10.9.17 – Associate Research Officer
Archives and Records Section, United Nations, Arusha, Tanzania
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS : 17 October 2017
This position is located in the Archives and Records Section, Arusha Branch, Registry. Under the supervision of the Archivist and the Deputy Chief, MARS Arusha, the incumbent will be responsible for administering the information security and access regime, and for providing research and reference services to users of the records of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) and the Archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
Responsibilities: In close coordination with the relevant legal officer, act as the focal point for the administration of the Mechanism information security and access regime. o Assist in the development of procedures for information security classification reviews and for implementation of decisions on reclassification. o Implement procedures for information security classification reviews, and for implementation of decisions, liaising with classification authorities, information owners and custodians. o Ensure complete and accurate implementation of decisions on (re)classification. Ensure correct marking of materials containing classified information. Ensure correct redaction of classified information.
Through the Offices of the President, Registrar and Prosecutor, act as the focal point for requests for access to Mechanism records and archives. o Receive and respond to requests for access. Includes registering requests and tracking the process of considering and determining requests. o Advise requesters and researchers on holdings and accessibility. o Provide other information and assistance to requesters and researchers.
Participate in the creation of finding aids, and other research and reference tools for Mechanism records and archives, in collaboration with the Archivist, the Audiovisual Archivist and the Electronic Records Manager. Participate in the evaluation of existing research and reference tools and assist in the implementation of new tools to facilitate access to records and archives.
Monitor and analyse trends in requests for access and areas of research.
Advise the Archivist and the Deputy Chief, MARS Arusha on responses to trends, to enhance accessibility of records and archives.
Manage the content of the Mechanism website relating to records and archives.
Manage the Section’s collections of published and open-access research and reference material. Select material for the development of collections. Organise, classify and catalogue print and digital resources.
Participate in the development and implementation of advocacy and outreach programmes. Perform other duties as required.
Professionalism – Knowledge of records, archives or library operations and electronic data management. Ability to apply conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and identify issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations. Ability to develop reference and research resources. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. 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.
Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Client Orientation – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients’ informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Education: Advanced university degree in archival science, records management, library science, information science or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Work Experience: Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in archives management, records management, library services, information management or related area. Experience of providing reference services is required. Experience of strict information security regimes is required. Experience in international tribunals or national courts is desirable.
Languages: 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 is highly desirable.
Assessment Method: There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice: Current UN staff at the GS and FS level who meet the eligibility requirements are exceptionally permitted to apply. If selected, certain conditions will apply. All offers of appointment are subject to budgetary approval. The appointment is limited to the Mechanism. 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.
No Fee: 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.
United Nations Considerations 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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
HOW TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted through the UN Inspira portal. The Mechanism is not able to accept applications for this vacancy via email. Internal applicants may go to https://inspira.un.orgExternal applicants may go to http://careers.un.org
Category Archives: International Jobs
10.9.17 – Associate Research Officer
10.6.17 – Technical Officer
World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
: Sep 29, 2017, 4:06:59 PM
: Oct 27, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
: HQ/SPI Strategy, Policy and Information
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The Library and Information Networks for Knowledge (LNK) is located in the department of Strategy, Policy and Information (SPI) within the cluster of Director General’s Office (DGO). LNK provides access to knowledge from WHO as well as to other sources of scientific literature produced around the world. WHO Library resources and expertise also provide scientific evidence and knowledge to low- and middle- income countries through Hinari and IRIS. The WHO Library networks and partnerships are an essential component in ensuring that its global initiatives reach a world-wide audience. The unit provides WHO staff with a range of tools and services needed for the organization to remain a leading norm and standard setting institution.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the supervision of the Programme Manager and in close collaboration with LNK colleagues, Research4Life partners and WHO/IMT, the incumbent:
– Performs analysis, remediation, and normalization of metadata in the Research4Life content management system and discovery layer and applies basic programming and scripting skills in support of the technical requirements and production needs for metadata creation, conversion, enhancement, and maintenance including crosswalks; develops and/or customizes applications and tools for automation and innovation. (25%)
– Coordinates and assists in the creation of specifications for new programs and system enhancements related to core content applications; establishes and administers project plans and schedules and transitions newly implemented environments to production status by coordinating, testing, documentation creation and training; manages related communication. (20%)
– Oversees technology systems and services of the Research4Life and WHO Library applications; manages and coordinates upgrades, enhancements, new release installations, and special projects; coordinates and monitors environment and applications to ensure reliable performance, data integrity, and timely and accurate completion of processes which include, but are not limited to: application configuration, database loads, data extracts and transfers, the creation of database statistical reports. (20%)
– Develops strategies, service goals and functional requirement plans for Research4Life and WHO Library applications; investigates new products and technologies and conducts evaluation and/or proof of concept work to better understand requirements and solution design; implements solutions to best serve the community in line with needs; develops documentation and procedures; develops training materials and provides training. (16%)
– Consults with application users and product support to diagnose and resolve complex problems; provides operational support for investigating and resolving both application and user issues; develops troubleshooting and problem resolution processes to ensure a high level of service and efficiency; influences and collaborates with application users and product support to maximize the delivery of service and efficiency. (12%)
– Performing other duties, including in the larger unit or department as required or instructed. (7%).
Essential: A first level university degree in the field of library or information science or in a substantively related field, ideally supplemented by an advanced degree in library science.
Desirable: Continuing education in functional and domain knowledge pertaining to related technologies and services, ensuring fresh knowledge of industry trends.
Essential: – Professional experience in library work for a minimum of 5 years at the national level with some international experience. A minimum of 3 years of intensive experience with automated library systems. Experience in cataloguing or building metadata for scientific publications. Experience applying the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources. Demonstrated experience managing library based systems and services. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion. Experience drafting and writing training materials and promotional content in English. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
Desirable: Previous professional experience in WHO or other UN agency, preferably at a different duty station. Experience training operators in new software applications.
– Knowledge of automated information systems as applied in libraries and/or information networks.
– Familiarity with version control software.
– Familiarity with conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources including best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses.
– Deep understanding of the technologies and processes of online information provision and access as well as excellent knowledge of database and internet related tools.
– Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills and ability to make sound judgements and take decisions.
– Demonstrated capacity for both working independently and as part of a team; relates and works well with people of different cultures, gender and backgrounds; good interpersonal skills.
– Good capacity to work under pressure with ability to face unexpected and urgent issues.
– Excellent knowledge of a database software supporting information references.
– Excellent knowledge of SQL.
– Excellent knowledge of XML.
– Excellent knowledge of the internet and internet related tools.
– Knowledge of WHO corporate information systems, web content management tool and communications networks an asset.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Expert knowledge of French. Expert knowledge of Spanish.
WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 58,583 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 4384 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.
- This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
- In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
9.30.17 – University Librarian
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Monash University is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, consistently ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide. Globally minded, progressive in culture and enterprising in outlook, we are committed to world-class standards of education and research to benefit communities in Australia and overseas.
One of Australia’s foremost academic libraries, Monash University Library has a long-standing reputation for technological innovation and excellence in supporting learning, teaching and research. Located across multiple sites on our campuses in Melbourne and overseas, the Library is at the heart of the University’s academic enterprise. It plays an essential role in realising Monash’s ambitious strategy to equip the University for a more competitive and globalised future.
Major investment is being made in redevelopment of the Library to enable it to keep pace with the diverse and changing needs of its users and to respond to ever-evolving learning and teaching styles. Major works are providing better access to the Library collection, creating flexible learning spaces and modernising the Library’s services and facilities.
Monash is seeking to appoint an outstanding University Librarian to help shape and inspire its future. Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice-President, the appointee will provide vision and strategic leadership across the University Library, contributing to the development of the University, and taking accountability for the overall Library experience. Working closely with the Library’s team of Directors, the University Librarian will grow the Library’s collection, with an emphasis on electronic resources. The appointee will lead strategies for furthering research skills and assisting student learning, including the continued development of innovative library services to meet changing needs. The University Librarian will contribute to University agendas on research and education and be an advocate for the Library both within the University and externally.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a record of successful leadership in a large academic and/or research library, including an understanding of information technology applications in library resources and services. Superb communication skills and a demonstrated ability to articulate and implement a compelling vision will be essential.
Enquiries and applications
For further information and initial enquiries please contact the executive search firm Perrett Laver at email@example.com, or +61 (0)2 8354 4019.
To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting 3210 before Tuesday, 10 October 2017.
8.21.17 – ISS sponsored Webinar: How to Take Your Teaching Career Overseas
Sept. 27, 7 PM EST (USA)
Sarah P’s comments: This webinar is an update of the one ISS offered in August. September is the kickoff of the International Schools recruiting season. This is the area where the most international librarian positions are listed and thus is the easiest way to break into international work. While it is still a good idea to join an agency and be vetted, the majority of schools are now advertising on TIE and accepting direct applications. However, attending this free ISS webinar will give you an overview of the field.
ISS (International Schools Services) is one of the oldest US schools recruiting agencies but please be aware that they also now run their own schools as well, which are, unfortunately, not always top tier. So, be sure to join ISR, International Schools Review, and carefully read the reviews of any schools you might be interested in.
For more information about the hiring process for international school librarians please refer to Chapter 3 of my book and/or visit the Resources page.
Join us and learn more about the exciting world of international recruitment! In this webinar we will:
• Introduce you to International Schools Services (ISS) and the Global Recruitment team
• Help you understand the enormous career opportunities for educators in international schools, including specific benefits
• Discuss minimum qualifications
• Discuss the benefits of ISS membership, including the ISS candidate portal technology, recruiting, job fairs & more
• Show you how to get started and more about the process.
Come and learn how you can begin your international adventure! We look forward to seeing you there!
9.23.17 – Senior Manager, Research and Learning
Monash University, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Sarah P’s comments: Monash U. is a branch of this Australian University with eight campuses: six in Australia, one in Malaysia, one in South Africa, and a centre in Prato, Italy. They appear to be growing and posted two positions in 2015 and one in 2016 however I recommend reading the Glassdoor Reviews before deciding to apply.
Monash University Malaysia is seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced professional for the position of Senior Manager, Research and Learning in the Library and Learning Commons Unit. The incumbent will lead a team of professional librarians, learning skills advisers and technical experts, who work closely with the schools to meet their various teaching and research needs. S/he will provide leadership in all areas of research and learning skills, including planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of quality and innovative services, programs and resources to advance the strategic objectives of the Library and Learning Commons. For further information see: http://careersmanager.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/567870/senior-manager-research-and-learning
Key Selection Criteria
- Postgraduate qualification in a relevant area, e.g. librarianship, education, instructional design, with relevant professional experience in a university environment.
Alternatively, an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience.
2. University degree in a subject discipline relevant to Monash University’s Malaysia’s Schools will be an asset, though it is not a requirement.
3. Demonstrated experience in the planning and delivery of quality information literacy, information research and/or learning skills programs.
4. Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate diverse staff in the context of a rapidly changing environment,
5. Experience in the design and implementation of blended and e-learning programs and resources.
6. Good understanding of the prevalent and emerging pedagogical methods in higher education.
7. Excellent problem solving, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
8. Demonstrated organisational and project management skills, including the ability to plan and implement new initiatives.
Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Sunday, 15th October 2017.
9.23.17 – Chief Information Officer & Librarian
Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Chief Information Officer and Librarian
Library / Information Technology Services Centre
(Post Ref.: 17/167/ALA)
Lingnan University is seeking an accomplished professional who can bring vision and provide effective leadership in information technology and library services. Reporting to the Vice-President of the University, the appointee will be responsible for the overall strategy and policy administration of the University’s Library and Information Technology Services Centre. He/She is expected to plan, direct and implement innovative library and information technology initiatives to optimize the use of information technology and resources to serve the teaching, learning, research and administrative needs of the University.
Applicants should have (i) a master’s degree in library science / information technology or equivalent qualifications with extensive relevant experience; (ii) a track record of directing and managing broad-based information technology operations and/or library services; (iii) extensive knowledge of emerging technologies and an understanding of their impact on the University’s information services and resources; (iv) excellent oral and written communication skills; (v) outstanding interpersonal skills; (vi) strong organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills with an ability to inspire and motivate others to address emerging challenges, and (vii) a proven ability to interact effectively and build positive relationships and collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.
Salary and Benefits
Commencing salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, housing allowance, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, and incoming passage and baggage.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, a resume and a completed application form (Form R2 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: recruit2@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format). Please quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.
Review of applications will start from October 2017 and continue until the post is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.
9.12.17 – Librarian/Cataloguer
Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
10.6.17 – reposted on IFLAjobs…they’re still looking…
The newly established Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is an Institute of the
Max Planck Society, which is Germany’s most successful research organization.
The Institute in Luxembourg conducts research in the areas of European law of
civil procedure, international litigation and arbitration and dispute
resolution in the financial markets.
In order to support its team of librarians developing its newly established
library, the Institute is currently recruiting a:
– Permanent contract
– fulltime, 40 hrs/week
If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online until
30th September 2017 via our website: http://www.mpi.lu/available-positions
As a cataloguer, you will work together with the other librarians to provide
effective access to the library collections and resources. You will have the
essential mission of ensuring that users are provided with bibliographic data
of high quality to conduct their research in the most convenient way.
– Perform copy cataloguing and original cataloguing of print and
electronic resources (mostly in English, German and French);
– Create authority records;
– Be familiar with AACR or similar rules of cataloguing;
– Ensure correct data input into the library integrated system Aleph,
according to MARC standards;
– Assist the compilation and implementation of Cataloguing
Instructions for the library;
– Execute diverse administrative tasks supporting the global activity
of the library.
– You hold a Master degree in Library Science or equivalent and you
have at least 5 years of professional experience, preferably as a cataloguer;
– You have experience with an integrated library system, knowledge of
Aleph being an asset;
– You are fluent in English, German being considered as an advantage;
– You have been working with legal publications and information
before, preferably in a research/academic institution;
– You are flexible, multi-tasking and able to prioritize;
– You are open and enjoy working in an international environment;
– You are open to continuous learning and curious to acquire new
If you have questions about the position please address to Mrs Juja
If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online until
30th September 2017 via our website: http://www.mpi.lu/available-positions
9.11.17 – Director of Educational Technology
Keystone Academy, Beijing, China
Sarah P’s comments: Here we go with the start of the school librarian recruiting season. Reviews are mixed, please join International School Reviews to read the full reviews and to decide whether this is a good position for you.
Keystone Academy has state-of-the-art facilities for its library, maker, IT and design programs, not to mention arts and athletics. Now, instructional technology — both integration of technology and technology curriculum — is among the next strategic initiatives for the school. To this end, Keystone Academy has created a new position: Director of Educational Technology. This person will oversee all aspects of its instructional technology program: curriculum, integration, and professional development. The director will report to the Dean of Curriculum and serve on the school leadership team.
For more information and to download the job posting with application instructions, go to:
Application Deadline: October 9, 2017
On-Site Final Round: November 20 – 24, 2017
Decision Announced: December 31, 2017
Start Date: July 1, 2018 (or earlier if mutually agreeable)
- Supervise the technology integration specialists and coordinators across all divisions. Serve as a role model for effective technology integration training.
- Ensure that faculty receive timely and thorough technology integration support for their classes. Evaluate the effectiveness of various instructional technologies and training methods as they are implemented at Keystone.
- Develop guidelines, frameworks, and policies for effective and essential technology integration strategies across the different divisions.
- Work closely with the Dean of Curriculum to ensure that educational technology is aligned with and serves the needs of the whole school’s curriculum.
- Coordinate the work of the technology teachers.
- Oversee the technology curriculum, from Foundation through Grade 12. Coordinate with external department chairs, division directors, and technology teachers to ensure that curricular objectives are met — in terms of content and skill.
- Teach or co-teach lessons, student activities, or classes as needed.
Faculty Training and Professional Development
- Develop, deliver, and oversee faculty professional development experiences in the area of instructional technology.
- Ensure that a breadth of instructional technology learning opportunities exists, in terms of participant size (individual, small cohorts, and large groups), scope (one-time, on-going), timing (academic year, summer), delivery method (web-based, video, in-person, training documents), venue (on-campus, external), and modality (synchronous, asynchronous).
Departmental Leadership and Technology Vision
- Lead the development of an educational technology vision for Keystone.
- Manage all aspects the instructional technology department and program, including budgeting, staffing, and annual goals and objectives.
- Participate as an active and engaged member of the school leadership team.
- Serve on and/or oversee technology-related committees at the administrative, faculty and staff, and student levels.
- Evaluate emerging technology tools and innovative pedagogical methods, and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and methodologies.
- Work closely with the department heads of IT, library, and design technology on issues and projects that overlap the multiple departments, including faculty training, technology support, instructional design, systems integration, and opening days planning, among others.
- Inspire the technology team and the broader faculty and administrator communities to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
- Establish partnerships with outside organizations to support the strategic goals of the educational technology program at Keystone.
- Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, national, and international educational technology communities.
- Develop, maintain, and evaluate policies and procedures to ensure that instructional technologies are mission-appropriate and aligned with the school’s broader set of academic values and operational policies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Experience as a hands-on instructional technology integrator, and as a coordinator or director of an educational organization’s instructional technology program. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree in instructional technology, information systems, or related field is highly desirable.
- Authentic interest in both Chinese culture and language, and the core values of Keystone Academy. Additionally, experience in an international educational setting or fluency in Mandarin and English are desirable but not required qualifications.
- A successful history of designing, implementing, and improving a broad spectrum of professional development experiences for educators.
- Experience proposing, piloting, and iterating through strategic projects in the areas of technology integration and instructional design.
- Experience teaching classes in a Foundation through Grade 12 educational setting.
- Experience as a supervisor and organizational leader, including: direct personnel management, project management, staff development and training, and committee leadership.
- A passion for educational technology, instructional design, pedagogical innovation, and professional growth, and a capacity to instill that passion in others.
- Excellent relational and communication skills.
- A collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset.
- Visionary leadership aligned with the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty and staff.
- Capability to lift up to 11 kilograms (25 pounds) and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces.
9.11.17 – Project Archivist
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR), Amman, Jordan
Application Deadline: 15 January 2018
Link to job posting: https://www.acorjordan.org/photo-archive-internship/
Years of experience required: 2+
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Hello. This job is already posted however we have UPDATED the description and we are now specifically looking for someone to start Spring 2018.
Project Archivist Opportunity
International professional opportunity for a graduate student or recent graduate in Library and/or Archival Science
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) is an American non-profit overseas research center in Amman, Jordan. Our mission is to promote the study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and modern area studies in Jordan and the surrounding region, particularly related to archaeology and cultural heritage. See www.acorjordan.orgfor complete details about ACOR and the Amman facility, which includes a library, a hostel for scholars, and research facilities.
About the Opportunity
ACOR was recently awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Education to digitize and make available to the public a substantial collection of historical photographs of Jordan and the Middle East. Read more about the ACOR Photographic Archive Project or view a lecture about ACOR’s archival digitization efforts here.
We are currently seeking a project archivist with an interest in photographic archives to join us for the Spring 2018 semester (5 months) in a full-time (35 hours per week), paid internship. Round trip international airfare, accommodation (room and half-board at the ACOR facility in Amman), and a stipend of approximately $280 per week are provided to the qualified candidate. The successful candidate must secure their own health and emergency evacuation insurance. Placement date is negotiable, but will preferably be March–July 2018.
This internship is appropriate for advanced students or recent graduates in library and information science, with a preference for those specializing in archives, museums, or cultural resource management.
ACOR anticipates continuing to offer this internship to one archivist per semester for the duration of the project funding, so we are also open to applications for future semesters. This is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience and to travel and live in a safe environment in the Middle East.
About the Work
Working directly with the project coordinator, the Project Archivist will be responsible for the processing (i.e. describing, cataloging, numbering/filing, digitizing, and physical care and maintenance) of the ACOR photographic collections. The Project Archivist will also oversee the work of one or more archival technicians to ensure appropriate photographic digitization standards are met, and consult regularly with project staff for assistance in describing and cataloging archival material.
• Process and arrange new and existing photo collections according to established project guidelines to prepare them for digitization.
• Weed and curate photographic collections according to established project guidelines.
• Scan, upload, and process images with appropriate metadata in ACOR’s digital collection management system (Starchive by Digital ReLabs). Monitor digitized items for quality control and adherence to digitization standards.
• Administrate Starchive collection management platform, adding new data fields and platform features as necessary, monitoring newly entered data for consistency, and acting as liaison with Digital ReLabs for resolving technical issues with the platform.
• Maintain order and arrangement of the physical collections, ensuring they are properly stored in archival-safe storage boxes, folders, etc. Monitor the condition of the photo archives collections and make recommendations for their preservation.
• Maintain and update the archive’s Instagram feed and contribute photos from the archive to ACOR’s Facebook and other social media sites.
• Each Project Archivist will select one of ACOR’s smaller collections to digitize, process, and research for the creation of a digital photo exhibit.
• Work with ACOR staff members in identifying archival materials for use in public exhibitions, lectures, presentations, and other programs.
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field
• A recent or current graduate student in Library and Information Science, Archives and Records Management, Digital Humanities, Public History or another related degree program
• Coursework in metadata standards, archives and records management, digital curation, digital preservation, and/or digital libraries
• Working knowledge of archival standards and practices, including metadata and digital imaging standards
• Working knowledge of proper care and handling of photos, slides, negatives, and other paper-based materials
• High level of computer/technical skills, including MS office (particularly Excel), working with collaborative/shared document environments like Google Docs, digital photography apps (Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom), and a basic understanding of database administration
• Self-directed and independent, with the ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual team environment (English is the primary language at ACOR).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills with a high attention to detail
• Knowledge of the geography and history of Jordan and the Middle East is helpful but not required
• Knowledge of Arabic language helpful but not required
Please send a current CV and cover letter addressed to Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director, to email@example.com.
Questions concerning this position or the application process may be directed to Sarah Harpending, ACOR Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
9.6.17 – Archives Assistant
International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, Arusha, Tanzania
Posting Period: 17 August 2017 – 15 September 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Documentation and Information -RMT-83573-R-Arusha (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
The appointment is limited to the Mechanism. 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. Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Archives and Records Section of the Registry of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, Arusha Branch. Under the supervision of the Head of MARS Arusha, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the work of the Archivists in the management of the records and archives management by the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals.
Undertake tasks related to the accessioning, arrangement and description, storage, preservation and conservation, and accessibility of the archives and records managed by MARS Arusha:
– Provide records storage and retrieval services for client offices.
– Arrange transfers of records from client offices to the Section’s repositories.
– Process consignments of transferred records, ensuring that they meet required standards and are stored securely, under the direction of the archivists.
– Maintain records of records transfers.
– Retrieve/return/update records on request of client offices.
– Maintain records of retrievals and loans.
– Assist client offices with complex searches for records.
– Maintain stocks of specialist recordkeeping supplies and issue them to client offices on request.
– Implement Records Retention Schedules and other disposition instructions.
– Maintain the Section’s repositories in good order.
– Undertake environmental monitoring checks.
– Monitor use of space.
– Implement security controls.
– Maintain logs, registers and other records of repository management activities.
Support the work of the archivists by assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the management of the Archives. Assist with preparation and dissemination of finding aids for archives. Assist in the provision of access to archives, and the provision of information and support to researchers. Assist with preparation of presentation and publicity materials.
Support the development and implementation of recordkeeping improvement projects.
Perform other duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of UN records and archives policies, procedures and practices. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. 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 organizational 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.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a training or educational programme in archives and records management or a related field is desirable.
Minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience in archives management, records management, information management or related area is required. Experience in working with records in both physical and digital format is highly desirable. Experience in international organizations or international tribunals or national courts 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 is desirable.
There may be a technical test followed by a competency based interview.
United Nations Considerations
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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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 At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.