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Shipping/Expeditor Clerk At US Embassy

The U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana is seeking eligible applicants for the position of Shipping/Expeditor Clerk. The schedule for this position is full time, 40 hours per week.


  • The incumbent expedites customs clearance processes through host government officials for incoming and outgoing shipments of personal household effects and other U.S. government property (e.g., equipment, supplies, special cargo).
  • Assists with the monthly ICASS workload count and prepares adhoc reports for tracking shipments.
  • Provides advice and assistance to employees on preparation of pet travel, cost construct and special cases involving cargo or other shipments.

Qualifications Skills and Experience

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Minimum of three years of clerical experience in shipping and transportation in a large organization is required.
  • Must have a general knowledge of host country regulations and procedures governing the preparation of documents and other paper work for the shipment of personal and U.S. government property, and Ghanaian Customs clearance regulations.
  • Must have some knowledge of Freight Forwarding from the Custom Excise and Preventive Services(CEPS).
  • Good working in English (reading, writing, and speaking). Good working knowledge of the written and spoken language. (This will be tested)
  • Must have a good understanding of U.S. regulations and procedures as they apply to shipping and customs. Level 1 typing ability (25wpm) and computer knowledge in Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Must have a valid local driver’s license minimum class C, appropriate to operate a pick-up truck and/or van. (Driving skills will be tested)

Agency Benefits 

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (Accra, Ghana) may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

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For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.


Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

Salary: (GHS) ¢52,690 – (GHS) ¢52,690/Per Year

Series/Grade: LE – 0905 – 6

Location: Accra, GH


To apply for this position, submit your application by CLICKING HERE TO  APPLY ONLINE

CLOSING DATE: February 22, 2022.

Kindly Note:

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
  • The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
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