UN Transport Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

 

Job Title:    Transport Officer

Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda

Job Opening Number: 20-Transportation-RSCE-142985-J-Entebbe (M)

Reports to: Chief
Surface Mode Unit

Grade: P3

 

About US:

The Regional Service
Centre in Entebbe, Uganda (RSCE), was established in July 2010, following the
adoption of General Assembly resolution 64/269. The Centre provides efficient,
client-oriented and scalable services with the goal of moving transactional,
non-location-dependent administrative functions to the Centre from its client
entities. This includes transactional elements of human resources, finance,
multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo transport and information
and communications technology (ICT) support. In addition to these services, the
Office of the Chief RSCE and support offices through the Deputy Chief RSCE
provides overall guidance on the operations of the RSCE including strategic
planning, communication, budgeting, human resources management, property
management, quality assurance and business intelligence, conference services,
record keeping and archive management, and audit response and risk management.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direct supervision of the Chief
Surface Mode Unit, the Transport Officer P-3 is responsible for the following
duties:

·        
Manage
the operations of the Surface Mode Unit.

·        
Manage
the personnel under his / her supervision

·        
Oversee
the development of training including professional training and career plans
for Unit staff.

·        
Assist
in developing surface transport administrative, logistics and technical support
objectives to effectively support regional missions.

·        
Planning
and executing the surface movement of cargo and /or passengers.

·        
Plan the
movement requested by the RSCE client missions ensuring that safe, efficient
and cost-effective movement support is provided.

·        
Conduct
a technical analysis of its feasibility and, if it is deemed feasible, plan how
best to perform the task and with specific assets.

·        
Conduct
a comprehensive cost benefit analysis for regional surface transport.

·        
Provide
customers and other stakeholders a detailed execution plan.

·        
Review
the regional freight forwarding concept in consultation with Regional Procurement
Officer (RPO) for viability of a regional contract.

·        
Assist
in developing and implementing surface transport standard operating procedures
(SOPs) incompliance with the UN MovCon Manual and host country laws and
regulations.

·        
Assist
in developing plans for the efficient and cost-effective utilization of TCC
assets, UN assets, and assets of other UN agencies.

·        
Conduct
capacity surveys of relevant transportation infrastructure in the region,
including potential transport commercial contractors.

·        
Liaise
closely with supported missions and other UN agencies concerning surface
movement matters.

·        
Identify
movement needs and determine how best to fulfil them utilizing available
surface assets.

·        
Develop
plans and routing for surface transport tasks.

·        
Implement
the plans and coordinate the projected tasks and support requirements.

·        
Assign
assets to perform each identified task and ensure that assets are tasked to
achieve maximum cost effectiveness for supported missions.

·        
Monitor
the technical and safety performance of surface transport assets and keep a
record of their utilization and scheduled maintenance.

·        
Maintain
a forecast of asset availability.

·        
Where
appropriate, develop and publish regular task schedules for surface transport
assets.

·        
Develop
and maintain close working relations with motor carriers, water transport
companies, and railway companies operating in the region.

·        
Coordinate
with other UN agencies, NGOs, government agencies for movement requests related
issues requiring planning and execution.

·        
Assist
in developing and implementing a training program of UN surface transport
operators to ensure that they are adequately trained to operate in the region.

·        
Implement
surface transport safety and maintenance procedures and those on safe driving
practices.

·        
Ensure
that the surface transport fleet is adequately equipped with all necessary
tools and safety equipment to enable it to operate safely.

·        
Provide
input for the annual budget forecast of expenditure on surface movements.

·        
Monitor
surface transport expenditure and ensure that it remains within the approved
budget

·        
Carry
out any other duties as assigned by the Chief Surface Mode Unit.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe
(RSCE) Transport Officer job placement should hold an advanced
university degree in business administration, public administration, transport
/ logistic management, engineering, law or other relevant field. A first-level
university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying
experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

·        
A
minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in surface
transport operations or related area is required.

·        
United
Nations experience, particularly with a United Nations field operations and/or
professional experience with a UN agency in the field, or similar international
organization is desirable.

·        
Languages:
fluency in English, both oral
and written is required; Knowledge of another UN official language is
desirable.

 

Competencies

·        
Professionalism
– 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.

·        
Client
Orientation
– 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.

·        
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.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications
through the United Nations online portal at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 21st October 2020

 

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