5 Declarations Officer Jobs – Clearing and Forwarding Company

Organisation: FIG Consult Limited (Clearing and Forwarding Company) 
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
FIG Consult Limited
is a leading Human Resource Consultancy. They are recruiting on behalf of a
valuable client, a Customs Clearance, Freight Forwarding and other assorted
Logistics solutions service provider that is based in Ntinda.
Job Summary: The Declaration Officer will accurately prepare and process error free
customs entries on behalf of the company within the laid down legal and
statutory requirements for the customs clearance procedure.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Promptly procure customers’ manifests
    from the airline handling centers for airfreight and the shipping lines
    for sea freight through the Client Services department, Mombasa Operations
    Team or any other source as applicable.
  • Compare and ensure manifested details
    tally with the shipping documents
  • Ensure stock of bonds are managed and
    tallied effectively and cancellation monitored daily.
  • Ensure the Customs entries are prepared
    with Zero errors
  • Prepare and make declarations of customs
    entries within agreed service levels.
  • Promptly communicate discrepancies/
    issues to Operations Manager when necessary
  • Ensure data has been entered accurately
    into the Asycuda system
  • Ensure taxes payables have been captured
  • Follow up and ensure taxes have been
    prompt paid
  • Monitor and ensure entries have been
    processed at the Document Processing Centre once payment has been made
  • Perform quality assurance on work
  • Identify and escalate recurring or
    consistent problems with systems functionality
  • Regularly provide advice to Clients,
    Client Services team on Tax estimates as per the KPIs
  • Effectively handle all issues arising
    from disputes over tariff and valuation at any stage of clearance
  • Maintain professional working
    relationship with internal and external customers and colleagues.
  • Ensure departmental and individual
    objectives are achieved
  • Plan, schedule and actively participate
    in departmental meetings
  • Establish, prioritize and present
    departmental action plans for meeting
  • Effectively liaise with Stakeholders,
    Clients, Customs, URA, Shipping lines and staff from same and other
    departments to ensure accurate entry and procedures
  • Effectively handle customer queries and
    disputes and proactively follow through to resolution
  • Promptly investigate and resolve
    customers’ complaints and escalate if appropriate to the Operations
  • Establish and process the required
    permits as required
  • Provide advice to clients on the
    required permits and processes
  • Any other duty as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Business Administration, Transport and Logistics Management,
    Procurement & Supply Chain, with Certificate in Customs Clearing and
  • Possession of a Diploma in Clearing and
    Freight Forwarding from a recognized Institution.
  • Training and certification in the
    Asycuda System. The applicant should have successfully passed and used the
    URA ASYCUDA course for at least five years
  • At least five years’ experience in
    Customs declaration and valuation
  • Extensive knowledge in ASYCUDA World,
    HSC Code, SCT and new developments in the Customs Union in the region.
  • General knowledge of computer ( MS Word
    and MS Excel )
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Information management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be Ugandan
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their cover letters
(include salary expectation) and updated CVs via email to
ugandanjobline@gmail.com with the subject line quoted as “Declaration Officer”
Deadline: 25th January 2019 by 5.00pm
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