Movement Control (Movcon) Assistant, South Sudan

UNMISS

UNMISS HQ Juba

General

Description of assignment title: Movement Control (Movcon) Assistant

Assignment country: South Sudan

Expected start date: 03/01/2023

Sustainable Development Goal: 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Volunteer category: International UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No

Host entity: UNMISS

Type: Onsite

Duration: 4 months (with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Torit

Details

Mission and objectives

Under Resolution 2625 (2022), the Security Council determined that the situation in South Sudan continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region. The Council extended the UNMISS mandate until 15 March 2023. It also emphasized that the Mission should continue advancing its three-year strategic vision defined in resolution 2567 (2021) to prevent a return to civil war, build durable peace and support inclusive, accountable governance and free, fair and peaceful elections in accordance with the Revitalized Peace Agreement. Under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, UNMISS is therefore authorized to use all necessary means to implement its mandate which includes: (a) Protection of civilians (b) Creating conditions conducive to the delivery of humanitarian assistance (c) Supporting the Implementation of the Revitalised Agreement and the Peace Process (d) Monitoring, investigating, and reporting on violations of humanitarian and human rights law: The overall ceiling for uniformed personnel is maintained at 17,000 troops and 2,101 police, including 88 corrections officers. Please refer to (link) for more information.

Context

Movement Control Assistant under the direct supervision of Head, Movcon Torit

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Head, Movcon Torit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assists in planning and scheduling the movement of passengers and cargo from military and police units provided by Troop/Police Contributing Countries.
  • Assists in determining the most efficient and cost-effective modes of transportation for passengers and cargo (including dangerous goods requiring special handling) within and/or outside a field mission.
  • Coordinates required transportation activities with the Aviation, Transport and Riverine Units/Sections and/or commercial transportation service providers.
  • Liaises with other UN units/sections, non-government and government organizations and intergovernmental agencies on immigration and customs matters.
  • Assists in analyzing projected passenger and cargo flows to estimate required resources.
  • Records statistical data on the movement of passengers and cargo (including dangerous goods requiring special handling) within and/or outside a field mission.

  • Monitors contracts for the provision of transportation support and participates in the evaluation of vendor’s performance in coordination with the Contracts Management and/or the Procurement Unit/Section.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Eligibility criteria

Age: 27 – 80

Nationality

Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Requirements

Required experience

5 years of experience in movement control, multi modal transportation, transportation of passengers and cargo, airline operations, logistics management, supply chain is required. Excellent in use of Microsoft Office (excel, word, power point) is required. Certificate in the movement of Dangerous Goods by any mode of transportation is desirable. Knowledge to operate 25-seater buses and MHE’s is desirable.

Area(s) of expertise

Logistics and Inventory, Transport

Driving license

Manual Transmission Required

Languages

English, Level: Fluent, Required Arabic, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

Secondary education

Competencies and values

  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Communication
  • Planning and organising
  • Integrity and Professionalism

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

Living conditions vary between UNMISS duty stations. Each duty station where UNMISS has a field presence has basic residential camp facilities, which includes running water and electricity. Candidates should be aware that accommodation may be austere with the possibility of water shortages and power blackouts. On arrival in Juba accommodation will be on a share basis. Ablutions will also be shared. As the accommodation situation improves single unit accommodation, with an attached ablution, should become available in all locations. Hard wall accommodation is available in Juba. All UNMISS duty stations apart from Entebbe, Uganda is considered non – family duty stations. The security level of UNMISS duty stations is classified by the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) who will brief on arrival. A number of locations in South Sudan are prone to conflict. Primary health care services (preventive and curative) are provided in 11 United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) Level-I clinics, 21 Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Level-I clinics, 4 COE Level-II medical facilities within the mission area and the establishment of contractual agreements for Level-III and Level-IIII care outside the mission area. The 4 Level-II facilities available in Juba, Bor, Malakal and Wau, run by the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC), take referrals from the Level-I clinics and provide hospital-based care. The climate is tropical with a rainy season in many areas, which should normally span from around April to October. Ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions is essential.

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