Job Opening

Posting Title: MOVEMENT CONTROL ASSISTANT, FS5
Job Code Title: MOVEMENT CONTROL ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Duty Station: TRIPOLI (LIBYA)
Posting Period: 06 October 2021 - 20 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Transportation-UNSMIL-165680-F-Tripoli (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Air Operations & MOVCON Unit of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya. The position is based in Tripoli, Libya (Tripoli is classified as a Hardship "E" duty station and a non-family duty station). The incumbent will be under the overall supervision of the Air Operations Officer.

On 30 September 2021, the Security Council renewed the mandate of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 31 January 2022, through resolution 2599 (2021). The Security Council has tasked UNSMIL, as an integrated special political mission, in full accordance with the principles of national ownership, to exercise mediation and through its good offices to: (i) further an inclusive political process and security and economic dialogue; (ii) further the continued implementation of the Libya Political Agreement; (iii) help consolidate the governance, security and economic arrangements of the Government of National Accord, including support for economic reform in collaboration with international financial institutions; (iv) help to achieve a ceasefire and, once it is agreed by the Libyan parties, provide appropriate support to its implementation; (v) support subsequent phases of the Libyan transition process, including the constitutional process and the organization of elections; (vi) coordinate and engage closely with international actors including neighboring countries and regional organizations; (vii) provide support to key Libyan institutions; (viii) support, on request, the provision of essential services and delivery of humanitarian assistance, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with humanitarian principles; (ix) monitor and report abuses and violations of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including sexual violence in conflict, notably through the effective deployment of women and child protection advisers; (x) provide support in securing uncontrolled arms and related materiel and countering their proliferation; and (xi) co-ordinate international assistance, and provision of advice and assistance to Government-led efforts to stabilize post-conflict zones, including those liberated from Da’esh. The Security Council, through resolution 2570 (2021), tasked UNSMIL to provide support to the Libyan-led and Libyan-owned ceasefire monitoring mechanism including through the facilitation of confidence-building measures and the scalable and incremental deployment of UNSMIL ceasefire monitors.

Responsibilities

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

Joint Movement Control Centre duties / Passenger Booking duties:
• Receives customer requests, through Movement of Personnel (MOP) and Cargo Movement Request (CMR) Forms, for transportation of passengers and cargo (including dangerous goods requiring
special handling) within and/or outside the field mission.
• Determines the most efficient and cost-effective modes of transportation for passengers and cargo (including dangerous goods requiring special handling) within and/or outside a field mission.
• Coordinates required transportation activities within the Aviation unit, with Transport Unit and/or commercial transportation service providers.
• Liaises with other UN units/sections, non-government and government organizations and intergovernmental agencies on immigration and customs matters.
• Assists in analyzing projected passenger and cargo flows in order to estimate required resources.
• Records statistical data on the movement of passengers and cargo (including dangerous goods requiring special handling) within and/or outside the field mission.
• Monitors contracts for the provision of transportation support and participates in the evaluation of vendor's performance in coordination with the Procurement Unit.
• Coordinates mission’s requirements for inbound and outbound delivery with the relevant Host Nation’s Governmental authorities and entities

Cargo Warehouse duties:
• Supervises the activities of the Cargo Warehouse.
• Monitors the process of excess personal luggage and cargo receipt and registration (including dangerous goods requiring special handling).
• Monitors the preparation of luggage and cargo for transportation and ensures that weighting, plastic wrapping and labelling are conducted in accordance with the established procedures.
• Ensures that luggage and cargo are labelled in accordance with required destinations.
• Coordinates the transportation arrangements to the embarkation facility.

Air Field/Air Terminal/Transport Movement Control Office duties:
• Supervises a team of movement control assistants, passenger clerks and cargo handlers.
• Supervises the provision of passenger and cargo handling services (including dangerous goods requiring special handling) in support of the field mission from the established movement control facility and monitors that all activities are carried out in accordance with the UN rules, regulations and applicable safety procedures.
• Compiles passenger and cargo manifests and communicates them to the aircrew and surface transport personnel.
• Monitors that aircraft, vehicles and vessels are loaded in accordance with passenger and cargo manifests.
• Briefs passengers on schedules, routes, timing and safety requirements.
• Monitors check-in and check-out activities for outgoing and incoming passengers and cargo.
• Participates in the integrated search and rescue operations for the UN assets and other assets upon request and coordinates the availability and operational readiness of the required personnel and
equipment.

• Maintains the electronic databases in accordance with the established procedures and deadlines.
• Monitors that appropriate reference documents are current, readily available and accessible to all relevant personnel.
• Participates in the development of the standard operating procedures for the related movement control processes.
• Participates in the development of budget proposals for the mission's movement control operations.
• Participates in the preparation of operational plans, performance reports, and responses to internal and external audit observations.
• Participates in the development of technical specifications for goods and services, provides inputs to the responses to bids and technical evaluations to ensure that vendor’s proposals meet technical
requirements.
• Conducts inventories and physical annual checks of relevant facilities and equipment.
• Performs assigned air operations duties within the combined Aviation and MovCon Unit.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism:
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.

Accountability:
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

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.

Education

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

Work Experience

A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in movement control, multi-modal transportation, aviation operations, logistics management or a related field is required.

At least three (3) years of experience at international level in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.

Experience in United Nations air operations is required.

Experience in the use of ICAO, IATA and/or IMO rules and procedures for the transportation of dangerous goods is desirable.

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

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.

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.

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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