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Monday, January 10, 2011

University Librarian job in Kenya

Kabarak University invites applications from interested and suitable qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position at the University.
The University is a Christian institution committed to Christian principles and values.
Successful candidates will be required to uphold this value system.

University Librarian
Ref. No. KABU /AD/1/1/11
1 Post

Person Profile

* Applicants should hold a PhD degree or equivalent in Library and Information Science from a recognized institution.
* They should have at least 5 Years post qualification experience as a Senior Librarian in a large academic Library.
* Applicants with Masters Degree in Library and information Science with at least 10 years experience as Senior Librarian or higher position, in an academic Library will also be considered.
* Must be competent in relevant ICT applications, integrated library soft and e-information.
* They should show evidence in research and publications and other professional activities.
* Be a dynamic person with ability to provide effective leadership and promote teamwork.

Job Profile

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & Research), the successful candidate will be responsible for continuous development and provision of efficient Library services.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

* Overall administration, coordination and management of Library services.
* Formulation and development Library policies to meet university goals and objectives.
* Oversee the collection development and management of university resources leading to the provision of relevant and upto date information resources for the academic and research activities.
* Developing human resource by through staff performance appraisal, assisting in the staff recruitment and selection and making recommendations for promotion and training of library staff.
* Planning for the University Physical resources and equipment as well as the information services that will contribute towards the university goals and objectives.

Remuneration and Terms of Employment:

Appointments to the above positions will be on permanent and pensionable following a satisfactory probation period of six (6) months.

A competitive compensation package will be offered to successful candidates.

In addition to teaching and academic management, successful candidates for the teaching positions would be expected to drive research; consultancy and outreach. They are also expected to provide inspired and innovatory subject leadership and mentorship to students.

Application Procedures:

Applicants should forward their applications including a soft copy and detailed Curriculum Vitae that should indicate their primary research interests, full personal details, publications and scholarly activities.

The applicants should quote the reference number of the position and must indicate their current earnings and salary expectations. They should attach supporting certified copies of certificates and testimonials.

Applicants should provide daytime telephone number and names and addresses of three referees who are knowledgeable about applicant's competence, area of specialization, character and faith.

The applicants should also request their referees to write immediately and directly to the undersigned. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned to be received not later than 28th January 2011.

The Registrar (Administration and Human Resource)
Kabarak University
Private Bag - 20157,
Kabarak - Kenya

Tel: 051 - 343234/5, 051- 343509


Kabarak University Moral Code
As members of Kabarak University family, we purpose at all times and in all places, to set apart in one's heart, Jesus as Lord.( 1 Peter 3:15)

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