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Content Migration Project Lead, P-3, ECM/ICTD New York (Temporary Appointment)

New York City (United States of America)

The Content Migration Project Lead will be responsible for supporting all business areas through the content migration process of both unstructured and narrative content.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a connected world

The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) project’s goal is to take a systemic approach that introduces and institutionalizes Electronic Content Management (including systems, policies, procedures, standards, guidance, and governance), providing improved document and records management and retention, improved search functionality, strengthened archives management, a new digital preservation capability, content reuse and repurposing, and collaboration across UNICEF.

The project also seeks to reduce risks, improve usability of tools, provide significant cost and time savings, enable new organizational capabilities and comply with several audit recommendations. These goals will be implemented in keeping with the organizational strategy and information management requirements of stakeholders in various business areas.

The position will sit within the Information and Communications Technology Division (ICTD) at UNICEF NYHQ. The incumbent will join as part of the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) team and will report to the Senior Project Manager.

This Temporary Appointment will be for an initial period of 364 days.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of the ECM Senior Project Manager, the Content Migration Project Lead will be responsible for supporting all business areas through the content migration process of both unstructured and narrative content. UNICEF's documents will be migrated from shared drives, hard drives, e-mail, OneDrive, and other repositories. The document migration effort should aim at identifying UNICEF documents that have archival value or were created within the last 10 years. This role will lead the content migration resources and services within the ECM Project.

Key accountabilities:

Applying Technical Expertise

  • Enhance and maintain up-to-date statistics, displayed via Power BI, for all UNICEF offices globally
  • Implement the ECM-recommended naming convention on existing content
  • Implement the ECM-recommended folder structure on PD Shared Drives
  • Create and manage enhancements to the content migration process ensuring global consistency and meeting office needs
  • Lead effort to apply metrics at all stages of the content migration process.


  • Work with content owners to inventory content repositories including those that are unstructured and/or not secure (shared drives, emails, drop box, hard drives, etc.)
  • Interact with senior stakeholders
  • Communicate with content and business owners.

Leading and Supervising

  • Manage the content migration resources in all locations including the onboarding of the Content Migration Specialists
  • Lead training offices in supporting their own content migration efforts.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree in information management, computer science, or data-related field. A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with two additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Five or more years of professional experience working with structured and unstructured information. Candidate must have experience leading a large-scale content management project.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint is desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For Every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values are Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and our core competencies are Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

In addition, the following functional competencies are required for this position:

  • Deciding and Initiating Action (II)
  • Leading and Supervising (II)
  • Persuading and Influencing (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • Adapting and Responding to Change (II)

View our competency framework here.


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security policy
    • Migration
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Social Affairs
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-02

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