JOB OPPORTUNITY: Technical Communicator in Switzerland

Subject: JOB OPPORTUNITY: Technical Communicator in Switzerland
From: John Kennedy <kennedyj -at- WHO -dot- CH>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 17:00:33 CET

Want to do technical communication in Switzerland?!?

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland is
currently looking for a technical communicator to begin working in
Geneva by January 1997.

The Information Systems Management (ISM) division is looking for a
technical writer to develop, write, and maintain user and system
documentation for information systems developed for WHO. The technical
writer's immediate responsibility will be completing the user's guide
for a newly developed client/server, project and budget management
system.

We are looking for a writer who meets the following criteria:

z Holds a Master's degree in Technical Communication and has 1-2 years
of relevant experience
--or-- holds a Bachelor's in Technical Communication with 2 or more
years of relevant experience
--or-- has several years of solid, relevant experience in the
technical communications field.

z Speaks English as his/her native language. French would be useful
(Geneva is in the French-speaking part of Switzerland) but not
necessary. The working language of WHO/ISM is English.

z Desires to work in an international environment. Sensitivity to
multi-cultural issues in documentation development is essential.

z Has experience managing documentation projects.

z Has experience in maintaining multiple documentation for multiple
systems.

z Has experience developing and planning online Help for Windows
platforms (3.X, 95, NT). Must be able to plan and integrate print
documentation with online documentation.

z Has experience developing training materials. Knowledge of CBT
design and development issues would be useful.

z Has experience using Microsoft Word--all printed documentation is
being prepared in Word. Experience with RoboHelp is a plus.

z Takes initiative--is a self-starter.

z Enjoys working in a team with programmers, users, and product trainers
and project management.

The writer will work on-site in Geneva. The initial contract will be
for 3-4 months. If the work is satisfactory during the initial
contract, it is anticipated that the contract will be renewed on an
on-going basis.

If this position is of interest to you, please contact John Kennedy at
the following e-mail address:

kennedyj -at- who -dot- ch

Please be prepared to submit a portfolio or collection of writing
samples. Printed material can be addressed to:

Mr. John Kennedy
World Health Organization
ISM/USP
20, Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland


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