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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/TA30
Title: Clerk part-time 80% - Local recruitment
Grade: G3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  Six months. Extra-budgetary appointment, any extension subject to availability of external funding.
Date: 25 March 2013
Application Deadline: 7 April 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of IARC Monographs (IMO)
The Section of IARC Monographs (IMO) produces the IARC Monographs, which are critical reviews and evaluations of the published scientific evidence on carcinogenic hazards to which humans are exposed. The programme does this by convening meetings of international, interdisciplinary working groups of expert scientists to write the reviews and develop the evaluations. The published Monographs are used by international and national health agencies as the scientific basis for their actions to reduce human exposure to carcinogens. The IMO may also consider evaluation of cancer preventive agents in addition to the production of position papers and other publications relevant to the IARC Monographs.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the IMO Scientific Editor, the incumbent's tasks will be as follows:
A. During one day/week:
The incumbent assists with the handling of incoming manuscripts submitted for publication in Mutation Research, sends requests for review to potential reviewers, sends manuscripts to reviewers, and - keeping track of the deadline - sends reminders to reviewers. All these tasks are performed electronically, on the Elsevier Electronic System (EES). In addition, the assistant maintains the paper archives of accepted and edited papers. From now on, the archiving will be fully electronic.
B. During three days/week:
For the IARC Monographs, the incumbent performs various tasks to assist the production team, i.e. in the final stages before electronic publication and printing of the books. This work involves processing the final texts of Monographs - after checking and editing - with various types of specialized computer software (ExTyles, InDesign, Typefi) in order to cross-check and verify the accuracy of literature references, and to prepare the final lay-out of the Monographs before publication on the IARC Monographs website, and in print.

C. Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Graduation from secondary school or equivalent, followed by formal training in typing and related office functions.
Some experience in large-document word processing, page formatting and desk-top publishing is desirable.
Knowledge of Word, Excel, RefMan, PubMed, ChemWindow and PowerPoint, and various types of specialized computer software (ExTyles, InDesign, Typefi) would be an asset.
At least two years' experience in typing and clerical work with good knowledge of office equipment and commonly used word-processing software.
Excellent knowledge of English, with a good working knowledge of French.
Additional Information:

This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex.
WHO/IARC has its own Staff Health Insurance and Pension plans and is not part of the French Health Insurance ("SÚcuritÚ Sociale"), the French Pension system or the French unemployment benefit agency ("Assedic").

Any appointment/extension is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and WHO Manual.
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for interview and test.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
25,130 euros at single rate
25,130 euros with primary dependants

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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