Job Summary

We are seeking to employee a logistics officer who is very conversant with port operations, clearing and forwarding. min 5 years experience

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

DECLARATION OFFICER JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title                    :          LOGISTICS AND CUSTOMS OFFICER

Reports to                :           OPERATIONS MANAGER

Department            :          LOGISTICS

Location                   :          Nairobi


Job Purpose: 

To conduct all clearing and forwarding related operations at the ICD in a timely manner to ensure that all cargo is cleared on time.


Job roles & responsibilities

Shipment Documentation

  • Confirmation/verification of received shipment documents.
  • Advising on additional information /documents required.
  • Confirmation of invoices to ensure values tally with customs valuation for similar items.
  • Confirmation and advice on HS Codes to be used for IDF/ entries.
  • Ensure documents in files are correct and in order. 

Logistics

  • Source for the most efficient and effective transporters
  • Fleet management

Cargo Payments

  • Follow up of shipment tickets with KPA/ CFS.
  • Liaising with Finance/Clients for payments of taxes and shipment costs
  • Bonds
  • Timely cancellation of security bonds.
  • Proper records of bonds in effect and those cancelled. 

Operations

  • Ensure forwarding clerks have all required documents for clearance of cargo at KPA, CFS & KRA.
  • Occasionally be involved in verification and physical clearance of shipments at KPA, CFS & KRA.
  • Advice management on improvement areas to help realize growth.
  • General (Others)
  • Be conversant with the general forwarding office administration roles such as filling.
  • Be involved in training and supervision of trainees.
  • Timely submission of monthly Declaration
  • Report to Operations Manager.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Management from time to time.

 

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely management of all clearance and forwarding complaints and errors.
  • Timely and accurate processing of all entries to avoid penalties and cancellation.
  • Timely bond cancellation.
  • Submission of monthly Declaration Report on all shipments handled and any challenges encountered.


Education & Experience

  • Diploma or Degree in C&F, logistics, procurement or any other related course
  • ICMS and EACFFP Training will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years’ hands-on experience in port operations
  • Customs Declaration
  • Conversant with all customs procedures.


Personal Attributes and Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Honest and of high integrity
  • Work under minimum supervision

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