Movement Control Assistant
Application deadline 6 months ago: Monday 1 Aug 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.
• Monitored all activities related to the movement of cargo and personnel in the the Mission at all times; • Provided assistance in the aspects of transportation, including goods requiring special handling safely and efficiently; • Assisted in planning and coordinating the movement of Military/ Police Contingents successfully; • Processed Special Flight Request for movement of passengers and cargo that cannot be accommodated on regularly scheduled flights correctly; • Ensured safe, efficient, and economical movement support was provided to meet operational and administrative requirements of the Mission consistently;
Under the direct supervision of the Chief MovCon with the delegation of authority, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Plans and coordinates rotations, deployments, and repatriations of Military/Police
• Assist in planning and scheduling the movement of passengers and cargo from military and
police units provided by Troops/Police Contributing Countries.
• Assists with determining the most efficient and cost-effective modes of transportation for
passengers and cargo (including dangerous goods requiring special handling) with-in
and/or outside a field mission.
• Coordinates required transportation activities with the Aviation, Transport and Riverine
Units/Sections and/or commercial transportation service providers.
• Assists and evaluates projected passenger and cargo flows to estimate required re-
• Develops air cargo load.
• Assures dangerous goods are transported in accordance with applicable international
Dangerous Goods Regulations.
• Plans, organizes, coordinates, and prioritizes assigned tasks.
• Coordinates the Daily Flight Schedule with the Mission Air Operations Centre to meet cargo
requirements as well as non-scheduled mission flights.
• Liaises with other UN units/sections, non-government and government organizations, and
intergovernmental agencies on immigration and customs matters.
• Assists and analyses projected passenger and cargo flows to estimate required re-sources;
• Processes Special Flight Requests for movement of passengers and cargo that cannot be
accommodated on regularly scheduled flights.
• Ensures safe, efficient, and economic movement support is provided to meet operational
and administrative requirements of the Mission.
• Receives customer requests through Movement of Personnel (MOP) and Cargo Movement
Request (CMR) Forms for transportation of passengers and cargo (including dangerous
goods requiring special handling) within and/or outside a field mission;
• Records statistical data on the movement of passengers and cargo (including dangerous
goods requiring special handling) within and /or outside a field mission;
• Receives excess personal luggage and cargo (including dangerous goods requiring special
handling) from customers;
• Prepares luggage and cargo for transportation (weighing, plastic wrapping, labelling, etc.) in
accordance with the required destination;
• Coordinates the transportation arrangements to the embarkation facility;
• Coordinates the provision of passenger and cargo handling services (including dangerous
goods requiring special handling) in support of a field mission and monitors that all activities
are carried out in accordance with the UN rules, regulations, and applicable safety
• Compiles passenger and cargo manifest and communicates them to the aircrew, sur-face
transport, and riverine personnel;
• Briefs passengers of schedules, routes timing, and safety requirements
• Maintain the electronic databases in accordance with the established procedures and
• Monitors that appropriate reference documents are current, readily available and
accessible to all relevant personnel
• Perform other related duties as required;
• Assists in developing the long term plans and scheduling of the workload;
• Assists in developing Movement Contingency Plans (for example, mission evacuation
• Prepares report on the suitability of routes, staging areas, ports, airfield, road, and rail
transhipment points as and when required. Coordinate with other UN Agencies for
movement-related matters and perform other duties as needed.
• Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations. • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. • Planning and organizing: 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 and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender; • 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 back-grounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups
progressive experience in movement control, multi-modal transportation, airline operations, logistics management, or a related field. knowledge of the French language is desirable
Mopti is non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. The national currency is the Franc CFA (April 2020 exchange rate is 1 US$ = 600 FCFA). Visa credit cards are acceptable in some hotels and larges shops in Bamako. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from UN Medical Section or from pharmacies, but provision need to be made for specialized medication. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. Appropriate measures are in place to mitigate the current security risk for UN personnel in the country. All UN Volunteers, like all UN personnel, undergo a security briefing and the 3 days mandatory training “Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments” (SSAFE) upon arrival, where practical guidance and recommendations are provided regarding security threats in Mali. An additional security briefing is provided upon arrival to the final duty station. Like all UN personnel, UN Volunteers based in Mopti are accommodated in UN premises. UN provided accommodation in Mali is compliant with wellbeing standards, i.e. female/male bathrooms. A welfare committee is also active in all duty stations to ensure enough access to welfare commodities, including food supplies. Emergency contacts (security, medical, staff counselling, UNV Office) are made available for all UN Volunteers upon arrival, and each individual is provided with a VHF radio and a call sign, which can be used at all time. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN Volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.