|Posting Title:||Information Management Assistant, G5|
|Job Code Title:||INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||Office of Central Support Services|
|Duty Station:||NEW YORK|
|Posting Period:||11 April 2017 - 10 May 2017|
|Job Opening Number:||17-Information Management Systems-DM OCSS-77523-R-New York (O)|
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. 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. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test in English at the United Nations Headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.
Archives and Records Management
Provides standard and ARMS-specific applications support and applications troubleshooting for Section staff.
Conducts end-user training relating to standard electronic record-keeping systems in Secretariat offices.
Edits Section web page, ensuring HTML layout is correct.
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 Secretariat offices, assembles records and creates electronic file lists in preparation for records transfer and arranges for their transportation from offices to non-current storage.
Assists in accessioning, disposition, description, and database updating activities as they relate to Section records-related projects.
Performs clearinghouse functions concerning maintenance of accession, disposal and location elements of the Section database.
Supports disposition operations by liaising with records-originating offices on transfer procedures and documentation; and analyzes 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.
Supports external reference services by drafting routine responses to enquiries, including records reproduction transmittals, for approval of Unit Chief.
Participates in maintaining the Section’s reference database.
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.
Conducts research as requested by more senior staff.
Provides relevant technical support to users of information services.
Provides administrative support for the Unit and Section Chiefs and undertakes other duties as assigned.
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.
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 At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
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