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Name: Yousuf Mohamed Abdi
Tell: (+252)-63- 4404759
Current Employer: Adam Smith International Ltd Company as Customs and Tax Policy Adviser
Member of Trade, Transit Technical committee in the Berbera Corridor and had participated the last two consultative technical meeting between Somaliland Government and Ethiopian governed that about to have transit agreement and trade agreement, and also member of those preparing these two document from Somaliland side. Extensive experience in Somaliland revenue Customs and tax administration necessary reform by providing and had contributing a lot of technical assistance to key Somaliland institutions, such as the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade & Investment, and Berbera Port Authority. As PFM member committee, contributed the development of the Road Map for PFM reforms in Somaliland, like the development of PFM Strategy in 2013, Somaliland Revenue bill, customs bill, public financial bill and Somaliland budget policy statement in 2013/14, along with, the reform of the regulatory framework PFM reform systems. Wealth experience of more the eighteen 18 years in the ministry of finance , as I contributed and worked different sectors like: Kalabayd custom office commissioner, Egal Internation Airport Custom Station officer, Berbera Corridor transit manager, Berbera Inland Revenue Coordinator, Customs department head quarter administrator, independent financial management consultant with Hargaisa district commissioners under GLPG program. And Most recently worked with Civil Service Institute as lecturer/trainer especially Public Financial Management, Public Management, Public Finance, and Public strategic management which is planned in the short run and long to take part for increasing the capacity of the public civil servants. Seasoned in tax rate categories, tariffs, and customise policies and public sector knowledge.
Deliver and had support the necessary technical experience cover up financial program management, technical advisory, capacity building and research in the following areas: tax analysis, PFM, Public Expenditure Review, fiscal policy, debt sustainability analysis, revenue projections, development of medium term frameworks, development strategies and policies, and sector programs.
Capacity building to have human management and communication
2015 to the currentAdam Smith International Ltd CompanyCustoms & Tax Policy Adviser
Key tasks/duties: Recommending all technical Assistance to the Government to carry out a review of taxation and customs policies and rates; and recommendations to establish a progressive framework for taxation that will achieve the Governments objective of increasing domestic revenues to sustainable levels and to broaden the tax base. Giving comments o going of both revenue bill and customs bill before it passed by the parliament and writing necessary applicable advice to recommend revisions to the Revenue Act over the course of the project. Providing so many advices to the GOSL for re-aligning the legal, policy and regulatory frameworks of various government and private sector institutions that have implications for revenue policy. These could include e.g. public service, banking, ICT, law enforcement, public audit, licensing authorities and depositories of public/private data. Completed National Tax Policy Report Actively participated and contributed for establishing internal communication unit at Ministry of Finance Report for Tax Exemptions and Privileges & Tax Nuisance Customs Tariffs, Valuation Process, and Declaration Forms Report Creation of Revenue Reporting Procedure both of Inland Revenue and Customs Conducting Different Workshop Trainings about Tax Policy and Public Finance, Forecasting Revenue Model, Customs Modernization Reform, Customs Harmonization and Simplification approaches and WTO conventions related to this point. Creation Revenue Model and with comparison of GDP and inflation rate. Prepared report shown importance of Revenue from local governments to include national budget of government. Participated survey for tax-payers perception of ongoing public financial management reform. Establishing technical mechanisms increasing transparent, and the accountability systems/methods about trust between tax-payers and the government officers or MOF. Making and established Somaliland Tax, fees, and charges Summary Sheet
2010-2012Kalabaydh Custom StationDeputy Manager
The overall task of the position is to stand the center of coordination, direction, and managing both human resources, and to keep the appropriate procedure to increase the revenue of the custom, so as meet the predicted revenue budget of the government accordingly. To set risk preventive mechanisms.Key duets /Tasks Direct or coordinate customs financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency. Confer with minister of finance, direct general, director of customs department, or staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, or resolve problems. Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a customs or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential, program improvement, or suggestion of policy change. Direct, plan, or implement policies, objectives, or activities of customs to ensure continuing operations, to maximize revenue. Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding or implementation of programs. Direct or coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with government revenue. Negotiate with tax payers, facilitate the service needed, and collaborate with other concerned government institutions. Review reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes. Appoint officers and other subordinate staff and assign or delegate responsibilities to them. Direct human resources activities, including the approval of human resource plans or activities, the selection of supervisors or other high-level staff, or establishment or customs of major sections. Managing financial related risks like: fraud, kick back, nepotism, and corruption by providing the following preventive measures like: Develop clear communication and transparent procedure Make awareness raising campaign. Treat the staff and the custom user in equal and respectable manner. Setting code of conduct Deposit the received cash collection on daily basis to the assigned bank. Make capacity building to the custom officers.
2010-2012Somaliland Civil Service Institute Trainer & Lecturer
I have been contributed at Public institute many significant issues in order participating to enhance the capacity building for public employees as lecturer and trainer, due to remove the outdated systems, old practice of manual and bureaucratic procedures to the devolution and change to higher desired level in adaptation to core courses such as public management, public financial management, and public strategic management so as share valuable important points for public civil service reform and public financial management reform before my master program and after completion until today.Key duets /Tasks Teacher and Lecturer for Financial Management, Public Management, Leadership & Good Governance, and Public Policy Trainer of higher government officers such as General Directors, Directors of Department and other Officers Thesis and Research and Development Adviser for the students and interested individuals
2009-2010Egal Internation Airport Custom StationSenior Customs Inspector/Chief Accountant
Engaged as an Executive inspector/chief treasurer during that period at Egal International Airport to minimize the fraud, and corruption by giving all concerned parties some short workshops, seminars, incentives as well as training them some more public ethics manner, and usage little digital computerized packages
Key duets /Tasks: Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural Standards. Report to management regarding the finances of establishment. Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts. Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, Making use of current computer technology. Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, Reporting or other tax requirements. Maintain or examine the records of government agencies. Advise clients in areas such as compensation, employee health care benefits, the design of Accounting or data processing systems, or long-range tax or estate plans. Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted Costs to actual costs. Provide internal and external auditing services for customs or individuals. Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and Obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
2006-2009Berbera Custom Stations Berbera Corridor Transit Manager
Ive assessed and examined status quo of Berbera Corridor section by putting more efforts to share with my other colleagues as team leader all imported transit goods and how and best way that they can make verification of all commodities international trade documents by matching the domestic business documents as international standard and trying to do all our abilities by competing other regional existing ports in