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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Archives Assistant, G-5. UNOG, Geneva. Open until 11 April 2018

Posting Title: Archives Assistant, G5
Job Code Title: ARCHIVES ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 13 March 2018 - 11 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Documentation and Information -UNOG-93573-R-Geneva (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
                                    


Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva. The Information Management Assistant reports to a Senior Officer or to a Unit Chief.
               
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Information Management Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Archives and Records Management:
- Provides advisory services on record-keeping practices, including needs and business process analysis, assistance in the implementation of “paper smart” projects, and assistance in the implementation of the electronic document and electronic records management system at UNOG.
- Conducts end-user training relating to the electronic document and records management system at UNOG.
- Registers Section’s incoming and outgoing records in electronic record keeping system.
- Maintains Section’s paper-based and electronic central file system by creating new folders, applying disposition instructions and tracking file circulation.
- Participates in records management projects in UNOG 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 Section records-related projects.
- Satisfies requirements for the procurement, payment and inspection of goods and services using IMIS applications.
- Performs clearinghouse functions concerning maintenance of accession, disposal and location elements of the Section database.
- Supports disposition operations by liaising with records-originating offices on transfer procedures and documentation; and analyzes retention schedules and precedents in support of disposition decisions.
- Creates and maintains manual accession records and provides information to other Section staff in support of reference and archival arrangement and description activities.
- Oversees internal records retrieval, loan, reproduction and staff clearance operations.
- Supports external reference services by drafting routine responses to enquiries, including records reproduction transmittals, for approval of Unit Chief.
- Participates in maintaining the Section’s reference database.

Documents:
- Orders and follows-up on shipment of documents, reference materials, stationery and necessary equipment to various sites.
- Provides document delivery services as required.

General:
- Conducts research as requested by more senior staff.
- Provides relevant technical support to users of information services.
- Provides administrative support for the Unit and Section Chiefs and undertakes other duties as assigned.
               
Competencies
               
PROFESSIONALISM:
Knowledge of electronic record-keeping and relevant information systems. Sound knowledge of information management archives management, record-keeping and record disposition. Knowledge of records and archives physical preservation standards. Ability to undertake research, maintain records in a systematic fashion and to retrieve necessary materials with maximum speed and accuracy. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

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; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
                
Education
High school diploma or equivalent. Training in archives and/or records management is desirable.
Work Experience
At least five (5) years of experience in archives, records management, electronic record management or related area.
               
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
               
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will 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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

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 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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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, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

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