United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Geographical Information Officer

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters Duty Stations.

Description of task Under the direct supervision of Information Management Unit the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
  • 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.
  • Establish procedures to ensure enough information (metadata) is captured, and to manage the Mission’s records and archives.
  • Manage the access to digital systems containing documents, data, or other information formats in order to protect sensitive information
  • Operationalize document and data standards and promote them within the mission
  • Support the quality of documents and data by enforcing standards throughout a network of Information Management focal points.
  • Manage records disposals by coordinating with relevant staff concerning offsite storage; ensure the proper preparation of background information for the review of archivists; implement approved retention schedules; supervise the staging of records for disposal, ensuring incineration and/or shredding is available for confidential records.
  • Provide work direction and guidance to junior Information Management Assistants and/or contractual staff by managing and coordinating their work.
  • Prepare work output and progress reports on the work of the Unit for the supervisor and senior management
  • Provide relevant Technical Support to users of information services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments: Bachelor Degree in Information Management Systems and ICT Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark: ​At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of information, archives and Records Management work or related area. Experience in coordinating and implementing Information Management related tasks is desirable. Experience providing services related to Information Management to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Other information and telecommunications technology experience Area of expertise details: Experience in the field of information management, Electronic Document Management System, archives, or records management.

Driving license: Yes  
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