Movement Control Assistant job at United Nations UN MINUSCA

Job Title:  Movement Control Assistant

The Security Council established the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by its resolution 2149 (2104) of 10 April 2014 and requested the Secretary-General to subsume BINUCA in the new mission as of the date of the adoption of that resolution.  It further requested the Secretary-General to ensure a seamless transition from BINUCA to MINUSCA.

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the Security Council authorized MINUSCA to take all necessary means to carry out its mandate, within its capabilities and its areas of deployment.

Key Job Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Movement Control Assistant FS4 will perform the following duties:

  • Oversees the receiving and shipping of cargo to ensure that quantities, destination, and routing are correct.
  • Ascertains that the paperwork is correct and the items are loaded safely and correctly.
  • Ensures that 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.
  • Works closely with local authorities for custom and immigration issues.
  • Coordinates with Air Operations Centre, Tower, Ramp Controllers and Aviation Safety personnel at the airport.
  • Compiles manifests.
  • Provides flight schedules, route and timing information.
  • Ensures that dangerous goods are transported in accordance with the applicable international Dangerous Goods Regulations.
  • Intuitively monitors the movement of cargo, records and maintains all relevant details related thereto.
  • Records passenger and cargo statistics.
  • Manages 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.
  • Supports 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience needed for the job: 
  • The applicant must have completed high school or hold an equivalent diploma. Technical or vocational certificate in movement control, multi-modal transportation, airline operations, logistics management or a related field is desirable.
  • The candidate for the United Nations MINUSCA opportunity should possess at least six years of progressively responsible experience in movement control, freight  forwarding, airline operations, logistics management or a related field.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Personal Competencies:

Professionalism: Good knowledge of all forms of transport. Thorough knowledge of movement control related processing and safety requirements; knowledge of aviation safety and UN rules, regulations and procedures; 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 & 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.

How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) as the Logistics Assistant should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

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Deadline: 22nd October, 2014

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