LIBRARIAN - United Nations, United States, Deadline: Jun-05-2016

Posting Title:LIBRARIAN
Job Code Title:LIBRARIAN
Department/Office:DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
Duty Station:NEW YORK
Posting Period:07 April 2016 - 05 June 2016
Job Opening Number:57606
Staffing ExerciseN/A

Special Notice
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 Dag Hammarskjold Library, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information. The Dag Hammarskjold Library’s primary function is to enable the delegations, Secretariat and other official groups of the Organization to obtain, with the greatest possible speed, convenience and economy, the information and documentation needed in the execution of their duties. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Unit, Information Analysis and Metadata Unit.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Librarian (Indexer) will be responsible for the following duties: 
•Selects information resources for databases; and supervises and coordinates bibliographic description and processing operations and teams, in accordance with policies and procedures. 
•Catalogues, abstracts, and indexes documents of a politically sensitive nature, as well as complex scientific and technical materials that require in-depth treatment of subject matter.
•Performs quality control activities, including revision of metadata created by professionals, support staff, and trainees; and performs diagnostic review of databases to ensure accuracy, completeness, consistency, and compliance with applicable standards. 
•Evaluates the adequacy of existing cataloguing and indexing guidelines, manuals and related tools; and ensures that new ones are developed to enhance access to information to staff and delegations throughout the Organization.
•Advises other units and departments seeking expertise in information architecture, content organization, and metadata, including Internet/Intranet sites.
•Conducts programmes of outreach and user education to improve client use of desktop information resources; uses judgment of relevant institutional needs to develop presentations appropriate to client audiences; and develops marketing and publicity materials to facilitate outreach.
•Guides, trains and supervises general service and professional staff in the function.
•Performs other duties as assigned, which may include: 
Contributing to quality and timely metadata for the Indexes to Proceedings (ITPs) of General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council;
Cataloguing of UN and non-UN publications in English and one or more other languages;
Assisting in editing, translating and revising of informal service booklets, web content, especially when produced in a UN official language in which the post holder is proficient; and
Contributing new terms and names for consistent updating and maintenance of various authority files and the UNBIS Thesaurus.
Competencies
•Professionalism: Knowledge of library operations and electronic data management, including in-depth knowledge of the documentation and work programme of the United Nations, and proven expertise in cataloguing and indexing of diverse forms of documentation. Proven ability to keep abreast of new developments in own professional area. Ability to apply conceptual, analytical, and evaluative skills and identify issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations. Ability to develop sources for data collection. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. 

•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; and uses time efficiently.

•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in library science, information science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of relevant qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in library work or related area, of which two years in professional roles devoted to the creation and management of metadata (cataloguing and indexing) of parliamentary documents and publications using an integrated library system and information management standards and tools, such as UNBIS Thesaurus (UN Bibliographic Information System Thesaurus), AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules), and MARC21 (Machine-Readable Cataloguing) is required. Relevant work experience within the United Nations system or in a similar international organization is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
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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