Job Opening

Posting Title: Transport Officer, P3
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: Juba
Posting Period: 02 November 2022 - 01 December 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Transportation-UNMISS-194491-R- (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 in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Juba. Juba is classified in the "E" category and as a non-family duty station. The Transport Officer will be based in Juba, South Sudan. Within the delegated authority the incumbent will report to the Chief Transport Officer (CTO).


Within delegated authority, the Transport Officer will carry out the following duties:
• Prepare cost estimates for budget and planning purposes.
• Monitor and administer transportation contracts.
• Prepare SORs and contracts needed for the transport operations, ensuring that requirements and specifications are accurate and complete and obtain funds availability certification.
• Review bid responses and conduct operational and technical evaluation and analysis of the bids to ensure that offers meet technical requirements and operational needs.
•Liaise with commercial insurers and the United Nations insurance specialists to ensure that coverage on goods and equipment is adequate.
• Coordinate acquisition requisition process and gross demand planning with purchasing authorities to ensure that bidding and approval processes meet required timetable.
• Advise on all matters pertaining to the planning, budgeting, and monitoring (including safety) of the provision of transportation resources to the Mission.
• Lead Technical Evaluation process and ensure compliance with Procurement SOP’s and manuals including adequate certification requirements.
• Plan the surface transport services to achieve pre-determined key performance indicators in the cost effective and efficient way.
• Advise on the serviceability status of vehicular equipment and on the disposal of the unserviceable equipment.
• Prepare spare parts technical reports, spare parts analysis and statistics and other documents required for supply of spare parts.
• Assist in reviewing and controlling expenditures from the approved surface transport budget to ensure that the respective transport requirements are met within the allocated funds.
•Supervise staff to obtain maximum productivity.
• Assist in the training of new Transport staff members.
• Perform other related duties as required.


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.

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.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors 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.


Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) preferably in transport planning and management, logistics, or mechanical engineering, is required. A first level university degree (bachelor’s degree) with a relevant combination of education, professional training, certification in surface transport operations, and 2 additional years of work experience in surface transportation related occupation, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification

A valid National Driving License is required. Must attach license in the "Other Information" section in the application.

Knowledge of UN Procurement rules and certifications of UN Procurement Training Campus (all modules) is required. Must attach certificate in the "Other Information" section in the application.

Prove relevant experience and certification for using Supply Chain Tool for Gross Demand planning in UMOJA is required. Must attach certificate in the "Other Information" section in the application.

Knowledge and Certification of Contract & Risk Management and/or Acquisition/Requisition is desirable. Please attach certificate in the "Other Information" section in the application.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in motor vehicle transport operations, multi-modal transportation, logistics management or a related field including three (3) years of experience in a UN entity or similar international or NGO organization is required.

A minimum of three (3) years of experience in transport/fleet management and planning in an international environment, in particular in United Nations peacekeeping operations, including adequate training/certification in Transport Management is required. Must attach certificate in the "Other Information" section in the application.

Experience in Supply and identification of spare parts including data analysis and use of Electronic Spare Parts Catalogues for vehicles, heavy equipment, and material handling equipment spare parts is desirable. Please attach certificate in the "Other Information" section in the application.


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


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

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures

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.

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.

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