|Posting Title:||Information Management Assistant|
|Job Code Title:||INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||DEPARTMENT OF PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS|
|Duty Station:||NEW YORK|
|Posting Period:||05 August 2016 - 03 September 2016|
|Job Opening Number:||63469|
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
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.
•Performs detailed cataloguing of DPKO and DFS core business records in the Peacekeeping Records Centre’s electronic recordkeeping system.
•Maintains the Peacekeeping Records Centre’s paper-based and electronic central file system by creating new folders, registering the metadata of records, distributing record links, and applying disposition.
•Participates in records management projects in DPKO and DFS offices, assembles records and creates electronic file lists in preparation for records transfer and arranges for their transportation from offices to non-current storage.
•Assists in accessioning, disposition, description, and database updating activities as they relate to the Peacekeeping Records Centre’s records-related projects.
•Supports disposition operations by liaising with DPKO and DFS records-originating offices on transfer procedures and documentation; in consultation with the Information Management Officer, analyzes retention schedules in support of disposition decisions.
•Conducts end-user training in the Peacekeeping Records Centre’s electronic systems.
•Performs clearinghouse functions concerning maintenance of accession, disposal and location elements of the Peacekeeping Records Centre’s databases.
•Analyzes retention schedules and precedents in support of disposition decisions.
•Performs internal records retrieval, loan, and reproduction operations.
•Provides standard and Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS)-specific applications support and applications/LAN troubleshooting for DPKO/Office of the Under Secretary General and DFS/office of the Under Secretary General staff.
•Conducts end-user training in paper and electronic recordkeeping systems in DPKO and DFS, in support of programmes initiated by the Information Management Officer.
•Provides document delivery services as required.
•Conducts research as requested by DPKO/OUSG and DFS/OUSG officers.
•Undertakes basic administration duties.
•Satisfies requirements for the procurement, payment and inspection of goods and services using the relevant applications.
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.
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; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
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