Audiovisual Archivist

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)




Publish Quantity : ADM 169

Grade : P-1 / P-2

Mother or father Sector : Bureau for Digital Enterprise Options (DBS)

Obligation Station: Paris

Job Household: Pc Sciences / Data Applied sciences

Kind of contract : Fastened Time period

Length of contract : 2 years, renewable

Recruitment open to : Inner and exterior candidates

Utility Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 18-DEC-2023

UNESCO Core Values: Dedication to the Group, Integrity, Respect for Range, Professionalism



The Digital Bureau Resolution is the entity chargeable for ICT operations and Data administration inside UNESCO, and studies to the Assistant Director Basic for Administration and Administration. The crew oversees the implementation of UNESO’s digital technique, with the supply of (1) extra built-in and correctly codified challenge and information administration in assist of program supply; (2) the availability of a resilient IT infrastructure, and best-in-class service administration to allow efficient program supply; and (3) the availability of strengthened Institutional Reminiscence administration.

Underneath the general authority of the Chief Data Know-how Officer and the direct supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Audiovisual Archivist will handle the Group’s audiovisual archives, making certain good practices, and contributing to the preservation, enhancement, and valorization of the audiovisual documentary heritage, each analog and digital, according to the institutional reminiscence technique.

The Audiovisual Archivist contributes to the event of the technique and establishes, maintains, and evolves administration insurance policies and procedures for UNESCO’s audiovisual belongings to make sure their long-term preservation and entry on accredited UNESCO platforms.

Main Actions, Nature of the work

Particularly the incumbent will:

  • Handle and publish multimedia belongings on UNESCO accredited platforms; take part in communication, outreach, and partnership initiatives associated to audiovisual archives.
  • Plan, manage, lead, and monitor long-term digital preservation for audiovisual information, in collaboration with different colleagues, combining cloud and on-premises storage repositories.
  • Handle bodily conservation of audiovisual belongings in accordance with required requirements as they relate to audiovisual information preservation and safeguarding.
  • Advise content material producers and employees on finest practices for the preservation, safeguarding and administration of audiovisual belongings and assists in advocacy and outreach programmes as they relate to audiovisual information preservation and safeguarding.
  • Decide to Steady Studying in Audiovisual archiving.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Outcomes focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)
Information sharing and steady enchancment (C)

For detailed data, please seek the advice of the UNESCO Competency Framework.



  • Superior college diploma (grasp’s diploma or equal) in data administration, archival science, or a associated discipline; and/or in audiovisual preservation, audiovisual administration, or a associated discipline.

Work Expertise

  • A minimum of two years of labor expertise in audiovisual archives administration or associated fields of which ideally 1 12 months acquired at worldwide stage.
  • Expertise in managing audiovisual belongings in each analog and digital codecs is required.

Expertise and competencies

  • Understanding of digital storage structure and applied sciences, together with onsite storage, cloud storage and hybrid options.
  • In-depth information of audiovisual content material archiving practices.
  • Information of norms and requirements in audiovisual archives administration.
  • Efficient communication abilities to collaborate with content material creators, producers, editors and different stakeholders to know asset storage wants and requirement.
  • Utmost discretion and integrity.
  • Service-oriented and skill to deal effectively and tactfully with folks of various cultural backgrounds.
  • Consideration to element and meticulousness.
  • Skill to take initiatives and supply high quality and well timed assist companies.
  • Good Information of IT instruments with proficiency in using MS Workplace (Outlook, Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint, and so forth.)


  • Wonderful information of English or French and good information of the opposite language.



  • A PhD in Archival Science could be an asset.
  • Data Know-how diploma mixed with archival apply.

Work Expertise

  • Expertise in archive valorization methods (exhibition, publication, communications, and so forth).

Expertise and Competencies

  • Information of audiovisual modifying instruments.


  • Information of one other official language of UNESCO (French, Chinese language, Russian, Arabic or Spanish).


UNESCO’s salaries include a fundamental wage and different advantages which can embody if relevant: 30 days annual go away, household allowance, medical insurance coverage, pension plan and so forth.

The approximate annual beginning wage for this submit is 59 731 Euros.

For full data on advantages and entitlements, please seek the advice of our Guide to Staff Benefits.


Please be aware that every one candidates should full an on-line software and supply full and correct data. To use, please go to the UNESCO careers website. No modifications will be made to the applying submitted.

The analysis of candidates is predicated on the standards within the emptiness discover, and will embody exams and/or assessments, in addition to a competency-based interview.

UNESCO makes use of communication applied sciences equivalent to video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, and so forth. for the evaluation and analysis of candidates.

Please be aware that solely chosen candidates will probably be additional contacted and candidates within the last choice step will probably be topic to reference checks based mostly on the knowledge offered.


UNESCO remembers that paramount consideration within the appointment of employees members shall be the need of securing the very best requirements of effectivity, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance coverage towards all types of harassment. UNESCO is dedicated to reaching and sustaining equitable and numerous geographical distribution, in addition to gender parity amongst its employees members in all classes and in any respect grades. Moreover, UNESCO is dedicated to reaching workforce variety by way of gender, nationality and tradition. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are notably welcome and strongly inspired to use. People from minority teams and indigenous teams and individuals with disabilities are equally inspired to use. All functions will probably be handled with the very best stage of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for workers members appointed to worldwide posts.

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