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Marketing Officer Job Vacancy - Kenya National Library Service (KNLS)

Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) Board is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament Cap 225 of the Laws of Kenya (1965), to provide library and information services to the Kenyan public.

The Board is mandated by the Act to: promote, establish, equip, manage, maintain and develop libraries in Kenya. To date, a network of 57 branch libraries have been established countrywide and serves a large clientele of library patrons and has many programmes and activities geared towards promoting a reading culture. It enjoys support of partnership with development partners to perpetuate the role of library and information service.

KNLS is ISO 9001:2008 certified and is in the process of re-branding itself to provide timely, relevant and accessible library and information services to the public while benchmarking with the best practices globally.

The corporation is seeking for a dynamic, innovative, qualified, result-oriented and experienced individual for the position ofMarketing Officer I.

The successful candidate will be responsible to the director for:

  • Developing and implementing Marketing Strategy and Marketing Plan for KNLS.
  • Implementing the Library's rebranding programme.
  • Developing the library's collateral materials.
  • Working with the Head of Corporate Communications, improve the image and visibility of KNLS.
  • Be responsible for the library's research activities.
  • Improving customer satisfaction aspect of the users and other stakeholders.
  • Developing a strategy to increase the library's user base and loyalty
  • Providing regular written and oral reports weekly and monthly on KNLS performance
  • A Bachelor's degree in marketing or other relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Must have worked in a reputable medium to large FMCG or service delivery organization at a senior position for at least 5 years
  • Must be computer literate
  • An MBA in marketing will be a definite advantage
  • Good interpersonal relationships and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Team player and result oriented
  • A competitive salary package commensurate with qualifications will be offered
  • Other benefits will include housing, medical and leave allowance
Interested applicants should send their applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials to the Director at the address shown below not later than 30th December 2010

Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Only shortlisted applications will be acknowledged

The Director,
Kenya National Library Service,
P.O. Box 30573-00100



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