Ended Transport and Customs Officer

The Job

VACANCY:  Transport and Customs Officer

Position status:   Full-time

Location: Sanaa

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology or politics.

Main Purpose

Performing  the day to day  activities  and administrative processes for  the clearance and transportation of medical and non-medical goods  for a particular supply office (coordination or project level)  according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure the optimal running of the mission/project


  • Performing 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) following the supply procedures according to MSF standards and protocols. Including the following activities: 
  • Managing and planning, in collaboration  with the line Supervisor and the Warehouse Supervisor, the shipment of goods between the projects and/or from the capital to the projects choosing the best possible means of transport
  • Being responsible for the reception of international freight and its forwarding to the field.
  • Being  responsible for all customs and administrative related issues
  • Regularly assessing the local transport market (companies, prices, services, delays,…), and proposing different third party providers for validation
  • Performing delegated tasks according to his / her activity and as specified in his/her job description

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Liasing with the MSF Djibouti team to arrange transportation of cargos from Djibouti to Sanaa.
  • Preparing document files for each cargo and submitting to the clearing agent.
  • Following the status of the clearance process and updating the weekly cargo follow up file.
  • Providing the green light for bookings from Djibouti once the final customs clearance approvals are received.
  • Archiving of all documents relating to transportation and customs.



  • Essential secondary education


  • At least 2 years' experience in supply chain related jobs or in the logistics department


  • Essential mission working language and local language


  • Computer literacy


  • Results and Quality Orientation ,Teamwork and Cooperation ,Behavioural Flexibility Commitment to MSF Principles, Service Orientation, Stress Management
How to Apply

All interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, copy of ID, degree, experience certificates to:

msfch-yemen-LogCo@geneva.msf.org  Subject: “Transport and Customs Officer 2019_01_06”

Deadline for submitting applications is at 5:00 PM, 18th Sep 2019

Please note that only complete applications will be considered

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

IMPORTANT: CVs that do not have attached a copy of the ID card will NOT BE CONSIDERED for the recruitment.

  • Employer: MSF
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 11 September 2019
  • Deadline: 18 September 2019