Vacancy Notice

Genre : Communiqués
Principal country concerned : Column : History/society
Release/publication date : 2015
Published on : 30/06/2015

Vacancy Notice: The Alliance Francaise of Dar es Salaam seeks to recruit a Librarian with a skillset

Matching the following profile:

Position title: Librarian
Contract: One year Fixed-Term Contract (renewable subject to satisfactory performance), with a probationary period of six months
Education: University or Associate Diploma in Library/Literature or equivalent

Description : The Librarian reports directly to the Director of Alliance Française and Provides librarian services. Providing adequate services will ensure that materials are current and accessible, and available to library users when required.

Terms of Reference:

1. Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Manage the planning, administrative functions of library and information Services
• Establish and implement library and information policies and procedures
• Develop and manage convenient, accessible library and information services
• Analyze and evaluate library and information services, technology and media service requirements.
• Prepare reports related to library and information services, technology and media services, resources and activities

2. Provide effective access to library collections and resources
• Develop and maintain collections management policies and procedures
• Perform original cataloguing and classification of print, audio-visual and electronic resources.
• Develop and maintain special indexing systems and files for collections

3. Maintain the organization of library materials
• Ensure an accurate inventory of resources
• Ensure efficient retrieval by users
• Maintain inventories, compile statistics and generate reports as required
• Develop and maintain cataloguing procedures

4. Provide library services in response to the information needs of library users
• To empower students to be enthusiastic readers
• Respond to daily on-site requests for information
• Train library users to effectively search the Library catalogue, Internet and other electronic resources
• Maintain circulation files, records and statistics

5. Perform other related duties
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Alliance Francaise or by the Chairperson of the Board

Education and Experience
• University or Associate Diploma in library/literature or equivalent
• 1 - 3 years' experience
• MS Office and knowledge of library software, (PMB, online content management)

Key Competencies
• Reader
• Creativity
• Communication skills
• Sense of initiative
• Particular attention to details
• Ability to work within a multicultural team
• Excellent command of Swahili and English
• French a strong asset

The selected incumbent will be offered French classes according to his/her initial level. Participation in such classes is mandatory and the progress will be monitored through internationally recognized standards (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Submission of applications:
Please submit your application in English (letter of interest + CV+ any document or certificate relevant to the ToRs) to or leave it at the Reception of Alliance Francaise.
Deadline for submission: 15th July 2015

Telephone: 22 2131406
Mobile: 0789381458

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