Summary  

This position (Movement Control Assistant – G4 United Nations) is located in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Movement Control (Movcon) Liaison Office in Mombasa, Kenya. The incumbent will report to the Movement Control Officer in Mombasa or his/her designate. 

 

Responsibilities 

Under the supervision of Movement Control Officer, the incumbent shall perform the following duties: 

  • Arrange the movement of inbound and outbound cargo via all applicable modes of transport (air, river, sea, and road), complete cargo manifests and other documentation, arrange customs clearance and related documentation, ensure cargo (including dangerous cargo) is loaded in accordance with International Regulations; 
  • Supervise the receiving and shipping of cargo to ensure quantities, destination and routing are correct, physically verify the existence and condition of containers/shipments; 
  • Monitor and ensure delivery of cargo and communicate shipping details to all concerned parties; 
  • Liaise with vendors/C&F Agents to ensure effective and timely delivery of shipments within the delivery time-frame of UNMISS task orders 
  • Ensure dangerous goods are transported in accordance with applicable international regulations; 
  • Prepare, compile and maintain the monthly statistics; including Key Performance Indicators; 
  • Follow up closely the flow of Customs documents downstream and upstream in collaboration with the C&F agents and MOVCON Juba 
  • Track and trace missing cargo and baggage 
  • Prepare and process monthly attendance records, MOPs/Waivers, leave requests, Claims, CMRs, e-job supply request and other documentation as required; 
  • Place and screen telephone calls and answer queries with discretion and receive visitors. 
  • Provide general office support services such as drafting routine correspondence and the distribution to various officials; 
  • Maintain unit files as required (both in hard and soft copies), administrative instructions and other related documentation; 
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
     

Important note:  

The post requires the incumbent to work shifts or alternate schedules which will include weekends and evenings. 

 

Competencies 

Professionalism: 
Shows pride in work and in achievements. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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.

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. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meet timeline for delivery of products or services to client. 

 

Requirements for the Movement Control Assistant – G4 United Nations

Education 

High School diploma or equivalent. 

 

Job – Specific Qualification 

A valid driver’s license is required. 

 

Work Experience 

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 working with UN/NGO or other international bodies is desirable 

 

Assessment 

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

 

Special Notice 

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. 

 

For more information about the job opportunity, visit: careers.un.org

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