Librarian at U.S. Embassy to Kenya

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

U.S. Embassy to Kenya


  • Reporting to Head of Acquisitions, incumbent receives, searches, and verifies accompanying financial documentation for all information materials in all formats for the Library of Congress (LOC) and approximately 30 academic institutional participants of the African Cooperative Acquisitions Program (AfriCAP). Creates Initial Bibliographic Cataloging (IBC) records for all new publications selected using the LOC Integrated Library System (ILS) according to the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed. (AACR2), Resource Description and Access (RDA), as well as other cataloging metadata creation rules and LOC policies. Incumbent initiates the payment process by creating and updating Purchase Orders and holdings records, thereby authorizing fiscal processing and approval for payments.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years of work experience in a library setting, experience with online searching and cataloging is required.
  • JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of Machine-Readable Cataloguing (MARC) formats, and Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd (AACR2), and database management systems required. Good working knowledge of bibliographic formats and database searching.

Education Requirements:

  • University degree in Library or Information Science is required.


  • LANGUAGE: Level 4 English (Fluent, speaking, reading, writing) is required (This may be tested); Level 3 Kiswahili (Good Working Knowledge, speaking, reading, writing) is required.
  • Level I (Basic, Writing/speaking/reading) of French, Portuguese, or any other language used in Sub-Saharan Africa is required.
  • SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong computer skills including library management systems and MS Office required. Basic keyboarding skills required. Basic numerical skills required. Ability to organize work, place priorities and manage time effectively.
  • EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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