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Information Management Officer

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 Geneva, Switzerland
Management, English, French

Job Description:

This position is located in the Library of the (COMPANY NAME) Office at Geneva (UNOG), The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief, Institutional Memory Section.


Within delegated authority, the incumbent will undertake the following duties:

1) Manages communications and the creation of substantive content relating to the Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives project (LONTAD), the history of multilateralism in Geneva, and the history of the League of Nations, including:
*Web content and resources for researchers and the general public
*Preparation of physical and virtual exhibitions
*Preparation of substantive social media content.

2) Advises management on the design, use, and further development of digital products and content created during the LONTAD project and articulates strategies for the "Library&Archives" strategic plan 2xxx-xxx3 related to research on the history of multilateralism and the role of the "Library&Archives" in the support of digital humanities research.

3) Identifies and develops relations with key partners to further the objectives of LONTAD and the "Library&Archives", and advises management on partnerships and their focus, including academia, UN partners, and other relevant institutions, with a strong focus on the digital humanities.

4) Supports management with the design of the second phase of the LONTAD project, within the knowledge systems framework for integrated services to be offered by the Library Services Section and the Institutional Memory Section of the (COMPANY NAME) Library&Archives Geneva, including the identification of potential funding sources and the development of grant proposals and applications.

5) Undertakes other duties as may be required


PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of concepts, methodologies and trends relevant to the field of research in the history of multilateralism and international relations. Knowledge and understanding of library and archives operations and resources. Knowledge of the history of the League of Nations and of the (COMPANY NAME). Ability to conduct research and provide recommendations on digital humanities applied to multilateral studies. Demonstrated conceptual, analytical and evaluation skills and ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identifying and assessing issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in information management, library science, social sciences, history or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of experience in information management, historical research and/or teaching, communication, or related area is required.
Experience in publishing academic articles/book is required.
A minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience in an international organization is desirable.
Experience in creating communications content is desirable.
Experience in building partnerships with academia and/or cultural institutions is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both English and French is required. Knowledge of another (COMPANY NAME) official language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to the duration of the project, extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

At the (COMPANY NAME), the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The (COMPANY NAME) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The (COMPANY NAME) recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

(COMPANY NAME) Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the (COMPANY NAME) if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The (COMPANY NAME) places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the (COMPANY NAME) including the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


Source: Company website
Posted on: 22 Jul 2020
Job duration: 24 months
Languages: English, French
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