Job Opening

Posting Title: MOVEMENT CONTROL ASSISTANT, G5
Job Code Title: MOVEMENT CONTROL ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: Juba
Posting Period: 07 July 2022 - 20 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Transportation-UNMISS-185514-R- (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Consolidated Cargo Movement Unit of Movcon Section of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Juba. The incumbent will report to the Movement Control Officer or his/her designate.

Responsibilities

• Receives and registers cargo movement requests for air/ground transportation.
• Receives supplies from different sections, arranges for transportation and follows up from delivery to destination.
• Coordinates transportation of cargo by air and/or road with Air Operations and Transport Sections respectively.
• Ensures proper and safe storage of inbound and outbound cargo.
• Ensures proper packing and marking of cargo items, including dangerous goods.
• Informs appropriate consignees on delivery of items.
• Provides technical advice and guidance to personnel involved in cargo movements.
• Compiles and maintains cargo statistics related to air/ground movements.
• Coordinates work of outsources loaders at the airport.
• Prepares cargo manifest and ensures its distribution to all concerned parties.
• Facilitates embarking/disembarking of passengers at the airport, and loading/unloading of cargo.
• Ensures that loading of the aircraft is conducted in accordance with the published daily schedule and cargo manifest.
• Receives the Aviation Risk management check list from aircrews and informs Air Operations center of safety concerns if any.
• Ensures established procedures are in place and aviation safety regulations are followed.
• Performs other duties as and when 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. 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.

Communication:
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education

High school diploma or High school certificate required.

Job - Specific Qualification

Diploma/Certificate in administration, transportation or logistics is desirable.

Certificate in the Movement of Dangerous Goods by any mode of transportation, is desirable

Work Experience

Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in Movement Control, Multi-modal transportation, Airline Operations is required.

Experience preparing cargo manifests/documentation relating to at least two modes of transportation is required.

Knowledge in Electronic Cargo Booking System (e-CBS) is required.

Experience driving at the air side/apron is required.

Experience working in a UN Peacekeeping mission or International Organization in Movements/Transport/Logistics related operations is desirable.

Experience liaising with local authorities and freight forwarders on cargo related matters is desirable.

Languages

Fluency in oral and written English 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. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Qualified women that meet the requirements of this job opening are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given full consideration in accordance with the United Nations efforts to increase women participation in its workforce.

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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