|Posting Title:||Information Management Assistant|
|Job Code Title:||INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||OFFICE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS|
|Duty Station:||NEW YORK|
|Posting Period:||08 June 2016 - 07 July 2016|
|Job Opening Number:||60843|
Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test in English at the United Nations Headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; or the United Nations Accounting or Statistical Assistant Examination at the United Nations Headquarters may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.
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.
- Facilitates the periodic transfer of scheduled records into the Archives by liaising with OLA units; ensures the completeness and accuracy of transfer documentation; and provides assistance to the Secretariat staff in transfer preparations to Archives;
- Oversees records accessioning operations by assisting staff in receiving transfers; applies retention schedules and links to previous accessions; and breaks accessions into records series and registers identifiers in the Section database;
- Oversees disposals by liaising with relevant OLA staff ; prepares background information for the review of archivists and implementing retention schedules;
- Oversees stored records; prepares and arranges records for transfer to Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS); applies retention schedules and initiating reappraisals and disposals in consultation with ARMS; registers actions in the Section database; and provides reference service;
- Oversees archival arrangement and description operations by identifying, planning and overseeing projects in consultation with OLA units and ARMS;
- Undertakes archival arrangement and description projects and operations; classifying documentation into categories for quick retrieval thereby contributing to the efficiency of Legal Officers and the quality of their responses to clients; reading and analyzing incoming material in English, French or Spanish, and assigning appropriate file classification; incorporating new data into a computerized index and establishing new file categories as needed;
- On request, conducts research for Legal Officers, including searching for precedents, whether in OLA files, database, UN documentation or other standard resources and databases;
- Assists in the digital records accessioning process and advise on electronic record keeping system standards and compliance; implement procedures in the use of metadata standards for the capture, maintenance and accessioning of digital archives;
- Provides administrative support for the section and unit chiefs and undertakes other duties as assigned.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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