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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Documents Control Assistant, FS-4. UNMICT, Arusha. Open until 27 July 2012

Job Title: DOCUMENTS CONTROL ASSISTANT, FS4, FS4 Department/ Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Duty Station: ARUSHA Posting Period: 27 June 2012-27 July 2012 Job Opening number: 12-CON-RMT-24135-R-ARUSHA (O) United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity Org. Setting and Reporting The post is located in the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (UNMICT), ICTR Branch, Arusha. The incumbent will work under the general supervision of the Officer in Charge/Senior Legal Officer. Responsibilities The incumbent will perform the following duties: • Receives and processes all evidence material, records, seizures and other documents from investigations, trial and appeals teams as well as other sources. • Implements established systems and document control procedures by maintaining the Truth Book providing a daily record of new material received including by affixing unique identifiers/numbers on such newly received documents. • Performs electronic record keeping by scanning hard copies of documents using optical scanners to produce images and full-text electronic versions; analyses documents according to protocols and enters information about the document into the evidence database using existing classification guidelines. • Organizes and maintains the established system of case files related to the preparation of cases, trial and appeal hearings, amendment of indictments, applications for the referral of cases to national jurisdictions and applications for review filed by convicted persons. • Responds to job assignment requests from within the OTP with respect to search requests, document production, and the disclosure obligations of the Prosecutor. Specifically, provide document support services to trial teams and appeals teams and Investigators doing OTP work. • Maintains the integrity and physical order of active and archived records by arranging them in systematic manner for ease of referencing and retrieval. • Prepares summaries of documents to enhance searchability by end users by ensuring that names of accused, co perpetrators or victims are recorded as part of the metadata field. • Upon request, submits documents for translation in order of priority and updates the translation database in order to avoid duplication of such requests. • Maintains statistics and workload indicators on services provided. • Performs any other duties assigned by the responsible authority. Competencies • Professionalism: Knowledge of electronic record keeping and relevant information systems and networks. Ability to undertake independent research, maintain records in a systematic fashion and retrieve necessary materials with maximum speed and accuracy. Ability to identify and assess issues and develop accurate retrieval tools for relevant records. Excellent computer skills. Proven ability to use specialized database/litigation software applications such as TRIM, Zylab, Zyfind and Casemap. 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. • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. • 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. • 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. Education High school diploma or equivalent. Additional training or degree in modern records management or archiving would be an added advantage. Work Experience At least six years of experience in archives, electronic records management or related area. Experience handling and processing confidential material is required. Relevant experience in an international legal environment is greatly desirable. Experience working at an international criminal tribunal will be an advantage. Languages English and French are the working languages of the UNMICT. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English or French is required. Working knowledge of the other one is highly desirable. Assessment Method Evaluation of qualified applicants may include a written assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview. Special Notice The appointment is limited to the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if selected. Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General. Staff Members are expected to move periodically to new functions in accordance with established rules and procedures, and may in this context be reassigned by the Secretary-General throughout the Organization based on the changing needs and mandates. 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 ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS


  1. am looking for employment within MICT as an intern in the united antions criminal tribunal for rwanda ICTR in the general service and support section am also licenced in communication .

  2. I am a Guinean interested in the use of archives from repressive regimes to foster human rights .Job opportunities in international organizations ,especially MICT are one of my interests.i was born in Guinea conakry and i have therefore worked as warehouse assistant link to archivist /records manager for a non governmental organization called AGUIDID (association guineenes pour le development integre et durable for three years before joining t6he united nations internatiobnal criminal tribunal forrwanda Arusha Tanzania in quality of intern .

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