C&F Declaration Officer — Alistair Group

1. Essential Skills:
Good Interpersonal Relations Clear communication skills ensuring clear and candid information is used
Fully conversant in using TANCIS to make entries for all Imports, Exports and border clearances.
Computer Literacy to effectively operate core Microsoft office programs and other online management systems
Faultless administration skills ensuring procedures are being followed accurately.
Problem solving skills to ensure obstacles to progress are overcome
Attention to Detail ensuring the right information is captured and communicated in a timely manner.

Diploma/ Degree in Clearing and Forwarding or any related.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in Clearing & Forwarding for Local Imports, border clearing and transit goods.
Comprehensive HS code knowledge and a high degree of accuracy in identifying and using the correct ones.
Ability to maintain good working relationships with all stakeholders in the field.
Good interpersonal relations and communication skills.
Flexible in work habits and schedules, ready to work for longer hours when required.
Must have knowledge of government procedures & customs laws relating to imports, exports and transit goods for air, sea and road freight cargo.
Possess a high degree of integrity, honesty and confidentiality.
Fluent English and Kiswahili

3. Overall Purpose
To work as part of a team in the clearing & forwarding department and function as a Declaration Officer.

4. Accountabilities & Responsibility Areas
Tracking shipments, updating our database on arrival information and ensuring correct shipping documentation is in place in advance.
Undertake all declaration procedures for imports and exports
Application of IDFs (Import Declaration Form)
Advice the management on correct and most preferred course of action to overcome technicalities that may arise in declaration or clearing operations
Bonds management and cancellation procedures
Follow up correspondence between various statutory bodies and other parties
Obtain customs release for exports and truck border consignment
Ensure correct use of Tanzania Revenue Authority Tariffs
Ensure that correct values are used during declaration and other related procedures to avoid losses that may accrue as a result of penalties.
Establish and maintain a working relationship with customs office
Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the supervisor within the scope of the position.

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