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12 Jun 2017

Movement Control Officer, BELET WEYINE, Somalia

Job Description

Closing date: Saturday, 17 June 2017


Department/ Office: United Nations Support Office in Somalia

Duty Station: BELET WEYINE

Posting Period: 4 June 2017-18 June 2017

Job Opening number: 17-TRA-UNSOS-79964-F-BELET WEYINE (M)

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

This ‘Recruit from Roster’ job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). The Movement Control Officer will be based in Beletweyne and reports to the Chief of Unit, Movement Control.


Within delegated authority, the Movement Control Officer will carry out the following duties:

Monitors all activities related to the movement of cargo and personnel in the mission.
Provide assistance and technical advice in all aspects of transportation, including goods requiring special handling.
Monitors the deployment, rotation and repatriation activities of military contingents, the movement of contingent-owned (COE) and UN-owned (UNOE) equipment in accordance with applicable Movement Orders and in co-ordination with the Movement Control Section, UNHQ.
Plan and coordinate the movement of Military/Police Contingents.
Process Special Flight Requests for movement of passengers and cargo that cannot be accommodated on regular scheduled flights.
Ensure safe, efficient and economical movement support is provided to meet operational and administrative requirements of the mission.
Develop SOPs & make recommendations for risk reductions and quality/ cost improvements.
Establish performance standards; improve the overall service quality/operational standards.
Develop the long term plans and scheduling of the workload.
Develop Movement Contingency Plans (for example mission evacuation plan).
Oversee staff in the provision of professional movement control for personnel and freight.
Plan, guide supervise and evaluate the personnel of Movement Control Unit. Manage the allocation and rotation of appropriate work assignments.
Provides assistance and technical advice in all aspects of transportation, including goods requiring special handling.
Prepare reports on suitability of use of routes, staging areas, ports, airfields, road and rail transshipment points as and when required.
Coordinate with other UN agencies, NGOs, Government Agencies for movement related matters.
Perform other duties as required.


Professionalism: Sound knowledge of all forms of transport. Thorough knowledge of movement control related procedures and safety requirements; knowledge of aviation related rules and regulations including aviation safety 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.
Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.

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 required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to 5 years for candidates who possess at least a first level university degree.

Work Experience

At least ten years of progressive responsible experience in movement control, multi-modal transportation, airline operations, logistics management or a related field including 4 years’ experience in a UN organisation and at least 3 years at supervisory level. Management experience in military movements and transportation operations is desirable. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to 5 years for candidates who possess a first level University degree.


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 a second United Nations official language is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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