WAF Customs Compliance Specialist at Maersk

Job Description

Would you like to be part of a value-driven, commercially oriented international environment where we enable global trade every day? Are you passionate about driving our vision of becoming the global integrator of container logistics? Join our team and play a pivotal role in ensuring compliance with customs regulations across the West African Area (WAF).

Key Responsibilities:



  • Provide expert guidance on compliance issues to shareholders across WAF countries.

Regulatory Compliance:


  • Stay up-to-date with changes in customs laws, regulations, and trade agreements.
  • Understand tariff classifications, valuation methods, duty rates, and local customs rules and laws within WAF countries.

Risk Assessments:


  • Conduct risk assessments to identify potential compliance issues.
  • Develop strategies to mitigate risks related to customs regulations, duties, and taxes.

Internal Audits:


  • Perform regular audits of customs documentation and processes to ensure accuracy and compliance with internal policies and external regulations.



  • Maintain comprehensive records of all customs activities, including documentation, permits, licenses, and audit trails.

Investigations and Resolutions:


  • Investigate incidents of non-compliance or customs-related issues and resolve them efficiently.
  • Liaise with customs authorities and legal counsel as necessary.

Training and Education:


  • Provide training and guidance to employees involved in customs activities to ensure understanding and compliance with customs procedures and regulations.



  • Oversee WAF Customs Compliance Control.
  • Create and manage all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Internal Operating Procedures (IOPs).
  • Implement and uphold Global and Local Customs Compliance standards.
  • Manage engagement with all Customs stakeholders in WAF.
  • Conduct periodic compliance reviews with countries in the region.

Required Skills:


  • A passionate individual dedicated to supporting Customs Compliance.
  • Comfortable with change management and capable of delivering high-quality interaction and collaboration.
  • Enjoys collaborating across multiple teams and geographic locations.
  • Knowledge of Shipping and Customs is an added advantage.
  • A team player with the ability to manage stakeholders virtually.



  • Please submit your application in English (if you can).
  • Deadline for application is 26th June 2024.
  • If your profile matches job requirements, our recruiter will get in touch to share more about the role and get to know you better.

If successful, you will discuss the role with the Line Manager and their team.

Maersk is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we embrace different styles of thinking. Maersk is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, colour, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy or parental leave, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 25th June, 2024

July 2024