CTG Shipping Officer - Dry Port Jobs in Ethiopia

CTG Shipping Officer - Dry Port Jobs in Ethiopia


Closing date: 30 Sep 2019

CTG Overview

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Overview of Position

In accordance with the 2nd Growth and Transformation Plan and the National Logistics Strategy (NLS), our client and the Ethiopian Government have identified one priority goals: strengthening upstream supply chain through strategic planning of cargoes and technical support for shipping activities.

More specifically, “Establish an operational coordination mechanism at national level for import dry bulk shipments” is one of the 98 interventions of the NLS.

In this context, our client will work in close collaboration with relevant Ministries where the Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA) will position itself as the coordinating body between relevant Government entities involved in the National Logistics Strategy for the implementation of the joint activities.

Role Objectives

  • Plan and coordinate dry port operations, build ESL/EMAA’s capacities in managing efficiently dry port operations and provide hands-on support.
  • The incumbent will be seconded to Ethiopian Shipping & Logistics Services Enterprise (ESL) and will be responsible for the following duties, reporting directly to the Ethiopia Country Office’s Head of Supply Chain.

    At a Strategic Level:

  • Develop and implement policies, processes and procedures for efficient dry port operations ensuring that objectives are achieved in compliance with wider logistics policies and standards;
  • Design, plan and lead implementation of timely and efficient dry port operations for ESL following standard processes;
  • Prepare comprehensive reports supporting ESL-wide view of dry port activities that provides visibility and enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders;
  • Build productive partnerships across the Government’s stakeholders and port operators to support an integrated supply chain.
  • Undertake baseline study to monitor and assess activity’s progress and effectiveness during the implementation of the incumbent’s mission

    At an Operational Level:

  • Provide technical assistance, guidance and support on dry port operations to EMAA and ESL;
  • Consolidate and plan cargoes, monitor operational aspects of inter-modal facilities, including checking document readiness, loading and
    discharging operations in-and-out the dry port. Provide longer-term recommendations to identified bottlenecks accordingly;
  • Monitor contract execution and transport documents from A to Z (loading, voyage and discharge) in close liaison with port agents and FFA, intervening with specific actions to immediately address problems and recommending follow up actions, ensuring inclusion of specifications for dry ports;
  • Identify and regularly monitor operational and supply chain risks and propose minimizing/mitigating actions for the longer-term;
  • Monitor performance of dry port operations and logistics actors at load and discharge and conduct quarterly performance reviews of all logistics actors;
  • Properly identify, adequately manage and regularly monitor contractual, operational and supply chain risks to ensure full compliance with international standards;
  • Collate data and prepare accurate and timely reports, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and report back to our client and ESL/EMAA accordingly;
  • Foster and promote the exchange of information within and between our client and Government’s stakeholders, including knowledge sharing, coaching, mentoring, and providing hands on experience to ESL/EMAA’s staff accordingly. Provide technical trainings to identified Government’s staff.

    Project Reporting

    Reporting to Project Manager.

    Key Competencies

  • Cognitive capacity: Ensures that sufficient information is obtained to draw sound conclusions and/or make recommendations; conducts in-depth analysis on issues and problems that are highly complex; draws solid conclusions that take into account multiple factors; anticipates problems or challenges and proactively proposes solutions.
  • Action Management. Solves potential problems and negative outcomes in a proactive manner; moves work forward despite changes in operational requirements and organizational priorities.
  • Communications: Presents complex issues articulately, strategically and convincingly; fosters, promotes and facilitates clear and transparent communication with individuals and across teams.
  • Teamwork: Facilitates the enhancement of individual and team-based skills and knowledge; promotes and represents the team’s work both within and outside our client.

    Team Management

    This role does not require any team management.

    Further Information

  • University degree, preferably in transport economics, with relevant logistic qualifications or extensive logistics experience in port and shipping operations.

  • Minimum 12 years of experience in relevant field
  • Experience in commercial or government transportation sectors
  • Experience in managing dry port operations
  • Experience determining with Supply Chain actors best shipping modality/timing and liaising with agents and suppliers to ensure cargo readiness.
  • Experience managing network of freight forwarding and charter protecting agents at load and discharge ports.
  • Experience managing the discharging operations for chartered vessels and the contracting of stevedoring services.
  • Experience negotiating and concluding ocean transportation contractual arrangements with commercial shipping lines and ship owners.
  • Experience supervising professional/national staff.
  • Strong knowledge of international maritime law

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    CTG Shipping Officer - Dry Port Jobs in Ethiopia

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