UN Jobs – Movement Control Assistant at United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Job Title:            Movement Control Assistant
Organization: United Nations
Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number:
Reports to: Regional
Movement Control Officer
Grade: GS-4
About US:
Following the signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999
between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and five regional States
(Angola, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe) in July 1999, the Security
Council established the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by its resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999,
initially to plan for the observation of the ceasefire and disengagement of
forces and maintain liaison with all parties to the Ceasefire Agreement. Later
in a series of resolutions, the Council expanded the mandate of MONUC to the
supervision of the implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement and assigned
multiple related additional tasks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Movement Control Assistant will carry out
the following duties:
Cargo Warehouse duties:
  • Receives
    and registers cargo movement requests for air/ground transportation.
  • Prepares
    and completes cargo manifests and any other related documentation.
  • Makes
    arrangement for customs clearance and related documentation.
  • The
    jobholder lifts and carries cargo as required, and ensures it (including
    dangerous goods) is loaded in accordance with the International
  • Informs
    appropriate consignees in due time on delivery of shipments.
Tracks and traces missing
cargo and provide with adequate feedback.
Passenger Booking duties:
  • Receives
    and ensures the movements of personnel (MOP’s) are received within the
    required period and that they are all electronically prepared.
  • Ensure
    all passengers (as far as is possible) are aware of the check in times or
    changes to flights and minimize flight delays by ensuring that the
    check-in counters are opened and closed on time.
  • Check-in
    passenger to include manifest confirmation/amendments, baggage
    identification and weighing distribution of boarding passes.
  • Boards
    and deplanes passengers in accordance with the safety procedures standards
    in respect of refueling, use of mobile phone and approaching f aircraft.
  • The
    jobholder ensures that all passengers, their baggage or property are
    scanned and accounted for at the time of check-in.
  • Fulfils
    the duties of baggage handler by retrieving or loading the baggage into
    the aircraft, transferring of luggage to the terminal area, and follows-up
    on misplaced or any damaged baggage.
  • Assist
    in coordination of troop rotations.
Support and Planning duties:
  • Receives
    supplies from different sections, arranges for transportation and
    follows-up from delivery to destination.
  • Prepares
    and process monthly attendance records, MOPs/Waivers, leave requests, F.10
    claims, Cargo Movement Requests (CMRs), e-job supply requests and
    other documentation as required.
  • Prepares,
    compiles and maintains the monthly passenger and cargo statistics related
    to air/ground movements.
  • Drafts
    routine correspondences and distributes to various officials.
  • Performs
    other duties as and when required by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    (MONUSCO Movement Control Assistant job should hold a High school diploma or equivalent is
  • Vocational
    Training certificate in air cargo operation is an asset.
  • A
    minimum of five years of experience in Air Cargo Operations is
  • At least three years of progressively responsible experience in movement control
    related services or general experience in the field of transport, travel
    related or logistic fields or administration.
  • Working
    experience in providing International Air Cargo Operations and in the
    handling and transportation of Dangerous Air Cargo are an asset
  • Previous
    exposure and experience working in a multicultural and/or international
    work environment is highly desirable.
  • Valid
    national driving license and Operator license for forklift or other form
    of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) are required
  • Proven
    knowledge of Cargo Stowage on board aircraft; Weight and balance
    calculations, preparation of airway bills and building of aircraft cargo
    pallets; Valid certificate in IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations; Computer
    literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and database are desirable
  • Languages: Fluency in oral and
    written English is required. Knowledge
    of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Wide exposure to the full range of
    passenger and cargo aircraft operations. Expertise in the field and
    capability to comprehend and reconcile the diverse Air/Sea/Road Cargo
    Transportation and Customs procedure, proven analytical and evaluation
    skills and ability to work independently. 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.
  • Planning
    & 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.
  • Client

    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and
    seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and
    maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and
    respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate
    solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’
    environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients
    informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery
    of products or services to client.
NB: The United Nations
does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application,
interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not
concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts. Women are
strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send
their applications the following documents:
  • The United Nations Personal History form
    (P-11), Download Here; This should be signed
  • Proof of required academic certificates
    i.e. Academic Certificate(s) and/or High School/Secondary Diplomas
  • Latest performance evaluation reports /
The applicants with the completed documents are strongly encouraged to
apply via e-mail and must include the Vacancy Announcement Number (check
beginning of this advert) and Job Title to: rsce2-recruitment@un.org
Deadline: 4th March 2017
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