Senior Library Assistant II Job in Kenya

Senior Library Assistant II Grade: 9

REF: PU/ADV/07/06/2023

  • This is a senior level to this cadre in the University and appointment shall be on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the University management from time to time depending on age, citizenship or any other reason as may be stipulated in the Kenya Labour Laws.

Academic Qualifications

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science/Studies or related field from a recognized institution.


  • The candidate must have a minimum of twelve (12) years of continuous relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be at the level of a Senior Library Assistant III or comparable grade with proven integrity, honesty, independence, innovativeness and compliance to deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be involved in carrying out the following duties.

  •  Performance management of staff
  •  Preparation of quarterly, monthly and annual reports
  •  Acting to deal with disruptive or problem clients
  •  Development of bibliographic and administrative information content
  •  Performing academic integrity checks
  •  Preparing management reports
  •  Preparing work plans, budget and procurement plans
  •  Management of knowledge management systems
  •  Working with institutional repository systems
  •  Working with automated library management system
  •  Registration of new library users
  •  Supervision of books sorting and shelving according to the classification scheme in use

The candidate must have experience and provide evidence in the following:

  •  Computer proficiency
  •  Customer service skills
  •  Communication skills
  •  Information literacy skills
  •  First Aid skills
  •  Interpersonal skills
  •  Information research skills
  •  Organizational skills
  •  Problem solving skills
  •  Teamwork skills


  • Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependents, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the above positions. Applications and recommendations letters from referees should be addressed to,
 The Vice Chancellor
Pwani University
P. O Box 195-80108, Kilifi

Application should include an up to date CV, providing details of age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials.
Pwani University is an equal opportunity employer, Female candidates and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply and should attach their National Council for persons with disabilities (NCPWD) Certificate.
Candidates with foreign qualifications Must submit a Certificate of Recognition from the Commission of University Education.

The deadline for submitting application is Wednesday 21st June, 2023 Applications received later than this date will not be considered.
Please Note that: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.