Friday, February 28, 2014
Archive Project Coordinator. URNWA, Jerusalem. Open until 10 March 2014
TERMS OF REFERENCE UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA Archive Project Coordinator, Jerusalem ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING The Consultant will work in the Department of External Relations and Communications (ERCD) in Jerusalem under the supervision of the Chief Partnerships Division, with the Director of External Relations and Communications as a second supervisor. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Support the organization of the Archive exhibition in the UNRWA Fields and other key locations; • Coordinate production of an educational tool kit to be added to the online platform; • Supervise the on-site digitization of the Gaza portion of the Archive, ensuring progress and quality of the work and follow up on all relevant practical matters (e.g. human resources and minor procurement); • Coordinate remotely the work of the Danish Royal Library (Copenhagen) and Institut national de l'audiovisuel (Paris); follow up on contractual obligations and regularly checking progress and quality of the digitization; • Consolidate the different parts of the UNRWA photo and video Archive into one single database, ensuring: a. Proper storage and inventory for the physical material; b. Proper storage and inventory for the digitized material, including preserving metadata and devising a standardized file naming system. • Build and maintain an online system to access the Archive for internal use; • Initiate and follow up on all budget finance issues, contracts and procurement processes involved in this project; • Organize the monthly international information meeting for the Archive digitization steering committee on progress and draft periodic updates. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE • A university degree in audiovisual archiving, photography, or a related discipline; • Minimum of four years of progressively relevant responsible professional experience; • Excellent command of written and spoken English; • Familiarity with the Middle East and the Palestine refugee issue. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • A good command of Arabic. COMPETENCIES • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills; • Proven ability to exercise initiative, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple competing priorities; • Excellent ability to articulate ideas in a clear and concise manner; • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a team environment and with people of diverse backgrounds, culture and nationalities; • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE • The duration of the assignment is for 12 months; • Remuneration level will be determined based on qualifications and experience of the candidate. When on duty travel, the consultant will be paid travel subsistence allowance (TSA). APPLICATION PROCESS Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV or UN Personal History Form demonstrating the knowledge and experience required to meet the consultancy requirements via email@example.com clearly indicating the title of this Consultancy, “UNRWA Archive Project Coordinator”, in the subject line of the message. The deadline for the submission of applications is 10 March 2014. (Late applications will not be considered). UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced female candidates. Only those applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.