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

Organization: M-KOPA Solar
Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
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
Responsibilities:   
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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
problems.
·        
Respond to management team’s inquiries on
pipeline issues cautiously.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
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,
UEPB, UIA, PSF, KCCA etc.
·        
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
Management
·        
Age: Below 35 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications
and up-to-date CVs to: careersug@m-kopa.com 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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