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3. USIU Digital Repository Librarian Jobs in Kenya

Reporting to the University Librarian, the holder of this position will be responsible for planning, developing, expanding, and maintaining the digital repository and working collaboratively with faculty, ICT, administrators, staff, students, and also with peers in other institutions and organizations in developing a successful institutional repository strategy for USIU-Africa.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the day to day work and development of the repository, setting priorities and targets and developing workflows to manage the capture and description of repository content;
  • Plan for and arrange solutions for digital asset preservation to ensure that data and other digital assets remain accessible, understandable and ready for re-use throughout their useful life;
  • Coordinate the scanning of all print theses and archives materials and upload to the repository;
  • Monitor developments in data standards and best practice and act as a liaison with national and international data organizations;
  • Maintain close engagement with related scholarly communications issues including copyright and open access and actively participate in the annual international open access week;
  • Ensure legal obligations are met relating to the creation and retention of paper and electronic records;
  • Develop an advocacy program, create publicity materials and promote the repository internally and externally;
  • Provide tailored research data management and training opportunities to the university community;
  • Advise departmental staff on the management of their records and collect institutional publications and articles from them for uploading to the repository;
  • Provide information and analysis and prepare quarterly and annual performance reports to inform strategic and operational development; and
  • Undertake additional duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Minimum Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A Master's degree in Information and Library Science (or equivalent) from an accredited university;
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience in a similar position in a busy library or higher learning Institution
  • Must have practical experience with relevant tools, protocols and standards such as DSpace, OJS, Fedora, MODS, OAI-PMH, MARC, Dublin Core, and ORCID;
  • Proven experience in developing and/or managing an institutional repository system;

    Skills & Competencies

  • Working knowledge of intellectual property, privacy and licensing issues applicable to digital resources, data collections and archives.
  • Confidentiality and integrity;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Adaptability and reliability
  • Proficiency in working with electronic databases.
  • Proficiency in Library Management Software.

    If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and desire to work as a team member in a modern, progressive, international and multicultural institution where you can make a difference, please apply.

    Interested applicants must provide current CVs, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by: Wednesday, April 7 , 2017

    Director of Administration,
    United States International University
    P.O Box 14634-00800,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Email: [email protected]

    For more information and job application details, see; USIU Jobs in Kenya


    4. USIU Research Associate Jobs in Kenya

    Reporting to the Dean of Graduate School and Director of Research /Extension, the job holder will be responsible for conducting research, consultancy and capacity building in research activities and statistical methods, and organization, analysis, storage, dissemination and publication of academic research efforts.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the design of research/survey instruments, coordination, data control, data collection and storage of instruments.
  • Provide technical guidance and support for students and faculty research efforts and capacity building,
  • Coordinate with respective university research units to provide support for conferences, trainings and workshops and publication efforts
  • Maintain data records and reports related to faculty research efforts.
  • Develop data analysis plans and perform data analysis as needed.
  • Deliver and champion capacity building and learning strategies and skills
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for data collection and reporting processes to ensure data integrity.
  • Work closely with the grant writer to develop research proposals and institutional research to enhance the faculty research profile database.
  • Performance of any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Minimum Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or any other relevant Social Science with bias in quantitative and qualitative analysis, from an accredited university;
  • At least Three (3) years of progressive experience in Research and Capacity Building in a reputable organization.
  • Strong knowledge of research evaluation methodology , data quality assurance , analysis and reporting
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Word
  • Experience conducting field research preferably in educational settings, and managing a research team
  • Strong written, verbal, organizational and Interpersonal skills,

    Personal Attributes, Skills & Competencies

  • Qualitative and Quantitative research skills.
  • Ability to manage large and complex databases
  • Ability to teach complex statistical concepts to non-statisticians
  • Good communication, presentation and report writing skills
  • Ability to keep up with new technology
  • Confidentiality and integrity;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Self motivated;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Adaptability and reliability

    If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and desire to work as a team member in a modern, progressive, international and multicultural institution where you can make a difference, please apply.

    Interested applicants must provide current CVs, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by: Wednesday, April 7 , 2017

    Director of Administration,
    United States International University
    P.O Box 14634-00800,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Email: [email protected]

    For more information and job application details, see; USIU Jobs in Kenya


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