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Logistic Assistant


  • Organization: ESO - European Southern Observatory
  • Location: Santiago
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-01

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The selected candidate should have at least 8 years of working and technical experience with a proven track record of running imports, export and all other Customs operations beside handling general international trade tasks. Knowledge of regulations for Customs tax free operations is highly beneficial. Knowledge of the Custom rules and regulations for International Organizations is desirable but not essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The candidate will carry out several administrative tasks before the corresponding entities, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Customs, freight forwarders, ports, airports, handling companies, etc and will be working closely with the ELT construction team
  • Preparation of customs clearance documentation for ESO shipments considering ESO status
  • Coordination with transport and freight forwarder companies for ESO deliveries

Reports to:

ESO Chile Logistic Officer

Key Competences and Experience:

  • Experience in the field of customs processes- Import, export
  • Service-oriented and problem solver
  • Ability to multitask and a flexible approach to learning new tasks
  • Good time management to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Experience in dealing with Chilean Customs authorities and Custom Broker is desirable.


  • Essential educational level
  • Technical degree with specialization in logistic and/or International Trade

Qualifications which would be an asset

  • Data base management.
  • Experience in ERP, Office tools

Language skills:

The position requires a working knowledge of English.

Remuneration and Contract:

ESO offers a fixed term contract for a period of two years. We offer an attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary and medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial help in relocating your family. For any further information, please visit

Duty Station:

The position will be based in the ESO Vitacura premises located in Santiago. The working schedule is Monday to Friday. Occasional travel to the sites of ESO observatories may be required.

Career Path: III


ESO's official working language is English. Candidates must possess a good working level of written and spoken English.

Applicants are invited to apply online at Applications must be completed in English and should include a motivation letter and CV. Interviews will be held in English.

Deadline for applications is 1 June 2022.

Interviews are expected to start soon after this date.

ESO has established diversity as an important value of the Organisation, is committed to providing an equal opportunities environment and is actively seeking to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.

No nationality is excluded, however non-Chilean applicants must have the pertinent working permit, according to Chilean regulations, at the time of the application. The post is equally open to suitably qualified candidates irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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