Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Archivist - Audio-Visual Redaction Coordinator, FS-5. ICTR, Arusha. Open until 12 May 2012

Job Title:
Department/ Office:
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Duty Station: ARUSHA

Posting Period:
13 March 2012-12 May 2012
Job Opening number:
12-IMA-ICTR-22385-R-ARUSHA (E)

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

Org. Setting and Reporting

United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda -- Registry -- Judicial and Legal Services Division -- Court Management Section -- Judicial Records and Archives Unit


Under the supervision of the Chief, Judicial Records and Archives Unit, the Audio-Visual Redaction Coordinator is responsible for providing direct supervision to the teams responsible for the redaction of the audio-visual recordings of the judicial proceedings of the ICTR. The audio-visual redaction teams are tasked with reviewing all archival audio-visual recordings of the courtroom proceedings to identify and remove any sensitive information contained in the recordings in order to prevent the disclosure of information relating to protected witnesses. This includes closely reviewing all relevant judicial records, applying the established redaction principles to the review process to ensure compliance with established procedures and transparency of the redaction process. The redaction process includes the removal any potentially identifying information from the relevant language versions of the digital copies of the audio-visual records using digital audio-visual editing software and asset management systems to create redacted versions of the audio-visual records. Under the supervision of the Audio-Visual Redaction Coordinator, the audio-visual redaction teams are responsible for creating redacted version of the digital audio-visual recordings of the ICTR’s judicial proceedings and integrating those recordings into the electronic record-keeping system (TRIM) to enhance their accessibility.

The Audio-Visual Redaction Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all records have been reviewed and processed in a timely and efficient manner. This includes monitoring the workflow of the audio-visual redaction teams, scheduling assignments, providing regular progress reports on all activities of the teams, conducting regular needs assessments and training programmes for the Audio-Visual Redactors, assessing and monitoring their performance, and overseeing the provision of required resources for the reaction process.

The Audio-Visual Redactor Coordinator is also responsible for the quality of the redaction process, including performing quality control and assurance on all redacted files and monitoring and verifying the input of data into TRIM and other workflow management tools. The Audio-Visual Redaction Coordinator is responsible for ensuring conformity to established procedures and practices and providing technical recommendations to enhance and improve the redaction methodology. This will include the development of information sharing policies and data protection procedures and will require familiarity with audio-visual editing technology and digital asset management systems.

The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the Audio-Visual Archivist and Juridical Records and Archives team to ensure the long term preservation of the records of the ICTR including any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or hierarchy.


1. Accountability: The ability to schedule tasks, coordinate the activities of the Audio-Visual Redaction Team, review the quality of the work of the team, and to monitor the progress of the project and provide regular reports to the Unit and Section Chiefs.

2. Teamwork: The ability to work well with colleagues, and the willingness to exchange information, knowledge and skills.

3. Technological Awareness: Previous experience audio editing or a related field and sufficient technological awareness to quickly become proficient in the use of audio editing software.

4. Planning and organizing: A demonstrated ability to assist in the planning and implementing of the project and excellent organizational skills are required.

5. Creativity: The ability to develop innovative solutions to technical and procedural challenges.

6. Commitment to continuous learning: The ability to learn new techniques and become familiar with new technologies to enable the incumbent to participate in all phases of the audio-visual redaction project.


High school diploma or equivalent. A university degree in the fields of Audio-Visual Archiving, Film Production, Information Management, Library Science, Law, Humanities, or Administration would be a definite asset.

Work Experience

A minimum of eight years of experience, two of which are supervisory, in one of the following fields are required:

- audio editing, recording or production,
- electronic editing/ redaction of legal material
- information management or archiving
- international judicial environment.


Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of Kinyarwanda is an advantage

Assessment Method

Applicants will be evaluated against the core competencies for the post, as well as against their technical knowledge in the field.

Special Notice

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

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

No Fee


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