Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Associate Information Management Officer, P-2. UN Secretariat, ARMS, New York. Open until 22 December 2017

Posting Title: Associate Information Management Officer, P2
Department/Office: Office of Central Support Services
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 08 November 2017 - 22 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Information Management Systems-DM OCSS-87345-R-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

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
This position is located in the Department of Management/Office of Central Support Services/FCSD/CAS/Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS). Under the supervision of an Information Management Officer, the incumbent is responsible for the identification and maintenance of digital archival records from Peacekeeping Operations to ensure their long-term preservation and easy retrieval according to established rules and standards.
Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provides support to Secretariat offices by advising on electronic record-keeping system standards and compliance and providing training in the use of metadata standards for the capture, maintenance and accessioning of digital archives;
• Oversees and manages digital records accession data related to Peacekeeping Operations in the ARMS electronic record-keeping system;
• Facilitates the appraisal of digital records with permanent archival value and makes recommendations for the storage, permanent preservation and future access of digital archives;
• Manages system upgrades and migration for digital archives databases; and
• Supervises General Service staff in implementing the related tasks as well as other related duties, as required.
• Professionalism: Knowledge of information management and record keeping in electronic media. Ability to provide advice and support on electronic records management systems maintenance, including metadata standards, system upgrades, and migration of archives database; knowledge of electronic records preservation and ability to research innovative solutions for electronic records and archives management. 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.

• 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.

• 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.
An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in archival, information science, information systems, social science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
Work Experience
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in modern archives management, record keeping, library, information management or related area is required. Experience in digital preservation and continuity, as well as researching new solutions for digital preservation and continuity is desirable. Experience in implementing complex electronic record-keeping and archives management systems or complex content management systems in large organizations with dispersed geographical locations is desirable.

Experience in the application of information technology to archives, records, documents or content management is desirable. Experience in creating and modifying scripts for data modelling and quality control, data cleaning, data importing and exporting, data transferring is desirable. Experience in the use of digital asset management tools is desirable. Experience with metadata standards relevant to archival control of digital collections materials and data such as DACS, EAD, MODS, TEI, MARC, XML, MET and PREMIS is desirable.

No experience is required for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
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.

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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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