Job Opening

Posting Title: DOCUMENTS MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, G4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: DOCUMENTS MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund - Pension Administration
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 07 May 2021 - 20 May 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Conference Services-UNJSPF PA-154748-J-Geneva (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in the Records Management and Quality Control Unit (RMQCU), Operations Support Section of the Pension Administration of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF), Geneva office. The incumbents report to the Chief, Operations Support Section, through the Chief of Unit.

Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Operations Support Section, and direct supervision of the Chief of Records Management and Quality Control Unit (RMQCU), the Documents Management Assistants will assist with the following duties:

•Reviewing the daily incoming correspondence and communications received by the Fund which can be written in various languages, opening, batching and preparing them for scanning and then indexing in the Fund's electronic file system;
•Selecting and codifying, according to the nature of the communication and for each piece of correspondence, from various workflows and ultimately creating a new case file or adding to an existing one;
•Indexing incoming correspondence with the participant's pension number or the pensioner/beneficiary's retirement number and for all the Unique ID number; cross- referencing and name searching by using the Fund's Integrated Pension Administration System (IPAS). Assigning the destination of each piece of correspondence for action to the appropriate supervisor in one or more areas of the Fund secretariat on the basis of the type of action required, also assigning order of priority, i.e., death notices, separation notifications, payment instructions, etc.
•Maintaining the Fund's paper-based central filing system which calls for monitoring of the up- to-date records of the Fund's off-site storage facilities, and registering the Fund's incoming and outgoing records in the Fund's database system.
•Ensuring all hard copies are sent to the Fund's off-site storage facility, as soon as they are scanned and indexed to the IPAS system. In addition, sending for archiving other items such as paid checks, various pension booklets, annual letters, etc.
•Participating in Special Projects such as the annual Certificate of Entitlement (CE) project.
•Performing other duties/special projects as required.

Competencies

•PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to organize information required for the monitoring, following-up and updating of the schedule of documentation. Knowledge of the relevant policies, guidelines, rules and regulations on control and limitation of documentation in order to evaluate submissions for processing and distribution. Ability to adapt to changing procedures and modus operandi in order to implement ever-changing concepts for improving timeliness of documentation. 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.

•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.

•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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of three years of experience in archives management, documentation processing, electronic record management, administration or related area is required.
Experience in an employee and/or post-employment benefit schemes is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English or French is required. Knowledge of the other is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a desk review, an assessment exercise and/or a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Please note that this is a temporary job opening, open to internal as well as external candidates. These position are available until 31 December 2021 with the possibility of extension, which is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. The selected candidates are expected to start as soon as possible.

The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) is an independent inter-agency body established by the United Nations General Assembly. The applicable human resources procedures are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Fund and the UN Secretariat.

Any candidate from a member organization of the UNJSPF applying for this post is considered as an internal candidate provided he/she has been appointed through the appointment and promotion procedures applicable in his/her respective organization.

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.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

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United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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