Librarian at Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Kenya National Examinations Council

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Indexing and abstracting books, journals, and other library resource materials.
  • Operating Current Awareness Service (CAS).
  • Conducting information searches from electronic databases.
  • Editing reports, newsletters, and other publications.
  • Selecting and acquiring information in consultation with researchers and other professionals.
  • Managing information materials such as books, periodicals, video cassettes, audiotapes, computer databases and CD-ROMs, micro-filmed materials, and other relevant documents.
  • Assisting in networking of information services, libraries, and information centers.
  • Developing and managing communities of practice for staff and stakeholders.
  • Creating and maintaining the Council’s repository.
  • Developing and maintaining the Council’s knowledge management system.

Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Studies, Information Science, or other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
  • Demonstrated merit in work performance.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfillment of the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution for successful applicants.

Key Competencies, Skills, and Attitudes:

  • Integrity;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Communication and reporting skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Interpersonal skills.

Method of Application

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should fill and submit the Application for Employment Form KNEC 2A– (External applicants) and Application for Employment Form KNEC 2B– (Internal applicants), an application letter, accompanied by certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of daytime telephone contact, e-mail address, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees, on or before 23rd April, 2024 to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya National Examinations Council
New Mitihani House, South C
P.O Box 73598-00200


  • The Council will only contact the shortlisted candidates and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification;
  • Successful applicants offered employment will be required to submit clearance under Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • KNEC Grade 2 and Grade 3 positions are on 5-year contract terms of service and renewal is subject to performance;
  • KNEC is an equal opportunity employer and people living with disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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