|Posting Title:||ARCHIVES ASSISTANT, G4|
|Job Code Title:||ARCHIVES ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Office at Geneva|
|Posting Period:||02 July 2019 - 31 July 2019|
|Job Opening Number:||19-Documentation and Information -UNOG-117907-R-Geneva (O)|
|Staffing Exercise||N/A |
1. Assists with records centre operations:
- Assists with the processing of accessions.
- Assists with updating accession and space management databases.
- Assists with space management and space allocation.
- Assists with responding to emergency disasters.
- Assists with monitoring if environmental quality controls and assists in the resolution of problems.
2. Assists with records transfer and accessioning operations:
- Assists in facilitating the physical transfer of scheduled records to RMU.
- Ensures accuracy of transfer documentation and accuracy of records to be transferred.
- Provides assistance to transferring offices throughout the transfer process.
3. Assists with reference operations and assists the focal point for requests for access to records:
- Assists the RMU focal point with requests for access to transferred records.
- Facilitates physical access, according to approved mechanisms, to transferred records.
- Provides assistance to UNOG Museum in setting up and taking down of archival exhibitions.
- Provides administrative support for section and unit chiefs and undertakes other duties as assigned.
5. Assists with records disposals that have met their retention:
- Assists in liaising with relevant Secretariat staff and paper recycling companies to facilitate disposal for physical records.
- Assists with preparing records for physical destruction.
- Assists with overseeing the physical destruction of records that have met their retention.
- Assists with updating the RMU accession database.
6. Assists with the acquisition and management of archival boxes:
- Assists with the dissemination and stock management of archival boxes.
Knowledge of electronic record keeping and relevant information systems and networks. Sound knowledge of information management, archives management, record keeping and record disposition. Ability to undertake independent 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.
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.
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.
Must have passed the ASAT or the GGST.
Training in archives and/or records management is desirable.
Vacancies at G1-G4 levels are open to both internal and external candidates, including staff members on temporary appointments. However, priority consideration will be given to existing serving staff members. New external candidates will only be considered when a serving staff member holding a Fixed-Term or Temporary Appointment at the time of application cannot be identified.
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.
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. Staff members who were granted a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment as a result of having passed a predecessor test recognized by the Office of Human Resources Management, and who have continuously held such appointments, are not required to take the new test.
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.
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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