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Monday, November 24, 2014

Information Management Officer, P-3. UN Secretariat, DPKO, New York. Open until 9 January 2015

Information Management Officer, P3
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Office Of The Under-Secretary-General - Dpko
NEW YORK
10 November 2014-9 January 2015
14-IMA-DPKO OUSG-38280-R-NEW YORK (R)

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


 
 

Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

These posts are financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Peacekeeping Information Management Unit, Office of the Chief of Staff, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Department of Field Support (DFS). Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Officer in the Office of the Chief of Staff, the incumbent reports directly to the Chief, Peacekeeping Information Management Unit.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Plans and directs information management initiatives of significant importance to peacekeeping or major components of these complex systems, which typically impact large or multiple user groups, including document and records management systems, staff intranet/web portals, business intelligence dashboards and cross-cutting monitoring tools.
•Provides advisory services on DPKO and DFS information management and recordkeeping practices including: needs and business process analysis; organization and maintenance of UN information assets; records preservation and disposition; and information management policies and procedures, with an emphasis on technological applications.
•Researches, analyses and evaluates new applications of information technology to records and information management and makes recommendations for their deployment.
•Participates in information management and record-keeping improvement projects, contributing to feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation and in the evaluation and testing of information and record-keeping application improvements and new systems; provides user support.
•Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and standards from the information management and recordkeeping perspective and user documentation for new systems.
•Develops training materials and user manuals; trains staff in use of the recordkeeping and information management system assigned.
•Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparations of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
•Evaluates adequacy of existing information and records management tools. Implements new technologies in information management to ensure that tools developed for efficient access to information are accessible to staff throughout the Organization.
•Manages records accession and disposition functions by applying the life-cycle concept to information assets, including appraisal by liaising with records-originating offices regarding the transfer and/or disposal of their records; assures that retention schedules, registration and physical aspects of records transfers meet established standards; oversees space management and commercial storage contracts; supervises General Service staff in implementing related tasks; and performs records appraisal.
•Understands, keeps current with and applies preservation techniques and strategies for records in all media. Ensures that the Unit’s storage facilities meet environmental standards.
•Performs and supervises reference functions by advising internal and external users about records holdings and accessibility; maintaining communications with other information management networks and records and archives specialists; supervising retrieval and reproduction activities of General Service staff.
•Maintains access and declassification standards by liaising with records-originating offices/offices of interest regarding access to security-classified materials and implements access and declassification determinations.
•Participates in developing client outreach strategies and in their implementation. Conducts programmes of outreach and user education to improve client use of desktop information resources; uses judgement of relevant institutional needs to develop presentations appropriate to client audience; develops publicity materials to facilitate outreach.
•Assists in programme administration, including provision of assistance to or supervision of contractual employees and General Service staff, formulation of consultant and institutional contracts and subsequent implementation, development of the programme budget, etc.
•Performs other related duties, as required.
Competencies
•Professionalism: Knowledge of information management, data management, archival, record keeping and record disposition. 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 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

•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.
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 two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in modern archives management, record keeping, information management, geographic information systems or related area. Experience with UN or international standards on information security classifications is desirable. Experience in peacekeeping information management is desirable. Experience in coordinating or managing complex information management initiatives is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable
Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
Job openings posted on the Careers Portal are taken off at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

Applications are automatically pre-screened according to the published evaluation criteria of the job opening on the basis of the information provided by applicants. Applications cannot be amended following submission and incomplete applications shall not be considered. The selected candidate will be subject to a reference checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” on the upper right side of the browser on Inspira.

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.

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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.

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