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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Library and Archives Information Advisor, B3. OECD, Paris. Open until 27 November 2010

Job Title:
Library and Archives Information Advisor

Reference: 3770
Grade/Level: B3
Please apply before midnight, Central European Time (CET), on:

We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

The OECD is a unique forum where the governments of 33 market democracies work together to address the economic, social and governance challenges of the globalising world economy, as well as to exploit its opportunities.


We are looking for an Information Advisor to work in the Library & Archives Unit (Outreach), in the Information Management Services Division (IMSD) of the Operations Service (OPS) in the Executive Directorate. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Head of Library & Archives Unit.


Job Duties
1. Information Management

• Participate in the on-going changes to convert the Library and Archives Unit into a knowledge and information management centre, with a view to raising the standard of research in the OECD.

• Participate in the implementation of the Unit’s strategic mission.

• Work with clients across the Organisation to implement good information management and research practices.

• Evaluate information needs through interviews, focus groups and information audits.

• Apply practical solutions in the fields of information organisation and information research.

2. Technical support

• Provide expertise and advice to users; apply information and records management procedures in line with Knowledge and Information Management policy. Collect, organise, analyse and present information provided in response to client demand in line with the agreed quality standards.

• Deliver training on information discovery and management of information to clients. Participate in drafting course material.

• Keep abreast of information sources in order to meet users’ information needs.

• Carry out any other tasks that may be required.

3. Communication

• Identify topics, sources and records for exhibits and participate in the preparation of material and exhibit layout.

•Participate in the organisation and animation of Library & Archives Events in co-ordination with the Units’ communications co-ordinator.


Qualifications: education, experience, communication and languages
1. Education and experience

• A good level of post-secondary education, preferably rewarded by a professional qualification in records, library or information management, or equivalent professional experience.

• At least three years practical experience in one of the fields related to records, information or library management.

• Proven experience with IT solutions in an information environment is essential. Knowledge of Livelink would be an advantage.

• Good knowledge of data modelling and data structuring.

• Experience of working in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment is desirable.

2. Key competencies

• Ability to understand client needs and work imaginatively so as to produce useful research.

• Strong organisational skills and excellent adaptability to be able to work simultaneously on numerous research projects.

• Dynamic and dedicated approach to daily work.

• Very good team spirit and a strong sense of client service.

3. Communication and official OECD languages

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills; confidence and excellent ability to work efficiently with clients and colleagues at all levels across the Organisation.

• High level of presentation skills including written, oral and audio-visual communication.

• Excellent knowledge of one of the official languages of the Organisation (English and French) and a good knowledge of the other.

N.B. The appointment may initially be made at the level immediately below if the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant correspond to that level; in this case, the duties and responsibilities assigned to the post will be adjusted accordingly.

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