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UN Secretariat, OCHA. Information Management Officer, P-4. Open until 19 June 2010

Information Management Officer, P-4
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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 19 Jun 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 20 Apr 2010
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
DUTY STATION: New York
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-IMA-OCHA-423600-R-NEW YORK




Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Responsibilities
This post is located in the Web Services Section (WSS) in the Communications and Information Services Branch (CISB) – OCHA, New York. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Web Services Section. Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Contributes to the formulation policies, procedures, objectives and guidelines affecting the development and maintenance of the Organization’s use of Websites and Internet related technologies. • Conducts policy-oriented research and drafting on the applicability of web- or internet-related technology to OCHA’s communication needs using data from internal and external sources to: contribute to the development and maintenance of web strategy, policies, governance of the use of web technologies guidelines and procedures in keeping with technological developments. • Assesses and makes recommendations relating to the use of available and evolving web technologies. Provides reliable, up-to-date research and specifications for web technology and innovations applications relevant to humanitarian work. • Provides advisory services on the use of web technologies based on needs, business process, workflow and information resources analysis; makes recommendations on appropriate and effective use of web technologies and implementation strategies, resource requirements, and procedures for maintenance of websites. • Assist Chief of Section in the implementation of Governance mechanisms; Monitors the compliance with web policies within the department, ensures compliance with standards and provides assistance in identifying consultants as required and associated project Terms of Reference. • Ensures alignment with UN Secretariat-wide standards as appropriate. • Evaluates and pilots emerging technologies to ensure OCHA’s web strategy remains up-to-date and takes optimal advantage of the possibilities of new technologies. • Develops client outreach strategy and programme and coordinates its implementation. • Represents the Section, as required, in departmental offices and at working groups, task forces and other fora, advocating the use of web technologies and standards. • Participates in the planning and organizing of training for OCHA staff with respect to utilization of web technologies and existing OCHA web services. • Guides, trains and supervises professional and general service staff in relevant functions. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM:__Knowledge of information management. Knowledge of the nature of web-based communication, including the use of new media such as blogs and social networks. Good drafting skills. Ability to perform policy-oriented research, formulate policies. Technical understanding of web technologies and the ability to research new technologies and determine their applicability for the organization. Ability to conceptualize new ideas in the area of internet and web media. Knowledge of electronic data maintenance, including appraisal, conservation and migration management; records preservation and description. Ability to conduct research and provide recommendations on information management trends. Ability to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and conduct independent research and analysis, identifying and assessing issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations.__Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of web based communications; 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.__ COMMUNICATION:__ Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.__ CREATIVITY:__Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks outside the box; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.__ TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS:__Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology. VISION:__Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the organization's strategy and the work unit goals.


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QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in archival, information science, information systems, social science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in Web or Internet-related communications. At least two years of experience with modern web-based communications media (New Media), including blogs, podcasts and social networks for corporate communications is required. Experience in developing organizational strategy and policy for the use of web and new media in communications is desirable. Experience in conceptualizing and setting up web or new media presences is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.

Other Skills
Use of web based tools such as Web Content Management Systems and related personal devices as well as media including text, photo, and video is required. Use of new media such as blogs and social networks is required.


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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.

1.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.


2.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.


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


4.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: 1-917-367-0524

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