Operations Assistant - Team Leader - Field Support

Job Description

Title: Operations Assistant - Team Leader - Field Support

Company Name: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Completed secondary [high school] education required and five years of relevant working experience; three years of working experience with a Bachelor's degree;

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Reference Code: VN-05/2023/S-BD1
∎ Position Title: Operations Assistant - Team Leader - Field Support (Ukhiya & Teknaf) (Multiple Positions)
∎ Estimated Starting Date: As soon as possible
∎ Classification: G-5
∎ Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term (with possibility of extension)
∎ Unit: Movement Operations
∎ General Functions:
∎ Under the general supervision of the Movements Operations Officer and the direct supervision of Senior Operations Assistant (Field Support), the Operations Assistant - Team Leader (Field Support) is responsible for undertaking movement operations activities in the field, with the following duties and responsibilities:

Job Responsibilities:
∎ 1. Undertake field activities in an assigned area or areas, such as at an airport, transit center, third-party facility, camp-based operation or sub-office, or in relation to transportation. As required, monitor and guide teams of Operations Clerks and Operations Assistants in completing field support activities.
∎ 2. In coordination with the Senior Operations Assistant (Field Support), lead Field Support Teams as they perform airport services, as well as perform airport services when required, such as providing custodial care of travel documentation; verifying identities and documentation, including exit permissions, visas, tickets and other items in the travel bag; assisting with airport formalities, including flight arrivals, curb-side assistance, check-in, luggage formalities, immigration procedures, security screening systems and customs clearance; escorting arriving individuals to ground transportation and departing individuals to their gates; visually confirming flights have departed; ensuring individuals with special needs or equipment receive appropriate support; and, as needed, sending notifications using relevant systems.
∎ 3. Lead Field Support Teams as they assist individuals at transit centers or third-party facilities, including upon arrival with sign-in, verification of identity, orientation, food and non-food items and room assignments; during their stay with food and non-food items, instructions, briefings, activities and resolution of issues; and upon departure for medical appointments, return travel or onward travel with briefings, luggage support and transition to transportation. Enter and update relevant data in the appropriate systems and ensure vulnerable individuals are assisted in a manner that ensures their safety, security and comfort; report all issues immediately to the appropriate supervisor(s).
∎ 4. Assist in the coordination of timely and adequate services for meals, snacks and water for individual staying at Transit Centers, third-party facilities or during transit in airports and other locations. Work closely with the service provider to ensure meals are culturally appropriate and to reduce the level of waste while keeping the quality of the food at the highest standard.
∎ 5. Work with units and departments and beneficiaries on pre-departure formalities including but not limited to travel loans, luggage, prohibited items, bag tags and clothing/shoes. Assist with daily discussions with beneficiaries on cleanliness, litter and hygiene. Keep all posters and informational messages up-to-date and placed in visible locations.
∎ 6. Provide assistance at transit centers and third-party facilities for extended periods of up to 12 hours and during overnight periods and weekends, ensuring the needs of individuals are met throughout their stay. Communicate promptly with third-party facility representatives and/or supervisors if issues arise.
∎ 7. Lead the coordination of transportation from consolidation points, transit centers and third-party facilities, including liaising with service providers, ensuring the identity verification, readiness and organization of individuals being transported, and providing relevant briefings. Ensure baggage sorting, tagging and handling is done appropriately and arrange for individuals to be escorted on transportation as needed. Ensure persons with special needs are provided with appropriate services and report any issues to supervisors immediately.
∎ 8. Provide selection mission support, exit permit support and/or interpretation services for individuals at the airport, in transit centers, camps, consolidation points and third-party facilities or during transport by air, ground or water.
∎ 9. Provide regular feedback on work being accomplished to the Senior Operations Assistant (Field Support), and keep supervisors immediately informed of any issues requiring their attention.
∎ 10. Alert Senior Operations Assistant (Field Support), or management of any non-compliance to SOPs or codes of conduct by IOM staff members or partners.
∎ 11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Prior Movement Operations or transportation experience is a strong advantage.
∎ Strong computer skills - Word, Excel and Internet.
∎ English is mandatory. Working knowledge of Bangla or locally spoken languages is an advantage.

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 29 Jan 2023

Company Information:
∎ 24 Jan 2023
∎ International Organization for Migration (IOM)
∎ Business : Inter-Governmental Agency and Specialized Agency to the United Nations

Category: NGO/Development

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