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Description of assignment title:                                               MOVCON Assistant
Assignment country:                                                                    Somalia
Expected start date:                                                                     01/07/2023
Sustainable Development Goal:                                            16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
Volunteer category:                                                                    International UN Volunteer Specialist
DoA reserved for persons with disabilities:                      No
Host entity:                                                                                       UNSOS
Type:                                                                                                    Onsite
Duration:                                                                                          12 months (with possibility of extension)
Number of assignments:                                                            1
Duty stations:                                                                                Baidoa


Mission and objectives

The United Nations Security Council in Resolution 2245 adopted on 09 November 2015 established the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). This replaced the United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOs), established in 2009. United Nations Security Council Resolution 2245 decided that UNSOS will be responsible for support to AMISOM, UNSOM, the Somali National Army (SNA) and the Somali Police Force (SPF) on joint operations with AMISOM.


The United Nations Security Council in Resolution 2245 adopted on 09 November 2015 es-tablished the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). This replaced the United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA), established in 2009. United Nations Security Council Resolution 2245 decided that UNSOS will be responsible for support to AMISOM, UNSOM, the Somali National Army (SNA) and the Somali Police Force (SPF) on joint operations with AMISOM.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Chief Movcon and Senior Movcon Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Receive passengers and Cargo movement requirements from clients and consolidate them for planning with JMCC to determine the most cost-effective mode of Transport. • For all movement activities, forward all documentation to up-line and down-line stations to allow the receiving station to plan their specific tasks; • Supervise ground handling agents performing check-in functions. • Coordinate the accurate preparation and manifesting of passengers and cargo, completion of dangerous goods declaration (if qualified), weighing of cargo, loading, and the unloading; this includes the physical actions of lifting and carrying cargo as required; monitor and ensure delivery of cargo and communicate shipping details to all concerned parties; • Coordinate the check-in of passengers traveling on UN aircraft to include mani-fest confirmation/amendments, baggage identification, and weighing, distribution of boarding passes, and passenger briefing; • Coordinate the handling, retrieval, placement, transfer of baggage and cargo on aircraft from/to the terminal area, and follow-up on misplaced or damage of passenger baggage, ensure cargo (including dangerous cargo) is loaded in accordance with United Nations and international regulations; • Coordinate timely boarding and deplaning of passengers, while remaining aware of safety procedures with respect to aircraft refueling, use of cell phones, and approaching aircraft; • Coordinate with airfield and air terminal security by ensuring all passenger baggage or property is scanned and accounted for at the time of check-in, the air passengers remain in designated areas while at the air terminal and all incidents or potential safety or security matters are reported in a timely manner; • Prepare, compile, and maintain the weekly and monthly passenger and cargo statistics; • Track and trace missing cargo and baggage; • Manage the required office supplies such as stationery materials and other resources; • Provide general office support services such as draft

Eligibility criteria

Age:                          27 – 80
Nationality:         Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.


Required experience

5 years of experience in passenger services, cargo services, or military supply chain operations. Experience in air transportation, inland transportation, and sea transportation is highly desirable. Experience in customs and shipping would be an asset;

Area(s) of expertise

Logistics and Inventory, Transport

Driving license

For light vehicles Required


English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Logistics, Inventory, and transport

Competencies and values

• Integrity and professionalism • Accountability • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Communication • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary; • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity, and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

General: Mogadishu is the HQ of the UNSOM operation inside the Somalia mission area and is a non-family duty station. The UN Volunteer will be subject to the overall direction and guidance of the UN Designated Official (DO) for security. The volunteer will be incorporated into all applicable security protocols and will be required to strictly adhere to the guidelines, security plans, and other directives issued by the DO. While in Somalia, the volunteer will be housed in UN-provided accommodation. In Mogadishu, this is at the UN Compound at the Mogadishu International Airport (MIA). Accommodation: Due to the security situation in the UNSOS mission area and coupled with the fact that there is no living accommodation on the private market that meets minimum UN security and safety standards for UN personnel, expatriate personnel deployed to Mogadishu are provided secured accommodation in a camp-style environment. Some of the accommodation (hard walls and prefabs) are paid for by the UN personnel on a monthly basis. However, containerized accommodation is provided free by the UN. The UN-provided accommodation is essentially equipped with minimum room furniture. The accommodation could be single or shared rooms with shared bath and toilet facilities. Power and water are provided by the UN inside the camp to its occupants. Food and Diet: There is no access to local markets in Mogadishu. There is a UN Contractor-managed dining facility inside the UNSOS Camp in Mogadishu where food is provided at a cost by the contractor CIANO. Personnel may cook their own meals at common kitchen buildings situated at convenient locations within the camp. Health: Exposure exists to a number of tropical diseases. All medical formalities specified in the Offer or Travel Advisory should be completed before traveling. Yellow Fever vaccination is compulsory before coming to the mission area, while vaccinations for Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Tetanus/Diptheria, Polio, and Meningitis are recommended. A vaccination Card (yellow card) must be brought. Malaria prophylaxis is highly recommended. Due to the large number of various types of insects in the mission area, it is also recommended to use insecticide-impregnated nets and insect repellants. UN personnel have access during working hours to a Civilian Clinic inside the UNSOS Camp in Mogadishu. Rest and Recuperation: International personnel, including UN Volunteers, working in the UNSOS mission area are entitled to a 4-week Rest and Recuperation (R & R) cycle. This means that after every 4 weeks of being in the mission area, a break is taken to travel to either Nairobi (UNSOS designated R & R location) or any other destination outside the mission area. The R & R entitlement consists of 5 calendar days of R & R, with 2 travel days added, every 4 weeks. UN flights from Mogadishu or any other deployed site in the mission to Nairobi and back to the duty station can be used at no expense. However, accommodation, food, and other expenses while on R & R are borne by the individual. Approval of R & R is balanced against operational requirements.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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