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Monday, January 28, 2019

Associate Information Management Officer, P-2. UNOG, Geneva. Open until 29 January 2019

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening), P2 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 23 January 2019 - 29 January 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Information Management Systems-UNOG-110363-J-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
                       
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
                                    


Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Institutional Memory Section, UN Library, United Nations Office at Geneva.
               
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Contributes to records accession and disposition functions, including records appraisal, by liasing with records-creating offices on the transfer and/or disposal of records and analysing and evaluating records for evidential and informational value in support of records appraisal.
•Supervises and undertakes archival processing activities by producing descriptive inventories; prepares mark-up of inventories for electronic dissemination; and monitors adherence to description, database and preservation standards;
•Performs and supervises research functions for the purposes of planning the League of Nations centenary, as well as reference functions by advising internal and external users on holdings and accessibility and assisting in the administration of access and declassification activities.
•Provides assistance with public outreach efforts, including the management of the United Nations Geneva Museum and the organization of temporary exhibitions, with particular focus on planning and executing the Museum exhibition “100 Years of Multilateral Diplomacy in Geneva” as the highlight event of UNOG celebrations of the League of Nations Centenary
• Collaborates with Professional and General Service staff and interns relating to functions cited above.
•Performs other related duties, as required.
               
Competencies
•Professionalism: Sound knowledge of information management and record keeping in paper and electronic media, including archival description standards and practices . Ability to provide records description and research practices. Knowledge of physical preservation standards and practices. 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.

•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

•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
An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in archival, information science, information systems, social science, history, international relations, or related fields is required. A first-level or higher degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree) in any field of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
               
Work Experience
At least two years experience in modern archives management, research, record keeping, library, museums, information management or related area is required. Experience in preparing materials for exhibitions is desirable. Experience in researching the history of the League of Nations and United Nations is desirable.
               
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
               
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
               
Special Notice
This position is temporarily available for an initial period of nine months, with possibility of extension. This is a temporary position to assist the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) in organizing a series of activities to mark the League of Nations Centenary entitled 100 Years of Multilateralism in Geneva. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

• 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.

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

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
               
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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