Associate Information Management Officer

New York City
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Created: January 19, 2013


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 situations.

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 information technology.

Work Experience

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 is desirable.

Assessment Method

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

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 Nations.

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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