Sunday, February 25, 2018

Archives Assistant, G-5. OSCE, Prague. Open until 15 March 2018

Job TitleArchives Assistant
Organization NameOSCE Secretariat
Closing Date of application15-03-2018
No. of Posts1
The Office of the Secretary General (OSG) provides general services to the Secretary General (SG), the Chairperson-in-Office and the participating States. It groups horizontal services such as Executive Management, Press and Public Information, Legal Services, External Co-operation, Security Management, Gender Affairs and Central Records and Documents Management, and it oversees the OSCE Documentation Centre in Prague. The OSCE Documentation Centre in Prague is also known as the CSCE/OSCE Historical Archives and it runs the Researcher-in-Residence programme – its core task is to preserve and make available OSCE’s historical records to participating States, academic researchers and the public at large.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office and the direct supervision of the Senior Assistant for Documentation and Information, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  1. Supporting the OSCE Documentation Centre in Prague paper and electronic holdings by appraising and processing historical records in accordance with established archival principles,
  2. Accessioning physical, electronic records and other materials from the OSCE Secretariat as well as closed-down field operations sent to the OSCE Documentation Centre in Prague Archives;
  3. Updating records of digital collections of historical documents on a central open source database, conducting a record audits and applying record management principles;
  4. Participating in digitization projects;
  5. Developing and updating inventories and search tools;
  6. Handling internal and external documentation requests;
  7. Maintaining an archival collection of OSCE publications and being responsible for their inventory;
  8. Disseminating documents and publications to 67 OSCE depository libraries and taking part in the selection, description and quality check of the digital “Quarterly Selections” posted on the OSCE web resources;
  9. Updating the on line reference library catalogue (motioned by Tritus Open-Source system), including review and completion of existing data in the catalogue, as well as ordering new acquisitions, indexing and re-shelving;
  10. Performing other related duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see
Necessary Qualifications
  • Completed secondary education; studies in archives, library science, or informatics is an asset;
  • A minimum of four years of directly related experience in archive and/or library; \
  • Theoretical and practical experience in record management, archival and library activities (digital and paper);
  • Experience with public information services or general documentation (library) services in the setting of an international organization (government, academic institution, NGOs etc.);
  • Sound knowledge of standard computer applications (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, web and other IT systems);
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of other OSCE working languages is an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst remaining impartial and objective.
Required competencies
Core values
  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies
  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Remuneration Package
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deduction, is CZK 37.338 (12 times a year). OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Czech Republic. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

Appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
How To Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Records and Information Management Officer (Junior position). AIIB, Beijing. Open until 14 February 2018

The Records and Information Management (RIM) Officer provides general information support services to AIIB. The selected candidate will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of Library, Archives and Records Management services to AIIB staff and stakeholders.


    i) Records Services:
  • Play a support role in the execution of the RIM program by providing a full range of administrative and secretarial services.
  • File, index and verify records in the electronic system(s).
  • Scan documents, photographs and images as required.
  • Support the annual records disposition process.
  • Search and find information when requested.
  • Organize and participate in various RIM meetings and initiatives.
    ii) Archival Services:
  • Help accessioning incoming historical records to the archival collection.
  • Ensure that all database records are updated with timely and accurate information.
  • Provide archival reference assistance services by conducting information research requiring historical documents.
  • Summarize information and communicate results to clients in a clear and concise manner.
  • Receive and respond to requests for archived materials.
  • Assist in overall preservation of archival collection.
  • Help ensure security of archives facilities and integrity of collection.
    iii) Library Services:
  • Support and administer all library support services within AIIB.
  • Receive, catalog, circulate and maintain library collection.
  • Provide document delivery services.
  • Provide reference help as and when received.
  • Direct library patrons to appropriate sources.
  • Guides patrons in the use of the library’s catalog and e-resources.
  • Respond to inquiries interpreting library procedures.
  • Maintain AIIB-wide subscriptions to databases and information resources.
  • Update web and intranet sites.
  • Perform other duties as library priorities change.


  • Minimum 5 years of related experience in the fields of information management, library, archives and/or records management.
  • Equivalent direct experience with a multilateral development bank or an international financial institution will be given due consideration.
  • Proficient in various office applications including experience using a document management system (i.e., SharePoint, Documentum, etc.) would be considered an asset.
  • Experience using library electronic databases would be considered a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated meticulous, methodical and analytical skills to ensure that a high level of accuracy is maintained.
  • Demonstrated capability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Solution-oriented with the ability to think independently.
  • Ability to deal with multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Client-focused with good interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to different personality types and work styles.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in library science, information management, archival science, English language or any other relevant field with completion of certificate program at a recognized institution in a relevant discipline, i.e., library, archives and/or records management.
    Previous experience and qualifications will dictate the employee level at which an applicant will enter AIIB.