Chief of Section in the Records and Archives Management Section (RAMS)
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Compensation: CHF 113 639 per annum
The World Trade Organization (WTO) provides a forum for negotiating agreements aimed at reducing obstacles to international trade and ensuring a level playing field for all, thus contributing to economic growth and development. The WTO also provides a legal and institutional framework for the implementation and monitoring of these agreements, as well as for settling disputes arising from their interpretation and application.
The Knowledge and Information Management, Academic Outreach and WTO Chairs Programme Division (KMD) develops and coordinates WTO knowledge and information management policies and is responsible for academic outreach activities with universities and the WTO Chairs Programme.
The Records and Archives Management Section (RAMS) is in charge of the custody and control of WTO Secretariat records and informational assets, in both paper and electronic formats, by leading their management, access, retention, storage, preservation and disposition, with the purpose of protecting them as evidences of actions and of ensuring accountability to present and future users as well as preserving and enhancing WTO institutional memory.
Description and Duties
The recruitment policy of the WTO is to seek to attract and retain staff members offering the highest standards of competence, efficiency and integrity. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the WTO gives full regard to merit and diversity.
The Secretariat of the WTO is seeking to fill the position of Chief of Section in the Records and Archives Management Section (RAMS) of the Knowledge and Information Management, Academic Outreach and WTO Chairs Programme Division (KMD).
The selected candidate will receive a two-year Fixed-Term appointment. Given that the incumbent is on a special leave without pay, further contract extensions will depend on the performance of the selected candidate as well as on the continued availability of the post in the light of organizational needs.
Under the supervision of the Director, the incumbent will have the primary responsibility for supervising and managing the RAMS. In addition, the incumbent will participate in decision-making, planning and the development of strategies relative to the management, sharing and exchanging of knowledge and information resources. The incumbent will perform the following functions:
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in information science, knowledge management, archival science, records management or related field. Alternatively, a basic university degree plus a qualification in this field recognized by a professional body that is equivalent to an advanced university degree.
Knowledge and Skills:
Technical Knowledge and Skills:
Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience , including at least 3 years of supervisory responsibilities.
Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on their language skills as part of the selection process.
For retained candidates, written tests and panel interviews are foreseen shortly after the closure of the vacancy notice.
Only applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted.
The recruitment process will be undertaken as per Administrative Memorandum No. 976 (OFFICE(16)/15) on Staff Promotions and external recruitment through Vacancy Notices.
For non-entry level positions, the position may be offered at a lower grade if the selected candidate does not fully meet all the required qualifications.
The WTO may use various communication technologies such as video or teleconference for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. The recruitment process may also involve the use of various forms of testing, assessment centres, interviews and reference checks.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the closing date - Geneva (Switzerland) time - stated in the vacancy announcement.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The WTO is a non-smoking environment.
Please submit your application through the electronic WTO recruitment site.
Application Deadline: 15 December 2021
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