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Librarian Job Vacancy

Our Client, The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Court of Justice.
Job Ref: EAC/HR//2014-2015/021
Professional Staff Category: P1
Directorate: Information Services Division
Reports to: Deputy Registrar
Job Purpose: To establish, develop and manage a computerized library and documentation centre; acquire, process, and disseminate visual materials, documents, books and other publications for use by the Judges, Court staff as well as other authorized users.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement library policies, procedures, rules, regulations and user guides.
  • Manage the Court library and ensure safety of the books, journals periodicals and other related materials.
  • Acquire visual materials, documents, books and other publications for use by the Judges, Court staff as well as other authorized users.
  • To acquire library supplies.
  • Classify, catalogue, index, shelve and store documentation, books and other publications for borrowing.
  • Evaluate application and cost-effectiveness of state of the art library technology and advise management for decision-making; coordinate user training in respect with utilization of library services.
  • Compile list of library books and other materials and verify conformity of ordered items.
  • Promote the use of the library by user-friendly internal design and provide appropriate guidance to users.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management from time to time.
Minimum Job Requirements
Academic and Professional Qualification
  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science / Information Science.
Work Experience
  • • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience, two (2) of which must be in busy judicial/court library environment.
Skills and Competencies
  • Knowledge of Cataloging, indexing, information dissemination.
  • Must be able to provide leadership to Library and documentation team.
  • Ability manage diversity, conflict and change; write proposals and conduct research, effectively communicate, have presentation, conceptual, planning, negotiation, networking, judgment and decision making skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Ability to interpret legal jargons.
Terms and Conditions of Service
The above post is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once.
The position is subject to the application of the Quota System
Fringe Benefits: The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Education Qualifications: All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognised by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective countries. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their countries. Examples include: Accountants, Auditors, Engineers, Procurement Specialists, and Medical Personnel.

Relevant Working Experience: Relevant working experience in this regard refers to post education work experience.

Internship, training, apprenticeship and clerkship will not be considered as relevant work experience. 

The same will apply for any experience attained before professional certification where relevant.

Equal Opportunity: The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees.

Please quote the respective reference number on both on the application letter and envelope. 

For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 16th January 2015.

Please Note:
1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of academic certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.

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