TEAM ASSISTANT

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CEPAL - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position will be temporarily vacant for a period of 3 months with possibility of extension. This position is located in the Agricultural Development and Climate Change Unit of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Mexico. The Team Assistant reports to the Chief of Agricultural Development and Climate Change Unit

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.

Responsibilities Under the overall supervision of Chief of Agricultural Development and Climate Change Unit, in the framework of the project “Strengthening capabilities for incorporating disaster risk reduction and sustainable and inclusive climate change adaptation in public investment in COSEFIN/SICA country members”, the Team Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Sorts and distributes or processes mail and other documents.
  • Collaborate in sending and following up of call for meetings in the Geographical Information System (GIS) component of the project.
  • Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
  • Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
  • Send recalls and verify assistance of participants in meetings.
  • Uses basic keyboard and word processing skills to prepare forms and short documents (e.g. memos, letters, faxes, electronic mail, etc.).
  • Elaborate memory aids of meetings with national, regional, and international officials related to spatial data infrastructure (SDI) and GIS institutions in COSEFIN/SICA countries, and officials delegated to the project and others from SECOSEFIN and ECLAC.
  • Support the interchange of documents, products, information, and inputs among officials related to SDI, GIS institutions in COSEFIN/SICA countries with officials delegated to the project, officials of prioritized sectoral institutions, climate change and disaster risk management governing institutions and other information generator institutions.
  • Start the revision of technical documents related to GIS of national, regional, and international institutions relevant for the integration and strengthening of GIS platforms for public investment projects in the framework of the SDI in COSEFIN/SICA countries.
  • Photocopies a variety of documents and other materials.
  • Support the compilation of data base and geographical information for strengthening GIS platforms in COSEFIN/SICA countries.
  • Delivers urgent mail/messages.
  • Update the members directory of Steering Committee and Multisectoral Working Group of generators and users of GIS in COSEFIN/SICA countries and other relevant partners.
  • Maintains unit files (paper and electronic).
  • Help in the elaboration of presentations, abstracts and other inputs require for component GIS colleagues.
  • Operates a variety of office equipment in the performance of basic office functions, e.g. photocopier, facsimile, printer, scanner, etc.
  • Coordinate and inform to country focal points of the project about the agenda of GIS component related to each country and with regional institutions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Competencies •Professionalism: The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and to communicate and update information related to Geographical Information System (GIS) component of project. Knowledge of basic clerical functions. Ability to operate standard office equipment. 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.

•Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

•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.

Education High School diploma or equivalent is required.

NOTE: For positions in the General Service category, candidates are required to clearly indicate in their Applicant Profile (AP) relevant information confirming completion of High School.

Work Experience One year of experience in clerical and general office support is required.

Work experience in Geographical Information System (GIS) is desirable.

One year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Spanish is a working language of ECLAC. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and fluency of Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

NOTE: ‘’Fluency’’ equals a rating of ‘’fluent’’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and ‘’Knowledge of’’ equals a rating of ‘’confident’’ in two of the four areas.

Assessment Applicants will be assessed based on the information provided in their APs. Short-listed applicants might be contact by the Hiring Manager for further assessment.

Special Notice -This position will be temporarily vacant for a period of 3 months, with possibility of extension. - While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. - This post is funded with extrabudgetary resources; thus, extension of appointment will be subject to availability of funds. - Appointment for positions in the General Service category is done on a local basis. Applicants shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of the office, irrespective of nationality and length of time the candidate may have been in the country. Applicants will be 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. - A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. - A staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. - Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat. - The expression "Internal candidates", shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15. Please note that 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. - For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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