Associate Documentalist/Librarian

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United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)

Post Title & Level: Associate Documentalist/Librarian, L-2 (re-advertisement)

Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland

Duration: one year, subject to availability of funds

Vacancy Notice number: ISDR/G/04/2007

Deadline for applications: 18 February, due to urgency

Date of entry: 15 March


Education: University degree in information, library science or related subjects, or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.

Experience: At least three years of progressively responsible professional experience in library work or information network administration.

Experience in disaster reduction, humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation or development, human rights, information management, journalism or other related area may be considered.

Exposure to electronic information management systems is an advantage.

Language: Fluency in oral and written English and/or French.

Knowledge of additional official UN languages a plus.

Other Skills: Knowledge of automated information systems as applied to libraries and/or information networks.

This post is subject to availability of funds.

Applications from qualified female candidates and from nationals of non- and under-represented countries are particularly encouraged.

Diploma of completed University degree may be requested in due course.

Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

Please email the following documents to the ISDR secretariat at isdr.vacancies [at] :

1. Cover letter, explaining why you consider yourself qualified and motivated for this particular position.

2. Completed P-11 Form

It would be appreciated your stating your full name and the ISDR vacancy notice number (ISDR/G/04/2007) as the subject in your e-mail of application.

Mailing address:

Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10
Fax: (+41 22) 917 0528
E-mail: isdr.vacancies [at]

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