Job Opening

Posting Title: MOVEMENT CONTROL ASSISTANT, FS5
Job Code Title: MOVEMENT CONTROL ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: ENTEBBE
Posting Period: 30 June 2021 - 14 July 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Transportation-UNMISS-157761-F-Entebbe (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Distribution (Movement Control) Section of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The Movement Control Assistant will be based in Entebbe, Uganda. The Movement Control Assistant reports to the Movement Control Officer.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Movement Control Assistant will carry out the following duties:

• Develops passenger and cargo load plans.
• Ensures that dangerous goods are transported in accordance with the applicable international Dangerous Goods Regulations.
• Manages and coordinates shipments including customs clearance, specifying carriers, routes of movement, transit times, service levels.
• Facilitates contacts with local authorities responsible for travel-related, immigration and customs issues.
• Assists with the planning and execution of military and police contingent movements.
• Liaises and coordinates with military/police personnel for military and police contingent movements.
• Drafts Movement Orders.
• Collects movement information and defines requirements.
• Coordinates non-scheduled mission flights.
• Prepares operational reports and related statistical data.
• Reviews and distributes manifests.
• Maintains contact with other UN agencies, non-government and government organizations with regard to their travel requirements on Mission air assets.
• Provides multi-modal movement control support to the Sector.
• Plans, prioritizes, coordinates and monitors movement tasks and responsibilities in the Sector.
• Allocates and delegates tasks as required to each Movcon element in the Sector.
• Provides assistance to Travel, Procurement and Logistics Units/Sections.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Good knowledge of all forms of transport. Thorough knowledge of movement control related processing and safety requirements; knowledge of aviation safety and UN rules, regulations and procedures; ability to work independently in managing difficult and time sensitive situations as well as conflicting priorities; proven analytical and evaluative skills. 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 & 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.

Education

High school or equivalent diploma is required. Technical or vocational certificate in movement control, multi-modal transportation, airline operations, logistics management or a related field is desirable.

Work Experience

At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in movement control, freight forwarding, airline operations, logistics management or a related field is required.
Proven experience in SAP application (Umoja) and ERP, Supply Chain Management, Transportation Management Module, Business Administration and Customs Clearance is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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.

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No Fee

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