Movement Control Assistant, FS-4

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE:   17 Feb 2014
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   31 Jan 2014
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY #   14-LOG-PMSS-426101-R-MULTIPLE D/S

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Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
This Generic Job Opening has been advertised to attract applications from qualified candidates, including those staff members serving as Logistics Assistant. Within delegated authority, the Movement Control Assistant will carry out the following duties: (These duties are generic, and may not be performed by all Movement Control Assistants). • Supervises the receiving and shipping of cargo to ascertain that quantities, destination, and routing are correct. • Ensures that paperwork is correct and the items are loaded safely and correctly. • Ensures aircraft are loaded in accordance with passenger and cargo load plans. • Ensures that incoming luggage/cargo is handed over to the respective passenger and/or delivered in accordance with the manifest. • Informs passengers of aviation safety requirements prior to embarkation. • Liaises with local authorities for custom and immigration issues. • Coordinates with Air Operations Centre, Tower, Ramp Controllers and Air Safety personnel at Airport. • Compiles manifests. • Provides flight schedules, route and timing information. • Ensures Dangerous Goods are transported in accordance with the applicable international Dangerous Goods Regulations. • Monitors the movement of cargo, records and maintains all relevant details related thereto. • Records passenger and cargo statistics. • Supervises passenger clerks and cargo handlers to ensure that all movements of personnel, goods and equipment are carried out in accordance with UN rules, regulations and safety procedures. • Assists in the preparation of cost estimates and budgets related to movements and in the verification and processing of movement-related invoices. • Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism: Good knowledge of all forms of transport. Thorough knowledge of movement control related processing and safety requirements; knowledge of aviation safety rules and procedues; 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. 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 on-going 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.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
High school or equivalent diploma is required. Technical or vocational certificate in movement control, multi-modal transportation, airline operations, logistics management or a related field is desirable.

Work Experience
At least 6 years of progressive responsible experience in movement control, commercial freight forwarding, airline operations, logistics management or a related field. Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable.

Languages
French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Other Skills


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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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