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KIPPRA PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN VACANCY

KIPPRA PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN VACANCY

KIPPRA PRINCIPAL LIBRARIAN VACANCY

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a state corporation
established by an Act of parliament – KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006, with a primary mandate of providing quality policy advice to the Government of Kenya, and other key stakeholders by conducting policy research and analysis and through capacity building, in order to contribute to the achievements of national long term development objectives.
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis invites applications from qualified
candidates for the following positions:

Job Title Principal Librarian (One position)
Reference HR/7/PL/2021/20
Job Grade KIP 4
Basic Salary Scale KES 147,181-207,612 per month
Department Knowledge Management
Supervisor Deputy Director, Knowledge Management
Position Summary-The holder of this position is responsible for the overall management of library services, information resources in the library, Maintaining and developing of Public Policy Repository (PPR) and setting up of policies and strategies aimed at delivering its mandate.
Key Responsibilities
(i) Coordinating distribution of KIPPRA research outputs to all stakeholders;
(ii) Developing and implement procedures and policies for dissemination of KIPPRA
research outputs on economic policy to the government, the larger public and other
stakeholders;
(iii) Coordinating and develop special projects, programs, and services to promote
outreach and public awareness of research outputs by KIPPRA;
(iv) Developing and administer library budget;
(v) Harmonize, establishing, maintain, and monitoring the integrated library system using
recommended International Federation of Library Association (IFLA) standards;
(vi) Mentoring, supervising and appraise library personnel;
(vii)Ensuring compliance with the legal depository and requirements;
(viii) Ensuring compliance with the repository requirements for the policy resource
center;
(ix) Developing the sale and distribution policy of KIPPRA publications;
(x) Developing, implement and reviewing collection development policy;
(xi) Building capacity for researchers to search and retrieve online information resources;
(xii)Providing regular report on user satisfaction survey as a means of evaluating library
services;
(xiii) Developing and implement library policies and procedures for the Institute;
(xiv) Ensuring regular weeding of information resources and preparing relevant reports;
(xv) Developing and implement policy for policy resource center;
(xvi) Developing and implement a framework for classification of policy resources;
(xvii) Developing and implement an open access policy;
(xviii) Initiating, develop partnership and maintain contacts with national and international
resource centers;
(xix) Enhancing sharing of research outputs with other resource centers;
(xx) Providing direction in the development of specialized collections;
(xxi) Recommending standards and procedures for material selection and services in the
Institute;
(xxii) Developing and implement library programmes to cater for the needs of special
interest groups;
(xxiii) Overseeing and coordinating cataloging and classification of all library materials to
ensuring proper organization and ease in the retrieval of information; and
(xxiv) Preparing the annual work plans and reports.
Qualifications
(i) Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Library Science, Information
Science, Communication or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
(ii) Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Library Science, Information
Science, Communication or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
(iii) Professional qualification and affiliation to a professional body;
(iv) Skills in searching and retrieval of information and library resources;
(v) Experience in using computerized library application;
(vi) Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized
institution;
(vii)Six (6) years of relevant experience three (3) of which in should have been in
supervisory level;
(viii) Knowledge of government policy making process is an added advantage;
(ix) Computer skills in searching and retrieval of information and resources; and
(x) Fulfil the requirement of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.
Functional skills
1. Analytical skills;
2. Problem-solving skills;
3. Supervisory skills;
4. Organizational skills;
5. Communication skills; and
6. Interpersonal skills.
Behavioral competencies
1. Experience in using computerized library application;
2. Competency in management of the policy repository – uploading, submissions,
withdrawals and reviewing of content;
3. Knowledge of government policy making process is an added advantage;
4. Adaptability;
5. Innovative; and
6. Critical thinking.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested, possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly send your
filled application form; cover letter; curriculum vitae, and certificates quoting the job title and reference as subject matter to the email below, on or before 12 April 2022 by 5:00 pm.
Email address: kipprajobs@josim.co.ke
Hand-delivered applications should be submitted at Josim Instantaneous Consultium Limited Offices Located at Bazaar Plaza, Moi Avenue, Nairobi Fourth Floor Room No. D2

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