Library/Archives Specialist, Rome, Italy
Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
City: Rome, Italy
Office: FAO Rome
Closing date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 1901489
Job Posting : 24/Jun/2019
Closure Date : 24/Jul/2019, 4:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : OCCD
Job Type : Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level : N/A
Primary Location : Italy-Rome
Duration : Up to 11 months
Post Number : N/A
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations d epending on the evolving needs of the Organization
The Office for Corporate Communication (OCC) is responsible for all corporate and internal communication activities of the Organization. It ensures coherence and consistency in FAO’s corporate messaging and communications‘ outputs, as well as enables cost-effectiveness in use of communication-related resources across the Organization.
FAO Consultant/PSA and Call purpose
The purpose of this call is to attract talent with experience and background in the area of librarianship and archives to populate Consultant/PSA rosters.
Candidates who have already applied for IRCs 4885, 4889, 4890 need not re-apply for this vacancy.
The Consultants/PSAs will report directly to the OiC of the FAO Library & Archives .
Knowledge management, information delivery, outreach, library publishing & exhibitions, metadata, digitalization, archives.
Tasks and responsibilities
The generic functions for the profile include, but are not limited to, the following: Knowledge Management
Develop and implementing literature search strategies in relevant databases like WoS or CABAbstracts, and providing maintenance and technical support for Endnote;
Develop a communication strategy in support of Library goals, with website posts, newsletters and exhibitions;
Respond to information requests from FAO staff and external users;
Provide technical expertise with the integrated library system KOHA and leading its upgrades, enhancements and interoperability with other content software like Agrovoc to better disseminate FAO content;