UN Job Geneva
LIBRARY ASSISTANT, G4
Geneva - Switzerland
|LIBRARY ASSISTANT, G4
|Job Code Title:
|United Nations Office at Geneva
|28 August 2018 – 26 September 2018
|Job Opening Number:
|18-Documentation and Information -UNOG-102342-R-Geneva (R)
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the Library Services Section, UNOG Library, Geneva.
Under the supervision of the Chief, Knowledge Services Unit, the incumbent is responsible for the following tasks:
1. Sorts, registers and files documents and publications received on a daily basis;
Shelves new books, serial issues and documents received by the Library within one working day;
Re-shelves returned loan requests;
Assists in the management of the Library stacks and participates in the annual inventory of collections and special stacks maintenance and reorganization projects;
Provides documents delivery as requested;
Keeps daily work statistics
2. Performs basic information and helpdesk service to clients, including bibliographic research, library accounts creation, retrieval, charge and discharge of books and journals, computer and printer troubleshooting. May be assigned to the Loans Desk and Research Assistance Unit when needed.
3. Performs other tasks as assigned (simple books and serial repair, disaster prevention tasks etc.)
Professionalism: knowledge and experience of library operations; 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.
Teamwork: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda.
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.
Client Orientation: considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Completion of Secondary school or its equivalent commercial school.
Three(3) years of experience in Library, archives or in the field of information management work, one of which preferably acquired within the United Nations Common System.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in French and English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise followed by a competency based interview
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 United Nations Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, ICTY or the Global General Services Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat.
Vacancies at G1-G4 levels are open to both internal and external candidates, including staff members on temporary appointments. However, priority consideration will be given to existing serving staff members. New external candidates will only be considered when a serving staff member holding a Fixed-Term or Temporary Appointment at the time of application cannot be identified
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
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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
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.
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