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Knowledge Manager, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyons France

Purpose of the position:

The Knowledge Manager is responsible for the management of the IARC Library and Information services as well as for the management of all IARC book publication activities within the framework of the IARC Communication Strategy.

Organizational context:

Reporting to the Head of the Communications Group (COM), the Knowledge Manager works independently and is responsible for the management of Knowledge Management Centre components-the IARC Library and Publications Programme. As the manager of the Library team, the incumbent coordinates the delivery of a wide range of information resources and services. The incumbent is an expert literature searcher and a specialist in electronic resources and scholarly communication. He/she manages the IARC publications programme, overseeing and coordinating the publication cycle from
conception through publication and beyond. He/she provides leadership and expertise in matters of copyright, branding and other intellectual property issues relating to publishing and dissemination of information.

The incumbent will:

1. Analyze the information needs of the Agency to anticipate appropriate solutions and ensure client information needs are met.

2. Develop and manage library information services to provide responsive, user-centered collections and services.

3. Manage the budget and resources of the Library to optimize resource allocation and maximize utilization.

4. Review and evaluate information resources and services for relevance, use and cost-effectiveness.

5. Formulate policies, procedures and guidelines relating to the delivery and access to information resources and services.

6. Provide instruction and technical support for information resources. Advise on best practices in information use.

7. Coordinate archiving and digitization projects to monitor and disseminate scientific outputs, and preserve institutional memory.

8. Supervise, guide and train Knowledge Management Centre staff to ensure engagement and client-oriented service.

9. Contribute to the formulation of institutional policies, procedures and guidelines in areas of publishing, licensing and copyright.

10. Ensure the application of the Agency’s open access policy.

11. Identify and develop publishing opportunities (digital or print) by monitoring publishing industry trends and through consultation with ACP, IARC scientists and collaborators.

12. Manage and coordinate all publication operations including costs, timelines and internal and external workflow distribution.

13. Establish guidelines and timelines for authors, consultants and suppliers involved in the publications programme.

14. Publicize and market IARC publications utilizing a variety of communication channels and approaches.

15/ Liaise with WHO Press and the IARC webmaster to monitor and report all
publication related metrics.

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