Movement Control Assistant, G4 – Mogadishu, Somalia
Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) within the Inbound Delivery Coordination Unit of Acquisition Management Section. The incumbent will be based in Mogadishu and reports to the Unit Chief.
Within the delegated authority, the Movcon Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
• Receives and registers cargo movement requests for inbound air/ground cargo transportation.
• Receives Purchase Orders from Procurement Section, coordinates transportation and follows up until delivery to final destination.
• Coordinate’s transportation of cargo by air and/or road with third party logistics contractors.
• Ensures proper and safe storage of inbound cargo.
• Informs appropriate consignees on delivery of items.
• Provides technical advice and guidance to personnel involved in inbound cargo movements.
• Compiles and maintains cargo statistics related to air/ground movements.
• Coordinate’s work of outsourced loaders at the airport/seaport.
• Prepares inbound cargo reports and ensures its distribution to all concerned parties.
• Facilitates movement of cargo from airport/seaport to UNSOS designated warehouse.
• Facilitates and coordinates customs formalities for UN cargoes.
• Provides assistance to technical sections, if required.
• Prepares, compiles and maintains weekly and monthly inbound reports and statistics.
• Performs other duties as and when required.
Skills and Qualifications
Professionalism: Knowledge of Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation or Management. 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. 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..
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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
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.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and database required.
A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in movement control related services or general experience in the field of transport, travel related or logistic fields or administration is required.
Experience with UN/NGO or other international bodies is desirable.
Additional technical/vocational qualification in logistics, transportation or management is desirable.
A minimum of three (02) years of progressively responsible experience in operations and administration in the areas of supply chain, logistics or cargo movement is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English or French, (both
oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is an advantage.”
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
How to apply
Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.
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.
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.
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