Policy and Research Officer-The Hague, Netherlands

IFLA Headquarters has a vacancy for a Policy and Research Officer

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is looking for a skilled Policy and Research Officer.


IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. IFLA has now 1500 members in approximately 150 countries around the world and is registered in the Netherlands. The headquarters is located in the Royal Library, the National Library of the Netherlands.  IFLA is an independent, international, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization.


The Policy and Research Officer contributes to the effectiveness of IFLA’s policy and advocacy work by undertaking a range of professional tasks with the general direction of the Manager, Policy and Advocacy. These include carrying out in-depth desk research, supporting managers in producing position and discussion papers, supporting the work of IFLA units engaged in policy matters, monitoring issues that affect libraries, drafting and disseminating high-quality communications on policy and advocacy issues, and planning activities to support IFLA’s policy objectives in collaboration with other staff.


International travel may be required.


How to apply

Applications should be in English and consist of a covering letter that specifies your suitability for the position based on the responsibilities and skills in this job description; a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names of two referees.

For further details, please contact:
Christina de Castell, Manager, Policy and Advocacy, email: vacancies@ifla.org

Please submit your application before 11 January 2016 to:
Ina Dijkstra, HR, email: vacancies@ifla.org

Complete details: www.ifla.org/node/10010