Deputy Commissioner – West of Nairobi (Tax Service Office)



Purpose of the job:

The Deputy Commissioner – West of Nairobi (Tax Service Office). This role is responsible for managing, directing and controlling all operations within the Tax Service Office.

Key Responsibilities of the job:

  • Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Responsible for improving data availability, accessibility, quality and utilization by coordinating development of Data policies procedures and standards.
  • Provide vision, expertise, and long-range planning in enterprise data architecture, data integration, master data management, enterprise data governance to support advanced analytics & Business Intelligence.
  • Coordinate the activities of Data Warehouse and Analytics processes through the systematic collection, analysis and maintenance of relevant taxpayers’ data/intelligence.
  • Manage the data analytics team to optimize taxpayer data for visualization purposes and develop high-end data visualizations for revenue forecasting.
  • Managing the protection of sensitive data and information assets by ensuring alignment to internal & external laws, policies and regulations.
  • Establish structures that ensure Design and development of data models, extraction code and cleansing routines utilizing typical data quality functions.
  • Work with the business departments to interpret their data processing needs and provide the most optimal solutions using Business Intelligence software/tools.
  • Responsible for producing data sets that will be useful for improved revenue forecasting, enhancing compliance and widening the tax base.
  • Chair and coordinate the Board of the Data governance and Information management Thematic Area of Transformation.
  • Develop strategies to respond to any technological, legislative, and environmental changes that require adjustments in data governance and analytics process, tools and skills
  • Drive initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management in the division.
  • Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
  • Facilitate implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the Division: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
  • Development and management of the divisional work plan and budget.
  • Day-to-day operations, supervision, management of performance and development of staff in the Division
  • Review and approval of data strategies, policies, frameworks and standards
  • Establish relationship with 3rd party data stakeholders/partners
  • Monitor implementation of data strategies, policies, frameworks and standards
  • Recommend strategies to address gaps in data governance and utilization
  • Coordinate data governance and utilization boards, committees and focus groups
  • Identify and monitor implementation of divisional KPI’s
  • Give strategic direction in data utilization and management
  • The job holder should possess the following minimum qualifications:

    • A university degree in Data Governance, Data Science, Information Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics, Mathematics or related field from a recognized institution.
    • Certified Data Governance Professional, Certified Data Management Professional or any other equivalent Professional qualification and membership to relevant professional bodies will be an added advantage.
    • Minimum of Ten (10) years’ work experience in a similar role with at least Five (5) years in a senior management role.

    In addition, candidates should demonstrate the following functional skills, behavioural competencies/attributes:

    • Strategic agility
    • Excellent leadership and people management skills
    • Good knowledge of Data Legislation, Regulation and Procedures
    • Good awareness of operating environment
    • Results driven and analytical
    • Problem solving
    • Analytical thinking
    • Strong decision-making skills
    • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills
    • Risk management and analysis
    • Mentoring and coaching
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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