Shining Hope For Communities School Librarian - Kibera Jobs in Kenya

Shining Hope For Communities School Librarian - Kibera Jobs in Kenya

Position Overview

  • To be responsible for management of library’s information materials and library clients in line with SHOFCO’s aim to provide education in slum areas.

    Location: Kibera

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and select library materials.

  • Develop special programs like outreach program.

  • Prepare budgetary information and reports.

  • Ensure prompt opening of the Library at appointed times.

  • Catalogue, classify and maintain library materials using bar codes and call numbers.

  • Manage users in the library to meet user’s needs.

  • Analyze user’s needs to determine what books are appropriate.

  • Search and provide books for users.

  • Ensure entry of data and regular update of entries into the library system.

  • Return books to shelves.

  • Repair damaged books and maintain catalogue.

  • Induction of new program users providing comprehensive reference and information on resource center activities.


  • Diploma in Library and Information Science

    Professional Qualifications

  • Dedicated to serving the community by providing assistance in information retrieval and research techniques.

  • Committed to promoting literacy in the school by supporting reading programs and other student education initiatives.

  • Extensive knowledge about materials, research databases, circulation,
    and other aspects of archiving.

    Other Requirements (unique/job specific)

  • At least a years experience in performing library services preferably school setup

  • Record Management skills will be an added advantage

  • Ability to manage a library and its collection

    Functional Skills

  • Articulating information

  • Examining information

  • Generating ideas

  • Checking things

    Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

  • Directing people

  • Interacting with people

  • Following procedures

  • Inviting feedback

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed Cover letter and CV to the HR Manager

  • Applications without this information will not be considered. DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications should reach us no later than 6th November 2020.

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