csf.org.pk