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Associate Information Resources & Services Administrator (Records & Archives). ADB, Manila. Open until 22 October 2014

Associate Information Resources & Services Administrator (Records & Archives)

Reference #ADB-HR-14-0816
Position Title:Associate Information Resources & Services Administrator (Records & Archives)
DepartmentOffice of Administrative Services
DivisionInformation Resources and Services Unit
LocationManila, Philippines
Recruitment TypeNational and Administrative
Date Posted8 October 2014
Closing Date22 October 2014 , 5:00 p.m. (1700 Manila Time, 0900 GMT)

Job Purpose:

To collect, organize, maintain and preserve archival records of ADB, provide reference and research services, administer the digital conversion of archival records, and support proactive disclosure in accordance with ADB policies.

Expected Outcomes

Works independently on all or a combination of the following transactions and/or clearly defined areas, depending on the assignment/instructions from supervisors (International Staff and/or senior National Staff):
Archives Organization, Maintenance and Conservation
• Maintains the archives storage repository to ensure that it is secure, clean, orderly, and temperature and humidity controlled.
• Organizes the archives and maintains the records through the identification, acquisition, appraisal, arrangement and description, conversion, and provision of access to archival records;
• Identifies records requiring conservation and provides treatment and restoration to damaged records using international standards.
• Develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures in selecting and organizing archival materials as well as the information system of the ADB's archival holdings.
• Coordinates with Departments/Offices on the transfer of permanent records to the Archives.
• Ensures conversion of archival records to electronic formats (including its migration to newer media) for the preservation of historical collection and as part of the business continuity program.
• Develops and maintains electronic client interface, database, and website.
Reference and Education Services 
• Provides information and facilities to authorized archival records users through the preparation of indexes, guides, and other finding aids.
• Manages the reference services by conducting preliminary research, identifying relevant archival records and verifying staff's authority to have access to archival records or confidential materials to ensure security and integrity of archival records, and in compliance with the public communications policy of ADB. 
• Promotes awareness on the importance of protecting and preserving archival materials and supports activities related to exhibits, external events and other activities requiring the distribution or display of archival materials. Maintains and develops the ADB Archives Gallery.
Administrative Support
• Backs up other records staff in their absence.
• Maintains statistics on archival holdings and activity indicators on the use of archives collection.
• Participates in the evaluation of archives staff performance.
• Maintains records transfers, and plans the yearly work program.
• Performs other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor, specialist, and/or director and reflected in the incumbent’s workplan.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Archives Administration, or other information management discipline

Relevant Experience And Other Requirements:

Work experience
• At least 5 years experience as a practicing archivist
Technical knowledge
• Working knowledge and understanding of established records management policies and procedures
• Thorough knowledge of archival/records management operations and preservation techniques
• Proficient in ADB standard software programs and information technologies, particularly for database management and client interface
People and leadership skills
• Able to liaise and work effectively with staff within own work location and throughout ADB
• Able to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive team member
• Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent command of written and spoken English

Core Competencies:

Application of Technical Knowledge and Skills
• Deals with routine queries and correspondence in accordance with procedures
• Proactively seeks relevant development opportunities and submits for approval
• Produces summaries and frameworks by collecting and analyzing diverse information
Client Orientation
• Adjusts style and approach to respect and serve different clients
• Conveys messages by asking questions and using different approaches
• Identifies when a client issue requires escalation
• Responds to clients without prompts or reminders from senior colleagues
Achieving Results and Problem Solving
• Proposes solutions to minimize delays and setbacks in completing work
• Reviews all task objectives and achieves core deliverables
• Uses time management and organizational skills to promptly complete work to the required standard
• Delivers beyond the stated task objectives
Working Together
• Consistently works effectively with individuals of different views, culture, nationality, gender, and age
• Consistently seeks assistance when requirements are unclear
• Provides timely updates on relevant information
• Freely shares and seeks useful knowledge and to complete work
Communication and Knowledge Sharing
• Uses effective written and oral communication in preparing documents, presentations and interactions
• Asks questions to understand how to follow up on feedback
• Locates relevant information to expedite workflow
Innovation and Change
• Adopts new policies, systems and processes in a timely fashion
• Shares ideas for how work can be completed more effectively

Immediate Reporting Relationships / Other Information:

Supervisor: Designated International Staff and senior National Staff
We encourage diversity in our workplace and support an inclusive work environment

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