INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
Application deadline 1 year ago: Friday 18 Nov 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a FS-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as Field Service. It usually requires 8 years of experience, depending on education. More about FS-5 contracts and their salaries.
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Office of the Chief Mission Support, in the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) in Islamabad. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief Mission Support.
Responsibilities Within limits of delegated authority, the Information Management Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Archives and Records Management - Oversee and manage the field mission records (physical and electronic) in line with ARMS guidelines; ensure that documentation is properly stored, securely maintained, and available for reference by authorized staff members. - Oversee records accessioning operations by supervising and guiding staff in receiving transfers; ensure the application of retention schedules and the establishment of links to previous accessions. - Manage records storage operations by approving space allocations and associated accessions and database updating; respond to problems that arise with solutions; and monitor environmental quality controls. - Report to UN Headquarters concerning documentation held in the mission Records Centre and coordinates the transfer of archives documentation to UNHQ as required. - Manage document disposals by coordinating with relevant staff; ensure the proper preparation of background information; supervise the staging of records for disposal. - Provide training on, and manage the Electronic Data Management Framework (EDMF) for the safekeeping of both electronic records and the list of physical records. - Establish archival procedures and supervise archival arrangements and description operations performed by Unit staff.
Mission Communications - Oversee and manage the processing of incoming and outgoing Code Cables and Mission Faxes. - Assist, together with various sections, to maintain and update the COMET distribution lists for the distribution of Faxes within the Mission. Manage content updates on the field mission intranet (COSMOS) and public website ensuring all mission staff have access to mission communications.
Mail and Pouch - Oversee and manage the Mail and Pouch for all incoming and outgoing Diplomatic Pouch, normal mail services and other special delivery service from UNMOGIP HQ to different Field Stations.
Documents - Decide on changes in practices and procedures in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness of services provided. - Evaluate statistics on services, systems, and workload of the Unit; and prepare related reports for the supervisor and senior management, making improvements and changes where required.
General Administration - Supervise staff members of the Information Management Unit (Mail and Pouch and Information Management functions). - Supervise and provide work direction and guidance to Unit staff; manage and coordinate Unit activities; monitor staff performance and prepare performance evaluation reports for staff supervised. - Prepare budget submissions related to the operation of the Information Management Unit; draft narrative justifications for the proposed budget; and monitor budget expenditures once approved. - Consult and advise other units/sections throughout the field mission to identify and plan the provision of information management services, and ensure the efficient provision of such services. - Prepare work output and progress reports on the work of the Unit for the supervisor and senior management.
Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Competencies - Professionalism:
Familiarity with all of the unit’s business operations and objectives. Shows pride in work and 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 area of work.
- Planning & Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amounts 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.
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.
Education High school certificate or equivalent diploma is required.
Work Experience At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of information, archives, records management work and administration or related area is required. Please explain.
Experience in coordinating and implementing Information Management related tasks is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Assessment Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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