Overview

POSITION: DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON FOR THE REVENUE APPEALS TRIBUNAL ( RE-ADVERTISEMENT)

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

The Revenue Appeals Tribunal (RAT) is a Government agency established under the Revenue Appeals Tribunal Act, 2021 to hear and determine appeals against objection decisions of the Commissioner General of the Malawi Revenue Authority.

In order to fulfill the Tribunal’s mandate, the Government of Republic of Malawi, through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced Malawian candidates to fill the post whose details are as follows:

Post: Deputy Chairperson

Location: Blantyre

Tenure of Employment: Four (4) – year full time contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

SUMMARY OF THE JOB

The Deputy-Chairperson shall serve in the Revenue Appeals Tribunal and carry out the functions of the Tribunal provided for under the Revenue Appeals Tribunal Act, namely, hear and determine appeals against objection decisions of the Commissioner General under any tax law.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(a) Preside over all revenue appeals where he/she is present in person with unlimited geographical and pecuniary jurisdiction on matters of disputes;

(b) Determine and pronounce upon any point of law arising in the course of an appeal before the Tribunal;

(c) Approve, sign, issue and certify orders; and

(d) Write and pronounce determinations, orders and rulings issued by the Tribunal.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Applicants must:

(a) have a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognised or accredited institution;

(b) be duly admitted to the Malawi Bar;

(c) have a minimum of ten (10) years’ post admission practical experience in the legal profession; and

(d) have at least three (3) years’ demonstrable experience in handling tax matters.

ATTRIBUTES, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

The position is very demanding and requires a person with a high level of integrity and professionalism, strategic leadership and managerial innovations to make the Tribunal efficient and vibrant.

In addition, the Applicant must possess:

  1. Logic and reasoning skills
  • The Applicant must have excellent logical reasoning, analytical, and decision-making skills to analyze complex cases and statutory law and render sound legal decisions.
  1. Legal knowledge
  • Thorough knowledge of the Revenue Appeals Tribunal Rules, civil procedure rules, criminal procedures and the Malawi judicial system is critical.
  1. Writing skills
  • Top-notch writing ability is necessary to draft clear, concise, and well-researched opinions, determinations and other legal documents.
  1. Mediation skills
  • Excellent mediation skills are necessary to promote amicable settlement of disputes between the parties.

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should submit their application letter that should include:

(a) Curriculum Vitae which has names of three (3) traceable referees;

(b) Copies of relevant academic and professional certificates; and

(c) Proof of date of admission to the Malawi Bar,

to:

The Secretary to the Treasury

Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

P.O. Box 30049

LILONGWE 3.

Telephone: 265 01 789 355

Fax: 265 01 789 173

Email: finance@finance.gov.mw

Attention: Director of Human Resource Management and Development.

Closing date for receipt of the applications is Friday, 24th June, 2022. Aplicants will be acknowledged.