Imports Officer Employment Opportunity – Aga Khan University (AKU)

Job
Title:              Imports Officer
Organization: Aga Khan University (AKU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director, Material Management Division
About US:
The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not-for-profit,
international University first established in 1983, with 13 teaching sites in
eight countries. AKU has seven hospitals and over 250 outreach health centres.
The University is a non-denominational institution open to all, irrespective of
religion, ethnicity, gender or national origin. Since 2001, AKU has offered
academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for East African
Countries. The Aga Khan University has established a campus in Kampala Uganda.
Job Summary: The Imports
Officer will coordinate all import shipments and liaise with suppliers for the
AKUH Kampala project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Source, select and negotiate for the best
    rates on customs brokerage service on all imports.
  • Ensure correct clearing procedures and
    standards as per the Government of Uganda regulatory requirements.
  • Keenly monitor and co-ordinate
    consignments from point of origin to point of discharge.
  • Evaluate and monitor contracts to ensure
    suppliers and vendors comply with terms and condition of contract.
  • Follow up for URA, NDA & UNBS
    documentation and ensure all requirements are met for shipment before
    goods arrival.
  • Keenly track all shipments from suppliers
    an ensure that all imported goods are insured while in transit.
  • Manage exempted imports and submit
    duty/VAT applications to the relevant authorities for exemption.
  • Maintain complete updated import/export
    records.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Imports Officer job
    opportunity should hold a Diploma in Supply Chain Management or
    equivalent.
  • At least three years of relevant
    experience.
  • The ideal candidate should understand
    concepts, practices and procedure in import and export activities for air
    and sea freight including cargo tracing and shipment documentation.
  • Knowledge in Uganda importation
    laws/regulation will be advantageous.
  • Candidate should be having excellent
    inter-personal and communication skills, ability to work in a team
    environment, good negotiation skills and have attention to detail.
How to Apply:
All ideal candidates are encouraged to send their applications,
Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees and copies of certificates &
testimonials to hr.recruitment@aku.edu. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted.
Deadline: 14th March 2018
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