This position is located in the Trust Funds Management Section, Financial Reporting and Contributions Service ,Office of Programme Planning, Finance and Budget (OPPFB), Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC).
The Finance Division accounts for and reports to the appropriate authorities on the use of United Nations financial resources. The Financial Reporting and Contributions Service is mainly responsible for the preparation of IPSAS-compliant financial statements for all funding sources and ensures the sustainability of IPSAS-compliant accounting and reporting.
The Trust Funds Management Section is responsible for the financial management of voluntary contributions received and the use of these funds including global support to offices around the world. The Associate Information Management Officer reports to a unit chief.
Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Provides electronic record keeping support and advice to records-creating offices by advising on electronic record keeping system standards and compliance; oversees the digital records accessioning process; provides training in the use of metadata standards for the capture, maintenance and accessioning of digital archives; and manages system upgrades, migration for digital archives databases; assists in designing data collection and review tools, contributes in preparation of analysis and identification of issues, and provides support for possible solution for the financial data management.
• Supervises and undertakes records management and disposition functions, including records appraisal, by liaising with records-creating offices and analyzing and evaluating records for evidential and informational value in support of controlling of financial and security data.
• Supervises and undertakes archival processing tasks by producing descriptive inventories; prepares mark-up of inventories for electronic dissemination; and monitors adherence to description, database and preservation standards.
• Performs and supervises reference functions by advising internal and external users on holdings and accessibility and assisting in the administration of access.
• Plans and works with IT systems units, in the deployment and administration of accounting systems.
• Researches and analyses information needed to respond to audit findings.
• Supervises General Service staff relating to functions cited above.
• Performs other related duties, as required.
• Professionalism: Knowledge of information management and record keeping in electronic media. Ability to provide maintenance and disposition of records, including appraisal and migration management; records preservation and description; and research practices. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas 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.
•Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount 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.
An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in archival, information science, information systems, social science or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in modern archives management, record keeping, library, information management or related area is required.
Experience working with SAP Financial Accounting and troubleshooting financial posting issues is desirable.
Experience in SAP or similar ERPs in Public Sector Management in Funds Management and Grants Management is desirable.
No experience is required for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the G to P Examination (G to P).
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN Official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This post is financed by Xtra-Budgetary funds for voluntary contributions. The appointment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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.