UNITED NATIONS SUPPORT OFFICE IN SOMALIA (UNSOS)Job for:MOVEMENT CONTROL ASSISTANT (GL-4)  

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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                     :              06 MARCH 2020

DATE OF ISSUANCE                                           :          07 FEBRUARY 2020

FUNCTIONAL TITLE                                         :    MOVEMENT CONTROL ASSISTANT

LEVEL                                                                    :  GL-4

SECTION                                                        :   MOVEMENT CONTROL SECTION

LOCATION                                                     :              MOGADISHU

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

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER      :  UNSOS/MOVCON/010/2020

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 to assume 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Receives and registers cargo movement requests for air/ ground transportation.
  • Receives supplies from different sections, arranges for transportation and follow-ups from delivery to destination.
  • Completes cargo manifests and other documentation.
  • Lifts and carries cargo as required and ensures cargo (including dangerous cargo) is loaded in accordance with International Regulations.
  • Informs appropriate consignees on delivery of items.
  • Boards and deplanes passengers while remaining aware of safety procedures standards with respect to aircraft refueling, use of cell phones and approaching aircraft.
  • Checks-in passengers to include manifest confirmation / amendments, baggage identification and weighing, distribution of boarding passes.
  • Assists with airfield and air terminal security by ensuring that all passenger baggage or property are scanned and accounted for all the time of check-in, the air passengers remain in designated areas while at the air terminal and all incidents or potential safety or security matters are reported in a timely manner.
  • Fulfils the duties of a passenger baggage handler by retrieving or placing passenger baggage on the aircraft, assists in the transfer of baggage to the terminal area, and follow-ups on misplaced or damage of baggage.
  • Prepares and processes monthly attendance records, MOPs/Waivers, leave requests, F.10 claims, CMRs, e-job supply request and other documentation as required.
  • Prepared, complies and maintains the monthly detachment passenger and cargo statistics related to air/ground movements.
  • Tracks and traces missing cargo and baggage.
  • Drives vehicles at the airfield in keeping with appropriate licenses.
  • Prepares, processes and follows-up on administrative arrangement with respect to staff official travel.
  • Maintains unit files as required (both in hard and soft copies), administrative instruction and other related documentation.
  • Provides general office support services such as drafting routine correspondence and the distribution to various officials.
  • Performs other duties and when required by the supervisor.

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 team agenda 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. Additional technical/vocational qualifications in logistics, transportation or management is required. Valid national driving license is required. Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and database.

Experience:     A minimum of two (2) 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 French and Somali languages are 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 06 March 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).