Assistant Librarian Job in Kenya

Ref: MNUC/LD/001/2024

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Preparing duty rota for effective service delivery for deployment of library staff;
  • Participating in the delivery of face-to-face and online enquiry services;
  • Supporting and contributing to the development of relevant modules of the Library Management System;
  • Participating in management of the premises, ensuring safe, clean and well-maintained environments, equipment and facilities;
  • Evaluating the information resources available and identifying areas of improvement to provide relevant resources to library users;
  • Contributing to overall library collection management and development;
  • Ensuring the application of the University College library policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Participating in the delivery of student induction programmes;
  • Liaising with the academic programme departments through receiving the book request orders;
  • Management of digital library collections and electronic resources including an institutional repository;
  • Administer library applications in the University server.
  • Training staff and students on the use of library systems and softwares.
  • Maintaining the Library website and database.
  • Assist students and staff to effectively use the Library’s catalogue.


For appointment to this grade, an officer must have

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent from an accredited and recognized university;
  • At least six (6) years’ relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.
  • Membership in good standing to a relevant Professional body will be an added advantage;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

How To Apply


The appointed candidate will be remunerated as per the Inter Public University Councils Consultative Forum (IPUCCF) and CBA 2017- 2021 Approved Salary Rates.


  • Candidate may submit manual (hard copy) or electronic (online) applications.
  • All applications should be submitted together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials, letters of appointment as lecturers and other relevant supporting document. Lack of evidence supporting University teaching experience will lead to disqualification.
  • Scanned copies of the stated documents must accompany online application.
  • Those applying online should follow the steps below
    • Browse MNUC website and view featured jobs
    • Login or Create an account if you don’t have an account
    • Complete job profile by filling all applicable information
    • Upload your documents on the documents upload – you can upload all applications documents and update when necessary
    • Preview profile summary to confirm details are up-to date
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    • Apply by composing cover letter and attach required documents for the job
    • Submit the application
    • Wait for feedback

Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Assistant Librarian – Grade 11” and delivered to:

Mama Ngina University College
P.O BOX 444-01030

All applications should reach Mama Ngina University College on or before 24th May, 2024 not later than 5.00 pm (East African Time)