The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with whom the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) runs a joint secretariat for the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) project, works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. It helps countries to implement projects, develop policies, leadership skills, share experiences, develop institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
The OECD is a global economic forum working with 34 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Its mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.
Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) is a joint initiative of the OECD and UNDP designed to support developing countries to strengthen national tax administrations through building tax audit capacity and to share this knowledge with other countries. Under TIWB, tax audit experts work alongside local officials of developing country tax administrations on tax audit related issues. TIWB aims to strengthen tax administrations by transferring technical know-how and skills to developing countries’ tax auditors, and through the sharing of general audit practices and dissemination of knowledge products.
For further information on TIWB and the partnership between the OECD and UNDP, please visit the TIWB website.
Duties and Responsibilities
To support implementation of TIWB, a Roster of Tax Audit Experts will be established.
We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic and experienced tax (audit) experts to take on exceptional opportunities, as a TIWB Tax Audit Expert in different parts of the world. The main responsibility will be to provide assistance to developing countries’ tax administrations, performing real time audits and on-the-job training programmes.
Experts will need to demonstrate extensive professional experience in at least one (preferably multiple) of the thematic areas listed below:
The assignments require close collaboration with the TIWB Secretariat and the developing country ‘host’ tax administration. This role will require travel and missions of varying durations (one to two weeks, one to two months, or even up to year-long deployments depending on the programme).
The duties and responsibilities detailed below are a representative, but not exhaustive, list of potential activities. Specific Terms of Reference will dictate the scope of work and the selection of experts from the vetted roster for each of the assignments. Key areas of support and activities will include:
Capacity development and training for tax administrations
Generation of knowledge and sharing of best practices
The hired consultants will report to UNDP, seek approval/acceptance of outputs as specified in the contract.
Duration of the Work:
Each assignment will vary in duration. The expected duration will be specified in the Terms of Reference for each individual assignment, up to one year maximum.
Required Skills and Experience
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Recommended Presentation of Offer:
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials. Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
Desk review of technical criteria as evident in the submitted application:
Several successful individuals will be selected and placed on the technical expert roster for a period of up to three years. It is to be noted that inclusion in the roster does not guarantee a contract during the period of three years.
Rostered experts will be contacted when specific service requests arise and will be asked to indicate availability and interest against a specific Terms of Reference (ToR) outlining the outputs of the assignment.
Upon secondary selection, an Individual Contract (IC) or Reimbursable Loan Agreements (RLA) will then be awarded for these specific ToRs, incl. detailing the time frame.
For Individuals who will be represented on behalf of a organization/company/institution, a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) will be signed between UNDP and the organization/company/institution. Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA): A legal instrument between UNDP and a organization/company/institution, according to which, the latter makes available the services of an individual delivering time-bound and quantifiable outputs that are directly linked to payments.
Payments will be made as specified in the actual contract upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering against the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
These forms and templates can be found on the UNDP Procurement Notice website using the following link: UNDP Procurement notice # 33688
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