Job Vacancies Department of Public Information (DPI)
Position: Website assistant
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Thursday, 14 June 2012
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This post is located in the Web Services Section, News and Content Branch in the News and Media Division of the Department of Public Information. The Website Assistant reports to the Chief of the Website Russian Unit of the Web Services Section,
The Department of Public Information is dedicated to communicating the ideals and work of the United Nations to the world; to interacting and partnering with diverse audiences; and to building support for peace, development and human rights for all.
Under the supervision of the Chief of the Russian Unit and the guidance of the Chief of Section, the incumbent:
Actively participates in the development of the UN website in Russian in collaboration with other staff of the Section in a language and deadline-oriented environment and prepares new material for inclusion in appropriate web pages;
Drafts, edits and updates web pages as needed and provides specialized design, database and programming assistance;
Works on maintenance of the materials posted in Russian and/or another UN official language as required; compiles relevant information pertinent to the site, as required, researching for original and/or new UN documents or informational material that may be appropriate for the language site while cross-checking with author Offices for authoritativeness of material;
Oversees the linking of documents, determines appropriate categorization and adds appropriate language title information;
Assists in creating and posting material for Social Media Outlets in Russian, as necessary;
Formats documemts, as needed, to conform to design and structure consistent with the style developed for the UN website; Ensures correctness of entries and makes corrections to web pages (such as official names of countries, membership of UN bodies, etc.; checks and tests web pages to ensure multiple browser support and ensure that pages are accessible to persons with disabilities;
Develops and maintains working relationships with DPI and Secretariat staff who produce original content for the UN site and works with them as well as assists the Website Officer in providing training and support services in preparing material for posting;
Analyses weekly statistics on web page usage to assess usefulness and relevance of material posted, prepares charts and graphs while tracking and maintaining weekly tally of page views, user tracking, feedback;
Handles urgent functions and tasks during the absence of the Website Officer and/or Chief of the Unit.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively particularly in Russian; 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 the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
3. PLANNING & ORGANIZING
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments, adjusting 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.
High school diploma or equivalent.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post fluency in English and Russian (both written and oral) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified applicants may include a technical assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
This position is for local recruitment.
Passing the New York Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Headquarters at New York.
To make arrangements to take this test, you may bring in person a copy of your completed Personal History Profile to the General Services and Related Categories Staffing Unit (GSRCSU), United Nations Secretariat, located at One United Nations Plaza (at corner of 1st Avenue and 44th Street), Room DC1-200. GSRCSU receives applicants every Wednesday (except public holidays) between 10.00 am and 12.00 Noon. Persons wishing to take the ASAT are pre-screened and, if successful, scheduled to sit the ASAT at a later date.
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.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
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