Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Duty Station: ERBIL
Posting Period: 05 April 2021 - 18 April 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Transportation-UNAMI-151908-R-Erbil (N)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located within the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Erbil. Under the overall supervision of Air Operations Officer (Baghdad), the incumbent reports directly to Movement Control Assistant, FS-5 (Erbil).


Within delegated authority, the Associate Movement Control Officer, under the direct supervision of Movement Control Assistant, FS-5 (Erbil) will be responsible for the following duties:

● Assists 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.
● Drafts reports for approval by the supervisor for substantive and support elements of a field mission on all aspects of the transportation activities.
● Participates in the preparation of operational plans, performance reports and responses to internal and external audit observations.
● Drafts elements of standard operating procedures for movement control related processes.
● Ensures that quality control procedures are implemented for specific work processes.
● Reviews data recorded in the management information systems for accuracy and validity.
● Contributes to the preparation of cost-effective and efficient transport plans by accessing the modalities of different means of transport, examining the costs and benefits of outsourcing transport functions and their feasibility in operational terms.
● Drafts or reviews short-term air, sea and surface transport contracts
● Liaises with government customs authorities and freight forwarders for the import/export of United Nations owned and contingent-owned supplies, material and equipment.
● Liaises with UN agencies, government and non-government organizations, intergovernmental agencies and vendors for the provision of assigned transport support elements.
● Develops inputs for budget proposals for the field mission's movement control operations.
● Assists in the coordination process for requisitions with purchasing authorities to ensure that bidding and approval activities meet required timetables.
● Drafts responses to UNHQ during the vendor's evaluation to ensure that vendor’s proposals meet technical requirements.
● Reviews activities under his/her purview for compliance with UN financial regulations and rules.
● Participates in various field mission administrative bodies such as Local Committee on Contracts, Tenders Committee, Local Property Survey Board and Boards of Inquiry.
● Participates, in discussions with insurance specialists, to resolve problems related to insurance policies for movement control services.
● Assists the Movement Control Officer in developing training courses, workshops and other related training activities.
● Assists the Unit Supervisor with drafting inputs for the Unit’s Training Plan.
● Performs other related duties as required.


Professionalism: Knowledge of UN financial regulations and rules is desirable. Knowledge of local laws on transportation and Customs regulations is desirable.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.

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.

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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, transportation, management or other relevant area is required. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience in transportation-related occupation or logistics may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

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.
At least one (1) year in a supervisory position directly related to the coordination of complex multi-modal transport operations in the international environment is desirable.
Experience in the use of IATA and/or IMO rules and procedures for the transportation of dangerous goods is required.
Experience in quality management is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Kurdish is required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• Recruitment against this position is on a local basis. Candidates for positions in the National Professional Officer categories must be nationals of Iraq.
• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
• 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.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side 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.

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