AUDIO REDACTOR (For Roster Purposes), FS4
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
6 January 2012-6 March 2012
Job Opening number
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
United Nations International Criminal Tribunal -- Judicial and Legal Services Division -- Court Management Section -- Judicial Records and Archives Unit -- Audio-Visual Redaction Project
Under the general supervision of the Chief, Judicial Records and Archives Unit, and under the direct supervision of the Audio-Visual Redaction Coordinator, the incumbent is required to provide the following services:
1. Review all archival audio-visual recordings of the courtroom proceedings to identify any sensitive information or personal data contained in the recordings in order to prevent the disclosure of information relating to protected witnesses. This includes closely reviewing all relevant judicial records, applying the established redaction principles to the review process to ensure compliance with established procedures and transparency of the recaction process.
2. Remove any potentially identifying information from the relevant language versions of the digital copies of the audio-visual records using digital audio-visual editing software and asset management systems to create redacted versions of the audio-visual records.
3. Integrate the redacted audio-visual files into the electronic record-keeping system of the Judicial Records and Archives Unit, and update the records accordingly. Meticulous logs will be maintained of all work completed and all redactions made. The Audio Redactors will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of the digital files.
4. Assist with the on-going inventory, verification and accessioning of the audio-visual material. This includes checking the physical tapes against the TRIM records, and verifying the relevant metatdata, such as the type of hearing and case, the name of the witnesses, the case number, date of hearing etc. This also includes the accessioning and barcoding of the physical tape, and assisting with the traffic, monitoring and loading of video tapes in the video migration equipment. Keeping detailed inventory lists, and creating and updating the records in TRIM, with particular attention to detail, will be required.
5. Other duties, such as the digitization and data integration of the audio-visual exhibits and other electronic records held within the Unit may be required. The Audio Redactors will work in close collaboration with the Audio-Visual Archivist and Judicial Records and Archives team and other relevant stakeholders within and outside CMS section to ensure the long term preservation and enhance the accessibility of the records of the ICTR.
6. The incumbents work in a team, with one language specialist per team. As such, extensive collaboration with team members is required.
1. Teamwork: The ability to work well with colleagues, and the willingness to exchange information, knowledge and skills.
2. Technological Awareness: Previous experience in video editing or a related field or sufficient technological awareness to quickly become proficient in the use of video editing software.
3. Communication: An ability to clearly and concisely express information and share knowledge, both verbally and in written communication in English. Knowledge of French is a definite asset.
4. Planning and organizing: A demonstrated ability to assist in the planning and implementing of the project and excellent organizational skills are required.
5. Commitment to continuous learning: The ability to learn new techniques and become familiar with new technologies to enable the incumbent to participate in all phases of the audio-visual redaction project.
High school diploma or equivilent. A university degree in the fields of Film and Video Production, Information Management or Law would be an asset.
A minimum of six years of experience in one of the following fields is required:
- audio editing, recording or production,
- electronic editing/redaction of legal material
- information management
- international judicial environment
Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Candidates will be assessed against the core competencies for the post. A technical assessment will also be conducted to ensure candidates possess the skills and knowledge to perform the functions of the post.
Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
This job opening has been posted for roster purposes only.
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