Thursday, May 10, 2018

P-2 Associate Archivist and Senior Archives Consultant. ITLOS, Hamburg.

ITLOS ( The UN International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, based in Hamburg) is looking for:

1. a professional Archivist available to work on a temporary basis (Temporary contract) for ITLOS in Hamburg for approx. six months to one year.

The post to be temporarily filled is a P-2 Associate Archivist Post under the direct supervision of the Head of Library and Archives.

2.  An experienced Senior Archivist available for some consultancy services for ITLOS in Hamburg on archives matters. Background:  experience with international organizations working on judicial affairs.

For convenience purposes, see below the 2012 vacancy announcement for the same institution:

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), an international court with its seat in Hamburg, Germany, has the following vacancy:
Associate Archivist (P-2)

Functions: Under the supervision of the Head of Library and Archives the main tasks of the incumbent, who will manage the day-to-day operation of the Archives, will include:
• Processing judicial, session, and administrative records which includes, appraisal, scanning, indexing and accurately filing to facilitate storage and efficient preservation and retrieval; and where appropriate secure disposal.
• Maintaining physical control over all Tribunal archival records, taking all necessary steps to ensure proper handling and security of records.
• Administering the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) and ITLOS Departmental Archival Database (IDAD) whilst ensuring that basic tools for accurate records indexing and retrieval are constantly updated and consistent with internal specifications.
• Drafting, recommending and implementing policies and procedures for the management of the Archives Unit.

Qualifications and Experience: Advanced University degree in the fields of archives and information management with a minimum of 2 years international relevant working experience; advanced computer literacy and in-depth knowledge and experience of relevant technology together with its application to archives and records management. An excellent knowledge of English or French with working knowledge of the other language is required.
The Tribunal reserves the right to appoint a candidate at one level below the advertised post.

Remuneration: An initial two-year fixed term contract, attractive tax-free salary with United Nations benefits and allowances. Applications should be sent to: Head of Personnel, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Am Internationalen Seegerichtshof 1, 22609 Hamburg, Germany, Fax: 0049 (40) 3560 7245, or to The completed ITLOS personal history form (P11) should be received by the Tribunal no later than 31 May 2012. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The P11 form can be found on the Tribunal’s website at

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