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Friday, May 18, 2018

Information Management Officer, P-3. UN Secretariat, DPI, New York. Open until 24 May 2018

Posting Title: Information Management Officer, P3
Job Code Title: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Public Information
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 10 April 2018 - 24 May 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Information Management Systems-DPI-95600-R-New York (G)
Staffing Exercise N/A

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



Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Multimedia Resources Unit (MRU) of the Audiovisual Services Section (AVSS) of the News and Media Division (NMD) in the Department of Public Information (DPI). The Unit provides audiovisual library services and multimedia assets management and web contents, including broadcast-quality recordings of events at the UN Headquarters - meetings, conferences, press briefings, and special events, thematic raw footage, as well as radio and UNTV productions - for its worldwide clientele of broadcasters, independent producers, UN Permanent Missions, UN Offices, and other professional users. The Audiovisual Library manages a unique collection of current and historical films, videos and audio recordings and preserves those historical recordings of United Nations for future generations.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provides services on audiovisual library and digital archives best practices including: needs and business process analysis; organization and maintenance of digital media and information assets; multimedia assets access, preservation and disposition; and multimedia management policies and procedures, with an emphasis on multimedia contents management systems and solutions applied to news and media production.
• Researches, analyses and evaluates new applications of information management tools to audiovisual archives and records management and makes recommendations for their deployment.
• Manage projects related to multimedia assets management, digital archiving, multimedia website design and maintenance to comply with Departmental polices related to multilingualism, accessibility, branding and contents management best practices.
•Develops detailed substantive functional requirements and standards from the digital assets management perspective and user documentation for new platforms applied to news and media production, distribution, promotion and archiving workflows.
• Prepare training manuals and materials for news and media clients in order to comply with Departmental strategies, policies and procedures.
• Initiates and sustains professional relationships with key constituencies, specially news and media producers, editors, broadcast engineers, UNTV directors, as well as external vendors such as audiovisual archives service providers, digitization services, among others. Understands, keeps current with and applies preservation techniques and strategies for records in all media. Ensures that the Unit’s storage facilities meet environmental standards.
• 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 prioritisation of preservation and description programme requirements.
• Performs and supervises reference functions by advising internal and external users about records holdings and accessibility; maintaining communications with other information management networks and records and archives specialists; supervising retrieval and reproduction activities of General Service staff.
• Participates in developing client outreach strategies and in their implementation. Conducts programmes of outreach and user education to improve client use of multimedia information management resources; uses judgement of relevant institutional needs to develop presentations appropriate to client audience; develops publicity materials to facilitate outreach.
• Performs other related duties, as required.
Competencies
• Professionalism: Knowledge of information management, archival, record keeping and record disposition. Knowledge of the full range of information and multimedia assets management approaches, tools, and methodologies applied to audiovisual archives and library domains. Knowledge of digital media life-cycle and workflows covering ingestion, technical processing, metadata maintenance, distribution, and archiving. 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. 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.

• Planning& 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.

• 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.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in archival, information science, library sciences, multimedia, social science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two 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 is required. Experience with audio-visual archiving, multimedia assets management, or related fields, is required. Experience in digital management systems and service solutions, maintenance and support of multimedia website support and maintenance where audio, video and photo are the primary contents as well as web-based distribution systems, tools, methods, and procedures, is required. Experience is multimedia digital preservation methods, standards, tools and procedures is desirable. Experience in project management, such as PRINCE 2, 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 French is desirable. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2017, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau,Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic,
Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian, Republic of Venezuela and Viet Nam.
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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (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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