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Posting Title: MOVEMENT CONTROL ASSISTANT, G6 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Support Office in Somalia
Duty Station: MOGADISHU
Posting Period: 16 January 2023 – 22 January 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Transportation-UNSOS-199253-J-Mogadishu (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Support Office in Somalia , Mogadishu,(UNSOS). The Movement Control Assistant will report directly to the Chief, Movement Control Officer.


Within the limits of delegated authority, the Movement Control Assistant will be responsible for performing the following duties:
• Assist in developing passenger and cargo load plans. Coordinate daily operations of administrative and loading staff to ensure that instructions, regulations, security, and safety measures are enforced.
• Ensure that dangerous goods are transported in accordance with applicable international Dangerous Goods Regulations.
• Coordinate shipments including customs clearance, specifying carriers, routes of movement, transit times, and service levels.
• Liaise with contacts in port authority and local authorities responsible for travel-related, immigration and customs issues.
• Assist with the planning and execution of military and police contingent movements.
• Liaise and coordinate with contingent/ police personnel for military and police contingent movements.
• Prepare movement orders. Collect movement information and define requirements.
• Coordinate the daily flight schedule with Air Operations in order to meet passenger and cargo requirements. Coordinate non-scheduled mission flights. Review and distribute manifests.
• Prepare operational reports and related statistical data.
• Maintain contact with other UN Agencies, NGO and Government Offices in regard to their travel requirements on Mission air assists.
• Provide multi-modal movement control support to the sector.
• Provide assistance to travel, procurement and logistics Units/ Sections.
• Track and monitor contractor database and work with technical sections to create and submit bid documents and contract amendments to procurement on time.
• Support the procurement process including providing input to statement of works/requirements (including articulation of performance standards and Key Performance Indicators, assist in the development of technical evaluation criteria, provide guidance during contract drafting.
• Implement the quality assurance plan to provide a systematic method to monitor contract performance.
• Perform other duties as required.


Professionalism: Show pride in work and in achievements; demonstrated professional competence and mastery of subject manner; should be conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; He/She should be motivated by professional rather than personal concerns, show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges, remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Teamwork: Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals, solicit input by genuinely valuing other’s ideas and expertise and should be willing to learn from others. Place team agenda before personal agenda, Support and acts in accordance with final group decision even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Share credit for team accomplishments and accept joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation: Consider all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seek to see things from clients’ point of views; Establish and maintain productive partnerships and clients by gaining their trust and respect, identify clients ‘needs and match them to appropriate solutions. Monitor ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keep clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.
The incumbent must have good knowledge and understanding of computers and their application in the workplace. He/she must be capable of working as part of a team with excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to work productively under pressure and cope with all deadlines.

Job – Specific Qualification

He/She must be qualified and licensed to operate light/medium vehicles, including mechanical handling equipment is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in movement operations acquired through commercial air/sea/road/ rail operations, commercial freight forwarding, or military logistics is required.

Experience in developing Statements of Requirement and Scope of Works for Movements specialized goods and support services, as well as conduct evaluations on goods and services bids is desirable.


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


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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for six months with the possibility of extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.


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.

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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