Transport and Customs Supervisor

October 17, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) - France

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, not-for-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in distress, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Transport and Customs Supervisor
Location: Abuja
Main Purpose

Planning and supervising the day to day implementation of procedures and administrative processes for the efficient clearance and transportation of medical and non-medical goods in the mission according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to ensure the optimal functioning of the mission.

Job Description
Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Planning and supervising the day to day activities and administrative processes to ensure an efficient running of the clearance and transportation processes of medical and non-medical goods for a supply office (coordination or project), ensuring compliance of MSF standards, protocols and procedures.
These activities include but are not limited to the following: 

Acting as a forwarding agent for the mission by ensuring all the importation process in liaison with clearing agents through follow-ups of all importation process in order to release the goods as fast as possible; following up on the MOU and liaising with Ministry of Finances and others for taxes exemption. Being the focal person of the Ministry of Health for the import license by providing all the details on the content of the importations
Conducting local context watch and proposing best routing for local transport taking in consideration nature of goods and timing and participates in the network for cargo transportation possibilities with the other sections. Organizing regular market consultations and tenders on transport local market (Road, Air …)
Being responsible for the reception of international freight
Planning, prioritizing and organizing the shipment of goods purchased locally and managing all related administration documents
Communicating with customers, prioritizing transport according to their needs.

Coordinating and leading the team under his/her responsibility including the daily workers, defining each person's tasks (daily supervision and checking the quality of their work); drawing up working schedule and organizing and leading team meetings
Supervising, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required
Performing delegated tasks according to his/her specialty and as specified in his/her job description.


Essential – Technical Diploma in Supply Chain or Transport, Shipping, Freight and Port Management related diplomas.


Essential – 2 to 3 years certified work experience in Supply Logistics
Desirable – MSF experience in a similar position

Competences / Skills:

Microsoft Office Literacy
Result and quality oriented
Good communication
Time management
Data analysis and stress management skills are essential.

Application Closing Date
24th October, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Only successful applicants will be called for next steps and are obligated to disclose any information about family member(s) currently in the employ of MSF-France in any location.
No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the MSF recruitment process.
MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring a candidate having benefitted from any such acts. All illicit demands may be pursued through the judicial system.
MSF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages any Nigerian citizen to apply irrespective of race, gender, religion, creed, political affiliation.

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