Thursday, January 5, 2012

Documentalist / Information Specialist. OECD, Paris. Open until 8 January 2012

Documentalist/Information Specialist

(Job Number: 08041)


Documentalist/Information Specialist


The OECD Directorate for Legal Affairs (14 legal advisers, 2 documentalists/Information Specialists and 3 Assistants) is seeking an information specialist to work full time on a temporary basis to be part of a small team responsible for documentation management and research. S/He will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Documentalist of the Directorate for Legal Affairs.

Main Responsibilities


• Assist the Documentalists in answering the requests from the legal advisors or from other staff from the organisation as appropriate.

Information management

• Assist the Documentalists in filing the information received and sent and in the maintaining of the Directorate’s paper and electronic files using the ECM software Livelink.

Information transmission

• Assist in the maintenance/development of the Directorate Sharepoint site/pages in order to facilitate information sharing both within the Directorate and across the Organisation.

Administrative tasks

• Assist in the preparation of files, press reviews, summary tables and papers and in other administrative tasks as appropriate.

Candidate’s profile

Academic Background

• A post-secondary level of education in Library Science/Information Management or related subject.

• Some education in legal matters and/or related work experience would be an advantage.

Professional Background

• Two to three years experience in managing large documentation resources preferably dealing with economics and law in an international environment.


• An excellent command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and a good working knowledge of the other.

Key Competencies

• Good analytical sense, meticulousness and an ability to organise information, including in writing, in a clear and efficient manner for the end-user.

• Experience with electronic archiving software.

• Proven ability to use office automation systems and softwares.

• Proven ability to learn new techniques and use new work tools.

• High sense of discretion in dealing with confidential matters.

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 will be adjusted accordingly.


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