UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Movement Control Assistant Jobs in South Sudan

UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Movement Control Assistant Jobs in South Sudan

This position is located in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Wau. The Movement Control Assistant reports to the Chief of Unit, Movement Control or their designate.

Within delegated authority, the Movement Control Assistant at this level carries out the following duties:

  • 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.

  • Completes cargo manifests and other documentation.

  • Arranges customs clearance and related documentation.

  • Lifts and carries cargo as required and ensures cargo (including dangerous cargo) is loaded in accordance with International Regulations.
    Informs appropriate consignees on delivery of items.

  • Boards and deplanes passengers, while remaining aware of safety procedures / standards with respect to aircraft refueling, use of cell phones and approaching aircraft.

  • Checks-in passengers to include manifest confirmation/amendments, baggage identification and weighing, distribution of boarding passes.

  • Assists with airfield and air terminal security by ensuring that all passenger baggage or property are scanned and accounted for at the time of check-in, the air passengers remain in designated areas while at the air terminal and all incidents or potential safety or security matters are reported in a timely manner.

  • Fulfils the duties of a passenger baggage handler by retrieving or placing passenger baggage on aircraft, assists in the transfer of baggage to the terminal area, and follows-up on misplaced or damage of baggage.

  • Prepares and processes monthly attendance records, MOPs/Waivers, leave request, F.10 claims, CMRs, e-job supply request and other documentation as required.

  • Prepares, compiles and maintains the monthly detachment passenger and cargo statistics related to air/ground movements.

  • Tracks and traces missing cargo and baggage.

  • Drives vehicles at the airfield in keeping with appropriate licenses.

  • Prepares, processes and follows-up on administrative arrangements with respect to staff official travel.

  • Maintains Unit files as required (both in hard and soft copies), administrative instruction and other related documentation.

  • Provides general office support services such as drafting routine correspondence and the distribution to various officials.

  • Performs other duties as and when required by the supervisor.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    Applicants to this position must be legally able to work in South Sudan at the time of application.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Valid national driving license is required. Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and database.


  • A minimum of three (3) 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. Experience with UN/NGO or other International bodies is an added asset.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English or French, (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of the other is desirable.

    How to Apply

    Candidates should submit with their application the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation or application letter);

  • The United Nations Personal History form (P-11);

  • Academic certificate(s) and/or University/High school /secondary diplomas;

  • National Identification Card/National Passport/Birth Certificate;
    By E-mail:

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by e-mail and MUST include ONLY the Vacancy Announcement Number and Job Title in the subject line of their email.

    For example, UNISFA-NS-TJO-WAU-2023-005, Movement Control Assistant GL-4, Wau

    Email address: unisfa-rec-ns@un.org

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