Chief Librarian Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

UNESCO

Job Description

How to apply

1. Download the KNATCOM 1A form from the website www.unesco.go.ke

2. Complete the form and sign (Do not attach any documents)

3. First send a soft copy in word format to [email protected] (Do Not attach any documents)

4. INDICATE THE TITLE OF THE POST ON THE EMAIL

5. Secondly, send a hard copy to:

The Secretary General/CEO

Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

P.O. Box 72107-00200

National Bank Building, 16th Floor

Harambee Avenue

NAIROBI

Note: Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted. Valid Clearance certificates from EACC, HELB, KRA & CID is mandatory.

Function of the Library services

The Library services function entails: collection, compilation, processing, handling visitors and enquiries; preservation, retrieval and dissemination of information; facilitating research activities; indexing, abstracting, publication of leaflets, bulletins and newsletters; management of automated systems and other information sources; and ensuring compliance with regulations relating to the provision of information within UNESCO; building interactive networks; ensuring custody of books and materials; and managing the de-accessioning of materials

JOB PROFILE

Job Title

Chief Librarian

Grade

KNC 6/C5

Reports To

DSG, Corporate Support Services

Classification

Middle Management Level

Remuneration

Gross monthly package Ksh. 131,769 – 164,420 Pm

Leave Allowance – Ksh. 6,000

Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules

Group Life & Accident Cover– As per scheme rules

Terms

Permanent and Pensionable

Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)

Employee – 7.5%

Employer – 12.5%

Responsibilities

This Officer will be responsible for managing the Commission’s Library. The Office holder will be expected to perform the following duties;

1. Be responsible for the achievement of the functions and objectives of the Library Division;

2. Be responsible for the day to day operations of the Library Division;

3. Develop and implement the annual operational plans, performance contract and budget for the Library Division;

4. Maintain effective administrative structures, processes, systems and internal controls in the Library Division;

5. Assist to formulate and communicate the Library policies, strategies, and plans and their evaluation thereof;

6. Supervise and guide staff in the Library Division;

7. Ensure that the Library Division’s management structures are effective including succession plans;

8. Prepare and submit Library policy papers to the relevant and authorized Offices in good time;

9. Provide regular communication on key technical, financial, administrative and partnerships matters related to the Library Division;

10. Coordinate stakeholders and the enhancement of the Library Division corporate image; and

11. Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

Job specifications

Academic

• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Records/Information

Professional Qualifications

Management, Information Sciences or Library Sciences from a recognized institution

Experience

• Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the relevant field or profession two (2) of which should be at a comparable senior level or is currently serving in an equivalent position in a similar organization for a minimum period of three years

• Demonstrated competence in heading and managing a library for a comparable organization

• A self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently

• Have extensive industry knowledge and experience of library processes and procedures

• Demonstrate knowledge of records management legislations and policies affecting the institution

• Demonstrated experience in research support activities

• Possession of good knowledge of ethics, governance and library operations of State Corporations.

Personal qualities

• Excellent analytical skills; Ability to multi task; Good interpersonal and communication skills; Team player, resourceful, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.

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