International Human Rights Law Institute: Library Technology Specialist for the Iraq Legal Education Reform Project
The International Human Rights Law Institute is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial human rights activist and library specialist to provide technical and administrative support to identified colleges of law in Iraq. The Institute, under the leadership of Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni, President of the Institute, and David E. Guinn, Executive Director, have pioneered a project that will assist Iraq in the rebuilding of its law schools. Over recent years, the Institute has been active in providing training and educational material on international human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law in the Arab world.
The Library Technology Specialist will work in Baghdad under the direction of Sermid al-Sarraf , Project Chief of Party, to advance the goals of the project, including: accessing library and technology needs of identified colleges of law in Iraq; working with local librarians and legal administrators in organizing library and technology services; coordinating the ordering and delivery of necessary legal research materials and educational technologies; and working with USAID and US authorities within Iraq; the candidate will relocate to Iraq for the term of the project.
The new Library Technology Specialist will also be encouraged to explore and develop new or existing projects that would further the educational reform objectives in Iraq.
The Library Technology Specialist should have excellent oral, written and problem
solving skills. The candidate will have the ability to meet deadlines and organize
workflow independently. The Specialist will be fluent in Arabic and should have
expertise in Islamic and Middle Eastern legal materials.
Qualifications: The Library Technology Specialist will have knowledge of Iraqi or comparable Middle East legal expertise and an expertise in library science. The Specialist will have U.S. law experience, preferably with a U.S. law degree. The candidate will also possess 5+years of significant experience in library administration and management.
The initial appointment runs through September 30, 2004, and is renewable for an additional 2 years subject to funding. Send Resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.