Logistics Assistant (Shipping)

United Nations Pakistan

Job Details:
Industry: N.G.O./Social Services
Category: Distribution & Logistics
Total Position: 1
Job Type: Service Contract (SC)
Department: WFP
Job Location: Karachi
Gender: Doesn't Matter
Minimum Education Bachelors
Degree Title: Secondary school education preferably supported by University degree
Career Level: SB-2
Minimum Experience: 3 Years(At least three years of progressively responsible support experience including at least one year in the field of accounting, transport, insurance, statistics, operations or another related field. At least one year at G3 level or equivalent.)
Salary Range: PKR. 60,000 to 70,000/month
Work Permit: Pakistan
Apply By: Aug 5, 2012
Posted: Jul 30, 2012
Job Description:

· Regular coordination and interaction with customs clearing agents for timely customs clearance and dispatch from port to destination (s);

· Coordinate with Country Office to get the exemption certificate, award and work order in due time;

· Monitor closely the arrival status of WFP commodities at Karachi, their customs clearance process and update regularly Head of Logistics accordingly;

· Arrangement of all necessary documents required for the timely customs clearance of WFP shipments from port authorities, shipping lines and provincial authorities;

· Maintain/update contact details of all relevant focal points of forwarding agents, shipping agents, clearing agents and superintendent required for the immediate problem solution and support for WFP consignments clearance, movement;

· Ensure timely information to the Q & Q surveyor soon after customs clearance for deployment of their respective staff to carry out their services as WFP Superintendent;

· Provide technical assistance and guidelines to the port staff as required;

· Operative Calculation of Demurrage/ Detention Charges and preparation of NFR for the approval of Country Office.

· Establishing contacts with shipping agents and inquiring expected date of arrival of vessels.

· Typing different kind of documents, entering updated data in existing format.

· Drafting routine correspondence.

· Maintaining file system and archives for easy retrieval of documents and information.

· Performing other related duties as required.

Skills Required
Experience utilising computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages.