Library and Information Analyst (Content & Metadata) - P2

Deadline to apply: 
13 May 2018
Title:  Library and Information Analyst (Content & Metadata)
Domain: Library and Institutional Knowledge Management Unit
Grade: P2
Post Number: IEP/PA/082
Organizational Unit:  UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) 
Primary Location:   Paris, France
Recruitment open to: Internal and external
Type of contract:  Project Appointment (PA)
Annual salary:  58 494 EUROS 
Lenght:  2 year renewable, with possibility of extension depending on availability of funds and performance
Deadline (midnight, Dakar time):  13 May 2018
Applications to be sent to: 


Overview of the functions of the post

Under the overall authority of the Director and direct supervision of the Chief of IIEP Documentation Centre, and within the framework of IIEP’s mandate and Medium-Term Strategy, the incumbent will be in charge of Metadata and Systems. S/he will promote and facilitate the use of IIEP information and knowledge assets, both externally and internally. In particular, s/he will:

  • Design and manage curation and discovery tools to ensure an optimal sharing of IIEP self-created or collected knowledge.
  • Manage catalog data, establishing and documenting all necessary policies and procedures; oversees production and quality control functions.
  • Perform original or copy cataloguing work.
  • Monitor and manage outsourced contract cataloguing.
  • Ensure interoperability and cross-search between IIEP databases, using standard UN tools when existing or developing ad-hoc ones.
  • Have responsibility for the overall administration, customization, and troubleshooting of the library’s integrated system; provide technical expertise and support to colleagues.
  • Evaluate and implement new technologies and web applications to enhance services to IIEP staff and Library users.
  • Collaborate with other IIEP teams to manage or create information portals.
  • Train and support librarians in IIEP partner institutions.
  • Support routine library services for the Institute. 


Required qualifications


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information management, librarianship, or related field. 

Professional experience

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in documents, records and online portals’ management, of which preferably 1 year acquired at international level.

Skills / Competencies

    • Expertise in managing online knowledge.
    • Familiarity with PHP/MySQL or other relational database management system.
    • Familiarity with Drupal or other content management software.
    • Excellent organizational and coordination skills.
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
    • Proven ability to manage sensitive information with confidentiality and sense of discretion.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Ability to establish priorities, manage heavy workload and meet tight deadlines, paying close attention to detail and quality of work.
    • Excellent IT skills with proficiency of MS Office software such as Word and Excel.


Excellent knowledge of English or French and good knowledge of the other. 


Desirable qualifications

Professional experience

Experience with training.


• Expertise in education policy, planning or management.


Knowledge of Spanish.


Benefits and entitlements

UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars and paid in Euros at Headquarters, exempt from income tax. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home leave travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.  More details on the ICSC Web site.
Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking Organization.


How to apply

You are invited to send your cover letter, CV in UNESCO format with the compulsory questionnaire together to:

ln the subject line, kindly mark “Library and Information Analyst (Content & Metadata) PA082”. The deadline for submission is 13 May 2018 at midnight (Paris time). The appointment is contingent on the availability of funds.