This position is located in the Department of Management/Office of Central
Support Services/FCSD/CAS/Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS).
Under the supervision of the Chief, Records Information System Unit, the
Associate Information Management Officer is responsible for the identification
and maintenance of digital archival records from Peacekeeping Operations to
ensure their long-term preservation and easy retrieval according to
established rules and standards.
He/she manages records accession data related to Peacekeeping Operations in
the ARMS electronic record-keeping system. In coordination with the Archives
Unit, he/she facilitates the appraisal of digital records
with permanent archival value and makes recommendations for the storage,
permanent preservation and future access of digital archives. He/she
supervises Support Staff in implementing the related tasks as well as other
related duties, as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories,
concepts and approaches relevant to archives and records management
(particularly electronic record-keeping and digital curation). Ability to
identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
Is able to use different analytical and data analysis tools; shows pride in
work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when
faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful
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 limitations of technology to the work of the office;
actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to
learn new technology
A first-level university degree in archives and records management or
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in archives and
records management or information technology. (No
experience is required for candidates who have passed a United Nations
Competitive Recruitment Examination.)
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations
Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is
required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which
may be followed by competency-based interview.
Owing to the temporary funding nature of this position, recruitment, selection
or extension of appointments against this position will be subject to
budgetary approval. There is no expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal or
conversion to any other type of appointment in the Secretariat of the United
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to
assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move
periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established
rules and procedures.
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.
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