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Transport Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   12 Apr 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   13 Mar 2013
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   13-LOG-PMSS-425960-R-MULTIPLE D/S


All applicants will be notified in writing as to the status of their application (successful or unsuccessful) at the end of the recruitment/rostering/selection process within 14 days (ST/AI/2010/3 on Staff Selection System). The process for rostering based on Generic Job Openings takes usually from 4-6 months from the date the vacancy is posted.
 
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
(The following duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the mission.) Within delegated authority, the Transport Officers (may also be assigned as a Regional Coordinator or Sector Transport Officer) will be responsible for the following duties: Manage vehicle fleet; including the acquisition, receipt, distribution, maintenance, utilisation and disposal of vehicles in accordance with the decisions of the Vehicle Establishment Committee and current DPKO policies and directives; Responsible for resources and expenditures; Ensure that the relevant accounting and audit requirements are respected in all aspects of Section affairs; Responsible for the staffing table for Transport Section and acts as the line manager to the personnel; Evaluate employee performance, the allocation and rotation of appropriate work assignments, as well as, development training and career plans; Coordinate with the CTO Sector training courses, workshops and other related training activities; Responsibility for road safety programme; Ensure that UN vehicles are used in accordance with UN Rules and Regulations and that vehicle usage data is correctly recorded; Arrange for the testing of the staff and issuing of UN driving permits in order to ensure that all vehicle users meet the required driving skills and have an understanding of host country road rules and regulations; Develop and maintain active road accident prevention programs; Participate in various mission administrative bodies such as the Local Committee on Contracts, the Vehicle Establishment Committee, the Tenders Committee the Local Property Survey Board and also Boards of Inquiry as and when required; coordinate with other UN agencies and military contingents to maximise inter-agency transport collaboration; Perform other duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism – Demonstrates ability to manage diverse transport operations; ability to review alternative options and select most effective and cost efficient mode of transport; ability to provide leadership, strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach consensus; excellent knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to transport operations and related matters; demonstrates ability to complete in-depth analyses and to formulate conclusions/recommendations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Communications – 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 Organising – Ability to coordinate the work of others, work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. Teamwork – Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organisational boundaries, ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in the field of mechanical engineering, transportation, logistics, administration or management with a specialisation in transport or logistics management or other relevant fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in transport operations may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.

Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in motor vehicle transport operations management with at least two years at the international level is required. Membership in an internationally recognized professional transportation association is desired.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in spoken and written English is required, knowledge of French is desired. Knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage.

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.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
  1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

  2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

  3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

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Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.