United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees are looking for an Associate Archivist in Digital Preservation

  • Title: Associate Archivist (Digital Preservation)
  • Job ID: 13345
  • Location: Europe
  • Contract type: Full-time
  • Closing date: Tuesday, 27 December 2016 (midnight Geneva time)

Vacancy Announcement

The Archives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees exists to make the experience of UNHCR, as embodied in its records and related materials, available to guide and assist the Organization in planning and conducting its activities, and to provide information to meet the research needs of the persons of interest to UNHCR, of the scholarly community, and of the general public.

In order to address the risks related to long term access of digital/electronic records and to enable the long-term preservation of relevant digital/electronic assets, Records and Archives Section (RAS) will lead the implementation of a Digital Preservation System (DPS) which will enable the protection of UNHCR’s digital archive of reliable and authentic digital records of long term value over time.

Located in Copenhagen, the incumbent of the post will assist in the implementation of the DPS as well as day to day activities, including the web archive, managing various key functions within the DPS and collaborating with creating description and access to digital/electronic archival materials. This position reports to the Digital Archivist.