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Systems Librarian Job, Current Librarian Jobs Kenya,

Role title: Systems Librarian

GRADE: 12 (1 Position) – MKsU/L/02/21 

Location: Machakos

Qualifications

  • Masters’ Degree in Library Studies, Library Science, Information Science,  Computer Science or its equivalent qualification from a recognized  institution. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, or its equivalent. 
  • iServed in the position of Librarian II Grade 11 or comparable position for a  minimum period of three (3) years. 
  • Competency in use of UNIX Language 
  • Have ability to maintain the Library’s Integrated online system vi. Have ability to develop and maintain Library Softwares 
  • Proven experience on contemporary virtual platforms such as Dspace, or  other repository tools. 
  • Have the ability to administer the Library Management System (KOHA) ix. Registered with a relevant professional body. 
  • Possession of any other certification or qualification will be an added  advantage.

Responsibilities

  • a) Support the use and accessibility of the Library’s systems and databases by  developing interfaces for users and developing, implementing, and  maintaining SQL databases and related PHP and PERL scripts. 
  • b) Support the Library’s functions and operations by writing scripts to automate  more routine system administration processes, setting up, configuring, and  maintaining server hardware and software, uninterruptible power equipment,  back-up systems, and storage devices. 
  • c) Installing and maintaining computer workstation hardware and software. d) Maintaining documentation of programs, databases, and computer system  configurations, and performing routine back-up of essential systems to ensure  system and data integrity in the event of hardware failure or other adverse  events. 
  • e) Conducting thorough analysis of problems and employing appropriate debugging techniques. 
  • f) Ensure the availability of computer resources by managing disaster  prevention and recovery efforts caused by events like power outages,  hardware failures, etc. 
  • g) Contribute to the overall success of the Library by performing all other  essential duties as assigned from time to time.

How to apply

Ten (10) copies of applications should be submitted together with an updated  Curriculum Vitae giving details of the applicant; age, marital status, academic  and professional qualification, working experience, present post and salary,  telephone contact, email address, names and referees plus copies of the  certificates and testimonials. The reference number of the position applied should  be clearly indicated. All applications be addressed to; 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor 

Administration, Planning and Finance  

Machakos University 

  1. O. BOX 136 – 90100 

MACHAKOS 

So as to reach not later than Monday 14th June, 2021. Any canvassing will lead to  automatic disqualification.  

Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their  letters of reference to the above address. The referees should write and send their recommendations, under sealed envelopes before the advert deadline. A soft  copy (one running pdf file) of the applicant must also be sent by e-mail to  dvcapf@mksu.ac.ke 

KINDLY NOTE THAT IT IS A MUST FOR STAFF TO TYPE IN THE REQUIRED INFORMATION IN THE  JOB APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE ON THE UNIVERSITY WEBSITE, PRINT, SIGN AND ATTACH TO THE APPLICATION. 

N/B: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Machakos University is an equal opportunity employer and therefore applicants of either gender or persons living with disability or from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

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