Wednesday, August 13, 2014
HR Information Management Assistant, G-5. ESCAP, Bangkok. Open until 7 September 2014
Posting Title: HR Information Management Assistant, G5 Job Code Title: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT Department/ Office: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Duty Station: BANGKOK Posting Period: 8 August 2014-7 September 2014 Job Opening number: 14-IMA-ESCAP-36849-R-BANGKOK (O) United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity Special Notice Appointment against this post is on a local basis; candidates shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of the ESCAP office, irrespective of nationality and length of time the candidate may have been in the country. If no suitable local candidate is identified, candidates residing abroad may be considered. The candidate is responsible for any expenses incurred in taking the relevant examinations at the duty station, and of any costs related to traveling and relocating to the duty station in the event of an employment offer. Org. Setting and Reporting The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote regional cooperation for inclusive economic and social development in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership, through its analytical, normative and technical cooperation activities, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region. This position is located in the Human Resources Data Management Unit, Human Resources Management Section, Division of Administration. The HR Information Management Assistant reports directly to the Chief of Human Resources. Responsibilities Within the delegated authority, the HR Information Management Assistant will be responsible for the following: Records Management • Serves as custodian of Official Status files at ESCAP and first point of contact on any request regarding such files. • Updates Official Status files on an ongoing basis, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality. • Conducts end-user training relating to standard electronic record keeping systems and HR IT tools for Section staff. • Supports the development and maintenance of the Section’s website • Registers Section’s incoming and outgoing records in electronic record keeping system. • Maintains Section’s paper-based and electronic central file system by creating new folders, applying disposition instructions and tracking file circulation. • Participates in records management projects in the Section, assembles records and creates electronic file lists in preparation for records transfer and arranges for their transportation from offices to off-site archives. • Assists in the accession, disposition, description, and database updating activities as they relate to records-related projects. • Satisfies requirements for the procurement, payment and inspection of goods and services using UN ERP systems. • Supports disposition operations by liaising with records-originating offices on transfer procedures and documentation; and analyses retention schedules and precedents in support of disposition decisions. • Creates and maintains manual accession records and provides information to other Section staff in support of reference and archival arrangement and description activities. • Oversees internal records retrieval, loan, reproduction and staff clearance operations. • Participates in maintaining the Section’s reference database. Documents • Liaises with document processing services with respect to preparation, reproduction and distribution of documents and publications. • Orders and follows-up on shipment of documents, reference materials, stationery and necessary equipment to various sites. • Provides document delivery services as required. General • Coordinates the UN Internship Programme for ESCAP and other client entities. • Coordinates office and stationery supplies for the Section, including planning, monitoring, ordering and stocking responsibilities with a view to Section requirements. • Supports the Coordinator of the Unit in basic LAN administration duties and HRIT tools utilized by the Section. • Conducts research as requested by more senior staff. Competencies Professionalism - Knowledge and understanding of the functions and organization of human resources management; ability to quickly learn and understand relevant operational and administrative policies, practices and procedures; ability to research, select, organize and summarize data and information required for reports, studies, briefings, etc.; tact and discretion in dealing with highly confidential matters; resourcefulness and innovation in finding alternative ways to produce quality work; strong initiative in everyday work. 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. 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; ability to manage challenging and persistent clients in a reasonable manner, including in telephone and written communications; 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. Planning and Organizing - Identifies priority activities and assignments; demonstrates effective time management and ability to prioritize and plan own work to meet designated deadlines with minimal supervision. Ability to plan, schedule, and coordinate a number of events simultaneously in the context of a busy front office environment. Ability to use appropriate IT tools to enhance planning and organizing in an office setting; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Education High school diploma or equivalent; first level university degree desirable. Additional training in human resources management, archives/records management or related area is an asset. Work Experience Five years of progressively responsible experience within human resources management, administrative services, or related field is required. Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office applications is required. Experience in website maintenance is required. Familiarity with UN human resources policies, procedures and practices is desirable. Familiarity with ERP systems (e.g., IMIS, Inspira, etc.) and other human resources data management tools is desirable. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage. Assessment Method Qualified applicants will be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods. 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. Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. 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.