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Information Management Officer, P-3. UNMISS, DPKO, Juba. Open until 13 February 2016

Posting Title: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Job Code Title: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO
Duty Station: Juba
Posting Period: 15 January 2016 - 13 February 2016
Job Opening Number: 53783
                       
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
           
                                   
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Mission in the Southern Sudan (UNMISS), Juba. The incumbent will report to the Chief General Services
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be performed by all Information Management Officers.)

GENERAL
• Provides advisory services on recordkeeping practices include: 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 archives and records management and makes recommendations for their deployment.
• Participates in record-keeping improvement projects, contributing to feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation and in the evaluation and testing of record-keeping application improvements and new systems; provides user support.
• Develops detailed system and other functional specifications and standards from the recordkeeping perspective and user documentation for new systems.
• Develops training materials and user manuals; trains staff in use of the recordkeeping system assigned.
• 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 Section’s storage facilities meet environmental standards.
• Manages archival processing activities by overseeing adherence to preservation, international bibliographic, description and database standards; produces descriptive inventories; prepares mark-up of descriptive inventories for electronic dissemination; and makes recommendations regarding the planning and prioritisation of preservation and description programme requirements.
• 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.
• Evaluates adequacy of existing records management and reference tools.  Implements new technologies in information management to ensure that tools developed for efficient access to information are accessible to staff throughout the Organization.
• 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
               
Core Competencies:

Professionalism:
Knowledge of information management, recordkeeping, and archives management principles and standards.Knowledge of electronic records management, including description, sentencing, appraisal and migration management. Ability to assess and define business needs for the development of technology systems and tools to support business processes and to act as an interface between the substantive and technology components of the process. Excellent problem solving skills. 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.

Communication:
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

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 information science, archival science, library science, or related area. 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 recordkeeping, archives management, library science, information management or related field. Experience implementing electronic document and/or records management systems required. Experience with the processing of sensitive and confidential information. Experience in developing and implementing filing schemes and records retention policy. A minimum of one year supervisory experience in the UN system. At least three years of experience in document management is required.
               
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
               
Assessment Method
Kindly note that you may, as part of the evaluation of your application for this position, be requested to undergo written knowledge-based assessment exercises, which may be followed by a competency-based interview depending on the result of the test.
               
United Nations Considerations
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.

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.

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” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
               
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.

Information Analyst. World Bank, Washington DC. Open until 9 February 2016

Job #160133
  • Information Analyst
  • Other
  • Professional & Technical
  • GE
  • Washington, DC
  • Local Hire
  • English [Essential]
  • 09-Feb-2016
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    • Bachelor’s Degree in information management, library science, or records
    management
    • Minimum Years of Relevant Experience: 4 Years in Information Management in a global institution in either private or public sector.
    • Strong analytical and conceptual skills encompassing international business, ability to conduct research independently;
    • Appropriate training in records management, scanning, imaging, and application of computer technology in the records and information management environment.
    • Expert knowledge of practices for and experience with developing, organizing, and preserving records/library collections.
    • Strong knowledge of MIGA’s or the World Bank’s information systems and databases, including WBDocs.
    • Expert knowledge of practices for developing, organizing and maintaining data storage systems
    • Fully proficient at providing assistance and training to other staff members.
    • Fully proficient knowledge of records management practices including retrieval, reference, research and advisory services.
    • Fluency in English is essential.
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, and ability to present ideas and information both clearly and concisely.
    • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking skills with strong sense of initiative and responsibility;
    • Fully proficient in Word Perfect, Excel, PowerPoint and other similar programs.
    • Ability to manage large quantities of statistical data and format such data in a user friendly manner is critical.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain effective relations within and outside the WBG and to promote collaboration within the Team to meet objectives.


    Competencies:


    Deliver Results for Clients
              Contributes to delivery of results for clients on complex issues
     1.Sets challenging goals that align with the WBG mission and is always looking to improve
     2.Understands clients’ most pressing challenges and contributes to solutions
     3.Takes personal responsibility for producing high quality work, identifying and informing of risks, and delivering results for clients


    Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries
          Collaborates within team and across boundaries
     1.Keeps others fully informed to ensure integration and work consistency and displays a sense of mutuality and respect
     2.Approaches conflicts as common problems to be solved
     3.Seeks and listens to input from others to inform own decision making and openly shares information
     4.Frames thinking/actions with a WBG corporate perspective in mind


    Lead and Innovate
              Brings new and different insights
     1.Applies critical thinking to current approaches, identifies areas for improvement, and tries new solutions that drive results
     2.Considers own behavior in context of WBG’s values and mission and recognizes impact one has on others
     3.Operates in ambiguity and changing needs and supports others to do the same


    Create, Apply and Share Knowledge
             Actively contributes to and readily applies WBG’s body of knowledge for internal and/or external client solutions
     1.Contributes to the department’s and WBG’s body of knowledge by applying lessons learned and expertise
     2.Actively invests in own knowledge and seeks feedback
     3.Builds personal and professional networks within and beyond the work group


    Make Smart Decisions
            Leverages available data and makes timely decisions
     1.Seeks and analyzes facts, data and lessons of past experience to support sound , logical decisions regarding own and others’ work
     2.Applies cost/benefit analysis to meet work program objectives
     3.Contributes to decision making by providing relevant risk-analysis
     4.Shows initiative when necessary, and makes decisions in a timely

    Intern, Institutional Memory Section. UNOG, Geneva. Open until 6 February 2016


    Posting Title: INTERN - Institutional Memory Section - UNOG Library
    Job Code Title: INTERN - ADMINISTRATION
    Department/Office: UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
    Duty Station: GENEVA
    Posting Period: 08 January 2016 - 06 February 2016
    Job Opening Number: 53834
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
     
                                       
    Special Notice
    Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies and/or skills and expertise. Applicants are asked to please indicate preferences which best match his/her suitability and do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both the intern and the receiving UN department.

    A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this instruction, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a
    child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
    Org. Setting and Reporting
    This profile is for the sole purpose of the UNOG Internship Programme at the United Nations Office at Geneva Library, Institutional Memory Section (IMS). There should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status in the Secretariat for a period of six months following the end of their internship.

    Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Institutional Memory Section, and under the direct guidance of one of the unit chiefs, the Intern will be responsible for completing a project developed in collaboration with IMS staff related to the United Nations and League of Nations Archives or UNOG Records Management and Digitization activities. The estimated starting date is to be confirmed by the Hiring Manager. This internship will be for an initial period of 3 months, with possibility to renew for up to an additional three months
    .
    Responsibilities
    The programme is normally full-time, i.e. an intern is expected to work five days per week (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) in the IMS unit to which he/she is assigned, carrying out his/her tasks under the supervision of a staff member - the supervisor.

    Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the defined project, the unit to which he/she is assigned and, the period during which he/she will undertake the internship. Some examples include:

    • Perform archival description of portion(s) of the historical collections
    • Assist in conducting records management appraisals and in the development of file classification schemes
    • Assist in developing web-based resources and content for archives and/or records management use
    • Perform digitization and/or indexing of discrete collections or portion of collections
    • Assist with the development and implementation of IMS communication and education activities
    • Perform physical condition assessments of collections and perform re-housing, preservation, and/or conversation activities for archival materials
    • Assist in the planning and preparation of IMS-hosted events

    More generally, interns shall:

    1. Observe all applicable rules, regulations, instructions, procedures and directives of the Organization notwithstanding their status as described in section 4 of the UN Internship Programme Administrative Instructions ST/AI/2000/9 & ST/AI/2005/11;

    2. Provide the receiving departments/offices with a copy of all materials prepared by them during the internship. The UN shall be entitled to all property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trademarks, with regard to material which bears a direct relation to, or is made in consequence of, the services provided under the internship. At the request of the UN, the interns shall assist in securing such property rights and transferring them to the UN in compliance with the requirements of the applicable law;

    3. Respect the impartiality and independence required of the UN and of the receiving department/office and shall not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to the UN;

    4. Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate official in the receiving department/office, they may not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person, Government or any other external source any information which has become known to them by reason of their association with the UN or the receiving department/office, that they know or ought to have known has not been made public. They may not use any such information without the written authorization of the appropriate official, and such information may never be used for personal gain. These obligations also apply after the end of the internship with the UN; and

    5. Refrain from any conduct that would adversely reflect on the UN or on the receiving department/office and will not engage in any activity which is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the UN.
    Competencies
    The United Nations Core Values are Integrity, Professionalism, and Respect for Diversity.

    COMMUNICATION:
    -Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
    -Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
    -Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
    -Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.
    -Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    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.
    -Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated tasks.

    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
    To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
    • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, much commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme. Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.
    Work Experience
    Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme; but applicants should :
    • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
    • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
    • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
    Languages
    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English or French is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. In addition to English and French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish are also official languages of the UN.
    Assessment Method
    A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
    The cover Note must include:
    - Title of degree you are currently pursuing;
    - Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme);
    - List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;
    - Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
    In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, if any; IT skills and three (3) references.
    Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
    United Nations Considerations
    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.

    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.

    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” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

    Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
    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.