Job Opening

Posting Title: Assistant Movement Control Officer, NOA
Job Code Title: Assistant Movement Control Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Duty Station: BAGHDAD
Posting Period: 02 March 2023 - 16 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNAMI-201983-R-Baghdad (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 Aviation and Movement Control Section within the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Forward Support Base at Baghdad International Airport (military side). The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Aviation and Movement Control Section.


Within delegated authority, the Assistant Movement Control Officer, under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Aviation and Movement Control Section will be responsible for the following duties:

• Supports the operation of cargo and personnel movement to/from the mission in the most cost-effective and efficient manner in consultation with the Movement Control Officer.
• Carries out tasks and assignments at mission headquarters and field offices
• Assists with aviation internal auditing programs e.g., Corrective Action Plans, Aircraft Inspection Reports, Safety Risk Management Assessments, Safety Assurance Assessments, etc.
• Provides advice on contract management and performance reporting related to various Aviation and Movement Control contracts/charter agreements on the processing of handling and carrying out contract obligations for vendors, employees, or other businesses and processes.
• Provides advice in all aspects of transportation, including goods requiring special handling.
• Liaises with and advises the Military/Guard Unit Contingents on all movement-related matters.
• Assists and recommends changes (if required) for the development of Movement Contingency Plans (mission evacuation plans).
• Coordinates with other UN agencies, funds and programmes, NGOs and Government offices with regard to their travel requirements on mission air assets.
• Advises other staff with respect to the transportation of dangerous goods in accordance with International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGRs).
• Assists and recommends changes for the development and implementation of Aviation and Movement Control Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
• Assists in reviewing and controlling all expenditures from the approved movement control budgets to ensure that the respective movement control requirements are met within allocated funds.
• Assists in preparing reports on the suitability of use of routes, staging areas, ports, airfields, and road and rail trans-shipment points as and when required.
• Provides passenger and cargo statistics and advanced data management reports using Microsoft office and Power BI.
• Performs other related duties as required.


Professionalism: Knowledge of Power BI reports. Ability to provide a brief on management dashboard KPIs, analyzing, and maintaining the project portfolio of the Aviation and Movement Control section within the deadline as required. 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 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.

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.


A first-level university degree, preferably in transport management, economics, business administration, or related field.

Job - Specific Qualification

Certification as an aviation internal auditor/safety auditor is desirable.

Work Experience

One to two years of progressively responsible professional experience in movement control, multi-modal transportation, airline passenger and cargo operations, logistics management, commercial shipping operations or a related field is required.

Experience within the context of a humanitarian relief, remote operations support, military, emergency management, peacekeeping or disaster relief operation is desirable.

Experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as SAP or similar system is desirable.

Familiarity with the considerations involved in the shipment of Dangerous Goods is desirable.

Experience in data analytics is desirable.


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


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

Special Notice

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Recruitment against this position is on a local basis. Candidates for positions in the National Professional Officer categories must be nationals of Iraq.

Applicants must ensure that their name in the application matches the name on their national passport or Government provided national Identification Document (ID). A discrepancy between the name in the applicant's application and national ID/passport may impact the recruitment process.

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.

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