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Kampala, Uganda



November 8, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

The Fracht Group is a Swiss international Freight Forwarder that has been in existence since 1955, with its headquarters located in Basel, Switzerland. As a reputable Freight Forwarder, Fracht has a worldwide network that stretches across all continents. Fracht Uganda established offices in Uganda in September 2019, with its head office located at Plot 104 Katalima Road Naguru.

In addition, we are strategically located at all country entry points of Malaba, Entebbe, Mutukula and South Sudan Uganda points. We also have offices in Jinja, Busia and Entebbe Airport.

Job Title

Head Customs Declaration job at Fracht Uganda

Job Description

To provide customs declaration brokerage services and ensure maintenance of production lead times in conjunction with the head customs declarations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Performance Areas/Accountabilities

Key Responsibilities

Planning and setting strategies.

  • Oversees, plans, manages, and moderates all custom brokerage activities of Fracht Uganda

  • Provides professional and technical advice/guidance to the subordinates, other staff and management on issues pertaining to local customs brokerage to avoid mismanagement and flaws which could hinder company operations.

  • Periodically review all processes/procedures, identifies areas of improvement, and develop ways of improving the services rendered by the section.

  • Analyses and interprets customs publication, regulations, procedures, recommends action to be taken and ensures proper implementation and execution

Supervising declaration processes

  • Supervise the staff who enter information from the declaration forms into the system

  • Ensure that the senior officers and other staff attach all the necessary documents to the declaration forms and send them to customs for processing/verification.

  • Ensures that copies of queries of the declarations from customs for corrections are received and appropriately attended to

  • Liaises and co-ordinates with the customs department regularly to keep abreast with any developments that may impact Fracht operations.

  • Ensures that custom entries are prepared and processed on a timely basis.

Staff monitoring, development and evaluation.

  • Assign tasks and responsibilities to subordinate’s and supervises them for desirable results.

  • Periodically updates and evaluates subordinate’s staff

  • Identifies training needs and training programs and nominates suitable staff to attend.

  • Carries out on-job training for the section.

Operations Systems Update

  • Daily update of the declaration details in the operations system

Budgeting and budget control

  • Participates in development of sectional budgets, oversees their implementation, and also ensures that the section adheres to the budgetary limits.


  • Periodically gathers and analyses reports from subordinate staff for purposes of effective.

  • Management of the section and for presentation to the operations manager

Prepare reports concerning;

  • Business performance and growth

  • Business operations requirement

  • Budgetary needs and performance

  • Staff requirements and forwards same to management

  • Responsibility for assigned adhoc duties

  • Performs any other duties that may from time to time be assigned

Qualifications and Competencies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bach. Degree in business Administration, Transport, Procurement Supplies and Logistics Management

  • MBA/Masters in a related field is an added advantage.

  • Must have an E. Africa Customs & Freight Forwarding Practicing Certificate

  • Knowledgeable in bwims

  • Must be able to use Ascyuda and have an ascyuda log in.


  • 5 years’ experience in a reputable freight forwarding firm.

Personal Attributes:

  • High level of interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrate aptitude for people management and teamwork.

  • Must have effective communication skills, both written and oral

  • Must have the ability to work long and irregular hours

  • Must be able to keep deadlines at the time

  • Must have a high level of integrity and must follow the code of ethical standards.

  • Proficiency in using Computer applications and URA software

How to Apply

If you are looking for a professional, dynamic, and supportive work environment, then we definitely want to hear from you. All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their application letter, CV’S and copies of academic documents merged in one PDF document to
Address application to;
The Human Resource Manager
Fracht Uganda SMC Ltd
Plot 104 Katalima Road Naguru
Kampala, Uganda

Deadline is Wednesday 8th November 2023 at 5:00pm (Applications will be received on a rolling basis)

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