Job Opening

Posting Title: DESKTOP PUBLISHING ASSISTANT (FRENCH), G4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: DESKTOP PUBLISHING ASSISTANT
Department/Office: Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 23 February 2018 - 16 March 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Conference Services-DGACM-93734-J-New York (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This temporary job opening (TJO) is located in the Desktop Publishing Unit of the Meetings Support Section, Meetings and Publishing Division, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, New York. As part of the Meetings Support Section, the Desktop Publishing Unit provides e-Publishing services multi-channel output for official documents. The incumbent reports to the Supervisor of the Unit.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Desktop Publishing Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
•Produces final page layouts of documents intended for multi-channel publishing and storage on the optical disk database, ensuring that its final version conforms to UN style and typographic standards.
•Using appropriate desktop publishing software, lays out, formats and finalizes verbatim records.
•Checks files out of and into the publishing system database.
•Ensures that all page layout changes have been incorporated accurately and alerts responsible verbatim reporter/verbatim reviser whenever errors or discrepancies are found.
•Participates, as a member of the Desktop Publishing Unit in the production of parliamentary and miscellaneous documentation and Security Council supplements, as well as in the preparation of bi-text translation memories for verbatim reporters.
•Rotates in shifts, as well as work outside of the normal working hours.
•Depending on the needs of the service, availability for overtime is expected.
•Performs other related work as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, desktop publishing and graphic software (Adobe Creative Suite). Knowledge of editorial and desktop publishing best practices, including typography and layout. Perfect command of one of the six official languages of the United Nations. 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..

•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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

A minimum of three years of experience in desktop publishing, including typography and layout, or related area is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in both oral and written English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This position is vacant. The selected candidate will initially be granted a 364-day temporary appointment, which may subsequently be extended and/or converted to a fixed-term appointment based on performance and budget availability.

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.

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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