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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/FT118
Title: Clerk - 80% - local recruitment
Grade: G3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 yrs - Position initially established for a limited period of 2 years. Any extension subject to availability of extra-budgetary funding.
Date: 5 April 2013
Application Deadline: 25 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 prevent or 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:
Purpose of the position:
Within the Section of IARC Monographs (IMO) and under the supervision of the IMO Scientific Editor, the incumbent is to assist the IMO Editorial team with the technical aspects involved in the production of the IARC Monographs.

1) Under the supervision of the IMO Scientific Editor, the incumbent assists in meetings convened by IMO.

Specific tasks include:

(a) typing and revising draft documents prepared before, during or after a meeting;
(b) typing changes to documents during Monograph meetings, making copies, and distributing succeeding drafts;
(c) typing technical corrections made by IARC Scientists and Scientific Editor after Monograph meetings;
(d) assisting in the preparation of final versions of the documents, including formatting of text and tables;
(e) assisting in all the document-handling issues, including entering final technical corrections made by the scientists.

2) With the guidance of the IMO Scientific Editor, prepares the final version of the IARC Monographs for electronic and print publishing:

(a) assists in applying eXtyles for the styling of the final draft to comply with requirements for processing by Typefi.
(b) exports all documents into xml, troubleshooting any issues with the programming code.
(c) processes the document using the Typefi publishing platform; resolves layout problems, liaises with the customer support of both products.
(d) assures the quality of the final product.

3) performs other related work, as assigned by supervisor.
Essential: Graduation from secondary school or equivalent, plus training in word processing and related office functions, recognized by a diploma (BTS or equivalent). Training in page-layout software such as InDesign.

Required knowledge and skills:
Good knowledge and competency in MS Office suite.
Excellent time-management skills.
Effective communication and ability to work well as part of a team.
High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to work to deadlines.
Desirable knowledge and skills:
Knowledge of Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, RefMan, PubMed, Typefi, and chemical-structure drawing software.
At least two years experience in processing large documents using MS Office.
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").

As per WHO Staff rules, some restrictions are applicable to professional activities external to the Organization.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
25130 euros at single rate
25130 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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