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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Records Assistant - Cataloguer, G-5 (2 posts). EOSG, UN HQ, New York. Open until 16 April 2017

Posting Title: Records Assistant - Cataloguer (2 posts), G5
Job Code Title: STAFF ASSISTANT
Department/Office: Executive Office of the Secretary-General
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 31 March 2017 - 16 April 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Administration-EOSG-76928-R-New York (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
                       
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
                                    




Special Notice
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, may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

Secretariat staff members selected for a position in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) will retain their current contractual status and they will not retain their right of return to their current post. Those with current appointments limited to a specific Department, Office or Mission and will be given similar appointments limited to service in the EOSG. Likewise, external candidates who are selected will be given appointments limited to service in the EOSG. Staff members are reminded of the provisions contained in ST/SGB/2016/8 ("Placement of staff members serving in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General"), and if covered within the scope of that bulletin, may be placed laterally to any vacant position in any organizational unit or duty station.

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.
Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located in the Central Records Unit of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. The primary role of the Central Records Unit (CRU) of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) is to be the repository of all official correspondence addressed to the Office of the Secretary-General.
               
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Head of Central Records Unit (CRU), the Records Assistants are expected to contribute to the work of the Unit as follows:

• Engages in the processing of all in-coming correspondence addressed to the Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, Chef de Cabinet, and the Deputy Chef de Cabinet;

• Assists with content analysis of all in-coming correspondence;

• Undertakes correspondence logging and filing using the document management system;

• Provides required service to both internal and external customers of the Unit;

• Provides guidance and assist in the supervision of junior Support Staff as required;

• Performs ad hoc duties as may be required.
               
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of and understanding of the organization and the organizational structure and respective roles of related units, departments and agencies. Ability to apply various operational and administrative policies, practices and procedures, including those of records management profession; ability to search the database, select and summarize data required; Ability to exercise tact and discretion in dealing with confidential matters; Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; 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.


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.

Planning and 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.
               
Education
High school diploma or equivalent.
               
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of relevant experience in administrative services, such as data-entry, secretarial and general support functions or related field is required. Experience working within the UN system or similar large international organization is required. Experience working with an extensive File Classification Scheme and catalog system is required. Experience handling and organizing large volumes of paper and electronic records in a fast paced office 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 another official United Nations language is desirable.
               
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
               

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

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 the inspira account-holder homepage.

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.

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.

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