TEMPORARY ASSISTANT OPERATIONS OFFICER – CLEARING
Temporary
November 22, 2023
Mwanza, Malawi
December 6, 2023

Company: National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA)

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Overview

The National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) whose main objective is to ensure security of fuel supply in Malawi is a wholly owned Malawi Government Company established under the Company’s Act of 1984 on the 10th of December 2010 and commenced its operations in 2012.

NOCMA is responsible for managing the Country’s 60 million liters Strategic Fuel Reserves facilities situated in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu, and smaller depots in Chilumba, Chipoka and Mchinji.

Over the past thirteen (13) years, the Company has grown tremendously in its national strategic importance with its fuel importation market share growing from ten percent (10%) in 2015 to an average of sixty-five
percent (65%) in 2023/2024 and this has been matched with growth in institutional capacity and investments to enable efficiency and effectiveness in executing its mandate.

In its drive to ensure improved and sustained efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of its mandate, NOCMA is seeking to recruit qualified and experienced candidates to fill the following highly rewarding positions that have arisen within the Company.

An attractive remuneration package is on offer to the right candidates with prospects for career growth within the oil industry.

Applications are therefore invited for the following position:

TEMPORARY ASSISTANT OPERATIONS OFFICER – CLEARING (NOC06) – CODE: TAOO2023 (12 MONTHS) – Tenable at Mwanza Border

PURPOSE
The Assistant Customs Clearing Officer is responsible for ensuring smooth and compliant cross-border movements of our oil products, while maintaining the highest level of integrity and adherence to local and international customs regulations. This role plays a critical part in facilitating the movement of goods across borders and ensuring the timely delivery of oil products to our customers.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Customs Clearance: Execute customs clearance processes for imports of oil products, ensuring adherence to all regulatory requirements and company policies.
  2. Documentation: Prepare and maintain accurate customs documentation, including import declarations, certificates of origin, and other relevant paperwork.
  3. Communication: Collaborate with customs authorities, border post officials, and other relevant stakeholders to resolve any clearance-related issues or disputes.
  4. Tariff Classification: Accurately classify oil products according to the accurate codes, ensuring proper tariff determination.
  5. Duty and Tax Compliance: Calculate and process duties, taxes, and other customs payments accurately, ensuring timely payments and reconciliation.
  6. Record Keeping: Maintain organized records of customs clearance activities, documentation, and correspondence.
  7. Compliance: Stay up to date with changing customs regulations, trade agreements, and customs compliance best practices.
  8. Reporting: Prepare regular reports on customs clearance activities and compliance status.
  9. Risk Assessment: Identify potential customs-related risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  10. Customer Service: Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external stakeholders by addressing inquiries, concerns, and providing guidance.

REPORTING LINE AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
The position reports to the Senior Operations Officer – Supplies and has supervisory responsibility over the Clearing Assistant.

THE PERSON
The required candidate should have the following competences, skills, and attributes:

  1. Drive for results – Ability to commit to action and assume responsibility and ownership for own performance and the associated outcomes.
  2. Works collaboratively with others.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Diploma in International Trade, Customs and Border Management, or Business Administration or any related field from an accredited institution.
  2. Possession of Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution or a professional certification in customs clearance or international trade will be an added advantage.
  3. A minimum of four (4) years’ cumulative work experience, three (3) of which should have been spent in a similar role.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience should send applications with cover letter, copies of certificates, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), names, addresses and phone contact numbers of three traceable referees to the following address:

The Chief Executive Officer
National Oil Company of Malawi
4th Floor, Kang’ombe House, City Centre
Private Bag 370
LILONGWE
Attention: The Human Resources & Administration Manager
Email: nocmajobs@nocma.mw

Applicants should state clearly on the envelope or in the subject line of an email, the Code for the Post they are applying for.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6th December 2023

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as NOCMA is committed to achieving relevant gender ratios stipulated in the Gender Equality Act, 2013.