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Career Opportunities in Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB), Nairobi

Kenya Literature Bureau is one of the leading Publishing and Printing firms in Kenya. We are committed to publishing and printing of quality educational and knowledge materials at affordable prices. 

The Bureau is seeking a suitably, qualified and experienced person to fill the following position based in Nairobi:

Vacancy: Quality Assurance Officer

Level: KLB 6
Job Ref: HR–QA -5-015

He/ She will report to Quality Assurance Manager

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Carry out quality checks of raw materials and other supplies delivered to KLB Stores;
  • Carry out quality checks in pre-press, press and bindery stages of book production;
  • Carry out quality checks on KLB’s books and those delivered by external printers before they are delivered to central warehouse;
  • Develop defective books’ reports and corrective action plan on monthly basis;
  • Carry out ISO internal audits and follow-up audits;
  • Post Internal and external audits to Q-pulse.
Requirements for appointment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences
  • Must have worked in the field of quality assurance for three (3) years
  • Possess knowledge of ISO Management systems and be computer literate
  • Possess good interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills and must be a good team player

Vacancy: Internal Auditor II

Level: KLB 6
Job Ref: HR–IA -4-015

He/ She will report to the Assistant Internal Audit Manager

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Examine operational systems and procedures of the Bureau and ensure their effectiveness.
  • Pre-auditing of payment vouchers & imprest requisitions before they are processed and clearance of imprests to ensure validity and accuracy of expenditure.
  • Review/assess adherence to relevant government and other regulatory agencies’ laws and regulations and policies and procedures of KLB.
  • Assess the adequacy of internal controls, accounting and the propriety of financial transactions to ensure reliability and integrity of financial reporting / information and recommend improvements.
Requirements for Appointment
  • A Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting/Finance option) from a recognized institution; or Certified Public Accountants (CPA) finalist or its equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Must have worked in the field of internal Audit for three (3) years
  • Possession of CISA or CIA is an added advantage.
  • Possess communication skills, analytical skills, organizational skills and must be a team player

Vacancy: Editor (Two Posts)

Level: KLB 6
Job Ref: HR–ED -3-015

He/ She will report to the Chief Editor

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Source and induct authors and external readers to facilitate the production of manuscripts.
  • Evaluate unsolicited manuscripts to determine whether they satisfy the Bureau’s publishing requirements.
  • Undertake substantive copy editing of manuscripts to meet set standards.
  • Receive feedback from product users and monitor the performance and attributes of the competitor’s product to create competitive edge.
  • Participate in budget preparation for resource allocation and control.
  • Establish the source of copyrighted materials and prepare acknowledgements for illustrations and text used to fulfill acquisition requirements.
  • Co-ordinate the activities of typesetters, designers and illustrators and other suppliers to meet agreed production schedules.
Requirements for appointment
  • Bachelor of Education degree with the following teaching subjects: Kiswahili / Georgraphy / History
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication is an added advantage.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in teaching or book publishing in a reputable firm.
  • Project management skills.
  • Knowledge of DTP, technical knowledge in book production, copyright law, process mapping.
  • Communication skills, analytical skills, organizational skills and must be a team player

Vacancy: Brand Development Manager

Level: KLB 8
Job Ref: HR–BDM -2-015

He/ she will report to the Sales and Marketing Manager

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct market research analysis to guide product development decisions.
  • Monitor and evaluate market intelligence on consumer behavior and market trends.
  • Manage the new product development process in both print and digital formats.
  • Responsible for innovations and new brand offerings in both print and digital formats.
  • Support the Publishing, Production and Supply Chain in the process of product development.
  • In-charge of the product development team in achieving individual and team targets.
  • Implement the brand strategies
Requirements for Appointment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and professional qualification in relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Possess research, analytical and marketing skills, be a team player
  • Clean driving license and at least three (3) years’ experience

Vacancy: Senior Business Development Officer
Level: KLB 8
Job Ref: HR–SBD-1-015

He/ She will report to the Business Development Manager

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in follow-up of business opportunities and partnerships to grow the County Segment
  • Maintain schedule of contacts of relevant County Government representatives.
  • Maintain records of executed contracts and Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Follow-up project implementation progress and ensure timely delivery and prompt payment of completed works.
  • Prepare monthly reports on Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) and county books sales.
  • Prepare monthly reports on post-secondary tertiary market share.
  • Prepare monthly reports on revenue and expenditures incurred by the department.
  • Prepare monthly reports on review of cost benefit analysis of county government activities
Requirements for appointment
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences
  • Must have three (3) years’ experience in the field of business development
  • Project management skills, good customer relations, analytical skills, organizational skills and must be a team player.
How to Apply 

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send an application letter clearly indicating the job reference, number enclose a comprehensive CV, photocopies of relevant certificates and testimonials together with telephone contacts, emails address and names of three (3) referees to:

The Managing Director 
Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB)
P.O. Box 30022 – 00100 GPO 


Kenya Literature Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. 

Applications should reach the above address on or before 7 October 2015

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