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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chief Archivist, P-5. International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), The Hague. Open until 5 January 2012

Chief Archivist, P5
Department/ Office:
Office Of Legal Affairs
Duty Station: THE HAGUE


Posting Period:
6 December 2011-5 January 2012
Job Opening number:
11-IMA-OFFICE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS-21904-R-THE HAGUE


United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity


Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Archives and Records Management Section, Registry, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“the Mechanism") was established by Security Council resolution 1966 (2010) to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda after the closure of the Tribunals. The Mechanism will have two branches, in Arusha and in The Hague. This position is located in the Hague.

Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Registrar, the incumbent will be responsible for the overall management of the Archives and Records Management Section (“ARMS”) and the International Criminal Tribunal Archives (“ICT Archives”). Establish and oversee the implementation of policies for the management of the ICT Archives in accordance with established archival standards and practices. Establish and oversee the implementation of policies for the management of records of the Mechanism. Provide overall management responsibility for the functioning of ARMS at both Branches and the provision of archival and record-keeping services to the Mechanism. Manage, supervise and lead the archives and records team at the Hague Branch. Provide authoritative policy advice concerning the management of and provision of access to the ICT Archives, record-keeping systems and information management. Provide advice and assist in the formulation of the Mechanism’s strategic vision for the ICT Archives and management of the implement of overall strategies. Participate in the development and implementation of public information and outreach strategies regarding the ICT Archives. Serve as an effective spokesperson for and representative of the ICT Archives. Perform other duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism – Ability to provide seasoned advice on record keeping and archival systems in a diverse universe of information needs and functions. Intellectual leadership and ability to integrate knowledge with the Organization’s broader strategic, policy and operational objectives. Ability to advise senior management on record keeping and archival systems development and related matters of significant importance to the Organization. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity for relating record keeping and archival systems to the business process. Ability to analyse and evaluate critical systems matters; make recommendations for improving processes and approaches. Strong negotiating and presentational skills to make the case for a trustworthy record keeping and archival system and to bring others to reach agreement on difficult issues. 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; remains calm in stressful situations.

Client Orientation – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients’ informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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.

Leadership – Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

Vision – Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organisations’ strategy and the work units’ goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organisational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.

Education

Advanced university degree in Information Management, Archival 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

Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in records management and archival functions. Experience in established standards for arrangement and description of archival records, management and preservation of digital records, and management of strict security regime is mandatory. Experience with international tribunals or national courts is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is highly desirable.

Assessment Method

There will be a technical test and competency-based interview.

Special Notice

THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
APPOINTMENT TO THIS POST MAY BE LIMITED TO SERVICE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDUAL MECHANISM FOR CRIMINAL TRIBUNALS.

United Nations Considerations

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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

No Fee

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

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