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International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Head Librarian

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Position Announcement
Head Librarian

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seeking an experienced, forward-looking, innovative and transformational information management services professional to lead and assume the responsibilities for the strategic planning, direction, and management of the IMF Library. The successful candidate will provide vision and leadership in the innovative delivery of services as well as manage a large specialized library in the IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C.

To apply for the position, please visit the IMF Careers page, Job Number 1700531 (Section Chief - Library).

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Job Summary

Under the direction of the Division Chief, the selected candidate leads the teams responsible for delivering library content and services in an evolving and increasingly mobile environment. Responsible for strategy, work plan development and program delivery, management of relationships with stakeholders and continued development of efficient and cost-effective work processes and services.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develops strategic direction and oversees implementation for the Joint Bank- Fund Library including development of policies, systems, selection, and services for external commercial content delivered to both the stakeholder with a focus on electronic and mobile delivery.
  • Leads the implementation of the FY18-FY20 Library strategic plan initiatives. Prioritizes operational work to achieve strategic objectives. overseas the implementation plan, provides resources and develops relationships with senior stakeholders to inform and support library services.
  • Actively assists with strategic planning and provides substantive input to the division, and IMF-wide departmental planning and goal setting. Plans and initiates policies for review, determines priorities, establishes objectives, leads and manages the work of the Section.
  • Works with Division Chief and Deputy Division Chief/s in overseeing the administration of capital and administrative budgets for the Section. Ensures proper administration and tracking of budgetary resources and provides forecasting and trending data. Analyzes and monitors expenditure patterns and purchase orders for assigned accounts. Tracks actual versus projected expenses and forecasts end-of-year results. Escalates deviations and exceptions to the Division Chief and Deputy Division Chief/s. Prepares summary reports and recommends reallocation of funds and revisions to original budget estimates in the context of quarterly budget reviews. Administers the accrual and purchase order renewal budget exercise and participates in clients’ budget exercises, as appropriate.
  • Manages the development of Statements of Work and requests for proposals (RFPs) and assists with the process for awarding RFPs. Conducts research of potential vendors and assesses their ability to produce work per specifications. Solicits and analyzes bids, including cost estimates and assists the Procurement Division with negotiations as needed. Selects vendors for specific jobs and oversees their performance against contractual terms and conditions.
  • Manages Section-wide annual vendor contracts for facilities, technology, and staffing resources in the Section. Schedules and manages quarterly budget and key performance indicator reviews.
  • Manages the performance of staff in the effective and efficient execution of tasks related to budgeting, scheduling, project management, and client relations. Sets appropriate and achievable developmental and work objectives, ensuring timely delivery of operational direction and performance feedback.
  • Represents the Section with IMF departments, the World Bank, client groups, service vendors and external organizations.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Educational development, typically acquired by the completion of an advanced university degree in library, information management science, or related field of study, plus a minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience; or a bachelor’s degree, supplemented by a minimum of 14 years of relevant professional work experience, is required.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of information management and demonstrated skill in implementation and delivery of results.
  • Managerial experience is required together with strong interpersonal skills required to perform supervisory functions and to collaborate effectively and build durable relationships with clients and colleagues IMF-wide. Experience with successful management of a stakeholder relationship is desirable.
  • Proven ability to lead team efforts and manage a diverse work group is essential. The candidate should have strong leadership abilities, including analytical thinking and decisive judgment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
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