Customs Clearance Officer Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Customs Clearance Officer

Location: Kenya

Job Type: Brokerage

Job Purpose: S/he will be handling Customs clearance. Will liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure clients cargo is cleared in a timely fashion and proper documentation is made.

Responsibilities for the Customs Executive Job

  • Work closely with all stakeholders in planning strategies so as to clear and release the client’s shipment on time
  • Assist in prioritizing shipment which requires immediate clearance with customs and prepare report on shipment released and pending shipment to be cleared on a daily basis
  • Liaise with customs and other relevant authorities for any issues that will arise during clearance of cargo
  • Process customs clearance documentation for the clients and liaise with relevant authorities on a daily basis so as to deliver excellent customer service to all customers
  • Work on assigned key account customers to ensure their needs are met in a timely manner
  • Continually develop knowledge on customs qualifications, ensuring new regulations are understood and implemented where required
  • Meet or exceed established goals relative to on-time delivery and shipping accuracy performance for customer shipments
  • Improve operational efficiencies to increase ability to process customer orders using both systems and physical improvements
  • Ensure proper compliance and adherence to export /import administration regulations
  • Declaration of warehousing, removal entries and import declaration forms (IDF) in the Simba and Orbus (KRA Online) systems; and submitting them to customs;
  • Review and identify the customs documentation requirements;
  • Ensure that all documents called for by authorities are submitted promptly;
  • Ensure that all cleared goods are also cleared from the company’s system as well as Kenya’s Simba System and the same are properly recorded for future reference;
  • Advise customers on import and export restrictions, tariff systems, insurance requirements and all other customs related matters;
  • Provide regular and accurate reports to the Supervisor and status of outstanding entries for clearance.

Supervisor Job Qualifications

  • 5-years’ experience in Logistics (local and International).
  • Must be conversant with the KRA clearance procedures and Simba System
  • FEAFFA (Federation of East African Freight Forwarders Association) Certification. Registered as certified customs agents & freight forwarders by East Africa Customs Agents freight forwarders Board (EACAFFB);
  • Have knowledge of government procedures relating to imports & exports as well as knowledge of customs laws pertaining to Kenya;
  • Punctuality and flexible working hours; and
  • Good interpersonal relations, communication skills and possess a high degree of integrity, honesty and confidentiality.
  • Must be computer literate with high proficiency in Microsoft office
  • Knowledge of documentation requirements
  • Must have the ability to clear both sea & air shipments

How to Apply

Qualified candidates to send their CVs to recruitment@cdl.co.ke on or before 5th March 2018


Procurement and Logistics, Transport and Logistics
Updated: February 28, 2018 — 10:30 am