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  • Librarian at Rafiki wa Maendeleo

  • Posted on: 27 August, 2019 Deadline: 3 September, 2019
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  • Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust is a charitable organization working in the rural area of Rarieda sub-County in Siaya County, Kenya. Our vision is people believing in themselves and working together to build a vibrant and progressive community.



    Purpose of the Position

    Provides guidance and support to community library users by organizing, managing and disseminating information in the form of journals, periodicals and books as well as supporting the implementation and development of the Rotary I READ project bringing e-Readers to 6 local schools and Adult Literacy Programs to the surrounding community.


    • Ensures appropriate usage of e-Readers in 6 local schools and their maintenance and security.
    • General Library duties
    • Promoting Library usage in the surrounding communities.
    • Security and maintenance of materials/ equipment

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    (The knowledge, skills and abilities may be required through a combination of formal schooling, self-education and prior experience or on-the-job-training).

    • Level of education: Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Library and Information Science.
    •  Certification in Library with KNEC
    • Specialized Training / professional Qualifications
    • Computer skills in Word, Excel and Access
    • Records Management Training
    • Data management packages

    Other Competencies

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to work with both students and teachers as well as a wider selection of community members.
    • Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of young adults and children.
    • Knowledge of current trends in library services for and with children and young adults.
    • Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, Internet and database search capabilities.

    Job experience

    •      At least One (1) year relevant experience in a similar position

    We are currently seeking to recruit a talented, progressive and team-oriented individual as a Librarian for a two year contract period on a Rotary grant located in a rural area of Rarieda, Siaya County.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are requested to email: (1) cover letter stating the position for which you are applying,

    (2) current C.V. (3) three references (4) current remuneration or last remuneration if currently not employed to: jobs@rafikiwamaendeleo.org, by 3rd September , 2019.

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