Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 05 July 2017 - 03 August 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Transportation-MINUSMA-82047-R-Bamako (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Bamako, Mali, in the Movement Control Section of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The Chief of Section, Movement Control, will report to the Chief Supply Chain Management (C-SCM) in Mission Support Division.


Within delegated authority, the Chief of Section, Movement Control (MovCon), will carry out the following duties:

• Oversee all activities related to the movement of cargo and personnel in the mission by air, land and sea through an integrated Joint Movement Coordination Centre (JMCC), which has aviation, MovCon and transport planning experts.
• Provide guidance and technical advice in all aspects of transportation, including goods requiring special handling as well as the repair of transport assets.
• Advise Military/Police Contingents on all movement related matters.
• Plan and coordinate the movement of Military/Police Contingent personnel and cargo, as well as UN cargo, using all practical means of transport.
• Oversee Special Flight Requests for movement of passengers and cargo that cannot be accommodated on regular scheduled flights.
• Ensure safe, efficient and economical movement support is provided to meet operational and administrative requirements of the mission.
• Develop SOPs and make recommendations for risk reductions and quality/cost improvements.
• Establish performance standards; improve the overall service quality/operational standards.
• Develop long term plans and scheduling of the workload.
• Develop Movement Contingency Plans (for example, a mission evacuation plan).
• Oversee staff in the provision of professional movement control for personnel and freight.
• Plan, guide, supervise and evaluate the personnel of MovCon, Aviation and Transport Units. Manage the allocation and rotation of appropriate work assignments.
• Oversee the development of training and career plans.
• Conduct reconnaissance and prepare reports on suitability of use of routes, staging areas, ports, airfields, road, and rail transshipment points as and when required.
• Coordinate with UNHQ, GFC and TMICCC as well as with other UN agencies, NGOs, Government Agencies for movement related matters.
• Prepare budgets for the section.
• Prepare Scopes of Work for commercial transportation, customs clearance and freight forwarding services, prepare technical evaluations in response to bids for these services, monitor the performance of the contractor throughout the contract(s), monitor the expenditures under such contract(s) and write Contractor Performance Reports.
• Perform other duties as required.


Professionalism: Sound 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 safety 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; committed to implementing the goal of gender equality..

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; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

Leadership: - Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives, establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands; Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

Judgement/ Decision-making: - Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in business administration, economics or transport management. A first level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.

Work Experience

At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in movement control, multi-modal transportation, airline operations, logistics management or a related field is required. Four (4) years of experience in a UN organization of which at least 3 years at managerial level is desirable.


English and French are the working language of UN Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in spoken and written English and French is required.


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

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

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