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Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) Assistant Programme Officer – Resource Centre Job Vacancy in Kenya

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a national, non-governmental organisation with a mission to promote, protect and enhance the enjoyment of all human rights by all men and women.

We are looking for a dynamic, results oriented individual to take up the position of
Assistant Programme Officer– Resource Centre.
Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the job is to provide support to the KHRC’s programmes and the general public through the acquisition, processing, storage and distribution of human rights information, including for the Resource Centre. This position requires experience in library services including documentation, archiving and cataloguing.

The Assistant Programme Officer–Resource Centre reports directly to the Programme Officer, Media and Publicity.
A successful applicant will be expected to:
  • Receive and record all printed KHRC IEC materials and publications, including electronically for conservation and public access.
  • Distribute the KHRC’s publications to partners, networks and all relevant state and intergovernmental bodies.
  • Ensure monthly updates of the KHRC’s publications status.
  • Publicise the KHRC’s information through book and trade fairs and other public fora.
  • Ensure the display and dissemination of the KHRC’s information at all KHRC events.
  • Manage the KHRC’s information resource sales and process sales using laid down procedures.
  • Receive and organise periodic binding and photocopying and/or printing of the KHRC’s publications as and when required.
  • Develop and organise the KHRC’s publications into an archive for referencing.
  • Ensure human rights information is acquired through subscription or other means and well-archived and distributed.
  • Ensure the KHRC’s staff are aware of important human rights information and publications acquired by regular postings on the electronic and physical notice boards.
  • Manage the inventory of and assist users of the Resource Centre.
  • Ensure the binding of daily national newspapers, weekly and monthly magazines for the KHRC’s archives.
  • Monitor the print media, make press clipping and compile archival material for the KHRC publications and the Resource Centre.
  • Prepare and submit all Resource Centre reports to facilitate management decision-making on the same.
Competencies required
  • A university degree preferably in Information Science, library management or its equivalent.
  • At least two years experience in research and knowledge centre management.
  • A diploma in Library Science with four years research and knowledge centre management is acceptable.
  • Proven technical skills in cataloguing, classification and reference work and sound working knowledge of library standards.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Working knowledge of library electronic database applications will be an added advantage.
The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package, including benefits.

Applicants should send a cover letter attaching a detailed CV, photocopies of certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, present and expected gross salary before the end of the day, July 28, 2010 to:

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC)
Valley Arcade, Gitanga Road
P O Box 41079
Nairobi GPO 00100

All applications should EITHER BE POSTED OR HAND DELIVERED in a sealed envelope.

The KHRC is an equal opportunity employer and will seek to recruit the most qualified person for the job irrespective of ability, age ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other ground not relevant to the functions of the position.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

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