Job: K-12 Librarian

11/9/15 — K-12 Librarian
Cebu International School, Cebu, Philippines

Sarah P’s comments:  For the full ad please go to The International Educator.  This source lists just about all the international school positions available.  There is a fee for joining ($29) but it is well-worth the investment if you are serious about pursuing an overseas job.  Do not forget to join International School Reviews as well.  (I have no affiliation with these organizations, I just know them to reputable and use them myself.)  CIS is one of the oldest international schools in existence (1924!) and is a small school.  They use the IB curriculum and any experience you can gain with it will help you.


Job Start Date 22 July 2016
Level K-12
Subject/Area Library
Position Description K-12 Teacher Librarian with PYP and IBDP experience

CIS is a private secular institution that is a non-stock, non-profit, self-sustaining corporation governed by a Board of Trustees elected from the parent body. Since 1924, CIS has served clients from both the international and domestic communities.

Formerly the American School of Cebu, CIS began in 1924 serving an elementary school population. In 1973 the school was renamed Cebu International School. In 1987, CIS graduated its first high school class. Since then, CIS has been a comprehensive Pre-School 3 (3yo) to Grade 12 institution.

CIS has existed on several leased campuses prior to moving to their purpose built location in Pit-Os, Cebu city in August of 2000. The site sits on 4.0 hectares of land with 7,500 square meters of instructional space at the foot of the hills surrounding Cebu City. The modern facilities include 45 air conditioned classrooms that are equipped with computers, audio visual equipment and modern furniture. In addition to the classrooms, the two main buildings hold science labs, art rooms, computer labs, 2 libraries, music rooms, a dance studio and a cafeteria/canteen. Our physical education facilities includes a large covered court area that serves as our gymnasium, a swimming pool, playgrounds and a large soccer field. The schools IT infra structure is of high quality and the school has ubiquitous internet access throughout the campus.

Programs for elementary, middle and high school are at par with international schools world-wide. . CIS is authorised for both the PYP and the IB Diploma Program. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Philippines Accrediting Association of Schools Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).

Enrolment stands at about 350 students representing about 25 nationalities.


Housing Allowance based on family/dependents
Airline tickets at beginning and end of contract(s)
International Health Insurance
Transportation to/from school
Professional Development account

For more information please visit the CIS website

Job: Administrative Officer (IPS)

2/26/15 –  Administrative Officer (IPS)
World Health Organization (WHO), WPRO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Duty Station: Manila, Philippines

Sarah P. commentsThis position is for people already living in Manila.Post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the office.’

Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Application Deadline: 11 March 2015

To provide guidance and ensure production of high quality WPR information products including efficient dissemination, sales and marketing, promotion, and evaluation of WPRO information products;

To ensure availability of valid health information products, in printed, electronic and other forms to WHO staff, other UN agencies and international organizations, in appropriate language and format;

To promote and enhance regional and global library activities and services; and

To ensure that cost-efficient and timely translation services are provided in the Organization.

Description of duties:
The incumbent will carry out the following duties:

1. Support technical units in the production of technical documents, brochures and other information products (both in print and electronic forms);
2. Plans, designs and implements marketing campaigns in the Western Pacific Region for WHO printed and electronic information and communication products;
3. Develop ideas and support the introduction of new technologies for the dissemination of information products;
4. Manage the social media presence of the WHO Regional Office, draft short stories and support technical units in the production of short stories for the WPRO social media accounts;
5. Promotes and advocates the development and enhancement of regional and global library activities and services; and
6. Support the development and implementation of library initiatives and resources.

A university degree in library science, communication, social sciences or another related field of study is essential. A degree in health sciences or public health is an advantage.
Essential: Knowledge in information, publishing and library services. Knowledge in managing translation and reproduction rights contracts including issues in copyrights. Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal. Strong customer service abilities. Courtesy, tact and ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

Desirable: Artistic creativity combined with sound business judgement. Excellent managerial and delegation skills. Ability to build and maintain external partner relationship. Ability to multi-task successfully in a highly-pressurized environment.

Other Skills: Demonstrated ability to use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher, Outlook and Internet HTML. Thorough knowledge on the use of desktop publishing softwares such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, PageMaker, and CorelDraw. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software such as Visio and Microsoft SharePoint.

1. Knowing and managing yourself
2. Moving forward in a changing environment
3. Ensuring the effective use of resources
4. Communicating in a credible and effective way
5. Fostering integration and teamwork

Minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme management, communication or information science is essential. Experience in WHO, other UN agencies or in another international organization an asset.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the office.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
PHP 887 961 at single rate
PHP 887 961 with primary dependants


News: International Speaking Opportunity


The National Library of the Philippines is sponsoring a National Conference of Children’s Librarians on October 13-15, 2014 in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines. They are looking for a speaker on one or more of the following topics for plenary sessions:

You can choose to speak on one of these topics

1. Monday, 13 October 2014

3:30PM – 4:30PM   Plenary Session I

Envisioning a 21st Century Children’s Library

2. Tuesday, 14 October 2014

9:00AM – 10:00 Plenary Session II

Bringing Children and Books in the World of Digitization

3.      10:30AM – 11:30 Plenary Session III

Clouding for the Children and young Adults Libraries

4.      3:30PM – 4:30 Plenary Session VI

Digital Literacy at the Front Line of Library Services

You need to pay your own way to Manila They will pay for your interisland transport, two nights lodging around your presentation, food and “other hospitalities.   You might be able to negotiate more.   No honorarium. If you are interested, contact DOLORES D. CARUNGUI, Chief Librarian, Reference Division, National Library of the Philippines at dollydc5  or Nancy Bolt at

Sarah P’s comments:  This looks like an interesting opportunity…if you can afford to pay it would be a great way to meet some international librarians and good for the resume as well…