UNITED NATIONS SUPPORT OFFICE IN SOMALIA (UNSOS) Job for: MOVEMENT CONTROL ASSISTANT   GL-6

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UNITED NATIONS SUPPORT OFFICE IN SOMALIA

(UNSOS)

UNITED NATIONS CORE VALUES: INTEGRITY, PROFESSIONALISM, RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO SOMALI NATIONALS ONLY AND DOES NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL BENEFITS

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS   :               25 SEPTEMBER 2020

DATE OF ISSUANCE                  :           26 AUGUST 2020

FUNCTIONAL TITLE                                :        MOVEMENT CONTROL ASSISTANT   

LEVEL                                                                    :               GL6

SECTION:             SERVICEDELIVERY/MOVEMENTS SECTION/MOVCON

LOCATION                                                               :           MOGADISHU

DURATION OF CONTRACT                                :           ONE (01) YEAR FIXED-TERM  APPOINTMENT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER :                UNSOS/MOVCON/012/2020

Special Notice:

This position is funded for a period of one year. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

Interested applicants who are working with UN Contractors must fulfil the obligations of their contracts with the UN Contractors in order to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.

Organization Setting and Reporting:

The position is located within the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) based in Mogadishu.  The incumbent will report to the Chief of Movement Control Section in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Responsibilities:

Within delegated authority, the Movement Control Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assist in developing passenger and cargo load plans.
  • Coordinate daily operations of administrative and loading staff to ensure that instructions, regulations, security and safety measures are enforced.
  • Ensure that dangerous goods are transported in accordance with applicable international Dangerous Goods Regulations.
  • Coordinate shipments including customs clearance, specifying carriers, routes of movement, transit times, and service levels.
  • Liaise with contacts in port authority and local authorities responsible for travel-related, immigration and customs issues.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of military and police contingent movements.
  • Liaise and coordinate with contingent/ police personnel for military and police contingent movements.
  • Prepare movement orders.
  • Collect movement information and define requirements.
  • Coordinate the daily flight schedule with Air Operations in order to meet passenger and cargo requirements.
  • Coordinate non-scheduled mission flights.
  • Prepare operational reports and related statistical data.
  • Review and distribute manifests.
  • Maintain contact with other UN Agencies, NGO and Government Offices in regard to their travel requirements on Mission air assists.
  • Provide multi-modal movement control support to the sector.
  • Provides assistance to travel, procurement and logistics Units/ Sections.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Competencies:

Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrated professional competence and mastery of subject manner; 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.  Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing other’s ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places teamagenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shared credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of views; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships and 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; Keep clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Qualifications:

Education:          High school diploma or equivalent is required. The incumbent must have good knowledge and understanding of computers and their application in the workplace. He/She must be qualified and licensed to operate light/medium vehicles, including mechanical handling equipment. Additionally, he/she must be capable of working as part of a team with excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to work productively under pressure and cope with all deadlines.

Experience:        A minimum of five(5) years of progressively responsible experience in movement operations acquired through commercial air/sea/road/ rail operations, commercial freight forwarding, or military logistics.

Language:           English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Somali language is desirable.

Assessment Method:    Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their United Nations Personal History form (PHP) to the address mentioned below quoting vacancy announcement number and functional title on the subject line on or before the deadline.  The PHP is on the https://unsos.unmissions.org/jobs. Applications submitted after the deadline 25 September 2020 not be accepted. Curriculum Vitae (CV) will not be accepted.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Email: recruitment-unsoa@un.org

Kindly attach copy of PHP, all relevant academic certificates, Passport and or National Identification Card. These are required as part of your application for consideration of eligibilty. Please note CID and NISA Certificates are required at a later stage of the recruitment process.

The United Nations shall place 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 DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).