Duties and Qualifications
Senior Archivist - Digital Preservation
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
UNHCR s Records and Archives Section runs a Digital Preservation program that should ensure that UNHCR records information in digital format with long term value is preserved, protected, and made available in the appropriate format and systems to ensure their continued authenticity and reliability, integrity and availability.
This job exists at UNHCR Headquarters and reports to the Chief of Section, Records and Archives. The role is to lead the development and implementation UNHCR s digital preservation program.
The incumbent works in close collaboration with the other teams in the Records and Archives Section and with the Information Technology colleagues.
Digital preservation is a fast-moving branch of information management and the incumbent will have to be an active member of the international digital preservation community and will be responsible to incorporate new developments in this area to the work to the Records and Archives Section.
The job has a strong component of research and training. The incumbent supervises staff and consultants and leads multifunctional teams.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks.
In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P4 - 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and / or Licenses
Relevant Job Experience
A detailed knowledge of and experience with digital preservation. At least 7 years of experience in progressively responsible functions in relation to Archives or record management.
A comprehensive knowledge of archival principles, functions, techniques, methods, and international standards, and of their application to electronic records and archives.
Familiarity with current digital preservation solutions. Active in the international digital preservation community.
Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN working language Position Competencies C001L3 - Accountability Level 3
C002L3 - Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
C003L3 - Communication Level 3
C004L3 - Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
C005L3 - Client & Result Orientation Level 3
C006L3 - Organizational Awareness Level 3
M001L3 - Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
M005L3 - Leadership Level 3
M004L3 - Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
M003L3 - Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
X002L3 - Innovation and Creativity Level 3
X003L3 - Technological Awareness Level 3
X008L3 - Stakeholder Management Level 3 Additional Information
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).