Principal Customs Officer (Procedures & Facilitation) Job Placement – East African Community

Organisation: East African Community
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: Director, Customs
REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/024
About US:
East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising
the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the
United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters
in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political,
social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of
East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade
and investments.
Job Summary: The Principal Customs Officer (Procedures &
Facilitation will co-ordinate the development and implementation of harmonised
and simplified Customs Systems and Procedures, monitor quality assurance in
customs service delivery and guide interfacing of customs automation and exchange
of information.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of the supervision of staff,
    planning of activities and development of budgets for the Procedures and
    Facilitation Department.
  • Coordinate, guide and monitor the development
    and implementation of regional policies, strategies, programmes and work
    plans on harmonisation of Customs procedures including the Single Customs
  • Manage the harmonization and simplifications
    of customs procedures, processes and documentation in line with WCO and
    WTO Agreements and recommendations to facilitate speedy clearance of goods
    in Customs;
  • Keenly monitor progress of the Customs Union
    process and identify implementation gaps and design appropriate solutions;
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of
    the WTO Trade facilitation Agreement at the regional level.
  • Formulate proposals for studies and carry out
    research in areas of strategic importance that translate into enhancement
    of Customs procedures and trade facilitation in EAC;
  • Regularly monitor and update Partner States
    on international trends related to Customs procedures and trade
  • Develop guidelines and work plans on customs
    integrity and model code of conduct for Customs administrations;
  • Work closely with the Principal Trade Officer
    (Internal Trade) in developing management instruments for identification
    and elimination of customs related NTBs
  • Develop standards and monitoring and
    evaluation tools for quality assurance of systems in Customs;
  • Coordinate, develop and implement
    corroborative mechanisms with other public and private sector
    organisations to enhance implementation of regional customs programmes.
  • Facilitate Policy organs and technical
  • Implement Council decisions relevant to the
  • Prepare and submit progress and annual
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the East African
    Community Principal Customs Officer (Procedures & Facilitation) job
    vacancy must hold a Master’s degree in the field of Economics, Commerce,
    Business Administration, Law or an equivalent degree from a recognised
    University/Institutions. Specialized training in Customs is a must.
  • A minimum of ten years’ relevant experience
    in Customs, five (5) of which should be at Senior level.
  • Skills and Competencies: Proficiency in computer applications
    with hands-on skills in a Customs Computer system; Management skills,
    planning skills, negotiations skills, networking skills, research skills,
    supervisory skills, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Age: Below 55 years
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are advised to send their applications,
detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and
contact details of three (3) referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, Birth
Certificate or Passport showing the date of birth. Please quote the respective
reference number on both the application letter and the envelope. For
electronic submissions, please quote the respective reference number on the
subject of the email and forward to the address given below.
  • Please submit your application either
    electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  • Applications which do not: indicate
    nationality and age; the reference number; an application letter attached;
    have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional certificates;
    or fail to provide three referees shall be disqualified.
invitations for interviews shall be done in writing to:
Selection Division,
Consulting Limited,
Floor PPF Tower
of Ohio Street & Garden Avenue:
O Box 1559 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
+255(22) 2116379
E-mail to:
Deadline: Monday, 15th August 2016, 17:00Hrs.

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