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Assistant Movement Control Officer

Juba

  • Organization: UNMISS - United Nations Mission in South Sudan
  • Location: Juba
  • Grade: Junior level - NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: Closed
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Movement Control Section within the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Juba, South Sudan. The incumbent reports to the Movement Control Officer.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Assistant Movement Control Officer, will be responsible for the following duties: • Supports the operation of cargo and personnel movement to/from the mission in the most cost-effective and efficient manner in consultation with the Movement Control Officer. • Carries out tasks and assignments both at mission headquarters as well as field offices in remote locations. • Provides advice in all aspects of transportation, including goods requiring special handling. • Liaises with and advises the Military/Police Contingents on all movement related matters. • Assists and recommends changes (if required) for the development of Movement Contingency Plans (Mission Evacuation Plans). • Coordinates with other UN agencies, funds and programmes, NGOs and Government offices with regard to their travel requirements on mission air assets. • Advises other staff with respect to the transportation of dangerous goods in accordance with International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGRs). • Assists and recommends changes for the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be used in conjunction with the mission's Movement Control SOPs. • Assists in reviewing and controlling all expenditures from the approved movement control budgets to ensure that the respective movement control requirements are met within allocated funds. • Assists in preparing reports on suitability of use of routes, staging areas, ports, airfields, and road and rail trans-shipment points as and when required. • Provides passenger and cargo statistics to the Chief of Unit/Section, Movement Control at the end of each calendar month. • Perform other related duties as required.
Competencies
Professionalism: Ability to provide a brief on management dashboard KPIs, analyzing, and maintaining the project portfolio of the Movement Control Section within the deadline as required. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently. Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Education
A first-level university degree, preferably in transport management and logistics or related field.
Job - Specific Qualification
A valid driver's license and ability to drive manual transmission vehicles are required. Please attach copy of your valid driving license.
Work Experience
A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in movement control, multi-modal transportation, airline operations, logistics management or a related field is required. Experience in the provision of reliable, cost effective and efficient movement control services for the transportation of passengers and cargo (including dangerous goods requiring special handling) within the area of responsibility is required. Experience in coordinating with government customs authorities and freight forwarders for the import/export of United Nations owned and contingent-owned supplies, material and equipment is required. Experience in liaising with UN agencies, government and non-government organizations, intergovernmental agencies and vendors for the provision of assigned transport support elements is desired. Experience in the implementation of quality control procedures for specific work processes is desired.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Arabic is required.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. Recruitment against this position is on a local basis. Candidates for positions in the National Professional Officer categories must be nationals of South Sudan. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Applicants must ensure that their name in the application matches the name on their national passport or Government provided national Identification Document (ID). A discrepancy between the name in the applicant's application and national ID/passport may impact the recruitment process. Locally recruited General Service staff members applying for this post must meet the minimum requirements, including academic qualifications and years of relevant experience. Relevant experience in the General Service category at G-6 and G-7 levels may count towards experience requirements. This post is located in Juba. Please note that anyone selected will be required to report for duty in that location on the agreed date and will also be expected to arrange their own accommodations. There is no UN provided accommodation. If the selected candidate is unable to report to the identified Duty Station, the contract will be considered void.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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