Dispatch Officer

UNSMIL - United Nations Support Mission in Libya

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On 31 January 2022, the Security Council renewed the mandate of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 30 April 2022, through resolution 2619 (2022). The Security Council has tasked UNSMIL, as an integrated special political Mission, in full accordance with the principles of national ownership, to exercise mediation and through its good offices to: (i) further an inclusive political process and security and economic dialogue; (ii) further the continued implementation of the Libya Political Agreement; (iii) help consolidate the governance, security and economic arrangements of the Government of National Accord, including support for economic reform in collaboration with international financial institutions; (iv) help to achieve a ceasefire and, once it is agreed by the Libyan parties, provide appropriate support to its implementation; (v) support subsequent phases of the Libyan transition process, including the constitutional process and the organization of elections; (vi) coordinate and engage closely with international actors including neighboring countries and regional organizations; (vii) provide support to key Libyan institutions; (viii) support, on request, the provision of essential services and delivery of humanitarian assistance, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with humanitarian principles; (ix) monitor and report abuses and violations of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including sexual violence in conflict, notably through the effective deployment of women and child protection advisers; (x) provide support in securing uncontrolled arms and related materiel and countering their proliferation; and (xi) co-ordinate international assistance, and provision of advice and assistance to Government-led efforts to stabilize post-conflict zones, including those liberated from Da’esh.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Transport Officer (CTO) or his/her designate, the Dispatch Officer (UNV Volunteer) shall perform the following tasks: • Effectively manage UNSMIL TPT Dispatch Operations in Tripoli that include assigning drivers, managing Dispatch vehicles, organizing in-city and out-of-city road trips. • Uses electronic data media to prepare and disseminate information regarding Transport Dispatch services and facilities to end-user groups. • Ensures that all mission personnel are aware of the services available to them and also of any changes that occur; • Facilitates staff movement for duty purposes, ensures that vehicles are pooled to achieve the utmost economy and efficiency at all times. • Ensures the constant availability of vehicles for temporary assignment in sup-port of one-off tasks as directed by the Chief Transport Officer; • Generates fleet management and vehicle monitoring reports to analyze usage, safety, and fuel consumption data via Vehicle paper Trip-Tickets or, by the use of an electronic fleet management system; • Conducts the initial briefing, in-country orientation and driver testing of all new Mission personnel, such as International and National civilians, UN Civilian Po-lice officers and UNSMIL UNGU (Guard Unit) including demonstrations of correct vehicle operation and an introduction to UN vehicle regulations and the principles of safe driving. • Maintains mission driver records and facilitates the production of UN driver’s permits; • Performs a variety of additional mission-wide ad-hoc tasks as and when required by the CTO.

Results/Expected Outputs:

• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) govern-mental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed • It is expected that the Dispatch officer and his staff shall be committed to providing safe, efficient, and effective direction during all phases of daily operations. • The Dispatch officer shall be committed to effective communication, coordination, and cooperation within interagency organization. • Dispatch officer shall be committed to teamwork, developmental leadership skills, constructive criticism and showing a passion for their work. • Each and every individual and position is important in the dispatch office. Equal treatment is a right; discrimination and harassment are not tolerated and immediate resolution should be expected.

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be assessed against the following competencies: • Integrity and Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to supervise the Transport Dispatch office; flexibility and willingness to adapt to non-dispatch related duties in Transport; ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively. • Communication:. Proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; • Planning and Organizing; Ability to coordinate the work with others, work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. • Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. • Ability to operate independently in austere environment for protracted periods.

• Transportation related functions including experience working with a large fleet of vehicles.

• Valid light and heavy-duty driving licenses are required.

Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest. Libya has a population of about 6.3 million people. Tripoli is both the capital and the largest city of Libya. Tripoli has some 1,250,000 inhabitants. About 88% of the population is urban, mostly concentrated in the three largest cities, Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata. Libya's climate is Mediterranean with mild rainy winters and hot, dry summers. UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of Service, including Code of conduct, to the successful candidate.

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