Posting Title:EDITORIAL AND DESKTOP PUBLISHING ASSISTANT, FRENCH, G6
Job Code Title:EDITORIAL AND DESKTOP PUBLISHING ASSISTANT, FRENCH
Department/Office:Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Duty Station:NAIROBI
Posting Period:02 July 2019 – 31 July 2019
Job Opening Number:19-Language-DGACM-117358-R-Nairobi (X)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) in the UN Headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). The post is in the French Translation and Text Processing Unit, Translation and Editorial Section, Division of Conference Services (DCS), UNON.

Within limits of delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

Responsibilities

Performs supervisory functions of the Desktop Publishing Team
Ensures proper planning and work distribution within the Team and the coordination of contractual assignments coming out of the Unit
Ensures the proofreading, formatting, alignment and other related tasks for all documents assigned to the Team and their timely issuance in accordance with quality standards, and updates electronic tracking system accordingly
Ensures coordination and harmonization of work methods with other TPUs as appropriate
Assists the Chief of Unit and provides him/her with information on document flows, capacity within the Team, contractual capacity and workflows, and any other relevant information. Performs administrative work, as needed
Assists the Chief of Unit in preparing meeting timetables 
Assists other translators in the Unit and provides them with information as necessary for ensuring the quality and timely issuance of jobs
Organizes, plans, controls and co-ordinates the work of a particular shift with respect to the production of camera-ready documents for reproduction and storage of final text in the appropriate storage system
Ensures smooth continuity of work from night to day shift and vice versa; 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
Performs daily maintenance of the Unit’s network drives
Ensures proper use of the Team’s tools and compliance with DGACM-wide work methods
Trains and guides junior support staff
Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of UN structure and rules of procedure of various organs. Knowledge of all aspects of the work of the unit, including typographic standards and documents production system. Proficiency in the language of the unit and in United Nations terminology and editorial practices. Demonstrates use of 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. 

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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. Must have passed the United Nations specialized tests, i.e. grammar, verbatim, formatting and speed typing in French. Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in desktop publishing, including draft typing, copy editing, proof-reading and typographical layout or related area is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, candidates must have French as their main language with proficiency in spelling and grammar. Fluency in oral and written English is required; knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Appointment against these posts is on a local basis. These posts are funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable candidate from the duty station is identified. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take up the appointment.

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.

“Internal Applicants: When completing the form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you. “

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira “Need Help?” link.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.


No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Above texts are copied from United Nations Official Web Page (careers.un.org) 
Copyright 2018 United Nations. All rights reserved

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