2 Sep 2014

Librarian Kenya Job Vacancy

The County Assembly Service Board of Narok wishes to invite applications from qualified persons for the following position:

Librarian I
1 Post

To efficiently carry out management and administration of the Library Services / Learning and Resource Center with the aim of ensuring full and efficient provision and utilization of these services and facilities to the Members and staff

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates activities of library/resource center
  • Examines book reviews, publishers’ catalogs, other library materials and other information sources to recommend material acquisition
  • Supervision of cataloguing and classification of library materials
  • Assemble and arrange library materials for display
  • Searches catalog files, biographical dictionaries, and indexes, and examine content of reference materials to assist members and staff in locating and selecting materials.
  • Assists patrons in selection and location of books, audiovisual materials, and other materials
  • Train and direct junior officers in performance of such tasks as receiving, shelving, and locating materials
  • Prepare replies to mail requests for information.

Requirements for Appointment

  • At least 5 years experience in managing a busy library
  • Bachelors degree in Library Studies and Information Science
  • Masters degree in Library Studies and Information Science
  • Excellent inter personal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of national development priorities, and functions and practices of government
  • Must Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications and operation of digital library

How to Apply
Persons interested in filling the above positions should submit application in own handwriting, accompanied by 2 pages Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents.

Preferential Criteria during Selection
Suitably qualified applicants will enjoy preferential treatment in the order below:

  • Applicants serving in positions at the County Assembly on the basis of secondment during the transition period;
  • Applicants serving in the Executive arm of the County Government of Narok
  • Applicants serving in the public service in the republic of Kenya
  • Applicants who are resident in Narok County
  • Applicants from the rest of the Country

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All Applications should clearly indicate the position applied for in the reference line and on the top left corner on the envelope and be addressed to;

The Secretary,
County Assembly Service Board
County Assembly of Narok
P.O Box 19 – 20500,

Or; be hand delivered to the Office of the Clerk of County Assembly located at the premises of the County Assembly of Narok (Formerly County Council of Narok), so as to reach him not later than Thursday 2nd October, 2014 at 5.00pm.

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