IP Shipment and Travel Liaison Officer at The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria, is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position below in the Executive Office (EXO):Job Title:IP Shipment and Travel Liaison Officer Basic Function of the PositionThe purpose of this position is to serve as an IP Shipment and Travel Liaison for the Executive Office, USAID Nigeria.The incumbent performs a variety of duties (for Implementing Partners [IPs]) relating to shipping and logistics responsibilities, including but not limited to facilitating clearance of incoming shipments, arranging the export formalities on outgoing shipments, travel, logistics and principally acting as a liaison between USAID Nigeria and all of its IPs on administrative and logistical issues.The incumbent also assists Travel Assistant with arrangement of in-country and international travel on behalf of Mission staff.Major Duties and ResponsibilitiesReceives notice of incoming shipments, collects Ocean Bills of Lading/Airway Bills and other support documentation, and sends them to the Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP) for forwarding to the appropriate Ministry in order to obtain necessary exemption documents for the clearance of goods. Follows up with MBNP to see that exemption documents are obtained promptly, and resolves any problems that arise.Upon receipt of documents, arranges for exemption documents to be handed over to shipping agents for the clearance and delivery of shipments to the appropriate locations.Receives shipments and ensures integrity of items shipped. Maintains an inventory of items purchased and shipped, collaborating with the General Services Office (GSO) - Shipping and Warehouse staff, as necessary. Reviews Clearing Agent authorized third party bills to ensure they are consistent with approved USG rates for clearing goods, and forwards bills to the appropriate IP for settlement.Acts as liaison between USAID/Nigeria and all IPs on issues including, but not limited to:Prepares Introduction Letters to Nigerian Embassies abroad, requesting issuance of various visa (Subject to Regularization, Business, and Tourist) for IP and non diplomatic staff of USAID, and follows through to ensure visas are obtained promptly, resolving problems that may arise.Regularizes the stay of expatriates (e.g. IP expatriates and non-diplomatic staff of USAID) after their arrival in Nigeria, and facilitates issuance of multiple-entry visas and CERPACs (Resident Permits), by requesting MBNP to issue a letter of request to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). Upon receipt of the letter from MBNP, follows the request up with the Nigerian Immigration Service and ensures all relevant visas and permits are issued.Processes renewal/extension of Visas, business permits, and resident permits for expatriates (IP and non-diplomatic staff of USAID);Facilitates registration of IPs with the Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP);Processes VAT exemptions and other tax-related issues;Facilitates shipping and transportation (of official commodities, pets, Household Effects, Unaccompanied Baggage, or Personally-Owned Vehicle);Facilitates registration of Official Program Vehicles with the Federal Road Safety Commission;Facilitates processing of Pet Import/Export Permits from the Ministry of Agriculture; Troubleshoots Aviation/Airport issues;Processes applications for program vehicle insurance, and advises on Nigerian Government policies related to this actionHandles all issues relating to the transfer and sale of POVs for IPs.Facilitates obtaining branding labels for IPs, and tags for project vehicles, POVs, and processing of drivers licenses for non-diplomatic staff of USAID.Handles all administrative and logistics support requested by IPs, as time permits.Develops contacts with host-government officials (especially with the officials of MBNP and NIS), handling issues affecting IP operations in Nigeria. Develops and maintains a data base showing contact information for the host-government officials mentioned above, to include names, addresses, telephone numbers, Ministry, etc. The data base is updated on a regular basis.Serves as a backstop and assistant to the Travel Assistant. Duties include but are not limited to processing international and in-country travel requests and authorizations using Agency-approved software (e.g. EXOApps and E2). Liaises across Mission offices to coordinate scheduling and paperwork for approval of in-country travel; coordinates with RSO Liaison to track approval/denial rates for in-country travel. 

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