A librarian at the OMS – Genève (Suisse)
Emploi culturel : description de l’entreprise et de ses activités
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/15/KER/FT578
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract: One year – Renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post Application Deadline: 12 November 2015
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/KER Knowledge, Ethics and Research (HQ/KER) / HQ/LNK – Library and Information Networks for Knowledge (HQ/LNK)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Library and Information Networks for Knowledge (LNK) is located in the department of Knowledge, Ethics and Research (KER) within the cluster of Health Systems and Innovation. The role of KER is to manage, disseminate and ensure the quality of WHO’s information products, including guidelines; to translate evidence into policy and practice; to develop ethical and evidence-based policies for research; to coordinate the implementation of the WHO strategy on research for health; to develop and manage the Global Health R&D Observatory; to develop, strengthen and promote the use of information and communication technologies for health.
The Library and Information Networks for Knowledge 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 a set of low-cost/high-use initiatives. 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.
Desscription of duties
Under the supervision of the Digital Repository Manager, working within the WHO Library and Information Networks for Knowledge, the Digital Collections Librarian has full responsibility for the capturing, preservation, discoverability and availability of WHO Headquarters’ online collections in the WHO Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS) http://www.who.int/iris
Ensuresthat IRIS is updated with the latest WHO published material, in all available languages, with version control and adequate implementation of policies for preservation and access, and continuous content update.
Works and consults as necessary with supervisors and collaborates with colleagues in WHO and experts in international agencies, as well as with stakeholders for the continuous content update and promotion of IRIS.
Available guidelines are the General Programme of Work of WHO, the WHO LNK strategy, global operational plans, IRIS manuals and WHO e-Manual.
Under the direction and supervision of the Digital Repository Manager, the main duties of the Digital Content Librarian are:
Providing content inclusion for online posting and curated metadata for WHO Headquarters IRIS collections.
Creating awareness of IRIS and its policies in Headquarters and streamlining online publishing processes and increased access to IRIS collections.
Adopting and promoting the use of international standards and best practices for content management and digitisation and preservation in digital repositories.
Preparing and updating training materials and manuals as necessary; delivering workshops and presentations to strengthen capacity in WHO Regional Offices for the operation and promotion of IRIS at regional level.
Providing technical support to ensure integration with other content management systems and databases for the use and re-use of IRIS contents and permanent links.
Providing expert advice on the processes and resources required for digitisation projects. Collaboration to develop, adapt and enhance IRIS repository system.
Liaising with technical units, web team, IT department and contractors as necessary.
Education: Essential: University degree in Libraries and Information Sciences, knowledge and content management or equivalent area. Skills:
Knowledge of library databases and repository systems. Familiarity with international standards applied to information sciences on preservation, accessibility and re-use of contents, such as Dublin Core, MARC21, MeSH, OAI-ORE, OAI-PMH, OpenURL, XML, etc. Good ICT background, including web-based systems and portals. Knowledge of WHO and UN Library information systems at either global, regional or country levels an asset. Mandatory competencies:
1. Technical Expertise
2. Overall attitude at work
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Moving forward in a changing environment
Communicating in a credible and effective way
Essential: Two years of experience in a similar field.
Desirable: Experience in content management, online publishing, digitization, digital libraries and repositories. Experience with WHO or other UN agencies.
Essential: Expert knowledge of English and Intermediate knowledge of French required. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language.
Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world. Annual salary: (Net of tax)USD 47292 at single rate
USD 50420 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 91 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered asindicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
Source : OMS
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