The International Monetary Fund is seeking an experienced and forward-looking information management services professional to lead and assume the responsibilities for the strategic planning, direction, and management of the Joint Bank Fund Library and the IMF Archives and Records program. Both fields evolve in a dynamic environment in which the move to digital resources is accelerating. The library also serves the information needs of globally dispersed World Bank Group staff.
The successful candidate will have the ability to provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction in the innovative delivery of services as well as proven ability to manage a large specialized library and institutional archives and records management program; all fields include managing the transition from paper-based to digital assets, including long-term preservation and access by internal and external researchers. In that regard, the successful candidate would also have strong negotiations skills and diplomacy to communicate clearly with clients and peers in all the Fund's and Bank Group's departments on various aspects of information services and joint projects.
The division chief provides leadership for the managers and staff in the division, communicates the division's programs and services, and partners with other information technology and service providers in the Fund and the Bank Group to create well-integrated, user-focused programs based on deep understanding of user needs. Communication to encourage use of library resources to improve the return-on-investment adoption of innovative, best in class archives and records management practices, and implementation of streamlined work processes are all important.