Kenya National Library Service Recruitment 2023/2024 Application Form Portal – www.knls.ac.ke

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Last Updated on March 27, 2023

Are you interested in working with the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS)? Then you are on the right post. We have exhaustively conveyed all the important and recent updates related to this recruitment exercise. Kindly read to the end, to get all the necessary information, concerning the requirements, guidelines, qualifications, and application for the 2023 Kenya National Library Service recruitment.

Kenya National Library Service Recruitment

About Kenya National Library Service

Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) Board is a statutory body of the Government of Kenya established by an Act of Parliament, Cap 225 of the Laws of Kenya in April 1965. The Board‘s mandate is to develop, promote, establish and equip libraries in Kenya. The State Corporations Act Cap 446 of the laws of Kenya also guides the Board in its operations.

The provision of information for development through the national and public library network enables people to fight poverty deprivation and illiteracy and thus supports reading and recovery programmes by the government. Rural and urban poor communities are better able to tackle their problems and introduce social change if they have access to relevant information that meets their needs and interests. In addition, access to information about the country enables citizens to participate effectively in the art of governance.

Kenya National Library Service Recruitment 2023

Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) has been undergoing massive job recruitment intake annually for the past few years. We’ve received numerous requests from aspirants on various platforms yearning for legit information about the KNLS application form and guidelines for 2023/2024. Many applicants have been asking us questions like;

  • Is Kenya National Library Service 2023 job application form out?
  • Where can I obtain the 2023 Kenya National Library Service Recruitment form?
  • When will Kenya National Library Service start 2023 Recruitment?
  • I need Kenya National Library Service 2023 Recruitment updates,
  • How can I apply for Kenya National Library Service Recruitment 2023? Just to list a few.

Keep reading you will find answers to these queries.

Requirements for Kenya National Library Service Recruitment 2023

The Kenya National Library Service is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit the most qualified persons for the job. To qualify for the 2023 Kenya National Library Service recruitment, candidates must;

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Must possess KCSE
  • Must have a diploma or degree in your field of application where applicable
  • Have a valid Kenyan National Identity Card and Pin Certificate
  • Applicants must be between 18 to 26 years.

How to Apply for Kenya National Library Service Recruitment 2023

To apply for the Kenya National Library Service recruitment, visit the official website at https://www.knls.ac.ke/

Current Job Openings at Kenya National Library Service

  1. Principal Liberian – Kakamega
  2. Principal Liberian – Nyeri
  3. Principal Liberian – Embu

Principal Liberian – Kakamega

Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial and administrative management of the library services and facilities

  • Carry out development and maintenance of inventory of library resources distributed to public libraries and national library in Kenya
  • Identify and recommend areas of research, and draft concept papers and policies on library matters for approval
  • Monitor and advise the organization on emerging trends on cataloguing, classification, indexing, abstracting, and creating user profiles
  • Provide information literacy which involves training library user on how to search information from various sources in different formats
  • Participate in the acquisition of books produced in and outside Kenya and such other materials and sources of knowledge necessary for a comprehensive national library
  • Participate in campaigns for the eradication of illiteracy
  • Implement budgets for library stock in terms of books, software, furniture and equipment
  • Liaises with international and national organizations on professional matters relating to the mandate of knls
  • Oversee collection of revenue through membership fees, book borrowing fees and library fines
  • Resource mobilization in support of library programmes
  • Initiate strategic partnerships with development partners in support of various activities in ICT and other capital development of the institution
  • Initiates disciplinary issues/matters for the unit and undertake activities that promote discipline, employee relations, and engagement
  • Promote acquisition of ISBN to local publishers/authors
  • Oversee the security of Boards assets
  • Develop a database for authors/publishers in their jurisdiction 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library Studies/Information Science or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution 
  • Master’s degree in Library Studies/Information Science from a recognized University will be an added advantage
  • Three (3) years working as a Senior Librarian in a busy Public/National Library Services
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage
  • Member Kenya Library Association
  • Proficiency in ICT application
  • Knowledge in acquisition of e-content will be an added advantage

Core Competencies

  • Leadership skills 
  • ICT working knowledge
  • Creativity and innovation 
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Networking skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Customer Care Skills

Principal Liberian – Nyeri

Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial and administrative management of the library services and facilities

  • Carry out development and maintenance of inventory of library resources distributed to public libraries and national library in Kenya
  • Identify and recommend areas of research, and draft concept papers and policies on library matters for approval
  • Monitor and advise the organization on emerging trends on cataloguing, classification, indexing, abstracting, and creating user profiles
  • Provide information literacy which involves training library user on how to search information from various sources in different formats
  • Participate in the acquisition of books produced in and outside Kenya and such other materials and sources of knowledge necessary for a comprehensive national library
  • Participate in campaigns for the eradication of illiteracy
  • Implement budgets for library stock in terms of books, software, furniture and equipment
  • Liaises with international and national organizations on professional matters relating to the mandate of knls
  • Oversee collection of revenue through membership fees, book borrowing fees and library fines
  • Resource mobilization in support of library programmes
  • Initiate strategic partnerships with development partners in support of various activities in ICT and other capital development of the institution
  • Initiates disciplinary issues/matters for the unit and undertake activities that promote discipline, employee relations, and engagement
  • Promote acquisition of ISBN to local publishers/authors
  • Oversee the security of Boards assets
  • Develop a database for authors/publishers in their jurisdiction 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library Studies/Information Science or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution 
  • Master’s degree in Library Studies/Information Science from a recognized University will be an added advantage
  • Three (3) years working as a Senior Librarian in a busy Public/National Library Services
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage
  • Member Kenya Library Association
  • Proficiency in ICT application
  • Knowledge in acquisition of e-content will be an added advantage

Core Competencies

  • Leadership skills 
  • ICT working knowledge
  • Creativity and innovation 
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Networking skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Customer Care Skills

Principal Liberian – Embu

Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial and administrative management of the library services and facilities

  • Carry out development and maintenance of inventory of library resources distributed to public libraries and national library in Kenya
  • Identify and recommend areas of research, and draft concept papers and policies on library matters for approval
  • Monitor and advise the organization on emerging trends on cataloguing, classification, indexing, abstracting, and creating user profiles
  • Provide information literacy which involves training library user on how to search information from various sources in different formats
  • Participate in the acquisition of books produced in and outside Kenya and such other materials and sources of knowledge necessary for a comprehensive national library
  • Participate in campaigns for the eradication of illiteracy
  • Implement budgets for library stock in terms of books, software, furniture and equipment
  • Liaises with international and national organizations on professional matters relating to the mandate of knls
  • Oversee collection of revenue through membership fees, book borrowing fees and library fines
  • Resource mobilization in support of library programmes
  • Initiate strategic partnerships with development partners in support of various activities in ICT and other capital development of the institution
  • Initiates disciplinary issues/matters for the unit and undertake activities that promote discipline, employee relations, and engagement
  • Promote acquisition of ISBN to local publishers/authors
  • Oversee the security of Boards assets
  • Develop a database for authors/publishers in their jurisdiction 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library Studies/Information Science or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution 
  • Master’s degree in Library Studies/Information Science from a recognized University will be an added advantage
  • Three (3) years working as a Senior Librarian in a busy Public/National Library Services
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage
  • Member Kenya Library Association
  • Proficiency in ICT application
  • Knowledge in acquisition of e-content will be an added advantage

Core Competencies

  • Leadership skills 
  • ICT working knowledge
  • Creativity and innovation 
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Networking skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Customer Care Skills

Method of Application

Interested and eligible candidates are hereby invited to submit their application (2 copies) to be delivered by hand/ courier quoting the Job Reference on both the envelope and cover letter.
Enclose a detailed and up-to-date Curriculum Vita, indicating your current remuneration, reliable daytime telephone contacts together with copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and National Identity card/ Valid Passport.
You should also provide names of three (3) referees who must be familiar with your previous work experience indicating their telephone and email address.
Applications should be addressed to:

The Director/CEO
Kenya National Library Service
Maktaba Kuu Building – 5th Floor
Ngong Road, Community Area
P.O Box 30573-00100
NAIROBI

So as to reach the office not later than 28th March, 2023 at 5:00p.m East African time.

Note:

Knls Board is an equal opportunity employer, Persons with Disabilities, Youth, Persons from Marginalized groups and Minority communities who meet the requirements of the advertised job vacancies are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and upon being successful and granted an offer of employment, successful candidates MUST present clearances and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following:

  • Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
  • Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Clearance form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Clearance certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

It is a criminal offence for any applicant to provide false information and documents in the job application. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. The Board does not charge or ask for any money at any stage of the recruitment process.


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