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Vacancy Statement

Communication Officer / Web Content Editor

Location: IFLA Headquarters, The Hague (The Netherlands)

Position Type: 36 hours per week / 2 year contract

Specialism: Communication and web editing

Salary: up to € 35.000 max (based on experience and qualifications)

Closing date: 15 January 2009

The IFLA website – www.ifla.org – is going to be the most important communication tool for IFLA and its more than 1600 member institutions all over the world. The website is currently undergoing complete restyling and redesigning, to make it more suitable for worldwide information exchange in the international library world of today. The launch of this new website is scheduled for early March 2009.

In this job you will be able to maintain, develop and extend the content of the new website and bring it to the level of an outstanding web 2.0 applicable information source for the international library world. You will be working in close cooperation with your colleagues at the central office, but you will also act as liaison with the information providers who work in libraries all over the world and who are partnering actively with IFLA in one of its 50 international working groups.

With demonstrated written and oral communication skills, extensive experience in using CMSs and image editing software, the ability to target style to different audiences, accuracy and an excellent command of English, you will work with the IFLA HQ team and with external information providers to keep the IFLA website up to date and topical.

Are you interested in adding your expertise to our international library organisation and of course to our website, please have a look at the job description in more detail.

How to Apply

Applications should respond specifically to the selection criteria in the job description. Applications should be in English and consist of a covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names of two referees.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2009. Applicants requested for an interview in The Hague will be contacted by IFLA in February 2009. IFLA reserves the right not to make an appointment in this application round. Applicants should be eligible to work in the Netherlands. The successful candidate will be expected to assume duty in The Hague in the first half of 2009.

For further details, please contact:

Ingeborg Verheul
Tel. +31(0)70 314 0884
Email: ingeborg.verheul@ifla.org

Please submit your application to:

Magda Bouwens
P.O.Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague, Netherlands
E-mail: magda.bouwens@ifla.org

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