Movement Control Officer - United Nations, United States, Deadline: Jun-16-2016

Posting Title:Movement Control Officer
Job Code Title:MOVEMENT CONTROL OFFICER
Department/Office:DEPARTMENT OF FIELD SUPPORT
Duty Station:NEW YORK
Posting Period:18 April 2016 - 16 June 2016
Job Opening Number:58742
Staffing ExerciseN/A

Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers In accordance with established rules and procedures.

The post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds.

Applicants from troop- and police-contributing countries who are found most suitable and recommended for selection will be given due consideration for positions in a peacekeeping operation or Headquarters support account funded positions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support, taking into account their contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 66/265 and 67/287.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Movement Control Section within the Logistics Support Division of the Department of Field Support at the UN Headquarters in New York. The Movement Control Officer reports to the Chief, Movement Control Operations Unit (MCOU).
Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Chief of the Movement Control Operations Unit (MCOU) and within limits of delegated authority, the Movement Control Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

General
- Contribute to the Logistics planning, acquisition and sourcing strategy for the Division.
- Monitor and administer transportation contracts and Letters of Assist.
- Prepare requisitions for strategic movement operations, ensuring that requirements and specifications are accurate and complete, and ensure funds availability.
- Review bid responses and conduct operational and technical evaluation and analysis of the bids to ensure that offers meet technical requirements and operational needs.
- Prepare presentations to the Headquarters Committee on Contracts and Letters of Assist for movements arranged by United Nations (UN) Troop Contributing Countries.
- Prepare cost estimates for budget and planning purposes.
- Coordinate requisition process with purchasing authorities to ensure that bidding and approval processes meet required timetable.
- Participate in Technical Field Mission Visits as required.
- Participate in Technical Assistance Visits to UN Troop Contributing Countries as and when required.
- Advise on all matters pertaining to the planning, budgeting and monitoring (including safety) of the provision of transportation resources to field missions.
- Perform other transport related duties as assigned.

Movements
- Develop, implement and manage the sea, air or surface transportation plan for military and civilian police personnel, including formed military units, government owned equipment and
United Nations owned equipment, including dangerous goods, to and from Peacekeeping missions, within operating parameters established through coordination with Department of
Field Support (DFS) and Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and other involved participants.
- Identify the most cost efficient and operationally effective plan for each transport requirement within geopolitical and operational risk management and mitigation parameters.
- Analyze, plan and present strategic movement options analysis in a clear and comprehensive manner to DFS/DPKO senior management then execute and coordinate movements based on management's decision.
- Analyze, research, and provide technical assessments of claims for reimbursement submitted by Member States for activities undertaken in support of Peacekeeping operations.
- Coordinate transportation of Peacekeeping military and civilian police personnel to and from field missions by the most cost effective and efficient means in terms of safety and timeliness.
- Contribute to the preparation of various written reports, guidelines, policies, procedures, studies, briefings and other communications.
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of steps involved in a large volume transportation program; ability to prepare and negotiate transportation requirements with representatives of air, sea, and surface transportation media; understanding of regulations and requirements designed to ensure the safety of personnel and goods transported by contracted carriers; ability to perform research and to evaluate and integrate information from a wide variety of sources and to assess impact on transport operations; ability to use electronic spreadsheets (MS Excel) and PowerPoint presentations; proficiency as an end user with databases (input of data and running of queries) in particular MS Access; proficiency in using Umoja (or any other enterprise resource planning system). Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in
all areas of work. 

Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master's Degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, transportation, management or other relevant area. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in administration and management of transportation is required. Experience in at least two modes of transport (air, sea, road, and rail) including planning and executing international, large scale and complicated personnel and cargo movement operations is required. Experience in the handling of dangerous goods is desirable. Experience in military transportation and movements is desirable. Experience in a UN peacekeeping mission or military logistics is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage..
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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