Movement Control Assistant (Nyala) – UNITAMS


Job Opening

Vacancy NoUNITAMS-JO-Nyala-2022-71
Posting TitleMovement Control Assistant
LevelGS-5 (Temporary up to 31/12/2022)
Organizational UnitMission Support, Aviation and Movement Control Unit
Number of posts01
Issuing Date23/2/2022
Closing Date9/3/2022

Important note: UNITAMS will only accept propaerly completed and signed Personal History Form (P.11) received before closing date. Please submit your application on the attached P.11 ONLY. Other UN P.11 formats, incomplete P.11, CV and Resume will not be accepted, nor will late submissions after closing date.
The selected candidate will be expected to deploy in time to commence work as soon as possible.

Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected, subject to clearance of employment reference checks, security and medical. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in
accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

This position is locally recruited open for Sudanese nationals only.

UNITAMS will not provide accommodation to locally recruited staff.
UNITAMS is equal employer for men and women. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


The position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). The position is based in Nyala and is located in the Office of Aviation and Movement Control Unit. The incumbent will report to the El Fasher Mission Support Engineer and El Fasher Regional Administrative Officer.


Within the delegated authority, the Movement Control Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
• Processes cargo movement requests for air/ ground transportation and follows-up delivery of freight to destination.
• Organizes passengers’ boarding and disembarking.
• Organizes loading and unloading cargo into/from the aircrafts.
• Prepares flight documentation, statistics and ensures accuracy.
• Coordinates work of outsourced loaders.
• Ensures established procedures are in place and aviation safety regulations are followed
• Receives and registers cargo movement requests for air/ground transportation
• Receives supplies from different sections, arranges for transportation and follows up from delivery to destination. Coordinates transportation of cargo by air and/or road with Air Operations and Transport Section respectively
• Ensures proper and safe storage of inbound and outbound cargo
• Ensures proper packing and marking of cargo items, including dangerous goods. Informs appropriate consignees on delivery of items
• Provides technical advice and guidance to personnel involved in cargo movements. Compiles and maintains cargo statistics related to air/ground movements
• Coordinates work of outsources loaders at the airport
• Prepares cargo manifest and ensures its distribution to all concerned parties
• Facilitates embarking/disembarking of passengers at the airport, and loading/unloading of cargo
• Ensures that loading of the aircraft is conducted in accordance to the published daily schedule and cargo manifest. Checks in passengers against passenger manifest, issues boarding passes and organizes
passengers transfer for aircraft boarding
• Performs pre-boarding briefing for passengers and monitors the safety briefing performed by the aircrew. Facilitates immigration and customs formalities for passengers
• Ensures that passengers’ baggage is weighted, measures, labeled, manifested and loaded into the aircraft. Ensures the General Release from Liability form (waiver) for non-UN passengers is in place and
retained before boarding
• Reports time of take-off and landing of UN aircraft to Air Operations Center
• Receives the Aviation Risk management check list from aircrews and informs Air Operations center of safety concerns if any
• Ensures established procedures are in place and aviation safety regulations are followed
• Provides assistance to VIP passengers, if required
• Carries out duties in Passenger Booking Cee, if required.
• When required, arranging customs clearance and related documentation through detailed liaison and coordination with concerned Governmental Ministries, offices, agencies and entities related to customs clearance processes.
• Performs the flight monitor duties or other duties as and when required


Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Additional Technical / vocational qualifications in logistics, transportation or management is required. Valid Driving license is required.
Work Experience:
At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in aviation, movement control related services or general experience in the field of transport.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic is required.


Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. 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.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing other’ 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 positions; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
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. Identifiesclients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoingdevelopments 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.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written assessment followed by a competency-based interview.


• Applicants must accurately complete, update, sign, and date the attached United Nations Personal History form (P.11 ONLY and forward the duly completed signed P.11 by e-mail to:[email protected]
• Applicants should COPY UNITAMS-JO-Nyala-2022-71 – Movement Control Assistant in the SUBJECT line of the email when submitting their signed P.11 form. UNITAMS will not consider any applications which are not received directly in the VA mailbox. Other UN P.11 formats and incomplete P.11 will not be accepted.
• Please note that any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding.
• The selected candidates will be subject to a reference check to verify the accuracy of the information provided in the P.11 form.
• Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within two weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

United Nations Considerations:

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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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