Job Opening

Posting Title: EDITORIAL AND DESKTOP PUBLISHING ASSISTANT, ARABIC, G6 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: EDITORIAL AND DESKTOP PUBLISHING ASSISTANT, ARABIC
Department/Office: Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 28 November 2017 - 04 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Language-DGACM-89530-J-New York (T)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

This temporary job opening is available through 31 October 2018, with the possibility of extension.

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.

Passing the English Verbal Reasoning Test (EVRT) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration for the Editorial and Desktop Publishing Assistant positions in the United Nations Headquarters. Applicants who have not passed the EVRT at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.

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.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This temporary job opening is located at Headquarters in the Arabic Text-Processing Unit, Documentation Division of the Department of General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM). The Documentation Division facilitates the deliberation and decision-making processes of intergovernmental and relevant expert bodies and United Nations conferences by providing efficient and effective conference-servicing support while ensuring effective multilingual communication and the equal treatment of all official languages. The incumbent reports to the Arabic Text Processing Unit Supervisor.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Editorial and Desktop Publishing Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

•Assists in leading the adoption of modified working methods and procedures in the framework of ongoing modernization processes, including the Global Terminology, Reference and Translation Solutions (gText) project
•Helps to ensure that modified workflows are designed and implemented according to rigorous and transparent standards that reflect the language-specific operational needs of the unit and are supported by systematic training
•Organizes, plans, controls and coordinates the work of unit work with respect to the production of camera-ready documents for reproduction and storage of final text on the United Nations Official Documents System (ODS).
•Distributes assignments to ensure efficient and effective processing of documentation and an equitable distribution of work. Updates electronic tracking system accordingly.
•Assures smooth continuity of work from one work shift to another; prioritizes work to be continued and gives special instructions as needed.
•Registers incoming/outgoing documents in order to control flow of work in and out of unit.
•Maintains daily statistics. Performs administrative work, as needed.
•Performs daily maintenance of the unit network drives.
•Trains and guides junior support staff.
•Completes e-PAS evaluations for junior staff members as First or Additional Reporting Officer.
•Provides assistance to translation services by aligning English texts with corresponding language, using Logiterm and eRef aligning tools to produce quality translation memories.
•Assists in training staff to align bi-texts in order to support the production of high-quality translation memories for computer- assisted translation (CAT), machine translation (MT) and related workflow improvements.
•Assists in overseeing the creation, updating and maintenance of macros, templates and models.
•Rotates on daytime, after-hours and weekend work shifts, as needed.
•Stays available for overtime and on-call assignments, depending on the needs of service.
•Performs other related work as required, including echelon service.
•Performs functions of Supervisor in his/her absence.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Knowledge of the structure and rules of procedure of various organs of the United Nations or of that of any other similar international organization. Knowledge of typographic standards, with special emphasis on technological applications leading to processing efficiencies. Ability to enhance the skills and monitor the performance of staff, with emphasis on change management in the area of technological innovation. Demonstrates initiative, ability and creativity to effectively attain objectives. 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.


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 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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum seven years of experience in desktop publishing or a related field, including draft typing, copy editing, formatting, proofreading and creating typographical layouts, is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in Arabic which must be the candidate's main language is required. Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Assessment

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

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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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No Fee

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