Customs Clearing Assistant at Amref Health Africa

Business Development Officer at Amref Health Africa


The Customs Clearing Assistant will be responsible for the customs clearance activities and overall coordination of customs clearance for imports and exports.


Main Functions

  • Preparation of customs documentation to ensure that any shipments either imported or exported meet all applicable regulatory requirements.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the shipment and clearance process of goods procured by the African Union.
  • Coordinate and communicating with Clearing Agents and other key stakeholders like the ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Prepare documentation and obtain clearing agent delegation letter, processing duty free exemptions and other required letters and documents in liaison with Protocol.
  • Provide status updates on customs clearance activities on request.
  • Prepare periodic reports and statistics on activities. Review progress and status reports as required.
  • Provide advice and guidance to management and other stakeholders on all aspects of customs clearance.
  • Maintain a proper filing and recording system for all activities.


Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma in Supply Chain, Procurement, Transportation, Business Administration, Management, or related field from recognized institution and three years relevant experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Procurement, Transportation, Business Administration, Management, or related field from recognized institution and two years relevant experience
  • Experience in shipping and freight logistics, customs or procurement
  • Certification in related field is an added advantage


  • Relevant number of years’ experience in a Government, Public Sector or International Organisation.

Functional Skills

  • Sound planning and organisational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication ability both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail.


  • Fluency in English including excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in French, Arabic or Portuguese is desirable.
  • Knowledge of two or more AU languages would be an added advantage.

How to apply

Interested? Please visit our website, to make your application. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include a cover letter (in English) detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV (in English) with relevant skills and experience.

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.

Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.


More Information

  • Job City Addis Ababa

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