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 Audiovisual Redactor / Editor, FS4 at International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

Posted in NGO Jobs in Tanzania

This position is located in the Mechanism Archives and Records Section (MARS), Registry, of the IRMCT Arusha branch. The incumbent will work under the general supervision of the Archivist, Head of MARS, Arusha branch, and under the direct supervision of the Audiovisual Redaction Coordinator.

The Audiovisual Redactor will work in close collaboration with the Audiovisual Archivist and other relevant stakeholders within and outside MARS to ensure the long term preservation and enhance the accessibility of the records of the ICTR and Mechanism. The responsibilities will include:

•Reviewing all archival audiovisual recordings of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) courtroom proceedings to identify any sensitive information contained in the recordings. This includes closely reviewing all relevant judicial records, applying the established redaction procedures to the review process to ensure compliance with judicial orders and fully documenting the redaction process.
• Identifying the specific timecodes of confidential information from the English language versions of the digital copies of the audiovisual records using digital audiovisual editing software and asset management systems to create redacted versions of the audiovisual records.
• Working in close cooperation with the French and Kinyarwanda Language Specialists on the Audiovisual Redaction Team, ensuring the conformity of the redactions made in all language channels of the audiovisual recordings.
• Editing out confidential information and applying audio distortion, noise reduction and other approved signal enhancement processes using audiovisual editing software to produce the redacted audiovisual recordings.
• Integrating the redacted audiovisual files into the information management systems of MARS, and updating the metadata accordingly.
• Maintaining meticulous logs of all work completed and all redactions made and ensuring the integrity of the digital files.
• Other duties, such as the digitization and data integration of the audiovisual exhibits and other records held by MARS, as required.

Professionalism: 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.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.

High school diploma or equivalent. Additional qualifications or training in the fields of audiovisual production, archives and records management, or information management is desirable.

Minimum of six (6) years of experience in the field of audiovisual archives management or audiovisual editing, recording or production or a related field is required.
Familiarity with digital audiovisual formats and experience using professional audiovisual editing software is required.
Experience in the redaction of legal material in an international judicial environment is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Kinyarwanda is desirable.

There may be a technical test followed by a competency based interview.

The appointment is limited to the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if selected. Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General. Staff Members are expected to move periodically to new functions in accordance with established rules and procedures, and may in this context be reassigned by the Secretary-General throughout the Organization based on the changing needs and mandates.

Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.

All applications must be submitted through the UN Inspira portal. The Mechanism is not able to accept applications for this vacancy via email.
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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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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