Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Archives and Records Section of the Registry of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MARS), at The Hague Branch. Under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, OIC MARS Hague, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the implementation of strategies, policies and procedures for the management of digital records and archives, and the provision of access to them in accordance with the Mechanism’s information security and access regime.
• Support acquisition, design, development, installation and use of information technology to manage and preserve the Mechanism’s digital records, the digital component of the Mechanism’s Archives, and to provide access to these records and archives. o Participate in defining requirements and preparing specifications. o Conduct research and prepare feasibility studies, comparative analyses and cost-risk-benefit analyses. o Support procurement. o Participate in design, development and installation. o Monitor and analyse use, efficiency and effectiveness, and develop enhancements and new features. o Provide operational support, monitor performance and resolve problems. o Provide user support. o Maintain technical documentation. o Prepare user training materials and deliver training. o Collaborate with the Mechanism’s information technology services providers to ensure data security and integrity. o Participate in preparing and implementing disaster recovery plans. • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the use of information technology to manage and preserve digital records and archives, and new developments. Provide recommendations and advice to the MARS Archivists on the applicability of new technology or other measures to improve the management of the Mechanism’s digital records and the digital component of the International Criminal Tribunals Archives. • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Mechanism’s information technology services providers. • Oversee the work of junior staff relating to the functions described above. • Perform other duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of programming languages, web technologies and database queries. 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. 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. Planning and 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 degree, or equivalent) in computer science, information systems or related field is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two (2) additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job - Specific Qualification
Project management certification (such as PRINCE2) is desirable.
A Minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation, maintenance and support of information technology systems or related area is required. Experience of programming languages, web technologies, basic systems testing and debugging techniques, database design and database queries is required. Experience of Digital Preservation Systems, Archival Collection Management Systems and their integration with each other is desirable. Experience of Electronic Document/Record Management Systems (EDRMS) is desirable. Experience of strict information security regimes is desirable. Experience in international tribunals or national courts is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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