2 Apr 2024

Principal Librarian – 1 Post at Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)

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Job Description

The Kenya National Examinations Council (also referred to as KNEC or the Council) was established in 1980 under the Kenya National Examinations Council Act Cap 225A of the Laws of Kenya. This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012.

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Implementing measures to enhance efficient Library services at the Council;
  • Preparing Library work programs and budget;
  • Designing and implementing regulations, procedures, and programs for the Council’s library systems;
  • Overseeing the development and supervision of library staff;
  • Establishing collaborations and partnerships with other Libraries and Resource Centres for information sharing (e-library);
  • Planning and coordinating library services and programs;
  • Assessing and developing library collection and resources;
  • Developing outreach programs as part of the Knowledge sharing strategy in the Council;
  • Providing professional and technical information on targeted areas of staff based on wide readership experience;
  • Creating and maintaining the Council’s repository;
  • Developing and maintaining the Council’s knowledge management system;
  • Creating communities of practice for staff and stakeholders;
  • Overseeing the development and review of library policies within the Council and evaluating their effectiveness;
  • Carrying out inquiries, studies, and research on matters relating to emerging library operations and trends;
  • Coordinating the preparation of annual library resources procurement plans.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • At least eight (8) years cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at supervisory level;
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science/Information Science/ Information Studies, Business and IT, Library Studies, or relevant field from a recognized Institution;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science/Information Science/ Information Studies, Business and IT, Library Studies, or relevant field from a recognized Institution;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
  • Membership to a professional body;
  • Proficiency in computer application;
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

  • Integrity;
  • Planning, problem-solving, and analytical skills;
  • Strong communication and reporting skills;
  • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams;
  • Mentoring, coaching, and leadership skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Interpersonal skills.

Method of Application

Download application Form : Click Here

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya National Examinations Council
New Mitihani House, South C
P.O Box 73598-00200

Closing Date : 23 April. 2024


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