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Deputy Director- Technical Services
Responsible For Public Library Division
Grade 2
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 post:
Responsibilities
·         Deputizes the Director
·         Plans and manages operations in technical services
·         Coordinates research and performance activities of the public libraries
·         Mentoring, coaching and motivating staff
·         Provides leadership in implementation of Boards resolutions
·         Manages and budgets for library stock in terms of books, software, furniture and equipment
·         Liaises with international and National organizations on professional matters
·         Develops polices to govern library operations
·         Ensures standards are maintained in the library services
·         Ensures that optimum levels of staffing are maintained in libraries
·         Assists the Director to implement the strategic plan
·         Appraises and evaluates staff performance
·         Coordinates, plans the development of library services
·         In charge of security of information resources
·         Responsible for the maintenance of professional standards in the management of information materials.
·         Perform duties that may be assigned from time to time by Management.
Requirements
·         Master’s Degree in Library studies/Information Science or its equivalent;
·         PHD will be an added advantage
·         Served continuously for a minimum period of 5 years’ post-graduation in Senior management in a large Library set up.
·         Demonstrated outstanding leadership, professional competence and administrative ability in the overall management of a library Function.
·         Member of Kenya Library Association (KLA) in good standing
·         Shown merit and competence in work performance and results.
·         Familiar with Government of Kenya’s Operational Procedures
·         Proven knowledge of Information Technology
·         Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
·         Other related skills and experience will be an advantage.
Additional Skills
·         Good Communication skills
·         Good public and customer relations skills
·         Good report writing skills
·         Good management Skills
·         Integrity

Assistant Director- Technical Services
Grade 3
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 post:
Responsibilities
·         The Assistant Director (Technical Services) will assist in the co-ordination of Library services and will be responsible to the Deputy Director Technical Services.
·         Assist in the management and general planning, coordination of activities in all the Library Divisions
·         Co-ordinate the educational and information needs of the communities served;
·         Co-ordinate collection development; stock management; advisory services
·         Surveying, identifying and maintain a database of possible areas for establishment of libraries.
·         Liaising with County Governments and other Stakeholders to mobilize local resources for library development.
·         Networking and partnerships; seeking support from other funding agencies (e.g. NGOs, private sector, community) for library development.
·         Co-ordinate advisory services, research, budgeting, projects and participation in development related forums.
·         Supervision and appraisal of staff
·         Perform duties that may be assigned from time to time by Management.
Requirements
·         Master’s Degree in Library Studies or information Science
·         Five (5) years continuous work experience post-graduation, three (3) of which must be in Senior Management in a large 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 (KLA) 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

Assistant Director, Human Resource
Scale 3
Responsibilities
·         The Assistant Director, Human Resource Management will co-ordinate the Human Resource Services and will be responsible to the Deputy Director/ Finance & Administration for the efficient operation and management of the Human Resource function.
·         Initiate processes for senior level decision making on matters relating to Human Resources.
·         Initiate, formulate, develop and implement appropriate Human Resource Policies and, Procedures that result in improved Human Resource standards.
·         Developing and managing organizational performance systems.
·         Co-ordinate organizational staff training and development programs.
·         Development of strategies for management of organizational culture and change.
·         Initiate reviews for efficient compensation of all staff benefits and implementation of reward systems.
·         Developing and controlling organizational Personnel Emoluments (PE) budget.
·         Co-ordinates employee grievances and labour relations.
·         Co-ordinate enforcement of organizational discipline and compliance to the rules and regulations of the Board.
·         Co-ordinate optimal staffing levels to ensure efficient and uninterrupted service delivery.
·         Develop and maintain efficient registry to facilitate effective operations and service delivery.
·         Supervision and appraisal of staff
·         Perform duties that may be assigned from time to time by Management.
Requirements
·         Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management or its equivalent from a recognized University/Institution.
·         Five (5) years continuous work experience post-graduation, three (3) of which must be in Senior Management in a similar or large institution.
·         Demonstrated outstanding leadership, professional competence and administrative ability in the overall management of a Human Resource Function.
·         Familiar with Government of Kenya’s Operational Procedures
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
·         Proven knowledge of Information Technology
·         Valid Human Resource Practicing License from Institute of Human Resource as per the Human Resource Management Professionals Act, 2012.
·         Other relevant skills and experience will be an added 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

Assistant Director Finance & Administration
Grade 3
Responsibilities
·         Assistant Director, Finance and Administration, will co-ordinate the Finance and Accounts services and will be responsible to Deputy Director, Finance and Administration.
·         Co-ordinate compliance to financial policies and procedures and ensuring sound financial principles and controls within knls.
·         Co-ordinate the planning, designing, reviewing, coordinating, controlling and implementing of proper accounting systems
·         Co-ordinate training and development of staff in the Finance & Accounts Department.
·         Co-ordinate and ensure fair and equitable distribution of resources across the branch network.
·         Co-ordinate the preparation, monitoring and reporting of budget.
·         Supervision and appraisal of staff
·         Perform duties that may be assigned from time to time by Management.
Requirements
·         A Master’s Degree in Business Administration- Finance/Accounting Option or it’s equivalent from a recognized institution.
·         Five (5) years continuous work experience post-graduation, three (3) of which must be in Senior Management as an Accountant of Auditor in a similar or large institution.
·         CPA (K) in good standing.
·         Demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, professional competence and administrative management of an accounts division in a large institution.
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
·         Familiar with Government of Kenya’s Operational Procedures
·         Information Technology (knowledge)
·         Valid member of Finance/Accounting/Internal Auditors or any other relevant Professional Body.
·         Other added skills and experience will be an added 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

Chief Librarian
Grade 4
(4 Vacancies)
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.
Requirements
·         Master’s 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 thenoverall 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

Corporation Secretary
Grade 3
Responsibilities
·         Provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of governance.
·         Assist the Board in carrying out the following:
1.      Board induction and training
2.     Updating the Board and Committee charters
3.     Preparation of Board work plans
4.     Board evaluation
5.     Governance audit
·         Ensure the timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee papers
·         Ensure timely circulation of Board and Committee minutes
·         Be the custodian of the seal of the organization and account to the Board for its use
·         Maintain and update the register of conflicts of interest and ensure management of legal risks
·         Ensure that Board members are aware of all relevant laws affecting the organization
·         Liaising with external Lawyers on court cases and offering guidance notes and evidence to support court proceedings
·         Review the legal instruments to comply with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010
·         Facilitate effective communication between the organization and the shareholders
·         Ensure that annual returns are promptly filed with the relevant authorities
·         Perform duties that may be assigned from time to time by Management.
Requirements
·         Be an advocate of the High Court in good standing
·         Bachelor of Law from a recognized Institution
·         Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law
·         Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CPS (K) in good standing.
·         Member of LSK in good standing
·         Proven ICT Knowledge
·         Ability to work with others
·         At least five (5) years continuous post qualification work experience
·         Shown merit and competence in work performance and results.
·         Familiar with Government of Kenya’s Operational Procedures
·         Other added skills and experience will be an added 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

Internal Audit
Grade 7
Responsibilities
·         Evaluating effectiveness of internal controls.
·         Recommending improvement in the internal control process
·         Ensuring adherence to the international auditing standards
·         Preparation of audit plan and reports
·         Reviewing budgetary controls on the issuance of authority to incur expenditure and commitments
·         Reviewing internal control systems on financial and other operations of the knls;
·         Ensuring economic, efficient and effective use of the financial and operating systems including computer systems; assets;
·         Maintaining professional audit standards.
Requirements
·         Bachelor of Commerce/Business Administration Degree (Accounting/Finance Option)
·         CPA (K) in good standing
·         Served in the grade of internal Auditor II or in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three (3) years post- graduation in a similar or large institution.
·         Demonstrated professional competence and capability in conducting and supervising both financial and management audits.
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
·         Understanding of Government of Kenya’s Operational Procedures
·         Proven ICT knowledge
·         Valid Certificate of good conduct
Additional Skills
·         Good Communication skills
·         Good public and customer relations skills
·         Good report writing skills
·         Good management Skills
·         Integrity

Administrative Officer I
Job Grade 7
Responsibilities
·         Responsible for fleet management of the organization
·         Assigning vehicles to drivers
·         Day to day inspection of vehicles to ensure they are in good working condition at all times
·         Supervision of handing over and taking over of the vehicles
·         Oversees maintenance of vehicles, generators and other equipment
·         Preparing necessary fleet management reports
·         Making sure that the vehicles adhere to traffic rules
·         Making sure that the drivers and the vehicles are clean at all times
·         Supervision of drivers, messengers, security personnel, telephone operators and cleaners
·         Perform duties that may be assigned from time to time by Management.
Requirements
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·         Served in middle level management as an Administration Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years post- graduation in a similar or large institution.
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
·         Familiar with Government of Kenya’s Operational Procedures
·         Demonstrated knowledge in Information Technology
·         Other added skills and experience will be an added 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 5:00 pm 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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