Overview

Deputy University Librarian
Job TypeFull Time
QualificationBA/BSc/HND
Experience
LocationNairobi
Job FieldEducation / Teaching
GRADE 14 REF: CUK/NT/UL/DUL/5/21(1)

Remuneration

Basic Salary per month: Kshs. (135, 859/= – 189, 813/=)
House Allowance per month: Kshs . ( 62, 658/=)
Applicants should meet the following requirements:

Must possess a PhD degree in Library Information Science or related field from a recognized institution;
Must possess at least ten (10) years of experience in an Academic Library, three (3) of which must be at a Senior Level (Having served substantively at Grade 13 or comparable position and above) with a proven track record of exemplary performance;
Must be conversant with Library Management Systems especially KOHA and D space, EZ-proxy;
Must have published at least two (2) relevant refereed publications since the last promotion/appointment;
Must exhibit excellent knowledge in different library services;
Must demonstrate organizational, management and leadership skills;
Must demonstrate knowledge of different library technologies and current trends;
Must demonstrate knowledge of assistive technologies for visually challenged persons;
Must possess experience in offering Library information skills;
Must possess excellent customer service skills;
Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of Library of Congress Classification scheme;
Must have attended relevant workshops and conferences;
Must be a member of a relevant professional body; and
Possession of any other relevant qualifications will be an added advantage.
OR

Must possess a Masters degree in Library Information Science or related field from a recognized institution;
Must possess at least fifteen (15) years of experience in an Academic Library, three (3) of which must be at a Senior Level (Having served substantively at Grade 13 or comparable position and above) with a proven track record of exemplary performance;
Must be conversant with Library Management Systems especially KOHA and D space, EZ-proxy;
Must have published at least two (2) relevant refereed publications since the last promotion/appointment;
Must exhibit excellent knowledge in different library services;
Must demonstrate organizational, management and leadership skills;
Must demonstrate knowledge of different library technologies and current trends;
Must demonstrate knowledge of assistive technologies for visually challenged persons;
Must possess experience in offering Library information skills;
Must possess excellent customer service skills;
Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of Library of Congress Classification scheme;
Must have attended relevant workshops and conferences;
Must be a member of a relevant professional body; and
Possession of any other relevant qualifications will be an added advantage.
Key Responsibilities

Assisting the University Librarian in the overall planning, administration and management of library service;
Developing, implementing and monitoring policies, strategies, procedures and work plans;
Management selection, acquisition, organization and dissemination of library resources and services;
Promotion and marketing of Library services;
Developing services for physically and visually challenged;
Ensuring that the library meets the needs of precise groups of users including Postgraduate students and disabled students;
Ensuring different library systems and services function effectively;
Participation in capacity building and mentorship of library staff;
Working in collaboration with schools to develop and implement Information Literacy Program;
Planning, coordinating and assigning duties and responsibilities to library staff;
Monitoring Library procedures in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 requirements;
Keeping abreast with emerging Library and information trends and especially on Knowledge management;
Promoting and developing local and international partnerships for the benefit of the library;
Monitoring and evaluation of library services;
Corporate Social Responsibility;
Any other duty as assigned by the University Librarian

Method of Application
Interested applicants should submit:

A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
Personal accident insurance cover lasting at least six (6) months;
Copy of PIN certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority;
Medical insurance cover from National Hospital Insurance cover (NHIF) or any other reputable medical insurance firm.
All applicants must fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

Candidates who meet the above requirements should download and fill in a prescribed application form from the University Website http://www.cuk.ac.ke submit two (2) hard copies of the letter of application, certificates, National Identity Card/passport, testimonials and updated curriculum vitae to include full details of education, name and addresses of three referees and duly filled application forms;
Clearly labeled and sealed applications quoting the reference number should be addressed to the undersigned and returned not later than Thursday, 17th June, 2021 at 12 noon.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance, Planning & Administration
The Co-operative University of Kenya
P.O. Box 24814-00502
Karen- Kenya

NB:

CUK is an equal opportunity employer. Female applicants, PWDS and those from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

About Co-operative University of Kenya

The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK), formerly Co-operative College of Kenya was established through The Co-operative University of Kenya Order, Legal Notice NO. 161 of 4th November 2011 as a Constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The University aims at becoming a leading centre of academic excellence in co-operative education, research, training and community service in Kenya and the region.

CUK is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has established Campuses in Nairobi CBD and with the Main Campus located approximately 20km from Nairobi City Centre in Karen, a conducive environment for academic engagement, research and learning. The University offers academic programmes at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Note: The Co-operative University of Kenya is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized groups and persons of living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.