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This is a F-7 contract. This kind of contract is known as Field Service. It usually requires 12 years of experience, depending on education. More about F-7 contracts.

Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief Supply Chain Management.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Chief of Unit, Movement Control will be responsible for the following duties: - Manages and supervises the activities of the Movement Control Unit. - Ensures the provision of reliable, cost effective and efficient movement control services for the transportation of passengers and cargo (including dangerous goods requiring special handling) within a field mission. - Provides technical advice to the substantive and support elements of a field mission on all aspects of the transportation activities. - Ensures the provision of efficient movement control support for the integrated search and rescue operations for UN transport assets and other transport assets upon request. - Supervises the preparation of operational plans, performance reports and responses to internal and external audit observations. - Develops and implements standard operating procedures for the movement control related processes. - Ensures that quality control procedures are implemented for all work processes. - Ensures the accuracy and validity of data recorded in the management information systems. - Develops, in consultation with the Chief, Supply Chain Management, cost-effective and efficient transport plans, accessing the modalities of different means of transport, examining the costs and benefits of outsourcing transport functions and their feasibility in operational terms. - Evaluates short-term aviation, sea and surface transport contracts. - Liaises with UN agencies, government and non-government organizations, intergovernmental agencies and vendors for the provision of transport support. - Reviews and monitors budget proposals for the field mission's movement control operations. - Coordinates the requisition process with purchasing authorities to ensure that bidding approval activities meet required timetable. - Reports on and defends the budgetary performance of the Movement Control Unit at the end of each financial period. - Determines technical specifications for movement control services and develops statements of work/requirements. - Provides responses to UNHQ during the vendor's evaluation to ensure that vendor's proposals meet technical requirements. - Acts as a Certifying Officer for the movement control budget with the overall responsibility for the efficient use and accurate accounting of all resources controlled and all expenditures made by the Movement Control Unit. - Ensure that UN financial regulations and rules are complied with in all activities of the Movement Control Unit. - Participates in various field mission administrative bodies such as the Local Committee on Contracts, the Tenders Committee, the Local Property Survey Board and Boards of Inquiry. - Participates, in collaboration with insurance specialists, in resolving problems related to insurance policies for movement control services. - Develops the Movement Control Unit staffing table and acts as a Line Manager to Sub-Unit Managers, recommends staff appointments and promotions. - Manages the allocation and rotation of appropriate work assignments. - Coordinates the individual annual Work Plans for Sub-Unit Managers and produces detailed performance assessments and evaluations for all staff as required. - Supervises the personnel management and evaluates staff performance of the Movement Control Unit. - Ensures the development of training courses; coordinates with UNHQ training courses, workshops, and other related training activities. - Develops and implements the Movement Control Unit Training Plan. - Performs the role of inbound coordinator for updating of all goods receipt in the ERP system (Umoja/SAP). - Actively participates in the Local IBP meetings planning by, among others reporting inbound deliveries status and providing detailed review of transportation requirements and the possible consolidation thereof. - Performs other roles and activities assigned to MOVCON under the DOS OSCM introduced Transportation Management. - Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies 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.

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.

Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job - Specific Qualification Technical or vocational certificate in the logistics planning, coordination and control of at least two (2) modes of surface and air modes of transportation is required.

Work Experience A minimum of 12 years of progressively responsible experience in motor vehicle transport operations, movement control, multi-modal transportation, logistics management or a related field, is required.

The minimum years of relevant experience are reduced to 7 years for candidates who possess a first level university degree.

Three (3) years in a supervisory position directly related to the coordination of complex transport operations in the international environment is required.

Experience in quality management is desirable.

Knowledge of UN financial regulations and rules is desirable.

Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable.

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

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include informal interviews.

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.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.


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