KNLS Chief Librarians Jobs in Kenya

KNLS Chief Librarians Jobs in Kenya


Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) Board which is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage invites applications from suitable qualified persons for the following vacant posts:

Chief Librarian

Grade 4

(4 Vacancies)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Participates in library development plans
  • Prepares annual work plans and budgets
  • Implements policies that relate to library matters
  • Staff management (mentoring, duty allocation discipline, appraisal etc)
  • Research on library matters
  • Manages selection, collection, acquisition, organization and maintenance of library information materials and databases.
  • Ensures daily stock management
  • Ensures lending, reference and referral services are delivered in a timely manner
  • Production of periodic reports
  • Networking and partnership
  • Participates in developing policies
  • Quality assurance
  • Oversees marketing and promotion of library services
  • Ensure maintenance of a conducive reading environment
  • Developing the use of Information Communication Technology
  • Organize book events
  • Source for donors/partners to support library activities
  • Oversee reference and referral services
  • Manage revenue collection and remittance
  • Oversee Management of e- resources
  • Perform duties that may be assigned from time to time by Management.

    Job Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Library Studies or information Science or its equivalent
  • Five (5) years continuous work experience post-graduation, three (3) of which must be in Senior Management in a library set up.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, professional competence and administrative ability in
    the overall management of a library Function.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Familiar with Government of Kenya’s Operational Procedures
  • Proven knowledge of Information Technology
  • Valid member of Kenya Library Association in good standing
  • Other related skills and experience will be an advantage.
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct

    Additional Skills

  • Good Communication skills
  • Good public and customer relations skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good management Skills
  • Integrity

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should send their application, a detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, National Identification card and testimonials from your current or previous employer by 31st December, 2018 at 5:00pm to:

    The Director / CEO
    Kenya National Service
    P.O Box 30573-00100
    Nairobi OR
    Email: knls@knls.ac.ke


  • Kenya National Library Service is an equal opportunity employer, women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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