KNLS Chief Librarians Jobs in Kenya

Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) Board which is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage invites applications from suitable qualified persons for the following vacant posts:

Chief Librarian

Grade 4

(4 Vacancies)

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Participates in library development plans

2. Prepares annual work plans and budgets

3. Implements policies that relate to library matters

4. Staff management (mentoring, duty allocation discipline, appraisal etc)

5. Research on library matters

6. Manages selection, collection, acquisition, organization and maintenance of library information materials and databases.

7. Ensures daily stock management

8. Ensures lending, reference and referral services are delivered in a timely manner

9. Production of periodic reports

10. Networking and partnership

11. Participates in developing policies

12. Quality assurance

13. Oversees marketing and promotion of library services

14. Ensure maintenance of a conducive reading environment

15. Developing the use of Information Communication Technology

16. Organize book events

17. Source for donors/partners to support library activities

18. Oversee reference and referral services

19. Manage revenue collection and remittance

20. Oversee Management of e- resources

21. Perform duties that may be assigned from time to time by Management.

Job Requirements

1. Masters Degree in Library Studies or information Science or its equivalent

2. Five (5) years continuous work experience post-graduation, three (3) of which must be in Senior Management in a library set up.

3. Demonstrated outstanding leadership, professional competence and administrative ability in the overall management of a library Function.

4. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

5. Familiar with Government of Kenya’s Operational Procedures

6. Proven knowledge of Information Technology

7. Valid member of Kenya Library Association in good standing

8. Other related skills and experience will be an advantage.

9. Valid Certificate of Good Conduct

Additional Skills

1. Good Communication skills

2. Good public and customer relations skills

3. Good report writing skills

4. Good management Skills

5. Integrity

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their application, a detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, National Identification card and testimonials from your current or previous employer by 31st December, 2018 at 5:00pm to:

The Director / CEO
Kenya National Service
P.O Box 30573-00100



Kenya National Library Service is an equal opportunity employer, women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Richard M. Atuti, OGW

Education and Training, ICT and Technology
Updated: December 20, 2018 — 9:41 am