Corporate Staffing Services Shipping Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Corporate Staffing Services Shipping Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Shipping Officer – Mombasa . The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) .

Overall Responsibility
The Shipping Officer is responsible for coordinating shipping and transport by air, sea, road, and rail for ICRC operations on a global level.

  • Formulates Sea freight transportation operations considering LSC supply chain priorities, the customer required date, freight classifications, hazardous cargo, safety requirements and the available resources;
  • Manages orders for transport, cargo handling and storage ensuring that approvals and recording are carried out according to established criteria;
  • Liaises with staff working in the regional centres, headquarters, the Supply Chain Unit and import-export to efficiently plan dispatch and shipment of cargo;
  • Maintains and updates shipping instructions to ensure that the required documentation is accurate, on-time delivery is achieved and information is shared with the stakeholders;
  • Establishing key relationships with Shipping lines / Vessel operators, Government Authorities, and relevant service providers;
  • Facilitate Request for Quote / Tender for Sea freight services and handling, evaluate offers, and negotiate for cost-effective rates in line with the ICRC’s standard purchasing procedures and rules on financial management;
  • Engage marine surveyors/adjusters to facilitate independent assessment of loss/damages on ICRC Cargo to enable claims;
  • Coaches and supervises staff within his team.

    Minimum Requirements & Competences
  • Degree in Logistics, Shipping management or equivalent;
  • Five years’ work experience in the Shipping /transportation/Logistics industry;
  • East African Customs Freight Forwarding practicing certificate (KRATI);
  • Certification in
    Customs and Freight Forwarding (EACFFPC) from an accredited institution (KESRA);
  • Good knowledge of import/Export goods clearance regulations and procedures within EAC;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English;
  • Advanced Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and have practical experience with ERPs;
  • Valid driving license and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation Certification;
  • Must be a Kenyan Citizen.

    How To Apply
  • The interested candidates should submit their applications on or before 07th September 2022 at 4:30 pm with the CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas etc) and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Logistics Support Centre, HR Department via:
    – Email:
  • The reference Shipping Officer Mombasa must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not clearly state the position for which you are applying & attach the required Degree & other supporting documents your application will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • ICRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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