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  • Posted: Apr 2, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 23, 2024
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    The Kenya National Examinations Council (also referred to as KNEC or the Council) was established in 1980 under the Kenya National Examinations Council Act Cap 225A of the Laws of Kenya. This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012. KNEC was established to take over the functions previously undertaken by the d...
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    Principal Librarian - 1 Post

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

    • Implementing measures to enhance efficient Library services at the Council;
    • Preparing Library work programs and budget;
    • Designing and implementing regulations, procedures, and programs for the Council’s library systems;
    • Overseeing the development and supervision of library staff;
    • Establishing collaborations and partnerships with other Libraries and Resource Centres for information sharing (e-library);
    • Planning and coordinating library services and programs;
    • Assessing and developing library collection and resources;
    • Developing outreach programs as part of the Knowledge sharing strategy in the Council;
    • Providing professional and technical information on targeted areas of staff based on wide readership experience;
    • Creating and maintaining the Council’s repository;
    • Developing and maintaining the Council’s knowledge management system;
    • Creating communities of practice for staff and stakeholders;
    • Overseeing the development and review of library policies within the Council and evaluating their effectiveness;
    • Carrying out inquiries, studies, and research on matters relating to emerging library operations and trends;
    • Coordinating the preparation of annual library resources procurement plans.

    Person Specifications
    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    • At least eight (8) years cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at supervisory level;
    • Master's Degree in Library Science/Information Science/ Information Studies, Business and IT, Library Studies, or relevant field from a recognized Institution;
    • Bachelor's Degree in Library Science/Information Science/ Information Studies, Business and IT, Library Studies, or relevant field from a recognized Institution;
    • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
    • Membership to a professional body;
    • Proficiency in computer application;
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.

    Key Competencies, Skills, and Attributes

    • Integrity;
    • Planning, problem-solving, and analytical skills;
    • Strong communication and reporting skills;
    • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams;
    • Mentoring, coaching, and leadership skills;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Interpersonal skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should fill and submit the Application for Employment Form KNEC 2A– (External applicants) and Application for Employment Form KNEC 2B– (Internal applicants), an application letter, accompanied by certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of daytime telephone contact, e-mail address, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees, on or before 23rd April, 2024 to the address below:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya National Examinations Council
    New Mitihani House, South C
    P.O Box 73598-00200


    • The Council will only contact the shortlisted candidates and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification;
    • Successful applicants offered employment will be required to submit clearance under Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;
    • KNEC Grade 2 and Grade 3 positions are on 5-year contract terms of service and renewal is subject to performance;
    • KNEC is an equal opportunity employer and people living with disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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