Monthly Archives: August 2017

Job: Archivist

8.31.17 –  Archivist
Northern Marianas College, Saipan, Mariana Islands

9.9.17 – UPDATE: this position has been filled. Yes, it is sudden but this can happen with international positions. Positions are filled, not filled, look like they will be filled and then aren’t, and so on. It is a vague business at best. Why? Well, that could be a long discussion as there is not a simple answer to this question. Bottom line: be prepared for vagueness…and please share news such as Sam did – who was asked to share this position and only just learned himself that it was filled – and also Samantha who wrote to let readers know it has been filled.

Sarah P’s comments: It’s been the summer of people sharing positions…which is a good development. This one is from librarian, Sam Crawford, who has helpfully included information and a willingness to be contacted. This should be applauded – both by institution administrators as well as librarians – as it helps everyone to find the ‘right’ librarian for the job.

 

Northern Marianas College (NMC) is currently hiring for the position of Archivist.  Located on the island of Saipan — the largest municipality within the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) — Northern Marianas College is a land-grant institution accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC).  Among other duties and activities, this full-time, permanent position will oversee the CNMI Archives.  The position entails working with a wide range of people across the campus and island community, helping lead an exciting multi-year project to establish the CNMI Archives as the official ‘state’ archives for this U.S. territory.
Details about the position can be found in the link below:
NOTE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES / APPLICANTS:  Feel free to reach out to me directly for more information (samuel.crawford@marianas.edu); I am currently the Academic Librarian at Northern Marianas College, and I am more than happy to answer questions about the job, the College, and/or the island(s).  Life out here is pretty different from the U.S. mainland, but it is uniquely rewarding.  This is truly an amazing opportunity for any information professional with a taste for adventure and/or a bent towards archival work overseas…

 

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Job: Business Librarian

8/29/17 –  Business Librarian
Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, UK

Sarah P’s comments:  Thanks, Librarian Ray Pun, for sharing this opportunity…

 

There is a vacancy for a Business Librarian at the University of Oxford (Bodleian Libraries) to lead and manage information services in the fields of business, management and finance at the highest level. Responsible for the development of innovative, user-focused services, provision of information resources and the management of library staff, the Bodleian Business Librarian is a key member of the Saïd Business School and the Bodleian Libraries, and works to ensure that the Sainsbury Library is widely regarded as a leading library among top and emergent business schools.

The current incumbent is retiring after 9 years in the role during which time the Library has made significant advancements in: expanding access to research resources; the online dissemination of the School’s research outputs; new approaches to instructional support and a number of improvements to the library study environments.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build upon this work and develop new services to meet current challenges and emerging needs.

Details are at https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=130663 and our Head of Social Sciences Libraries, Louise Clarke: louise.clarke@bodleian.ox.ac.uk can be contacted for an informal discussion about the role.

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Job: Interim Head of Records and Archives

8/29/17 – Interim Head of Records and Archives Section
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Records and Archives Section, Conference and General Services Division, Administration and Management Sector, Geneva, Switzerland

Grade – P4

Contract Duration – 1 year

Application deadline : 10-Sep-2017, 9:59:00 PM

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE:  please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local date and time.

Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented Member States of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are encouraged. Please click on the following links for the list of unrepresented Member States and the list of underrepresented regions and the WIPO Member States in these regions.

 

  1.  Organizational Setting

The position is located in the Records and Archives Section of the Conference and General Services Division, Administration and Management Sector

The Section is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures governing the creation, management, protection and preservation of WIPO’s organizational records; and for managing the WIPO archive. The Section also administers the daily registration, distribution and tracking of official correspondence (excluding transactions relating to WIPO’s global IP registration systems). The role of the Section is evolving to include wider participation in the development of cross-cutting knowledge management strategies and good practices to support WIPO’s business needs.

Purpose Statement

The Head of Section will lead the Section for up to two years through a transitional period of changing roles and requirements in this area. The Head will work with the Director of the Division to deliver policies and initiatives that strengthen records management as well as wider knowledge management at WIPO, including in the context of the introduction of an integrated Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Director of the Conference and General Services Division.

  1.  Duties and responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:

(a)      Review – and develop proposals to improve – internal business-processes, systems, resources, policies and practices in relation to WIPO’s record management objectives.

(b)      Oversee the implementation and use of records management-related digital capabilities in the roll-out of WIPO’s new ECM system, ensuring consistency with business and user needs.  Collaborate with the ECM project teams to support the ongoing integration of the system within WIPO’s wider information management framework.

(c)      Provide expert advice to WIPO managers and staff, leveraging knowledge of records and archive management and technologies to encourage best practice across the Organization.

(d)      Deliver training, capacity-building and awareness-raising activities for WIPO staff to help build a systematic records management culture. Educate staff in the use of the ECM system for records management and wider knowledge management purposes, fostering appropriate changes in working practices. Review and continue to improve guidance and information materials for staff, including on the Intranet.

(e)      Work with internal stakeholders to ensure that records management-related tools are kept up-to-date, comply with relevant policies, and are communicated and used effectively, including Records Retention Schedules, the Records Management Classification scheme and business unit File Plans.

(f)       Assist the Director of the Division in the development and implementation of an Organization-wide strategic roadmap to strengthen knowledge management at WIPO as a means of enhancing organizational performance. Identify and promote examples of existing knowledge management good practices within the Organization. Develop new initiatives to help foster a knowledge-sharing culture.

(g)      Manage the operational work of the Section, determining priorities and allocating resources for the timely and quality delivery of outputs in accordance with the annual work-plans and WIPO’s results-based management framework.

(h)      Manage and supervise the staff of the Section; provide regular feedback on performance, identify training needs and build capacity to meet evolving needs; cultivate good cooperation and teamwork amongst colleagues within and outside the Section.

(i)            Perform other related duties as required.

 

  1.  Requirements

Education

Advanced university degree in the field of information management, records and archives management, knowledge management or related subject.  A first-level university degree plus another two years of relevant experience in addition to the experience requested below may be taken in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

At least nine years relevant professional experience, including experience of archives and records management in an international organization.

Experience of promoting and managing change from paper to digital records management processes.

Experience of developing and implementing knowledge management initiatives.

Desirable

Experience and knowledge of the OpenText Content Suite platform.

Languages

Essential: Excellent knowledge of English.

Desirable: Good knowledge of French.

Job-related competencies

Essential

Mastery of digital records management tools and capabilities within an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system.

Strong people and resource management skills.

Strong change management skills, with the proven ability to champion and drive change.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including analysis of requirements, processes and workflows.

Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to communicate and advocate for records management best practices with diverse audiences.

High level of client-orientation.

Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the ability to quickly adapt to new software and tools.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Desirable

Project management skills.

 Organizational competencies

Communicating effectively.

Respecting individual and cultural differences.

Showing team spirit.

Managing yourself.

Producing results.

Embracing change.

Respecting ethics and values.

 

WIPO Managerial Competencies

  1. Creating a stimulating work environment.
  2. Planning and managing resources.
  3. Promoting change, innovation and learning.
  4. Building and promoting partnerships.
  5. Leading WIPO to the future.

 

  1.  Information

Annual salary:

Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment.  The post adjustment (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances.  The figures quoted below are based on the August 2017 rate of 78.3%

 

P4
Annual salary       $70,647
Post adjustment       $55,317
Total Salary       $125,964
Currency USD

Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.

Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.

Additional Information

Temporary appointments are renewable, subject to continuing needs, availability of budget and satisfactory performance with a maximum cumulative length of two years.

Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented Member States of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are encouraged. Please click on the following links for the list of unrepresented Member States and the list of underrepresented regions and the WIPO Member States in these regions.

 

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4 Jobs: University of the South Pacific

8.21.17 –  University of the South Pacific
Suva and Vanuatu, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments: This is definitely the most positions I have ever seen posted at one time for USP.  When I lived in the region (Marshall Islands), USP was touted as the best college to work for. That still may be the case, but be careful to read the reviews and think about whether living and working in this area is for you. That is not to say that the South Pacific is better or worse than any other region in the world, just that every place has its challenges.  I’m a sailor and ocean person, so I enjoyed my time but lack of AC can do a lot of people in…
Fiji Expat Forum Review
USP: About Suva
Daily Living in Suva, Fiji

 

Senior Librarian (Emalus Campus) 
OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT (REGIONAL CAMPUSES & PROPERTIES & FACILITIES)
USP, Emalus Campus – VV4001

Librarian (3 Positions) 
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
USP Laucala Campus – LLB041

Deadline to apply for all positions:  9/03/17

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Virtual Job: Editor

8.21.17 –  RFC Series Editor
Internet Architecture Board (IAB), USA

The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) is seeking an RFC Series Editor (RSE) to provide overall leadership and supervision of the RFC Editor function.

The RSE has overall responsibility for the quality, continuity, and evolution of the Request for Comments (RFC) Series, the Internet’s seminal technical standards and publications series. The position has operational and policy development responsibilities. The RSE is a senior professional who must be skilled in leading, managing and enhancing a critical, multi-vendor, global information service. The position reports to the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC).

The contractual relationship is that of an independent contractor under contract with the Internet Society on behalf of the IAB.

More information about the position, including required qualifications and the RFP, can be found at: https://iaoc.ietf.org/documents/RSE-RFP-4August2017.pdf

Expressions of interest in the position, CV (including relevant experience), contract rate, and references should be sent to the RSOC search committee at rse-search@iab.org.

Questions may also be sent to this address. Applications will be kept confidential. The application period is open until the position is filled.

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Internship: Int’l Criminal Court

8.21.17 –  International Criminal Court
Information Management, The Hague, Netherlands

Sarah P’s comments: I was asked to post this internship. I checked and was assured it is open to ALL nationalities as long as you meet the qualifications.

Organisational Unit: Information Management Unit, Information Management Services Section, Registry
Duty Station: The Hague – NL
Contract Duration: 3 to 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 31/12/2017

Required Documents for This Application

Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:

  • A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).
  • Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words).
  • Two reference letters (one academic).
  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.
  • One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

Contract Duration

Interns are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

Organisational Context

The Library, archives and Legacy team is part of the Information Management Unit and Information Management Services Section within the Registry. It is the Library’s mandate to meet the information needs of the constituents of the International Criminal Court, Presidency, Chambers, Office of the Prosecutor and Office of the Registry, and provide comprehensive and relevant information resources (both print and electronic), an accessible collection as well as efficient and timely services to advance legal scholarship and support the investigations and jurisprudence undertaken by the Court exercising its jurisdiction.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Library team with providing a reference and circulation service to members of the Court by:

  • Carrying out circulation tasks (borrowing, renewing and reserving items, registering and checking out users)
  • Answering email, telephone and in person enquiries including processing inter-library loan requests, locating online journal articles and responding to reference queries
  • Helping library patrons conduct print and electronic bibliographic research, including online databases
  • Recording library statistics
  • Shelving, labelling and processing publications as necessary
  • Opening and closing the Library
  • Support cataloguing and classification workflows, including archiving of digital objects
  • Contribute to library projects, for example:
  • Creation of library guides
  • Development and updating of the intranet/internet
  • Delivery of training
  • Assist the Archives and Legacy team as required with the appraisal and description of materials.

Required Qualifications

Education:

All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.

A qualification in library/ information science or the intention to pursue one in the near future is desirable, but not necessary.

Experience:

Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers therefore; practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. However, practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court, in particular prior library, legal or research experience may be considered an asset. Full training will be provided.

The Library particularly welcomes applications from young information professionals, who wish to gain experience in the field of foreign, comparative and international law librarianship.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintains a service-orientated attitude at all times.
  • Has a genuine interest in international law, particularly international criminal law, and legal research.
  • Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
  • Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).

Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

Remuneration

Please note that the ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide any reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the internship for which they have been selected.

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Webinar: Why Teach Abroad?

8.21.17 –  ISS sponsored Webinar: Why Teach Abroad
August 304-5PM EST (USA)

Sarah P’s comments:  Here we go for the International School Librarian recruiting season. This is the area where the most international positions are listed and thus is the easiest way to break into international work. While it is still a good idea to join an agency and be vetted, the majority of schools are now advertising on TIE and accepting direct applications. However, attending this free ISS webinar will give you an overview of the field.

ISS (International Schools Services) is one of the oldest US schools recruiting agencies but please be aware that they also now run their own schools as well, which are, unfortunately, not always top tier.  So, be sure to join ISR, International Schools Review, and carefully read the reviews of any schools you might be interested in.

For more information about the hiring process for international school librarians please refer to Chapter 3 of my book and/or visit the Resources page.

 

Let’s talk about a few of our favorite things:
(Click to watch the promo video!)
On August 304-5PM ESTjoin us as we explore 5 fantastic benefits of teaching overseas. The webinar will feature some of our most experienced (and fun!) ISS international educators and finish with a 30-minute Q&A panel.
Check out the event page and register!
New to ISS? Join the community here  and email your candidate number to edustaffing@iss.edu to register for the webiner. Actively recruiting with ISS already? Just register through your candidate dashboard!
See you then!

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