KNOWLEDGE MANAGER (IARC/13/FT277)

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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/FT277
 
Title: Knowledge Manager
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  2 years - Any extension subject to availability of funding.
 
Date: 8 July 2013
 
Application Deadline: 18 August 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Office of the Director (DIR) / Communications Group (COM)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The overall objective of the Knowledge Management Centre is to integrate services and resources which support the creation, preservation, and dissemination of IARC research and knowledge. Within the Knowledge Management Centre, the IARC Library provides a comprehensive range of information resources and services that support the core activities of the Agency. The Library ensures access to and preservation of the Agency's institutional memory. The Knowledge Management Centre is also the nucleus of IARC book publication and dissemination activities through project management, operational planning, budget management and resource coordination to ensure the uniformity, high quality and success of all IARC publications series.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the position:
The Knowledge Manager is responsible for the management of the IARC Library and Information services as well as for the management of all IARC book publication activities within the framework of the IARC Communication Strategy.

Organizational context:
Reporting to the Head of the Communications Group (COM), the Knowledge Manager works independently and is responsible for the management of Knowledge Management Centre components-the IARC Library and Publications Programme. As the manager of the Library team, the incumbent coordinates the delivery of a wide range of information resources and services. The incumbent is an expert literature searcher and a specialist in electronic resources and scholarly communication. He/she manages the IARC publications programme, overseeing and coordinating the publication cycle from conception through publication and beyond. He/she provides leadership and expertise in matters of copyright, branding and other intellectual property issues relating to publishing and dissemination of information.

The incumbent will:
1/ Analyze the information needs of the Agency to anticipate appropriate solutions and ensure client information needs are met.

2/ Develop and manage library information services to provide responsive, user-centered collections and services.

3/ Manage the budget and resources of the Library to optimize resource allocation and maximize utilization.

4/ Review and evaluate information resources and services for relevance, use and cost-effectiveness.

5/ Formulate policies, procedures and guidelines relating to the delivery and access to information resources and services.

6/ Provide instruction and technical support for information resources. Advise on best practices in information use.

7/ Coordinate archiving and digitization projects to monitor and disseminate scientific outputs, and preserve institutional memory.

8/ Supervise, guide and train Knowledge Management Centre staff to ensure engagement and client-oriented service.

9/ Contribute to the formulation of institutional policies, procedures and guidelines in areas of publishing, licensing and copyright.

10/ Ensure the application of the Agency's open access policy.

11/ Identify and develop publishing opportunities (digital or print) by monitoring publishing industry trends and through consultation with ACP, IARC scientists and collaborators.

12/ Manage and coordinate all publication operations including costs, timelines and internal and external workflow distribution.

13/ Establish guidelines and timelines for authors, consultants and suppliers involved in the publications programme.

14/ Publicize and market IARC publications utilizing a variety of communication channels and approaches.

15/ Liaise with WHO Press and the IARC webmaster to monitor and report all publication related metrics.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in library and information studies or information sciences.

Desirable: Specialization in biomedical librarianship, STM publishing or scholarly publishing.
Skills:
- Proven ability to work independently and keep abreast of key trends and developments in libraries, information, Science Technical Medical (STM) publishing industry and scholarly communications.
- Strong skills in communication, presentation and teaching others.
- Knowledge of copyright, licensing and intellectual property principles and guidelines.
- Knowledge of digital publishing and associated technologies and of marketing of scholarly or STM publications is highly desirable.
- Proficient use of publication tools and online scientific communication applications.
- Experience in web editing software; bibliographic management software; publication production software; integrated library systems applications and management.
- Experience with information technologies and applications relating to libraries, scholarly and STM publishing and information production.

Required WHO Competencies:
1) Producing Results
2) Ensuring Effective Use of Resources
3) Moving forward in a changing environment
4) Creating an empowering and motivational environment
5) Knowing and managing yourself
6) Setting an Example
7) Fostering Integration and teamwork
Experience:
Essential:
Minimum 7 years of professional experience in information science including the management of electronic resources and websites. Solid experience in working with the scholarly or STM publishing industries and the scholarly communication process. Experience in supervising and training staff.
Languages:
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English.
Desirable: Working knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
Candidates called for interview may be expected to give a seminar or sit a written test.
The mentioned annual salary rates can be subject to slight variations as they include components (post adjustment, exchange rate) that are reviewed on a monthly basis.
IARC/WHO OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDING AN ANNUAL NET SALARY (SUBJECT TO MANDATORY DEDUCTIONS FOR PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS AND HEALTH INSURANCE), DEPENDENCY BENEFITS, PENSION PLAN, HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME, AND 30 DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE. BENEFITS FOR INTERNATIONALLY RECRUITED STAFF MAY INCLUDE TRAVEL AND REMOVAL EXPENSES ON APPOINTMENT AND SEPARATION, ASSIGNMENT GRANT, RENTAL SUBSIDY, AND HOME LEAVE.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
85,714 Euros at single rate
92,044 Euros with primary dependants

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

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. 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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