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Digital Archivist Consultant, UNESCO, Paris, France

The Archives of UNESCO is looking for a Digital Archivist Consultant to join its team. We are a group of dedicated archivists and records managers that love challenges, enjoy using our knowledge of archival theory and practice in creative and new ways, and work collaboratively with staff across UNESCO including IT. In particular, we are looking for an archivist with knowledge and skill in functional analysis for the purpose of electronic records and archives management. The incumbent should

  • Provides vision, focus, and leadership for digital preservation activities within the Organization.
  • Surveys the current digital landscape at the Secretariat, including digitized collections, born-digital files on current and legacy media, and other born-digital materials.
  • Develops and documents policies, workflows, and procedures for accessioning, processing, describing, preserving, and providing access to digital records.
  • Applies said workflows and procedures to born-digital material acquired from the Organization's internal records, legacy media in existing hybrid collections
  • Contribute to planning and developing a digital preservation strategy.
  • Establishes standards for integrating born-digital material into finding aids and catalog records.
  • Trains existing staff on the born-digital procedures and assists in their execution of the new procedures.
  • Promotes digital preservation within UNESCO.


This is a short-term position with the possibility for extension and transition to open-ended employment. Deadline for application is May 10, 2019.

Please send your resume to Adama Aly PAM, Chief archivist at


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