United Nations Jobs – Logistics Assistant (Customs Clearance) at World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Logistics
Officer
Position Grade: SC5
Reference Number: 15-0020037 
About US:
The World Food
Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It
is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP
focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA);
Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support
(AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Logistics
Assistant (Customs Clearance) will support the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in
managing the customs clearance process.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Work closely with forwarders/shippers for clearances
of food and non-food items that are imported and exported through various cargo
terminals.  Maintain good working
relationships with concerned Government Authorities i.e. URA and UNBS as well
as other WFP offices receiving cargo via Uganda;
·        
Receive and review customs clearance invoices from
clearing agent ensuring services rendered are as per contract;
·        
Actively monitor, support and provide guidance to
the clearance service providers; follow up with forwarders for WFP goods in
transit through Uganda.  Prior to
expiration of the clearance contract provide a performance evaluation to the
contracting unit;
·        
The incumbent will also process and obtain letters
of clearance for convoys and convoy monitors in accordance with customs
regulations for official movement of equipment in and out of the country;
·        
Follow up with local suppliers/procurement documents
i.e. currency declaration Form 3 (CD 3 from the Central Bank through WFP
Bankers.  Phytosanitary certificate,
certificate of origin for food exemptions to South Sudan, DR Congo, Rwanda,
Burundi, Tanzania;
·        
The job holder will also facilitate transfer of
ownership of imported item that are locally supplies to WFP, finalizing the
formal customs clearance procedures aforementioned.
·        
Provide day-to- day reports on the progress and
movements of WFP shipments (by land, sea, or air);
·        
Actively monitor and report on WFP food stocks in
operation’s warehouses and prepare weekly stock reports;
·        
Coordinate and manager deliveries by suppliers,
clearing agents and WFP warehouses; monitor and asses quality, quantity and
safety of goods;
·        
The incumbent will coordinate clearance of WFP,
export/import in liaison with handlers and customs officials;
·        
Initiate action for requests for duty exemptions on
all WFP imported shipments, food and non-food items;
·        
Build and establish contacts with shipping agents,
clearing agents, and superintendents and monitor the discharge of WFP vessels
(rail, air, or sea), advising supervisors of need for intervention in case of
any unforeseen problems pertaining to discharge and/or clearing operations;
·        
Perform any other related duties as required by the
Logistics Officer.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the World Food Programme WFP
Logistics Assistant (Customs Clearance) job placement should hold a University
degree or a Diploma in any of the following disciplines: customs clearance,
accounting, transport, Insurance, logistics, statistics, business administration
or any other related field attained from a recognized institution;
·        
A minimum of five (5) years post graduate relevant
working experience in Logistics management, customs, clearing and forwarding or
any other related field gained from reputable organizations.
·        
Broad working knowledge and experience using MS
Office applications.
·        
Language: Proficiency in
both oral and written English is essential;
How to Apply:
All candidates
who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme to submit their
applications online, Click Here.
Step
1:
Register and create your online CV.
Step
2:
Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to
submit your application.
NB: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your
application to be considered for this vacancy.
Deadline: 10th December, 2015
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