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Monday, January 9, 2017

Information Management Officer, P-3. UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism, New York. Open until 16 January 2017


Posting Title: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Job Code Title: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: OFFICE FOR DISARMAMENT AFFAIRS
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 05 January 2017 - 16 January 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Information Management Systems-ODA-72500-J-New York (T)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
                                    

Special Notice
The selected staff member needs to be released immediately to take up this position.

Notes:

•A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

•Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

•Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

•While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

•The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

•Please note that 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.

•For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

•The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English
               
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position will be located in the Planning and Operations Support Office of the Organisation for the Prohibitions of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) - United Nations (UN) Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), established by Security Council resolution 2235 (2015) and its renewal resolution 2319 (2016). This position will be based in New York. JIM is established for a period of one year. This temporary job opening is initially until 16 November 2017, subject to availability of funding. The Information Management Officer reports directly to the Senior administrative Officer. The selected candidate needs to be released immediately to take up this position.
               
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provides advisory services on document and records management practices including: needs and business process analysis; organization and maintenance of information assets; documents and records preservation; and building solutions architecture, with an emphasis on technological applications.
• 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 prioritization of preservation and description programme requirements.
• 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.
• Develops detailed systems, functional specifications and standards for the JIM Document/Records/Content Management System, together with user documentation.
• Manages records accession and disposition functions by applying the life-cycle concept to information assets, including appraisal by liaising with records-originating JIM offices regarding the transfer and/or disposal of their records; assures that retention schedules, registration and physical aspects of records transfers meet established standards; and performs records appraisal.
• Understands, keeps current with and applies preservation techniques and strategies for JIM records in all media.
• Oversees the design, installation and commissioning of the JIM’s Offices' Local Area Network; drafts specifications and standards for the office covering PCs, peripherals, network equipment/appliances, and connectivity; provides support for the development of technical specifications for procurement of equipment.
• Provides technical advice to users, analyzing users’ requirements, and then translating them into a business solution; proposes and determines application systems integration and linkage issues.
• Maintains, upgrades, and improves existing systems; troubleshoots and provides continuing user support, to include resolving challenging problems, advising on the use of new techniques, monitoring transactions to measure performance and continued effectiveness of assigned systems, etc.
• Handles technical aspects of contract administration, facilitates communication between Information Technology (IT) provider and clients, sustaining good client relations. Serves as coordinator in the development and maintenance of Service Level Agreements (SLA), for specific IT services or general IT support, and always keep in mind of any charge back mechanisms.
               
Competencies
•Professionalism: Knowledge of information 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. Knowledge of IT systems with adequate skills for leading a team through the installation, maintenance and operation of these systems. 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. Ability to demonstrate conceptual and analytical skills in identifying and assessing issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations.
•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, understand issues problems from clients/users perspective, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks relevant questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing relevant information and keeping people informed.
•Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the goals of the Office; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team goals before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
•Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; able to conduct independent research; understands applicability of the technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply new technology to address given tasks at hand; shows willingness to learn new technology.
               
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information systems, information management or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with 2 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, library, information management or related area. Experience in website development, web content management, data/records management, and data visualization is desirable. Knowledge and certification of Sharepoint or other Document/Records Management system is an advantage. Certification in ITIL and Prince2 is desirable. Experience in carrying out programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Unit/Section, including preparation of cost estimates, budget reporting, and recruitment of staff is desirable.
               
Languages
Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of other UN official language is an advantage.
               
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
               
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.

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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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