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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Information Management Specialist. WTO, Geneva. Open until 7 August 2013

Vacancy Notice No.: EXT/F/13-17 Title: Information Management Specialist Grade: 6 Contract Type: Fixed-term Starting Salary: CHF 84,399 net per annum (approximate) Issued On: 10 July 2013 (1 day(s) until closing date) Currently accepting applications Application Deadline (CET): 7 August 2013 Division: Languages, Documentation & Information Management Duration: Two years with the possibility of extension Other Conditions: In accordance with WTO Staff Regulations and Staff Rules and WTO Pension Plan Regulations. The World Trade Organization offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, separation grant and 30 days annual leave. Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, installation grant, education grant, rental subsidy and home leave. Additional information on the compensation package is provided on the WTO website: http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/vacan_e/comp_package_e.pdf The Secretariat of the WTO is seeking to fill a position of Information Management Specialist in the Information Management Service of the Language, Documentation and Information Management Division. Serving staff members interested in the position are also invited to apply. General Functions Under the supervision of the Chief of Official Documents and Records Section (ODRS), the incumbent will have primary responsibility for the WTO official documents database, cataloguing and dissemination of WTO official documents on the Internet. Key accountabilities will include: 1. Catalogue, index, describe and organize information resources to ensure appropriate access and distribution using relevant metadata in electronic systems. 2. Assist in determining and applying international standards in information management, including authority files, taxonomies, thesaurus, value lists, classification plans and retention policies to harmonize information. 3. Manage and update the different features of the Internet document dissemination facility and the Members' website services. 4. In accordance with the Paper Smart Secretariat Plan, oversee the changeover from paper to electronic resources in the Official Documents and Records Section. 5. Respond to telephone, email and written enquiries from Members, Secretariat and public on information resources by researching for the materials and providing appropriate information. 6. Participate in the elaboration of information policy within the Division and work closely with other colleagues in this area. 7. Assist in the smooth functioning of training programmes for staff and others on how best to access, use and interpret WTO information resources through the information management systems. Collaborate with the appropriate Secretariat team to create and distribute promotional and informational resources. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: An advanced university degree in information management/library science, or a basic university degree plus a qualification in this field recognized by a professional body that is equivalent to an advanced university degree. Knowledge and skills: Demonstrated professional experience in cataloguing and the analysis and description of information materials according to internationally recognized standards. Excellent command and use of IT (Information Technology) tools relevant to information organization and retrieval (e.g. search engines). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Work Experience: Minimum two years' relevant experience. Languages: Excellent command of English, both oral and written and a good working knowledge of French. Spanish would be an asset. Additional Information: Only applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted. _____________ OFFICE(13)/27 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- APPLICANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO SIT A WRITTEN EXAMINATION -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WTO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WTO's E-Recruitment website at: www.wto.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the closing date - Central European Time (CET) - stated in the vacancy announcement

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