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Monday, July 6, 2020

3 Traineeships in the Information Governance Division. ECB, Frankfurt. Open until 15 July 2020

Traineeships in the Information Governance Division

Reference 2020-298-TRA

Type of contract Traineeship

Who can apply EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme
(https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/what-weoffer/
traineeship/html/index.en.html)

Salary The trainee grant is €1,070 per month plus an accommodation
allowance.

Working time Full-time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date for
applications

15 July 2020

Your team
You will be part of the Information Governance Division in the Directorate General Secretariat. Our
Division provides records management and archival services, including managing the ECB’s
document and records management system, and library information services. In addition, the Division
develops, maintains and guides the implementation of information management policies and
procedures and is responsible for related training, maintenance and support.
We are currently devising an Enterprise Information Management strategy and laying the foundations
for a knowledge management programme, which will involve taking a holistic approach to managing
the ECB’s information and knowledge assets.

The Division is seeking to recruit three trainees: two in the Archives and Records Management team
within the Information Governance Policies Section and one in the Library team within the Knowledge Solutions Section.
The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply, irrespective of your gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics.

Your role
 
As a trainee in the Archives and Records Management team you will:
be part of the centralised Archives and Records Management Support Service and be involved
in a wide range of operational tasks related to how information is created, processed, stored
and preserved for future use, in a highly specialised environment;
specify and/or test functional requirements for electronic records management and archives
management/digital preservation systems;
support the quantitative and qualitative monitoring and reporting of information management
practices;
support the implementation of the ECB’s retention policy for paper and digital records;
help to acquire, appraise and describe archival material to meet business and organisational
needs;
contribute to the Division’s information management projects, including digital archiving and
preservation, external collaboration, digitalisation of archival material and the opening of the
ECB’s historical archives to the general public.
help to develop and update the ECB’s information management policies, procedures and
guidance;
help to streamline guidance and raise staff awareness to encourage adherence to the ECB’s
information management policies and procedures.

As a trainee in the Library team you will:
provide reference services and research support, using print and electronic information
resources;
help to provide customised information services to meet business and research needs,
including by scanning relevant publications, searching online databases, monitoring news and
setting up alerts;
help to develop tailored alert services and prepare annotated reading lists on topics related to
the ECB;
promote and raise awareness of available resources and services.
The traineeship offers you an excellent opportunity to gain experience in providing information
services in an institutional environment and to gain insight into various topics related to the ECB’s
activities. You will be part of a dynamic and multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills

Essential:
a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in information, archives and/or records management
or library studies, or, if your first degree is not in this field, a postgraduate diploma, master’s
degree or higher qualification – or enrolment in a postgraduate course – in any of these
subjects;
a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
an awareness of and interest in the role and functioning of the ECB;
an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one
other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference
for Languages,
https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/table-1-cefr-3
.3-common-reference-levels-global-scale.

Desired:
for the traineeship in the Archives and Records Management team: knowledge of a document
management system such as OpenText Content Server, digital preservation software such as
Preservica, and/or archival cataloguing tools such as Calm and Adlib;
for the traineeship in the Library team: experience in providing library services and knowledge
of library management systems.
You are curious and eager to learn, and want to further develop your ability to analyse complex
information. You are keen to collaborate with others, pursue team goals and learn from other people’s
diverse perspectives. You strive to know and anticipate stakeholder needs, and will signal any need
for change and propose alternative solutions.

Further Information
Traineeships of six months, extendable up to 12 months in total.

Application and selection process
For further information on how to join us,
http://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/before-you-apply/html/index.en.html.

Document Management Officer, AST 4. SRB, Brussels. Open until 13 July 2020

SINGLE RESOLUTION BOARD
VACANCY NOTICE
DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT OFFICER (SRB/AST/2020/001)

Type of contract
Temporary agent

Function group and grade
AST4

Duration of contract
3 years (renewable)

Area
SRB Secretariat

Place of employment
Brussels, Belgium

Estimated monthly basic salary
€ 4 315.85

Deadline for applications
13/07/2020 at 12:00, Brussels time

Reserve list valid until
31/12/2020

Probation period
9 months

The SRB
The Single Resolution Board (SRB) is the central resolution authority within the Banking Union (BU). Together with the National Resolution Authorities (NRAs) of participating Member States (MS), it forms the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM). The SRB works closely with the NRAs, the European Commission (EC), the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Banking Authority (EBA) and National Competent Authorities (NCAs). It contributes to safeguarding financial stability.
Its mission is to ensure an orderly resolution of failing banks with minimum impact on the real economy and on public finances of the participating Member States and beyond. Therefore, the SRB is granted with specific tasks and responsibilities to prepare for, and carry out, the resolution of banks that are failing or likely to fail.
The SRB is also responsible for managing the Single Resolution Fund, as established by the SRM Regulation, to ensure that medium-term funding support is available while a bank is being restructured and/or resolved.
The SRB is a self-financed agency of the European Union.

The job
The SRB is organising a call for expressions of interest with a view to establishing a reserve list of Temporary Agents for the position of Document Management Officer.

1. Profile
The Document Management Officer will work under the supervision of the Head of Unit of the SRB Secretariat, who reports to the SRB Chair, with the overall objective for supporting the institutional information and knowledge management. The Document Management Officer will constitute a centralised function for establishing and maintaining sound and consistent document management and records retention practices. He/she will also contribute to the safe handling and processing of confidential information. In particular, the jobholder will put in place policies, procedures and tools in the above referred domains, and monitor their implementation centrally within the SRB. Moreover, he/she will provide day-to-day guidance to the SRB business areas and coordinate the use of document and records management systems.

1.1 Tasks
The jobholder will be asked to perform the following job specific tasks:
 Contribute to the development and maintenance of policies and procedures for the SRB’s document management and records retention, as well as for protection of confidential information;
 Assist the SRB staff and business areas in the implementation of policies and procedures in the above mentioned domains;
 Work together with other relevant support functions (e.g. IT) to establish and maintain effective electronic document and records management systems, as well as physical archiving services;
 Provide advice, training and support to the SRB business areas on all aspects of document management and retention, as well as on protection of confidential information;
 Provide access to archived information when requested and necessary;
 Establish and maintain robust knowledge management practices (e.g. a physical library, Unit Intranet Section, databases);
 Represent the SRB and liaise on behalf of SRB with comparable institutions in networks and information exchanges related to document management ;
 Carry out any other tasks requested by line management in the interest of the service.

Qualifications and Other requirements

2. Eligibility criteria
Only complete applications registered via EU CV ONLINE and before the deadline for applications as mentioned in this document will be considered. Applications must include a motivation letter and a CV, both submitted in English to be considered; applications received in other languages than English will not be considered eligible.

2.1 General conditions
By the closing date of this call candidates must:
 be nationals of a Member State of the European Union;
 enjoy their full rights as citizens1;
 have fulfilled any obligations imposed by national laws concerning military service;
 meet the character requirements for the duties involved;
 be physically fit to perform their duties2.

2.2 Education
a) a level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma;
OR
b) a level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, and appropriate professional experience of at least three years.
Candidates must indicate in their applications the official graduation dates for all the diplomas they have obtained.
Only study titles that have been awarded in EU Member States or that are subject to the equivalence certificates issued by the authorities in the said Member States shall be taken into consideration. In case of qualifications issued by authorities outside EU Member States, the proof of recognition of equivalence by the relevant EU Member State authorities must be specifically mentioned in the online application form under `Additional information’.

2.3 Experience
Candidates must have, at the closing date for applications, professional experience of at least nine (9) years3 (acquired after the education referred to in Section 2.2 Education) in a field relevant to this position.

2.4 Language skills
As the predominant working language of the SRB is English, candidates must have an excellent command of spoken and written English (note: native English speakers will be required to demonstrate the ability to work in a second EU language at interview stage).

1 Prior to the appointment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a certificate of good conduct, confirming the absence of any criminal record.
2 Before taking up his/her duties, the successful candidate will undergo a medical examination by one of the institutions’ medical officers.
3 Professional experience will be counted from the date on which the applicant acquired the minimum qualification for access to the profile in question. Only duly documented professional activity (i.e. remunerated employment or self-employment) is taken into account. Part-time work will be considered in proportion to the percentage of full-time hours worked. Periods of education or training and unremunerated traineeships are not taken into account. Fellowships, grants and PhDs can be counted as professional experience up to a maximum of 3 years. Any given time period can be counted only once (e.g. if the applicant had a full-time job and did freelance consultancy work in the evenings and weekends, the days spent on the latter will not be added to the period of the former).

Candidates must also have a satisfactory knowledge of another official language of the European Union4 to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties.

3 Selection criteria

Essential
3.1 Specific experience
 Suitability to perform the tasks described in Section 1.1;
 After obtaining the qualifications mentioned in Section 2.2 specified above, out of the nine (9) years of professional experience indicated in Section 2.3, candidates must have acquired at least six (6) years of professional experience in the area of document management and retention;
 Proven operational experience in drafting and implementing rules on data classification, access rights, document registration, filing and retention of documents, etc., using document management technologies;
 Operational experience in monitoring documents’ lifecycle and handling confidential information, taking into account information security and protection of personal data.

3.2 General competences
 Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively;
 Very good organisational skills and very good command of office equipment and applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, electronic communication, internet, etc.), especially document management systems;
 Ability to maintain accuracy and speed while working under pressure.

Advantageous
 Experience of working in multicultural organisations;
 Proven experience in document management policies and practices at EU or national level;
 Formal education and/or professional training relevant to the position.

4 Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.

The selection process
4. How to apply
Candidates must apply through the EU CV Online system5 via this link:
https://ec.europa.eu/dgs/personnel_administration/open_applications/CV_Cand/index.cfm?fuseaction=premierAcces
Before applying, candidates should carefully check whether they meet all the eligibility criteria.
To be able to apply online via the EU CV online database, candidates must first create an account or sign in to an existing account. If not done already, candidates must first fill in the electronic CV, write the motivation letter and apply to the call for expressions of interest.
Applications shall be made in English to be considered.
It is the sole responsibility of each applicant to complete ALL relevant fields of his/her online application and to submit it before the deadline for submission. All technical questions concerning EU CV online must be sent through the Contact page of EU CV online.
It is strongly advised not to wait until the last few days before the deadline for applying, since heavy internet traffic or connection difficulties could lead to problems.
Once the deadline has passed, candidates will no longer be able to register.
Deadline for applications: 13/07/2020 at midday (12:00 Brussels time).
No supporting documents are required at this stage – these will be required at a later stage.
On completion of the online registration, candidates will receive on screen a registration number, which they must note. This will be the reference number of the candidate in all matters concerning his/her application. If the candidate does not receive a number, the application has not been registered.
After a correct submission of an application, candidates will receive an automated acknowledgement of receipt of their application to the email account indicated in their application. It is the candidate’s responsibility to verify that he/she provided the correct e-mail address.
Candidates are invited to indicate any special arrangements that may be required if invited to attend the assessment.
If the candidate requires more information, he/she will have to send an e-mail to SRB-RECRUITMENT@srb.europa.eu.

5 EU CV Online is the tool used by the European Commission for recruitment of staff on temporary basis.

5. Steps of the selection procedure
5.1 Admission to the selection procedure
After the deadline for online registration, the Selection Panel will verify the submitted applications against the eligibility criteria described in Section 2 “Eligibility criteria”. Applications satisfying these conditions will then be assessed against the “Selection criteria” under Section 3.

5.2 Assessment of the eligible applications
The Selection Panel will analyse the motivation letters and CVs of eligible applicants with reference to:
 The Selection Criteria (“Essential” and “Advantageous”)
 The overall assessment of the quality & suitability of the application based on the requirements of the post.
Upon completion of the assessment, the Selection Panel will establish a shortlist of candidates best matching the needs of the Agency for the functions and duties mentioned in this vacancy notice and non-retained candidates will be notified of the status of their application.

5.3 Invitation to assessment phase
Following the evaluation of the applications, the most suitable candidates for the post will be invited to an assessment, which will be held in Brussels.
Details of the time, date and address of the assessment will be communicated to candidates in due time.

5.4 The assessment phase
An interview and a written test, and/or other tests with the Selection Panel will enable it to carry out an assessment of the candidate according to the “Selection criteria” described in Section 3.
The assessment phase will be conducted in English.

5.5 Verification of documents and scrutiny
The candidates' applications will be checked against supporting documents provided in order to confirm the accuracy and eligibility of the application.
The candidate will be disqualified from the selection process if at any stage of the procedure it is established that the information provided in the application has been knowingly falsified or incorrect.
You will also be disqualified if you:
 do not meet all the eligibility criteria;
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 do not provide all the required supporting documents.

5.6 Reserve list
The Selection Panel will place the most suitable eligible candidates on a draft reserve list. This draft will be submitted to the Chair of the SRB for approval. The adopted reserve list will be valid until 31/12/2020. The validity of the reserve list may be extended by decision of the Chair of the Board.
Candidates should note that inclusion on a reserve list does not imply any entitlement to employment in the SRB.
Prior to being offered a post, candidates on a reserve list may be required to undergo further evaluation by the SRB (e.g. including a further interview).

Other important information
6. General information
 
6.1 Equal opportunities
The SRB applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without discrimination on the ground of sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

6.2 Selection Panel
A Selection Panel will be appointed for this selection procedure and will be composed of at least 3 members (and alternates), including a member designated by the Staff Committee of the SRB.
The names of the Selection Panel members will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates in the invitation letter to their assessment.
Under no circumstances should candidates approach the Selection Panel, either directly or indirectly, concerning the selection procedure. The Selection Panel’s internal proceedings are strictly confidential and any contact with its members is strictly forbidden. The Chair of SRB reserves the right to disqualify any candidate who disregards these instructions.

6.3 Approximate timetable
The selection process may take some months to be completed; no information will be released during this period.

6.4 Appointment and conditions of employment
On the basis of the reserve list, successful candidates may be offered a contract as a Temporary Agent, AST4, in accordance with the SRB’s Implementing Provisions on the employment of Temporary staff under Article 2f of the Conditions of employment of other servants of the European Union for an initial period of 3 years (including a probationary period of nine months).
The contract may be renewed for a further period of three years. After the second period, the contract may be renewed for an indefinite period.
The place of employment is Brussels (Belgium), where the SRB has its premises.
Temporary Agents will be required to demonstrate before their first promotion the ability to work in a third official language of the EU.

6.5 Remuneration
Successful candidates who are offered a contract of employment will, on entry into service, be placed in step 1 or step 2 of the relevant grade, according to the length of their professional experience. The basic monthly salaries for grade AST4, as at 1 July 2019 in Brussels, are:
 Step 1: € 4 315.85
 Step 2: € 4 497.20
In addition to the basic salary, staff members may be entitled to various allowances depending on their personal situation, such as expatriation allowance, household allowance, dependent child allowance, education allowance, etc. The salary is subject to a Community tax deducted at source and staff members are exempt of national taxation.

6.6 Protection of personal data
The purpose of processing the data submitted by candidates is to evaluate applications in view of possible recruitment at the SRB. The personal information requested by the SRB from candidates will be processed as required by Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data (Official Journal of the European Union, L 295 of 21 November 2018). This applies in particular to the confidentiality and security of such data. In this regard, please see the Privacy statement.

6.7 Appeal procedure
Pursuant to Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, any candidate may submit to the SRB a complaint against an act adversely affecting him/her. Any such complaint should be made to:
SRB Single Resolution Board
For the attention of the Chair of the SRB
Selection procedure: Ref. SRB/AST/2020/001
Treurenberg 22
B-1049 Brussels
BELGIUM

The complaint must be lodged within 3 months from the date on which the candidate is notified of the act adversely affecting him/her.
Should the complaint be rejected, the candidate may request judicial review of the act adversely affecting him/her pursuant to Article 270 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and Article 91 of the Staff Regulations, before:

The General Court
Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
L-2925 Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG
http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/Jo1_6308/
Any citizen of the European Union or any natural or legal person residing in a Member State may direct a complaint concerning instances of maladministration to the European Ombudsman pursuant to Article 228(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union:

The European Ombudsman
1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 30403
F-67001 Strasbourg Cedex
FRANCE
http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/start.faces
Please note that complaints to the European Ombudsman do not have the effect of suspending the period mentioned in Articles 90 and 91 of the Staff Regulations for lodging complaints or submitting an appeal before the European Union Civil Service Tribunal according to Article 270 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Information Management Assistant, FGIII. EEAS, Brussels. Open until 2 July 2020

We are:
The European External Action Service (EEAS), which supports the work of the High Representative in defining and implementing an effective and coherent EU foreign policy. The EEAS supports his tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity as Vice President of the Commission with regard to his responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU’s external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with Member States, the Council and relevant services of the European Commission.

Within the EEAS, the Information and Document Management Sector works to foster information management practices across the EEAS. Information is the raw material behind every one of our activities. Increasing our proficiency with information management will positively boost the overall performance of the whole institution.

The Sector carries out these tasks by means of three teams:
1/ Information Management. This team supports the implementation of the Information Management Strategy, an ambitious corporate Information Governance Framework approved by Senior Management in 2019 and that presents a complete roadmap towards better management of information through a strong culture of collaboration, the right information accessible to the right staff and preserving and securing information and knowledge.
2/ Document Management. This team supports the implementation of the e-Domec policy and the recordkeeping tool Ares through a network of Document Management Officers in Delegations and Document Management Correspondents in HQ.
3/ Archives. This team supports the currently decentralised network of archives. Project like the arrangement of DG BA archives through a team of external archivists pave the way for better management of our archival holdings in consistence with the e-Domec policy. The team also reflects on long-term digital preservation.
The Sector supports also the document management aspects of the deployment of the RESCOM IT tool, for management of EU restricted documents.

We propose:
The position of Information Management Assistant in the Information and Document Management Sector - contract agent FGIII as per article 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS).

Key responsibilities of the position will in particular entail:
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the corporate Information Management Strategy as a coherent ensemble that integrates collaboration, records management, archives, knowledge management and digital preservation
  • Assist with developing implementing guidelines to turn the vision of the Information Management Strategy into reality
  • Help manage the Information Management Committee
  • Report to management on progress and outcomes of administrative activities
  • Provide staff and management with information on procedural issues via Intranet and
    other channels such as collaborative platforms
  • Provide training sessions, both at HQ and in delegations (by video-conferences and, when
    relevant, on the spot)
  • Ensure mentoring and / or coaching; answer to all Information Management related
    questions addressed by HQ or delegations to the relevant functional mailbox.
  • Initiate and co-ordinate collaboration with colleagues and services in order to develop and
    implement homogeneous and compatible procedures, norms and methods to organise, preserve and make accessible internal information and documents
Legal basis
The vacancy is to be filled in accordance with the conditions stipulated under the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS).1

Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates for this contract agent III post should:
  • have passed a valid EPSO CAST in FG III ;
    or
    (ii) be registered in the EPSO Permanent CAST in a valid FG for this post https://epso.europa.eu/apply/job- offers_en?keyword=&contract=37&grade=All&institution=101&location=All
  • have a level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma or a level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education and appropriate professional experience of three year;
  • have the capacity to work in languages of CFSP (EN and FR) and external relations necessary for the performance of their duties. Knowledge of other EU languages would be an asset.
  • be a national of one of the member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen.    
Selection criteria:

 Candidates should:
  • have a very strong knowledge of Document Management (e-Domec framework or similar)
  • have a very strong knowledge of Information Management;
  • have a proven knowledge and understanding of international standards in document and
    information management
  • have a very strong experience with document and information management tools;
  • have a good knowledge of the European Institutional domain and its regulatory framework, as
    related to document and information management;
  • have proven experience in the governance of Document and Information Management
  •  
  • Furthermore:
    • project management experience
    • experience in governance of collaborative platforms
    • experience formulating functional requirements for document/information management IT platforms
would be considered as assets.

Specific conditions of employment
The signature of the contract will be subject to prior favourable opinion of the Medical Service.
The successful candidate might be required to undergo security vetting if she or he does not hold already a Personal Security Clearance to an appropriate level, in accordance with relevant security provisions.

Equal opportunities
The External Action Service applies an equal opportunities policy.

Application and selection procedure2
Please send your CV and cover letter (with your EPSO CAST number) via email to (gustavo.castaner-marquardt@eeas.europa.eu (link sends e-mail) ).
Deadline for applications 02/07/2020 at 18.00 (CET).

Candidates shall draft their CV following the European CV form which can be found at the following
internet address:http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae.

Late applications will not be accepted. 

The selection panel will make a pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and professional experience described in the CV and motivational letter, and will produce a shortlist of eligible candidates who best meet the selection criteria for the post.
The candidates who have been preselected will be invited for an interview by a selection panel. The panel will recommend a shortlist of candidates for a final decision by the Authority Empowered to Conclude Contracts of Employment. The Authority may decide to interview the candidates on the final shortlist before taking this decision.

Place of employment: EEAS Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
Post available: July 2020

1 Staff Regulations of Officials (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). For reference, see https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1570023902133&uri=CELEX:01962R0031-20190101
2 Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as implemented by ADMIN(2019)8 Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The privacy statement is available on the Europa website: http://eeas.europa.eu/data_protection/rights/index_en.htm) and on the EEAS Intranet: (https://intranet.eeas.europa.eu/page/eeas-work/data-protection/privacy-statements).

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Senior Consultant (for Records and Archives). FAO. Open until 22 June 2020

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: 2001245 
 

Senior Consultant (for Records and Archives) 

Job Posting: 01/Jun/2020

Closure Date: 22/Jun/2020, 11:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: CSD

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Home-Based

Duration: 3.5 months
Post Number: N/A

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
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Organizational Setting
 
The Corporate Services Department is responsible for ensuring that the administrative and financial policies and practices of FAO are effective and efficient in supporting the Organization’ s strategic framework. Specifically, CS provides services to FAO employees and FAO members in the areas of finance, procurement, travel and other administrative areas. It has recently been entrusted with the function of Records and archives.
 
Reporting Lines
 
Under the general guidance of the Assistant Director-General Corporate Services Department and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator of the Corporate Services Department, in consultation with steering committee members from CIO, DDN, LEG, OCC, OSD, PS the consultant shall undertake the following activities:
 
 
Tasks and responsibilities
 
Records
  • Carry out an initial review of MS 601 (FAO Administrative Manual) and related procedures and practices in the light of the ISO 15489 standard and the findings and recommendations in AUD1219 (including how R&A management fits within the broader framework of knowledge management in FAO);
  • Review externally triggered records management obligations (e.g. the EU requiring supporting documentation for approval of financial reports, the US requiring 3 year retention of records);
  • Interview key stakeholders including all Regional Offices and selected other decentralized offices;
  • Review UN best practices and interview selected agencies on their approaches and strategies for ensuring modern and fit for purpose records and archives management practices;
  • On the basis of (1),  (2), (3) and (4) propose an actionable ISO-compliant definition of “record” and a corresponding fit-for-purpose record management cycle;
  • Propose reorganization of the corporate records and archives function in FAO, based on the concept of Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR), i.e. a centralized records management system in which Records Management Centers (RMCs) are given responsibility for keeping the Organization’s master set of a particular type of record;
  • Provide a definition of roles and responsibilities, in consultation with the OPR, RMCs and other stakeholders;
  • Identify, catalogue and make an inventory of all FAO record generation processes including systems (GRMS, PIRES, FPMIS, etc) and tools (FAO Handbook);
  • Review and work in full cognizance of other on-going corporate projects with which synergies, linkages and actual data exchange will be necessary. Such projects include the ERP upgrade, PROMYS and the area of Data Protection;
  • Provide a draft proposal for a comprehensive Records Management System;
  • Propose a suitable periodic review mechanism of the corporate records management infrastructure (policies and tools) bearing in mind the constant evolution of record generation technology in a knowledge management organization.
 
Archives
  • Propose strategic plan and operational arrangements for archival services and facilities indicating adequate strategies for digitalization and knowledge management requirements ;
  • Advise on optimum archive storage conditions for long-term protection with full intellectual control and access to contents.
  • Develop a R&A training programme for OPR, RMC and other staff for due compliance with new policies and procedures.
  • Based on the above analyses and proposals for both records and archives functions, prepare a comprehensive update of MS  601.
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
Minimum Requirements
 
  • University degree in Library and Information Science, Information Management or archival sciences or related field
  • Ten years of proven experience in Records and Archives management in writing records and archives policy or guidance (please provide samples)  and in digital records and archives management.
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. 
 
FAO Core Competencies
 
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
Technical/Functional Skills
 
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Extent and relevance of experience in records and archives management in large organizations
  • Extent and relevance of experience in working in the field of Records and Archives management for the United Nations
  • Familiarity with ISO 15489
 
 
 
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Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.
 

For more information, visit the FAO employment website
 
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline
If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org


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Monday, June 8, 2020

2 Archivist positions, CA FGIII. EEAS. Open until 30 June 2020

Job N. 278241 - 278239

We are:

The European External Action Service (EEAS), which supports the work of the High Representative in defining and implementing an effective and coherent EU foreign policy. The EEAS supports his tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity as Vice President of the Commission with regard to his responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU’s external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with Member States, the Council and relevant services of the European Commission.

Within the EEAS, the Information and Document Management Sector works to foster information management practices across the EEAS. Information is the raw material behind every one of our activities. Increasing our proficiency with information management will positively boost the overall performance of the whole institution.

The Sector carries out these tasks by means of three teams:
  1. Information Management. This team supports the implementation of the Information Management Strategy, an ambitious corporate Information Governance Framework approved by Senior Management in 2019 and that presents a complete roadmap towards better management of information through a strong culture of collaboration, the right information accessible to the right staff and preserving and securing information and knowledge.
  2. Document Management. This team supports the implementation of the e-Domec policy and the recordkeeping tool Ares through a network of Document Management Officers in Delegations and Document Management Correspondents in HQ.
  3. Archives. This team supports the currently decentralised network of archives. Project like the arrangement of DG BA archives through a team of external archivists pave the way for better management of our archival holdings in consistence with the e-Domec policy. The team also reflects on long-term digital preservation.
The Sector supports also the document management aspects of the deployment of the RESCOM IT tool, for management of EU restricted documents.

We propose:

The position of Archivist in the Information and Document Management Sector - contract agent FGIII as per article 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS)1.

Key responsibilities of the position will in particular entail:
  • Contribute to the implementation and follow-up of archiving, document management and related areas in HQ
  • Assist with developing archiving and document management procedures, including internal planning, co-ordination and reporting
  • Ensure application of the rules and of the concepts (Internal Rules as applied in the EEAS, life cycle concept, etc.) concerning in particular registration, filing, conservation and transfers of documents (both paper and electronic).
  • Conduct conceptual reflections and assist with developing archiving procedures, in the framework of the decentralised archiving policy implemented in the EEAS.
  • Assist colleagues and services in order to implement procedures, norms and methods to process and access internal information and documents.
  • Follow up, coach and control the procedure of transfer of archives from HQ and delegations to the historical archives in close cooperation with the Historical Archives Service of the Commission, the network of Document Management Coordinators in HQ and DMOs in delegations
  • Report to management on progress and outcomes of administrative activities
  • Provide staff and management with information on procedural issues via Intranet and other channels
  • Contribute to handbooks concerning the internal procedures
  • Organize and supervise the network of Document Management Coordinators and DMOs in Delegations on archival issues
  • Provide training sessions, both at HQ and in delegations (by video-conferences and, when relevant, on the spot)
  • Ensure mentoring and / or coaching; answer to all e-Domec related questions addressed by HQ or delegations to the relevant functional mailboxes.
  • Initiate and co-ordinate collaboration with colleagues and services in order to develop and implement homogeneous and compatible procedures, norms and methods to organise, preserve and make accessible internal information and documents

Legal basis

The vacancy is to be filled in accordance with the conditions stipulated under the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). 1

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates for this contract agent III post should:
  • - (i) have passed a valid EPSO CAST in FG III ; or
    - (ii) be registered in the EPSO Permanent CAST in a valid FG for this post https://epso.europa.eu/apply/job-offers_en?keyword=&contract=37&grade=All&institution=101&location=All
  • have a level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma or a level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education and appropriate professional experience of three year;
  • have the capacity to work in languages of CFSP (EN and FR) and external relations necessary for the performance of their duties. Knowledge of other EU languages would be an asset.
  • be a national of one of the member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen.

Selection criteria:

Candidates should:
  • have an excellent ability to maintain interpersonal relations and to ensure communication in a complex, multi-cultural environment;
  • be committed to customer service and passionate about promotion of excellent archival practices within the EEAS;
  • have extensive experience with the corporate recordkeeping tool of the EEAS, ARES
Furthermore:
  • experience of working in a team in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment; and
  • experience developing retention schedules; and
  • experience in the archives service of a European Institution or other international organisation
would be considered as assets.

Specific conditions of employment

The signature of the contract will be subject to prior favourable opinion of the Medical Service.
The successful candidate might be required to undergo security vetting if she or he does not hold already a Personal Security Clearance to an appropriate level, in accordance with relevant security provisions.

Equal opportunities

The External Action Service applies an equal opportunities policy.

Application and selection procedure2

Please send your CV and cover letter (with your EPSO CAST number) via email to
(gustavo.castaner-marquardt@eeas.europa.eu (link sends e-mail)).
Deadline for applications 30/06/2020 at 18.00 (CET).

Candidates shall draft their CV following the European CV form which can be found at the following internet address:http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae.

Late applications will not be accepted.

The selection panel will make a pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and professional experience described in the CV and motivational letter, and will produce a shortlist of eligible candidates who best meet the selection criteria for the post.

The candidates who have been preselected will be invited for an interview by a selection panel. The panel will recommend a shortlist of candidates for a final decision by the Authority Empowered to Conclude Contracts of Employment. The Authority may decide to interview the candidates on the final shortlist before taking this decision.

Place of employment: EEAS Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
Place of employment
Brussels, Belgium
Post available: July 2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Research Associate. Arolsen Archives, Bad Arolsen. Open until 15 May 2020

Research Associate (m/f/x)

The Arolsen Archives are an international center on Nazi persecution with the world's most
comprehensive archive on the victims and survivors of National Socialism. The collection
has information on about 17.5 million people and belongs to UNESCO's Memory of the
World. It contains documents on the various victim groups targeted by the Nazi regime
and is an important source of knowledge for society today.

Clarifying fates and tracing missing persons: for decades, these were the central tasks of
the Arolsen Archives. To this day, we answer inquiries about some 20,000 victims of Nazi
persecution every year. Our work in the fields of research and education is more important
than ever to inform today’s society about the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis.

 Your responsibilities:
 Design and implementation of digital projects for education and communication about
the history and aftermath of Nazi persecution
 Participation in the development of strategies for the use of archival education in the
context of current political and social challenges
 Involvement in the preparation of the academic and educational volumes published
by the Arolsen Archives and preparation of publications of your own
 Organization and realization of workshops and conferences

Your profile
 Master’s degree or international equivalent, (preferably in modern history,
contemporary history, public history, digital history, or didactics of history)
 Broad knowledge of the history and aftermath of Nazi persecution
 Experience in the areas of education and project work
 A special interest in digital tools and methods and a sound knowledge of standard IT
software (MS Office) are required
 Very good ability to express yourself in German, good knowledge of written and
spoken English
 Willingness and ability to work independently and in a team

More than just a job:
We offer a high degree of personal freedom and good prospects in an international
environment as well as:
 A highly motivated team
 Flexible working hours and a range of options for working from home for a good
work-life balance
 Company pension scheme
 Occupational health management

Conditions:
Arolsen Archives staff are employed under the collective agreement TV AL II*). The
conditions include a 38.50 hour working week, holiday and Christmas bonuses, and 30
days of paid annual leave. This post is assigned to salary bracket C-7**).
Disabled candidates (m/f/x) will be given preference over other equally qualified
applicants.

Are you interested?
Would you like to join our creative team? If so, please send your written application to
hr@arolsen-archives.org by May 15, 2020. For reasons of security, we only accept
applications in PDF format.

If you have queries of any kind, please contact Dr. Henning Borggräfe, Head of Research and Education (henning.borggraefe@arolsen-archives.org)
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*) You can find more information on the TV AL II collective agreement here
**) View the salary table here under § 63

Data protection information
By submitting your application you agree to your personal data being collected and stored for the purposes of the application process and, if applicable, the recruitment process. We treat this data with the utmost care in accordance with the legal provisions on data protection.

Records Assistant (Correspondence), G-5. IAEA, Vienna. Open until 12 May 2020

Records Assistant (Correspondence)(G5) - (2020/0229 (001586))

Organization: MTGS-Records Unit

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2020-04-14, 4:01:05 PM

Closing Date: 2020-05-12, 11:59:00 PM

 
Duration in Months: 36
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Regular
Probation Period: 1 Year
  
Organizational Setting

The Department of Management’s Division of General Services (MTGS) provides support functions to the IAEA through its five Sections, namely the Archives and Records Section (ARMS), the Commissary Management Section (CMS), the Facilities Management Section (FMS), the Transport and General Support Section (TGSS), and the Seibersdorf Laboratories Services Section (SLSS). 

The Archives and Records Management Section establishes a framework for the creation and management of authentic, reliable and usable records, capable of supporting IAEA business functions and activities for as long as they are required. The Section is divided into three Units: Mail, Records and the Archives Unit.The Records Unit is responsible for the management of records, capable of supporting IAEA business functions and activities.

Main Purpose

Under the supervision of the Unit Head (Records Unit), the Records Assistant (Correspondence) provides correspondence management services to Agency staff following MTGS/ARMS policies and procedures.

Functions / Key Results Expected
According to established standards and procedures:
  • Manage incoming, outgoing official correspondence of the Agency by assigning security classifications and metadata, distributing incoming, outgoing official correspondence in hardcopy and digital formats; scanning documents/records , maintaining logbooks and transmittal forms for classified correspondence and documents, disposing of documents/records; advising IAEA staff on proper handling of unclassified and classified information assets.
  • Monitor and update distribution lists for official correspondence in the correspondence management workflow ; create and update access groups in correspondence management systems as necessary.
  • Administer the official IAEA mailbox, including monitoring the spam, manage network folders and distribute messages to the registration teams, retain messages for l reference, and provide first level support for missing communication.
  • Digitise Agency official documents/records following the instructions: preparing and scanning documents and ingesting them into Agency's information systems.
  • Administer the Agency's fax software including liaising with technical staff in IT and external service provider, the monitoring of incoming and outgoing fax messages, as well as ensure appropriate distribution and follow up.
  • Coordinating the maintenance of correspondence management systems with the IT teams to ensure that issues affecting performance, business continuity are addressed in a timely manner;
  • Perform systematic quality control on data entry in correspondence management systems, report problems to Unit Head;
  • Contribute to preparing guidelines, procedures, SOPs, user manual about the correspondence management, respond to inquiries and ensure sustained high-quality customer service.
  • Perform records management operations as necessary, may need to lift boxes weighing up to 15KG and work in dusty environment.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies
Name Definition
 
Planning and Organizing Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.
 
Communication Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
 
Achieving Results Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
 
Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies
Name Definition
 
Analytical thinking Gathers and analyses information, identifying critical relationships and patterns among data and proposes workable solutions.
 
Client orientation Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.
 
Resilience Able to remain calm in emotionally charged situations. Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner and is able to cope with setbacks.

Required Expertise
Function Name Expertise Description
     
Administrative Support Data Management Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, Open Refine and MS Power BI.
     
General Services Data and Information Analysis and Reporting Knowledge of applying Information Security standards and document security classifications.
     
Administrative Support MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, Open Text Suite or other document management applications.
     
Administrative Support Records and Documents Administration Knowledge of Record and Information Management standards and best practices.

Asset Expertise
Function Name Expertise Description
     
Administrative Support Discretion and Respect for Confidentiality Ability to deal with high sense of confidentiality with records and documents and to apply information security control measures.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Completed secondary education.
  • A minimum of five years of work experience, two years in records management.
  • Experience with data curation and Electronic Document and Records Management software.
  • Work experience in an international environment is an asset.
  • Good oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
  • English language test (Level 2) to IAEA standard.

Remuneration

The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 46536 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), 6 weeks' annual vacation, pension plan and health insurance

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report. Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only. Outside applicants are required to supply to the IAEA or to authorize it to seek all information relevant to their suitability for employment by the IAEA. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.
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Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values): Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above.

Records and Information Management Officer, P-3. WIPO, Geneva. Open until 27 may 2020

Records and Information Management Officer - 20126-TA
Records and Archives Section, Conference and General Services Division, Administration and Management Sector
Grade - P3
Contract Duration - 1 year

Duty Station

 : CH-Geneva

Publication Date

 : 06-May-2020  

Application Deadline

 : 27-May-2020, 11:59:00 PM
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE:  please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant’s location.

1.      Organizational Context

  1. Organizational Setting

    The position is located in the Records and Archives Section of the Conference and General Services Division, in the Administration and Management Sector. The Section is responsible for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and best practices for the management of WIPO's organizational records and archival materials. The Section also contributes to the delivery of integrated strategies for enterprise content management to support business needs and knowledge-sharing.


  2. Purpose Statement

    The Records and Information Management Officer contributes to the development of information structures and procedures within WIPO's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system in order to facilitate business needs and to assist in strengthening the internal framework for digital records and information governance.  She/he provides technical guidance on a range of digital records and information governance issues, working in close collaboration with business managers, records managers, IT, legal and information-security experts across the Organization.


  3. Reporting Lines

    The incumbent works under the supervision of the Head of Section.
      
2.      Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:

a.   Provide substantive technical inputs to the Head of Section for the development and implementation of effective approaches for digital records management at WIPO.  Refine and develop key organizational records management tools, including the classification scheme and retention schedules.

b.   Collect and analyze requirements from WIPO business units for their records and information management needs, and propose solutions; participate in the design and implementation of robust, tailored information structures within the ECM environment, which enable business units to create, share, retrieve and protect information effectively, and which comply with information governance, security and records management requirements.

c.   Train and assist business managers and other users on the practical application of information lifecycle-management principles to digital records.

d.   Coordinate activities with records- and information focal points in the business units, and develop communities of practice.

e.   Contribute to the development of the Organization-level metadata model for the ECM platform. Promote good practice in the use of metadata for the management and retrieval of information, and for facilitating access to knowledge.

f.    Work with the technical team and business units to prepare for the migration of content onto the ECM platform; and participate in the development of migration strategies.

g.   Keep abreast of developments in the technologies and evolving practices in the field of records and information management.

h.   Perform other related duties as required.
 
3.      Requirements

Education (Essential)
First-level university degree in the field of information management, records and archives management, information systems management or related field.

Education (Desirable)
An advanced university degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines would be an advantage.

Experience (Essential)
At least six years of relevant professional experience, preferably in a large organization, including in digital records management and in developing file structures or taxonomies based on business needs. An advanced university degree may be accepted in lieu of two years of relevant experience.

Experience of managing content in an ECM system.

Experience (Desirable)
Records management experience in an international organization would be an advantage.

Language (Essential)
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.

Language (Desirable)
Good working knowledge of spoken and written French would be an advantage.

Job Related Competencies (Essential)
Comprehensive knowledge of industry standards and guidelines pertaining to records and information management. Excellent understanding of records management taxonomies and classification systems.

Practical knowledge of digital records management functionalities within an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system.

Ability to analyze complex requirements relating to information management and evaluate different views to arrive at practical solutions.

Ability to communicate and promote records-management best practices.

High level of customer-orientation.

Ability to work effectively within mixed disciplinary teams.

Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the ability to quickly adapt to new software and tools.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Job Related Competencies (Desirable)
Practical knowledge of content analysis technologies to support clean-up, categorization or migration processes.

Good knowledge of the OpenText Content Suite would be a strong advantage.

4.      Organizational Competencies

1.  Communicating effectively.
2.  Showing team spirit.
3.  Demonstrating integrity.
4.  Valuing diversity.
5.  Producing results.
6.  Showing service orientation.
7.  Seeing the big picture.
8.  Seeking change and innovation.
9.  Developing yourself and others.

5. Information
   
Annual salary:
  
Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment.  Please note that this estimate is for information only. The post adjustment multiplier (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change (increase or decrease) without notice. The figures quoted below are based on the March 2020 rate of 78.2%. 
     
 
P3
  

Annual salary
 
$60’962

Post adjustment

$47’672

Total Salary

$108,634

Currency USD


      
 

Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.
  
Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.
    
Additional Information
Temporary appointments are renewable, subject to continuing needs, availability of budget and satisfactory performance with a maximum cumulative length of two years.
   
Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented Member States of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are encouraged. Please click on the following links for the list of unrepresented Member States and the list of underrepresented regions and the WIPO Member States in these regions.
    
The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised.

    
By completing an application, candidates understand that any willful misrepresentation made on this web site, or on any other documents submitted to WIPO during the application, may result in disqualification from the recruitment process, or termination of employment with WIPO at a later date, if that employment resulted from such willful misrepresentations.
    
In the event that your candidature is shortlisted, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of an identification and of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WIPO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.
 
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Additional testing/interviewing may be used as a form of screening. Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory professional references.
  
Additional background checks may be required.