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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Associate Information Management Officer, P-2. UNFCCC. Open until 4 December 2010

UNITED NATIONS
NATIONS UNIES
FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE - SecretariatCONVENTION - CADRE SUR LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES - Secrétariat

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MECHANISMS (SDM) PROGRAMME
Organization and Stakeholder Development
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO: VA 10/095/SDM
PUBLICATION/TRANSMISSION DATE: 5 November 2010
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 4 December 2010
TITLE AND GRADE: Associate Information Management Officer, P-2POST NUMBER: CDM-2933-V550-P2-006
INDICATIVE ANNUAL SALARY: US$ 46,037 to 51,864 net (without dependents)
US$ 49,082 to 55,512 net (with dependents
(plus variable post adjustment, currently 56.7 of net
salary) plus other UN benefits and pension fund
DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: One and a half years, with possibility of extension
DUTY STATION: Bonn, Germany
EXPECTED DATE FOR ENTRY ON DUTY As soon as possible
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Background
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of the political process to address Climate Change. The Convention secretariat is supporting the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol by a range of activities, including substantive and organizational support to meetings of the Parties.
The Sustainable Development Mechanisms (SDM) Programme supports the implementation of the Kyoto mechanisms, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint implementation (JI). The Organization and Stakeholder Development unit provides reference and technical support to thestakeholders and the programme.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Information Management Officer, Information ManagementTeam, provides information organization, access and recordkeeping services to support the programmes of work of the Sustainable Development Mechanisms (SDM). In particular the incumbent:

1. Provides support and advice on issues relating to information organization and access to recordscreating offices including:
a. During the content preparation stage, e.g., how content is captured, prepared, enriched and indexed;
b. During the access process stage, i.e., retrievability of information through classification, categorization, taxonomies and related structured organizations of information.
2. Provides advisory services on record keeping practices including needs and business process analysis by:
a. Contributing to the development of policies and procedures related to record retention and disposal;
b. Researching, analysing, and evaluating new applications of information technology to archives and records management and making recommendations for their deployment.
3. Participates in information organization and access improvement projects including:
a. Assisting the Information Systems unit in developing and enhancing document and records management system specifications specific to CDM and JI business processes and content architectures, articulating requirements for systems and assisting in the design of such systems;
b. Assuring proper identification, classification, marking and processing of sensitive information, according to UNFCCC and UN applicable policies and guidelines.
4. Conducts programmes of outreach and user education to improve client use including:
a. awareness raising and capacity building exercises;
b. making presentations on assigned topics/activities;
c. providing end user training and support.
5. Performs other related duties.

Requirements
• First level university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) in library, archival or information or related field.
• At least three (3) years of directly related experience. One year of relevant experience in an international work environment is an asset.
• Fluency in English. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.

Evaluation criteria

Professionalism:
Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the area of work; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to apply judgment in the work environment; the capacity to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:
Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field of information technology.

Communication:
Good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to draft/edit a variety of written reports and to articulate ideas in a clear and concise style.

Technological Awareness:
Ability to make effective use of required computer software and other equipment relevant to the post.

Teamwork:
Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural organization. Ability to provide effective support in relation to work conducted by colleagues.

To apply

Candidates whose qualifications and experience match the requirements for this position, please use the on-line application system available at http://unfccc.int/secretariat/employment/recruitment.

Please note:
1. Qualified women candidates and candidates from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply
2. Service is limited to the UNFCCC secretariat
3. We will confirm receipt of your application. However, only candidates under serious consideration and contacted for an interview will receive notice of the final outcome of the selection process.

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