KMFRI Assistant Director Information Science Jobs in Kenya

KMFRI Assistant Director Information Science Jobs in Kenya

Job Specification

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • To lay down the vision, mission, objectives and broad policies of information science in consultation with top management of the Institute.

  • Implementing measures to enhance efficient Resource Centre services at KMFRI.

  • Establishing collaboration with other Libraries and Resource Centres for information sharing (e-library).

  • Lead the Institute library to achieve the highest level of excellence in all strategic dimensions of library activities.

  • Developing outreach programs as part of the Knowledge Sharing strategy in the Institute.

  • Ensure information is stored in a manner that is accessible to users.

  • Ensure effective dissemination of information and research findings as appropriate.

  • Updating the Knowledge Management information databases.

  • Supporting the implementation of the Knowledge Management System.

  • Develop a comprehensive records management programme.

  • Develop record cataloguing, coding and classification systems, and monitoring their use.

  • Ensure that all members of staff are trained on how to create, use and manage records.

  • Coordinate the design and implementation of electronic records management system.

  • Manage the changeover from paper to electronic records management systems.

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of a records retention and disposal schedule.

  • Keeping up to date with legal requirements on data storage and protection.

  • Issue necessary instructions for preparation of information science budgets, procedures, schedules, etc.

  • Organize information science staff into various functions and services.

  • Provide authoritative expert advice to the management, the Institute as a whole, or external parties on information management.

  • Ensure safety and security of the information in the Resource Center and registries.

  • Execute the plans of the organization in accordance with the policies and directives of the top management.

  • Send important reports and other important data to top level

  • Evaluate performance of junior staff.

  • Motivate lower-level managers towards better performance.

  • Secure equipment, materials and services required to support the performance of their roles.

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Person Specification

  • At least eight (8) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory level in a comparable and relevant position in public service or private sector;

  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Library and Information Management or Science, Records Management, MBA- Management Information System option or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Library Studies, Information Science or other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

  • Membership to a relevant Professional body;

  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks, or equivalent, from a recognized institution;

  • Proficiency in computer applications;

  • Demonstrated good results in work performance; and

  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution

    Key Competencies and Skills

  • Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Vision, establishing direction

  • Collaborative leadership

  • Team leadership

  • Innovating

  • Change management skills

  • Overcoming obstacles

  • Mentoring skills

  • Motivation skills

  • Critical thinking

    How to Apply

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