MOVCON Assistant , G-5

Appointment against this post is on a local basis. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the duty station is identified. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred and visa or work permit issues in order to take-up the appointment. Staff members are subject to the authority of and assignment by the Secretary-General. All staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. More Info...
United Nations Core Values : Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
The Movcon Assistant reports to the Movcon officer. Within limits of delegated authority, the Movcon Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Accept, register and process correctly complied Movement of Personnel (MOP) and Cargo Movement Request (CMR) and forward to Air /Road/Sea Movcon cell for movement planning
Complete/Review passengers and cargo load planning lists and air pax manifests and submit to Movcon Officer for verification/approval.
Ensure necessary information in respect to passengers and freight movcon activities are received, displayed and updated as needed/ confirm forecast of vessel/aircraft availability, arrival and departure.
Coordinate the loading and unloading of passengers and cargo on UN contracted aircraft and vessels and supervise the handling operations of contractors when tasked for the movement.
Provide MOVCON technical advice for the execution of tasks by Contractors/vendors in connection to all passengers and freight movement to /from aircraft/vessel/truck in accordance with MOVCON existing procedures.
Ensure compliance with international/UN regulations for all movements of general and dangerous cargo and movements of passengers
Follow UN Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the section as established by Chief MOVCON.
Assist in modal selection process to ensure economic and efficient utilization of movement assets is achieved and movement is by the most economical means (according to set priorities).
Assist with the movement of contingent military personnel and cargo on UN or contracted assets into, within and out of Mission area.
Receive, register and inspect all incoming cargo.
Properly pack, mark and weigh outgoing cargo. Process outgoing cargo by approved Cargo Movement Request (CMR).

Accept/verify and register correctly CMR and liase with Movcon cargo unit for movement planning
Ensure the MovCon Warehouse is maintained in an orderly fashion including storage of cargo by destination. DG is to be segregated from general cargo
Ensure Dangerous Goods are packed in accordance with IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods is compiled prior to transportation.
Liaison between Airport, Seaport, Warehouse movcon units and MOVCON HQ
Provide professional customer services to clients
Receive and action Missing Cargo Forms submitted by clients/consignee.
Process/handle documentation for all import and export cargo procedures both for sea and air movements
Keep the Chief of Movcon informed of any movement changes or delays that may affect planned operations.
Compile and update daily statistics as flights/vessels arrive and depart, and send weekly statistic reports to Chief Movcon.
Maintain warehouse inventory.
Carry out any other duties as directly by Chief Movcon.
Core Competencies:
Professionalism: A basic knowledge of the Organization’s policies, procedures and practices, demonstrated use of initiative and ability to make appropriate linkages in work requirements and anticipate next steps.
Client orientation: ability to identify clients’ needs and appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients.

Planning and organizing: Effective organizational skills and ability to handle a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner.

Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
Completion of secondary school education. College diploma in relevant discipline required.
Work Experience:
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in freight forwarding, shipping lines, airline companies and/or custom clearing agencies is required.
knowledge of written and spoken English,
Other Desirable Skills:

Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their curriculum vitae or United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the address mentioned below on or before the deadline.
Please quote;

Vacancy Notice Number and Functional Title in the Subject of the e-mail.
Index Number (for UN staff member)

Applications received after the deadline (25/10/2010) will not be considered.
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).

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ONLY applications to specific VAs will be considered, general applications should not be sent.

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