The UN Secretary-General launched on 1 January 2019 a bold and new global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to deliver more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an empowered and independent UN Resident Coordinator…
The UN Secretary-General’s launched on 1 January 2019 a bold and new global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to deliver more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an empowered and independent UN Resident Coordinator – the highest-ranking official of the UN Development System and Representative of the UN Secretary-General at country level – support countries in the achievement of their development priorities and the attainment of the SDGs.
The Information Management Unit (IMU) is an integral part of the RCO Nepal. Over the last years the IMU has contributed to preparedness and response planning for the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT). Staff from the IMU have helped to bring about significant improvements in how the HCT undertakes preparedness planning and subsequent prioritisation. The IMU produces GIS maps and other graphic presentations using primary and secondary data on various themes. The IMU also coordinates data collection and data processing; provides data, information management and mapping services to UNCT and partners; and supports the dissemination of information to the wider development and humanitarian community.
The position is located in the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Information Management Assistant reports to the Information Management Unit Manager.
Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Information Management Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
1. SUPPORT THE RCO IN COLLECTING AND UPDATING INFORMATION:
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of electronic record keeping and relevant information systems and networks. Ability to undertake research, maintain records in a systematic fashion and to retrieve necessary materials with maximum speed and accuracy. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
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.
High school diploma or equivalent is required. Passing the United Nations 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 GSST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.
A minimum of five years of experience in archives, electronic record management or related area is required
Working for the United Nations or another international organization in a similar capacity is required.
Experience in Graphical software application (experience in Adobe Illustrator, ESRI ArcMap) is desirable
Experience in Online web survey application (Survey Monkey, Kobo) is desirable
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Nepali is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable. NOTE: “fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and “knowledge of” equals a rating of
“confident” in two of the four areas)
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview
This is a project post. Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate or the availability of the funds. Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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.