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Editorial and Desktop Publishing Assistant (French), G-3 (Cancelled)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   Open
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   02 Aug 2006
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
DUTY STATION:   New York
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   06-CON-DGACM-411258-R-NEW YORK


Candidates must undergo written tests, interviews, and a medical examination. No travel expenses to take the tests, attend the interviews, obtain visas or relocation outlays will be reimbursed. Successful candidates will be placed on a roster, and offers will be made only when positions become available.
 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Within limits of delegated authority, the Editorial and Desktop Publishing Assistant will be responsible for the following duties. * Produce camera-ready documents for reproduction by formatting documents in desktop publishing layout; this includes data input from audio or live dictation (minimum french typing speed requirement is 54 wpm). Incorporate changes as marked by editors, translators and revisers, ensuring that the final version of the document conforms to, as the case may be (a) the draft translation as to contents, and/or (b) the original language manuscript as to format and typography, in accordance with existing editorial guidelines. * Perform proof-reading functions ensuring that changes have been incorporated as marked in the draft copy and alerting the responsible authority if obvious errors or discrepancies are found in the translated text. * Participate, as a member of a team, in the production of parliamentary and miscellaneous documentation, supplements and sales publications, by preparing desktop publishing layout of the final product in French for reproduction in hard copy and electronic dissemination. * Compile submitted corrections and edit documents in French, according to required format. * Perform other related work as required.

Competencies
* Professionalism – Familiarity with UN structure and editorial practices. Proficiency in French. * Planning and Organizing – Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan. * Commitment to continuous learning – Initiative and willingness to learn new skills and flexibility to changes in assignment. * Technological Awareness – Good knowledge of desktop publishing and database inputting and research and verification of United Nations terminology on the Intranet. Knowledge of all aspects of desktop publishing work, including all software applications used in the unit. * Communication – Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally. * Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
High school or equivalent diploma. Must have passed UN specialized tests (i.e., grammar, verbatim, formatting and speed typing) in French.

Work Experience
Progressively responsible experience with the methods and procedures for desktop publishing documentation (draft typing, copy editing, proof-reading, and typographical layout of documentation).

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For these posts, candidates must have French as their primary language. Oral and written proficiency in French, with strong knowledge of spelling and grammar. Ability to communicate effectively in English desirable. Knowledge of other official UN languages (Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) desirable.

Other Skills
MINIMUM TYPING SPEED REQUIREMENT IS 54wpm. Familiarity with the documents production system. Other: Necessity to rotate in day and night shifts, and availability for overtime and on-call assignments, depending on the needs of the service.


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).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online 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. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
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  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

    E-mail: gsapplications@un.org,

    Fax: 1-917-367-0586

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.