The Asia Foundation
Last Date: May 27, 2011
Email: TAFTimorLeste@asiafound.org (Reference:
LIBRARY CONSULTANT -
The Asia Foundation Timor-Leste
(an International NGO) is currently seeking International candidates for the
position of LIBRARY CONSULTANT. It is a three month position where
the successful candidate will be responsible for providing high-level technical
support to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MNE) library development with a
particular focus on (1) developing the Ministryís library training curriculum,
(2) library cataloguing standards and practices; (3) organizing and cataloguing
the current collection of books in the library; (4) creating a database for
current and incoming books in the library; and (5) establishing and implementing
a lending and tracking system for library patrons, and (6) implementing the new
library system. The LC will act as an
independent financial and institutional management consulting expert and will
consolidate the results of MNEís strategic planning processes, develop existing
materials within MNE and design a short term induction library training manual
and also recommendations for library development
Daily contact with The Asia
Foundationís (the Foundation) Program Manager is expected. In addition, ,the
consultant will have regular contact with the Foundationís Deputy Country
Representative, Office Manager as well as with other Foundation staff and
consultants (e.g. Institutional Policy Advisor, Human Resources Advisor).
Occasional contact with other Foundation staff in Asia across similar thematic
areas is also expected, as is regular contact with the Human Resources unit
staff in the Foundationís San Francisco and Washington D.C. offices.
Daily contact is expected
with MNEís Secretary General as well as with key staff from the Planning and
Research Commission. In addition the consultant will have regular contact with
Executive Council, national and international staff.
Minimum five years of
professional experience in library development, cataloging, database and process
The Consultant will have a proven track record in library organizational
development a demonstrated understanding of inter-governmental policy
harmonization, e.g. incorporation of civil service policy, and
intra-institutional policy integration.
Advanced Degree in library
studies, archive studies or a related field.
Demonstrated ability in
multidisciplinary team management, institutional planning; strong analytical and
problem solving skills; flexibility, patience, pro-active; proven interpersonal,
linguistic and intercultural skills.
Living and working experience in Timor-Leste, the South East Asian region, or
Pacific Islands. Fluency in English. Portuguese is preferable and would be
Application is due by May 27,
2011. Please send cover letter, resume and contact address/phone
addressed to Office Manager, The Asia Foundation, Rua De Nu Luran No. 20, Bairro
Dos Grillos, Dili, Timor Leste or to
firstname.lastname@example.org or TAFTimorLeste@asiafound.org.
Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.
For full position description please contact Hugo Fernandes on
(+670 723 0926) or (+670) 3313457 or by email
The job is open to International Applicants.
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