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Nafasi ya Kazi Library Assistant - United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, Tuma Maombi Kabla ya Tarehe 29 July 2018

United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Temporary Job Opening (duration until 31 December 2018 with possibility of extension)

Library Assistant, G-6
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS : 29 July 2018
DATE OF ISSUANCE : 16 July 2018
OFFICE : Registry/ MARS
LOCATION : Arusha
JOB OPENING NUMBER : 2018/TJO/IRMCT/MARS/047-GS
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organizational setting and Reporting:
This position is located within the Mechanism Archives and Records Section (MARS) of the International Residual Mechanism
for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), Arusha Branch. Under the supervision of the Programme Officer (Librarian), the incumbent will
be responsible for performing activities related to information processing, loan and reference services.

Responsibilities:
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
• Receive, verify and equip new library materials;
• Register new materials in the Library system management and perform the cataloguing operations;
• Assign classification code, call numbers, print labels and affix them on library materials;
• Review sources to identify appropriate reference materials that meet the information needs of IRMCT staff members and
outside clients;
• Provide links to the full text of electronic articles available through the archival journals and legal databases;
• Create user profile and disseminate information proactively in the area of interest;
• Provide visitors with information available in the library and/or through peer libraries;
• Perform research and document delivery services using the existing range of specialized commercial databases and
the library online Catalogue;
• Participate in the selection and order of new library materials;
• Work in concert with other library staff on various information projects, including the production of the IRMCT
Bibliography;
• Issue and monitor loan services in accordance with library guidelines;
• Participate in the training of library interns and clients;
• Participate in the compilation of library statistics;
• Provide tours to library visitors and clients;
• Perform other related duties as required.

Core Competencies:

• Professionalism – Knowledge of library operations, including rules of cataloguing and indexing. Ability to undertake
research through legal databases and other information sources. Ability to comply with library guidelines. Ability to retrieve
necessary materials with maximum speed and accuracy. 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.

• Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational 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.

• Planning and Organising – 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; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies
clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors on-going developments inside and outside the clients’
environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients’ informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets
timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
United Nations International Residual
Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience:
Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in library work, or information management. Experience in searching specialized
databases and assisting in research process. Experience working within the United Nations common system or other
International Organization is desirable.

Language:
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is
required. Knowledge of French, Kinyarwanda and/or Kiswahili is an asset.

HOW TO APPLY:
NOTE FOR INTERNAL CANDIDATES:
1) Staff at the G-5 and G-6 level are eligible to apply.
2) Interested staff members must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable via personal inspira accounts
(in PDF format) or the IRMCT website. Please submit all documents including the PHP, a Cover Letter, and the last two ePAS’s
ELECTRONICALLY AS ONE DOCUMENT to the [email protected] in-box. Please indicate the job opening number
in the subject line.
3) Once received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a
written comparative analysis of the candidates and recommend a candidate for the position.
4) Applicants may have to sit the United Nations Global General Services Test (GGST) as per information circular
ICTY/IC/2004/49 of 2 September 2004.

NOTE FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:
1) External applicants must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable from the IRMCT website
(www.unmict.org) and forward electronically AS ONE DOCUMENT to the [email protected] in-box. Please indicate the job
opening number in the subject line. Applicants may have to sit the United Nations Global General Services Test (GGST) as
per OHRM instructions.
2) The appointment of the successful candidate will be on a local basis.
NOTE FOR PREVIOUSLY ROSTERED CANDIDATES
Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and
cover letter.
Special Notice: Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds.
Appointment against this post is on a local basis.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE AT MIDNIGHT (THE HAGUE TIME) ON THE CLOSING
DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ONLY THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE OUTCOME.