Sunday, April 29, 2012

Archives/Records Officer. IMF, Washington DC. Ongoing Recruitment

Archives/Records Officer (Ongoing Recruitment) (Job Number: 1200335) Description This vacancy announcement is for pipeline building purposes. We will subsequently select candidates for vacancies expected during 2012/2013 from this pipeline. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Archives and Records Management program is responsible for the implementation of the institutional records management program, preserving the Fund's archival records, and implementation of the Fund's Transparency Policy. Archives and Records Officers work in one of three teams: •Records Management and Archives Reference Team: responsible for the management and use of the electronic records system, the maintenance and update of institutional file plan and retention schedules, records disposition, education and support of departmental staff in recordkeeping, and archives reference services for IMF staff and the public. •Archives Development Team: appraises, declassifies, arranges, and describes archival collections and manages the archives repository. •IT Advisory Team: manages business analysis, development and support for technology needs of archives and records management functions including the Archives Management System, the eRecords system, digitization projects, long-term preservation of digital archival material, in liaison with departmental IT function. Qualifications •Education typically acquired by the completion of a relevant advanced university degree in Records Management, Archives Management, Library and Information Science, or related field and a minimum of 3-5 years relevant professional experience. •Experience with the application of international standards for archives management to post-1945 archival collections in both paper and electronic form supported by ICA or ISO; knowledge of ISAD (G) and RAD archival description preferred. •Experience with records management principles and practices for paper and electronic records; familiarity with ISO 15489 - International Standard for Records Management •Experience with creating and managing information systems and databases •Excellent English communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a diverse team and to interact effectively with clients at all levels •Strong analytical and problem-solving skills •In addition to the above qualifications, a broad understanding of the work of the IMF

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