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New Jobs at UN- Transport Officer Vacancy

Job Title: Transport Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 26 Sep 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 29 Jul 2010
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION: Multiple D/S
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-LOG-PMSS-424657-R-MULTIPLE D/S

Competencies
Professionalism – Demonstrates ability to manage diverse transport operations; ability to review alternative options and select most effective and cost efficient mode of transport; ability to provide leadership, strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach consensus; excellent knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to transport operations and related matters; demonstrates ability to complete in-depth analyses and to formulate conclusions/recommendations. Communications – Excellent communication skills, including the ability to produce detailed reports and presentations for a diverse costumer base including other UN departments, NGOs, contingents and intergovernmental agencies, coordinate a large volume of correspondence. Planning and Organising – Ability to coordinate the work of others, work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. Teamwork – Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organisational boundaries, ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Managing – Ability to manage, supervise, coach, and develop a team. Ability to manage a wide range of equipment, manage budgets and demonstrate via cost-benefit analysis the most cost-effective method of providing transport capability. Other – Ability to operate independently in austere environment for protracted periods and willingness to transfer to other missions as required.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced University degree (Masters or equivalent) in the field of mechanical engineering, transportation, logistics, administration or management with a specialisation in transport or logistics management or other relevant field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in transport operations may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Hold a valid national driving license.

Work Experience
At least five years of progressively responsible experience in motor vehicle transport operations management. United Nations field experience is highly desirable. Membership in an internationally recognized professional transportation association is an advantage.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills

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). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

E-mail: staffing@un.org,

Fax: 1-212-963-2800

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