Inventory Officer – Customs Liaison Career Jobs – M-KOPA Solar Ltd

Organization: M-KOPA Solar
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Warehouse Manager
About US:
M-KOPA Solar is the global leader of “pay-as-you-go” energy for
off-grid customers. Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has
connected more than 200,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power,
and is now adding over 500 new homes each day. The success of M-KOPA (M=
mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to
low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan. Customers acquire
solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage “credits” for
US $0.45, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one
year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to
more power.
Job Summary: The  Inventory Officer – Customs Liaison will ensure
a smooth flow of imports and exports by closely keeping his/her hands on the
relevant documentation as required by the respective regulatory bodies (URA,
UNBS etc.), countries and trading blocs e.g. IGAD, COMESA, EAC, EU, AU, ECOWAS,
etc. and a follow through accordingly.
Key Duties and
Take charge of the inventory pipeline right from
time of order placement, transshipment, customs processes through to landing at
the Main Warehouse.
Take charge of the inventory pipeline for UG
exports right from the Warehouse through to all customs procedures to landing
at the desired destination.
Keep in touch with M-KOPA Solar resource persons
in other countries to cause harmony in reporting and monitoring requirements.
Keep abreast with the ever evolving
import/export laws and be able to guide Senior Management on the same.
Be a link between Finance & Logistics
department on matters related to tax payments and follow ups.
Deliver weekly reports on the position of
imports and exports to management.
Keep a tight watch on timelines for ETAs for
both imports and exports.
Maintain inventory lists, review paperwork and
reports, check product codes, process shipping orders, and provide customer
service to all Logistics department customers’.
Support the Warehouse Manager in administrative
tasks, identifying pipeline bottle necks, and coming up with solutions to
Respond to management team’s inquiries on
pipeline issues cautiously.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Inventory Officer –
Customs Liaison job vacancy must hold an Honours degree in a business course preferably
BA in Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Engineering
from a Chartered & recognized University.
Possession of a postgraduate Certificate in a
field related to Taxation, Customs, and Forwarding etc. will be a plus.
Three years of practical working experience in
the field of Customs Clearing and Forwarding or Import/Export.
Traceable experience in handling Customs related
documentation processes
Knowledge of ASYCUDA+ and ability to utilize the
module is an advantage.
Extensive knowledge on operations of URA, UNBS,
Possess a valid driver’s license with 2 years’
experience gained post acquisition of permit.
High level of familiarity with international
documentation procedures -INCOTERMS
Ability to demonstrate skills gained in managing
export/import processes
Proven ability to communicate across a matrix
organ set up
Previous experience communicating to senior
Age: Below 35 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications
and up-to-date CVs to: addressed to with the subject “Customs
Officer” addressed to:
The Human Resource & Administration Manager,
M-KOPA Uganda Limited,
Lubowa Estate, Plot 1300 -1301 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 4th December, 2016
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