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System Librarian


Thika Campus
The post holder will be responsible for managing the information technology used in the library.
Responsibilities
The summary duties include but shall not be limited to;

·         Manage the daily operation of the library’s automated systems and workstations, remaining on call at all times.
·         Design, implement, and integrate daily operations of the library’s automation and communication systems, including the innovative interfaces system, LANs, web server, internet access, telecommunications, and related evolving systems in consultation with the Deputy Director, Management Information System.
·         Design and maintain the library website as a marketing tool for library operations and services.
·         Develop and recommend policies and procedures for use of computers and computer systems in the library.
·         Manage digital repository and resources.
·         Design, plan, implement and evaluate the present and future automation needs of the library, making recommendations for implementation to the library administration.
·         Coordinate, library-wide training on use of automated systems, creating in-house documentation as needed.
·         Monitor all system functions and be responsible for proper operation.
·         To appropriately execute any other duties as directed by the University Librarian or the Deputy University Librarian.
Qualifications
·         Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or its equivalent from recognized institution.
·         Knowledge in KOHA System.
·         Computer literate.
·         Three (3) years’ experience as a System Librarian or a similar position.
  OR
·         Bachelor of Science in Information Science or its equivalent from recognized institution.
·         Knowledge in KOHA System.
·         Computer literate.
·         Five (5) years’ experience as a System Librarian or a similar position.
·         Uphold sound work ethics and be highly disciplined.
·         Possessing tenacious attitude, friendly, honest, trustworthy, respectful and flexible.
·         Able to work with minimal supervision, independently or as part of a team.

ICT Officers
Nairobi & Nakuru Campus
Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a fully fledged chartered university committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. We are seeking to recruit competent, dynamic and ambitious professionals to fill up the following vacant position:
Job Summary
The post holder will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining the computer systems and networks in the Campus.
Responsibilities
The summary duties include but shall not be limited to;
·         Performing systems administration functions across servers and desktops.
·         Be in charge of all the computer labs at the Campus.
·         Maintaining the Campus Network
·         Providing technical support and routine/ad-hock maintenance of computer hardware and Software systems at the Campus.
·         Maintaining systems backup, security and contingency plans to ensure continuity.
·         Playing an active role to ensure successful implementation of ICT projects
·         Advising on computer systems procurement.
·         Conducting hardware and software installation.
·         To appropriately execute any other duties as directed by the Campus Director and/or the Registrar, Finance, Administration and Planning.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Information Communication Technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
·         ICT Certification in Security/Networking (Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle).
·         2 years’ experience as an ICT Officer or a similar position.
·         Uphold sound work ethics and be highly disciplined.
·         Possessing tenacious attitude, friendly, honest, trustworthy, respectful and flexible.
·         Able to work with minimal supervision, independently or as part of a team.

Library Assistant
Thika Campus

Job Summary
The job holder will be expected to provide support in the day to day operations and management of the library.
Responsibilities
The summary duties include but shall not be limited to;
·         Accessioning, giving new books ownership stamp.
·         Classification, cataloguing, indexing and abstracting.
·         Electronic learning user support services (internet & email).
·         Library user orientation and education.
·         Literature search using online public access catalogue (OPAC).
·         Online circulation of library books (Check in and Check out).
·         Preservation of library materials.
·         Reference and reprography services.
·         Shelving of information services.
·         Advice on required materials in the library.
·         To appropriately execute any other duties as directed by the University Librarian and Information Services or the Deputy University Librarian.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Science in Information Science
·         Diploma in Information Science/Studies (library option) from a recognized Institution.
·         Knowledge in KOHA System would be an added advantage.
·         Computer literate.
·         Uphold sound work ethics and be highly disciplined.
·         Possessing tenacious attitude, friendly, honest, trustworthy, respectful and flexible.
·         Able to work with minimal supervision, independently or as part of a team.


Administrative Assistant
Mount Kenya University  recognizes career advancement as a key element of staff retention. We would therefore like to provide an opportunity for career growth and development to our members of staff by inviting applications for below vacancies that require great skill, effort and responsibility;
Job Summary
The post holder will be expected to provide a high level confidential and professional administrative support. In addition, they should have great office management skills, be capable of offering excellent customer care support and effectively managing key stakeholders to Mount Kenya University.
Responsibilities
The summary duties include but shall not be limited to;
·         Ensure high operational performance by providing quality service on a continuous and sustainable basis.
·         Exercise due customer care on client related matters and acknowledging receipt of correspondence in consultation with the supervisor.
·         Deliver high level public relations and communication with internal and external stakeholders.
·         To respond accurately and efficiently to all enquiries in respective offices using own initiative.
·         Preparation of all correspondence and other documentation as may be requested by the immediate supervisor from time to time.
·         To appropriately execute any other duties as directed by the supervisor, or other senior University officers.
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Secretarial studies from KNEC or equivalent from a recognized institution;
OR
·         Diploma in Business/Office Management or equivalent qualification.
·         Three 3 years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant.
·         Must be highly proficient with multiple Microsoft office systems and other related software.
·         Should be an excellent communicator, a good listener and dedicated to detail.
·         Have a wide exposure, broad knowledge and up to date with current University affairs.
·         Be able to work perfectly under strict deadlines and pressure.
·         Uphold sound work ethics and be highly disciplined.
·         Possessing tenacious attitude, friendly, honest, trustworthy, respectful and flexible.
·         Able to work with minimal supervision, independently or as part of a team.
How to Apply
Each application should be accompanied with an up to date and detailed Curriculum Vitae.
Applications should be addressed to;
The Human Resource Director,
Mount Kenya University,
Main Campus, General Kago Road,
P.O. Box 342-01000.
Thika, Kenya.
NOTE:
Applications should be clearly marked for the position applied for.
Electronic applications can be sent in PDF format by email to recruitment@mku.ac.ke
Applications must be submitted on or before 15th July, 2019.
Terms of service are provided for as per Mount Kenya University scheme of service
Mount Kenya University is an equal opportunity employer:
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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