Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Audio-Visual Archivist / Project Manager, P-3. ICTR, Arusha. Open until 29 August 2013

AUDIO-VISUAL ARCHIVIST/PROJECT MANAGER, P3 Department/ Office: International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Duty Station: ARUSHA Posting Period: 30 July 2013-29 August 2013 Job Opening number: 13-IMA-ICTR-29203-R-ARUSHA (R) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Registry Records and Archives Unit of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). The incumbent of the position will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer and the overall supervision of the Registrar. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Audio-Visual Archivist will be responsible for the following duties: • Oversees the management and preservation of the audio-visual collection of ICTR judicial proceedings. • Contributes to the development and implementation of strategies, policies and procedures for the management of original and redacted audio-visual records, including on access, classification and preservation. • Manages the daily activities of the redaction project of audio-visual recordings of ICTR judicial proceedings aimed at removing any sensitive information contained in the recordings in order to prevent the disclosure of information that could lead to the identification of protected witnesses who testified before the Tribunal. This includes monitoring the workflow of the project, overseeing the scheduling of work assignments to audio-visual redactors, ensuring conformity to established procedures and practices, advising on technical matters and providing regular progress reports to the Registrar. • Assists in project administration, including monitoring of the project work programme and timelines, implementation of the programme budget, monitoring of expenditures, preparation of workload indicators and formulation of consultancy contracts. • Designs, develops, implements and/or facilitates technical training programmes for Unit staff. • Develops and/or updates policies, methodologies, manuals, procedures and guidelines relevant to the redaction of audio-visual materials, in accordance with UN Secretariat standards and retention schedules, ICTR Rules of Procedure and Evidence and Directive for the Registry. • Oversees the preparation of audio-visual records for transfer to the Archives and Records Section of the ICTR Branch of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. • Performs other duties as may be assigned by or on behalf of the Registrar. Competencies • Professionalism: Knowledge of information management, archival, record keeping and record disposition theory and practice in the UN Secretariat. Knowledge of electronic data maintenance, including appraisal, conservation and migration management; records preservation and description. Knowledge of electronic record keeping systems, such as TRIM. Familiarity with the management of audio-visual records. Ability to apply knowledge in specific organizational contexts. 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. • Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing. • Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly. Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in archives, records management, information systems or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with 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, records management or information management of which at least two should be in a supervisory responsibility in the United Nations common system or similar international organization. Experience in managing audio-visual records is required. Relevant experience in a judicial environment with strict information security regimes is highly desirable. Experience in project management and audio/video editing software programs would be a definite asset. Languages Fluency in one of the working languages of the ICTR, English or French (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other would be an asset. Assessment Method Evaluation of qualified applicants may include a written assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview. Special Notice The appointment is limited to the ICTR. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if selected. Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General. Staff Members are expected to move periodically to new functions in accordance with established rules and procedures, and may in this context be reassigned by the Secretary-General throughout the Organization based on the changing needs and mandates. 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 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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