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25 Apr 2019

Customs Clearance and Insurance Officer at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

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As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world.

We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including rural and economic development, education and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible, effective and cost-effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. Of our 18,260 employees in some 120 countries, almost 70 percent are national personnel working in the field.

As a public-benefit German federal enterprise, we are committed to meeting our clients’ high standards with regard to transparency and accountability. German and European values are central to our work. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party. European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and national governments benefit from our services, too.

In Ethiopia GIZ has been implementing development programmes on behalf of the German government for over 40 years jointly with our national partners. The focus of our work in the country is on vocational education, sustainable use of natural resources, land management and food security, biodiversity and forestry. Further programmes enhance the development of a sustainable textile sector and renewable energies.

For our Procurement and Services unit at GIZ country office in Addis Ababa, we are looking for a


Position:                                             Customs Clearance and Insurance Officer

Remuneration:                                  As per the GIZ scale

Application deadline:                       May 5, 2019

Place of Work:                                   Addis Ababa


Under the supervision of the Head Procurement and Services, the officer will be responsible for


A.      Overall Responsibility:

§  Customs clearance for both import and export processes

§  Local vehicle insurances

§  Vehicle sells and transfers


B.      Tasks:

§  Clearing all items, import, and export for GIZ ET and all its projects.

§  Responsible for obtaining the required permits for these transactions from the ministry of foreign affairs, the road transport authority, customs authority, ministry of health, ministry of Communication & Technology, Information Network Security Agency (INSA) and many other government ministries or authorities/offices for a special permit.

§  Assist in organizing initial registration, taxation, and insurance of project vehicles

§  Sends out registration and insurance document to respective programs and leaves a copy at GIZ country office.

§  Monitors the status of official and personal vehicle registration on the agreed shared folder location.

§  Works out and organizes donation of program/project vehicle to counterparts

§  Insurance processing – both local and international insurance documents.

§  In charge of communication with the project and staff members with regards to clearance and insurance issues.

§  Initiates and follows up on vehicle accident insurance claims from both local and German insurance companies

§  Informs projects/programs of vehicles due for renewal of registration and insurance, requests for the necessary documents, and follows up on renewal, as needed

§  File documents with completed transactions as per the GIZ standard

§  Update on a daily basis status of services on Procurement and Services Status Notification System/ clearance and insurance monitoring sheet.

§  Perform any other duties as deemed necessary by superior/s.

§  Compliance with GIZ Orientation and Rules and the GIZ Ethiopia National Personnel Policy.

Job Requirements

A.      Required Educational qualifications, professional experience and competency

·         University degree in Business Administration, Management or related field. Master’s preferred.

·         A minimum of 5 years relevant occupational experience or equivalent combination of both.

·         Fluent in English both in speaking and writing, ideally a knowledge of German.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Email: [email protected] 

Note: -

Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘Customs Clearance Officer #083/2019’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications from qualified women are encouraged

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