Internship: United Nations and UNCITRAL

3.29.17-  Library Internships
The United Nations Library in Vienna and the UNCITRAL Law Library, Vienna, Austria

The deadline for applying has been extended to April 6, 2017.

The United Nations Library in Vienna and the UNCITRAL Law Library would like to invite students and recent graduates of Library and Information Science programs to submit an application through the UN Careers website (

The UNOV Library provides full library and information services to the staff of the United Nations units and Permanent Missions in Vienna.  The collection focuses on issues related to drugs and crime, outer space affairs, as well as translation and interpretation. We also house an extensive collection of UN official documents and publications. More information is available at:

The UNCITRAL Law Library serves the Secretariat and delegates of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. It houses one of the largest multi-lingual trade law collections in Europe. More information is available at:

For both libraries, intern duties include assisting with reference and client services, collections maintenance, cataloguing and digitization projects.  Interns are required to have an excellent command of written and spoken English.  Working knowledge of other UN languages would be considered an asset.  In addition, experience or course work related to reference, cataloguing and/or special libraries is desirable. For the UNCITRAL Law Library, experience with legal materials or course work in law would be considered an asset.

Please note that the United Nations does not remunerate interns in any way. Costs and arrangements for travel, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions. The minimum duration of an internship is 2 months.

Interested candidates can find the internship opportunity posted on the UN Careers website at:

Kind regards,
Giovanna Gossage
Chief Librarian, United Nations Library Vienna
Vienna International Centre


Job: Library Systems Analyst

12/5/14 –  Library Systems Analyst
Department of Nuclear Energy, Vienna, Austria

Issue Date: 19 November 2014
Application Deadline: 18 December 2014
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed term, 3 years (subject to a probationary period of 1 year)

Organizational Setting
The objective of the Department of Nuclear Energy is to foster the efficient and safe use of nuclear power by supporting interested Member States in improving the performance of nuclear power plants, the nuclear fuel cycle, and the management of nuclear wastes; in catalysing innovation in nuclear power and fuel cycle technologies; in developing indigenous capabilities for national energy planning; in deploying new nuclear power plants; in preserving and disseminating nuclear information and knowledge; and in advancing science and industry through improved operation of research reactors.The Nuclear Information Section consists of the IAEA Library Unit, the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) Unit and the Systems Development and Support Group. It fosters the exchange of scientific and technical information on the peaceful use of nuclear science and technology; increases awareness in Member States of the importance of maintaining efficient and effective systems for managing such information; provides information services and support to Member States and to the IAEA; and assists with capacity building and training.
Main purpose
The Library Systems Analyst develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) of the Library’s information system and applies technical knowledge in creating an IT plan for the Library, implementing and supporting IT solutions aimed at improving business processes and systems to meet Library needs. He/she maintains effective use of technology and secures IT operational excellence for the Library.
The Library Systems Analyst is: (1) a functional specialist, providing system support; (2) a developer of Library IT strategy and information systems; (3) an analyst of the latest advances in information management and preservation technology; (4) an adviser on IT related topics and technical support to staff; (5) a team member of various projects, working collaboratively towards common goals.
The Library Systems Analyst works closely with the IAEA Library Unit Head and other managers in the Section, while engaging with users at all levels to investigate operational requirements and propose effective IT solutions, taking responsibility for their implementation. Outside the Library, the Library Systems Analyst coordinates with staff within the Division of Information Technology and external parties where and when appropriate.
Functions / Key Results Expected
  • Maintain existing software systems.
  • Provide day-to-day assistance in solving problems related to Library IT applications, including troubleshooting with respect to problems arising from access-related technical issues.
  • Carry out requirement analysis for and design of IT solutions.
  • Design, implement, test and maintain software systems, providing customer training and documentation.
  • Act as a focal point for Library IT operations design, management and improvement.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Technical expertise:
    • Proven experience of operating systems (Windows, UNIX, Linux);
    • Knowledge of CITRIX server, Web servers, Windows client/server environments;
    • Knowledge of JavaScript, VBScript, Python, HTML and XML;
    • Experience in web design and technology;
    • Knowledge of networking and distributed computing systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of data transformation and migration.
  • Extensive experience in managing cloud based systems.
  • Strong knowledge of information security and secure coding techniques.
  • Proficiency in information security practices.
  • Analytical skills and customer orientation: Ability to analyse business processes and translate requests into ICT solutions.
  • Interpersonal skills: Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external counterparts and to work harmoniously in a multicultural / multidisciplinary team with respect and sensitivity for diversity.
  • Communication skills: Ability to write clearly and in a structured manner and to make effective oral presentations.
  • Knowledge management: Openness to new ideas, technologies and tools in the IT industry and the Library systems field and a willingness to learn and share skills and knowledge. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
Education, Experience and Language Skills
  • University degree in software engineering; a degree in information science would be an asset.
  • Prince2 registered practitioner; ITIL certification an asset.
  • Minimum five years’ relevant experience in providing system support, preferably in an information management setting. Experience with an integrated library management system would be an asset.
  • Broad range of IT skills encompassing PC software, hardware and networks, Windows, UNIX operating system, Java-based technologies, HTML, XML and related formats, web services.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of another official IAEA language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) an asset.
The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $56 198 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $32 145*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks’ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance.How to apply to the IAEAComplete an Online Application

* Subject to change without notice

Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouragedApplicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values): Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.