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Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions provides support services and project support personnel to our Government and industry partners. Our highly skilled experts support and supplement the mission, expertise, and skill sets of our clients. Utilizing our customer-intimate approach, we partner with our clients to provide strategic solutions that maximize the use of human and financial resources to ensure that mission-critical projects are completed on time and within budget.

Logistics Advisor Baghdad, Iraq (ID#13537)

The Logistics and Immigration Advisor serves as principal Customs and Shipping Coordinator for the Baghdad

Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC), processing incoming and outgoing diplomatic and official shipments, liaises with relevant Iraqi Officials, and advises American officers on customs and shipping regulations and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Includes the following:

  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with Iraqi government officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance (Customs and Tax), Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Defense, and the airports in order to facilitate customs clearances, transit by American officials, and Intra-country shipments.
  • Provides technical expertise and advice to BDSC’s Management with regard to Iraqi laws, customs procedures, shipping practices, and transportation matters; ensure proper importation of Government-Owned Vehicles by complying with Iraqi customs laws and regulations. Coordinating with relevant Iraqi authorities and finding legal solutions for hundreds of GOV’s that entered the country without any official customs declaration, inspection, and clearance. Coordinate with pertinent Iraqi officials, acquiring all necessary paperwork/stamps required to import US Government vehicles into Iraq.
  • Coordinates with Iraqi Customs for emergency aircraft parts, medical supplies and other emergency shipments and prepare courtesy notes as necessary.
  • Coordinates with Iraqi Customs regarding urgent shipments that arrived into the country that have no Diplomatic Note and prepares Promissory Notes when it is necessary.
  • Coordinates and escorts GOI officials as necessary to facilitate Customs’ clearance of imported cargo; expedite incoming personnel through Immigrations and advise BDSC’s Management of any changes in Iraqi’s immigration procedures as necessary.

SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

N/A

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or seven (7) years of relevant experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of Iraqi Customs laws, regulations, and procedures in order to perform the required services
  • Working level contacts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance (Customs and Tax), Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Communication, Baghdad Airport Authorities, Civil Aviation Authority, Port Authorities, Freight Forwarders, Carriers, and Clearing Agents are essential to obtain information and resolve issues
  • Skill in oral and written communications to plan and coordinate activities, provide advice and guidance, prepare reports and notes in a clear and concise manner

WORK ENVIRONMENT
 Controlled climate office environment.

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