Senior Tax Policy Adviser

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Apply by 20 February 2019
Senior-level , Field assignment
Posted on 22 November 2018

Job Description


With more than 30 years of experience, CowaterSogema is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development. We have managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe for clients such as DFID, DFAT Australia, the World Bank and Global Affairs Canada. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, economic and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018.


CowaterSogema is recruiting a Senior Tax Policy Adviser to support an upcoming Tax Reform programme in Mozambique. The Tax and Economic Governance Programme will be supporting the Mozambican Revenue Authority to advance improvements in Tax Policy, strengthen tax of the Extractives Industries, and improve tax processes through increased and more effective automation. The Senior Tax Policy Adviser will work in Maputo directly with the Mozambican Revenue Authority to provide technical assistance and strategic advisory services for this long-term project. Specifically, the Senior Tax Policy Adviser will be expected to support and lead on strengthening the Unit for Taxation of Extractive Industries through risk management, forecasts and policy, as well as strengthening evidence gathering and analysis, policy, and closing tax gaps with a focus on the extractives sector.



  • Post-graduate qualification in public finance, accounting, economics, or another relevant field.

Required Experience:

  • Previous experience in senior and leadership positions on relevant donor-funded projects;
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience working on Tax Policy and Legislative Reform;
  • Quantitative experience in revenue modeling, forecasting and tax gap analysis;
  • Experience with fiscal-related issues around the extractives industry and large multinational corporations;
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully and collaboratively with project counterparts to deliver technical assistance;
  • Previous experience on donor-funded projects in developing countries, preferably within Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Professional fluency in Portuguese and English is essential.

Desired Experience:

  • Previous experience working on DFID-funded development projects;
  • Previous professional experience in Mozambique;
  • Previous experience in Extractives Industries Tax.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with CowaterSogema.

About the Organization

CowaterSogema is a global leader in management consulting services, focusing on developing and emerging economies. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. As Canada’s largest international development consulting firm, CowaterSogema has developed a reputation of excellence for our strong ability to work with clients and stakeholders to provide leading-edge solutions and services tailored to the needs and challenges faced by developing and transitional countries. Our firm possesses internationally recognized and award-winning experience at the policy, program and project levels, developing and managing major projects as well as undertaking studies, sector reviews, evaluations, and training and communications activities.

CowaterSogema is a global company with its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, an office in Montreal, Canada, an office in Pretoria, South Africa (CowaterSogema South Africa) and operations in Paris, France (CowaterSogema Europe). Additionally, the company currently operates project offices worldwide including in Burkina Faso, Mali, Malawi, Cameroon, South Sudan, Mozambique, Zambia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Jordan, Peru, Honduras, Barbados etc.

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