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Contract (Project Archivist) - Education. Ref: KCM0917-04. (7 months)

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Closing date:
12-10-2017
Job Description 
Service contract (Project Archivist) in Education, IBE Geneva-Documentation Centre​,
 UNESCO, Geneva, Switzerland. Fluent in English/French. Right to reside and work in Switzerland. Monthly salary: 5,867 CHF
 
OVERVIEW 

The International Bureau of Education (IBE) is a leading UNESCO institute in the field of curriculum, valued for both its specialist knowledge, expertise and networks, and for providing curriculum support services that include up-to-date, evidence-based information and practical support to Member States.
The IBE seeks to recruit an Archivist to help manage the digitization of its historical materials. The IBE Historical Archive 1925-1969 and the Textbook Collection, are invaluable and unique research resources which are constantly in demand by education historians and researchers from all over the world. The IBE intends to create a digital version of these materials in order to make them accessible globally. 
 The incumbent, under the overall authority of the IBE Director, and direct supervision of Ms Ruth Creamer, Head of the IBE Documentation Centre, will be responsible for:
  • Day-to-day management of the IBE digitisation projects;
  • Ensuring that correct international archiving standards are adhered to;
  • Assisting in the design of and supervision of the workflow, ensuring smooth processes and materials preparations;
  • Ensuring good collaboration with external service providers
  • Supervising junior consultants and overseeing the quality control process of digitized textbooks and archives
  • Performing quality control of work carried out by external service providers
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education
  • Qualified Archivist.
 
Work Experience
  • At least two years demonstrated experience in digitisation project work
  • Experience of working with delicate and historical materials
  • Experience of working and coordinating with external service providers
 
Skills/Competencies
  • Excellent communication, IT and team-working skills and excellent computer skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy over prolonged periods of time.
  • Capacity to work effectively in teams and in a multicultural working environment.
  • Ability to lift boxes that weigh around 15 kilograms
 
Languages
Excellent command of English and/or French,  and  good working knowledge of the other language; other working languages (particularly Arabic, Spanish, or Russian) would be an asset.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send a letter of application and your CV, making reference to post (KCM0917-04), in English, to the International  Bureau of Education (IBE), by email to r.creamer@unesco.org and administration@ibe.unesco.org  Application files should reach the IBE before midnight (Geneva time) on 12 October 2017.
(*)The successful candidate must be a Swiss citizen or otherwise have the right to reside and work in Switzerland.
 
Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.