Reviser/Verbatim Reporter, English - United Nations, United States, Deadline: May-06-2014

Posting Title:  Reviser/Verbatim Reporter, English, P4 
Department/ Office:  Department for General Assembly and Conference Management 
Duty Station:  NEW YORK 
Posting Period:  7 March 2014-6 May 2014 
Job Opening number:  14-LAN-DGACM-33783-R-NEW YORK (L) 

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 position is located in the English Verbatim Section, Verbatim Reporting Service, MPD/DGACM and the incumbent is under the general supervision of the Chief of the Verbatim Reporting Service, and directly under the Chief of the English Verbatim Reporting Section.




Within the delegated authority, the Reviser-Verbatim Reporter will be responsible for the following duties:
- Revises in extenso verbatim records of meetings.
- Ensures consistency and checks for uniformity and continuity of records.
- Provides Verbatim Reporters with advice and guidance.
- Consults relevant reference sources and carries out additional research as required.
- Ensures conformity of the revised record with the original and/or other language versions and with the United Nations established practice.
- Reports to Chief of Section on the quality of the work of verbatim reporters.
- Performs the duties of a Verbatim Reporter, as required.
- May serve as officer-in-charge of the Section in the absence of the Chief.
- Performs other related duties as required.




PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to demonstrate good writing skills, high standard of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text with a good grasp of the subject matter. Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration and good judgment and discretion. Ability to work under continuous stress in dealing with a broad range of subjects. Ability to exercise flexibility and adaptability; firm grasp of research techniques. Knowledge of a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nation, i.e. political, social, legal, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical. 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 that 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. Good skills in word processing technology are required. Readiness to adapt to non-standard equipment and peripherals.
Readiness to respond punctually on short notice, on weekends and after hours.

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.

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 degree from a university or institution of equivalent status is required. Candidates
for this position must have passed the United Nations Competitive Examination for  English Verbatim Reporters.


Work Experience


At least five years of progressively responsible work in verbatim record writing, out of which at least three years should have been in the United Nations System.




A perfect command of English, which must be the candidate's main language, and an excellent knowledge of French. Knowledge of another offical United Nations language is required.


Assessment Method


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


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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