Principal Librarian Jobs at East African Community

Principal Librarian

(REF: EAC/HR/2015-2016/003)

The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organisation comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and result-driven professional who is a citizen of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community - Secretariat:
Organ / Institution: The Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: P3
Job reports to: Director, Human Resource and Administration 

Job Purpose:

To coordinate the development and implementation of policies and strategies for managing the EAC Library and Information Resource Centre. The jobholder shall establish, develop and manage information, research, documentation and publishing services in the EAC Secretariat Library.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and Implement policies and strategies for Information and knowledge management, including acquisition, publishing and dissemination of information;
  2. Establish, and manage an automated Information Resource Centre special that largely supports the activities of EAC as a specialized centre of knowledge on regional integration.
  3. Develop and implement strategies for information sharing and networking within and among EAC Organs, Institutions and Partner States.
  4. Develop project proposals, work plans, budgets and monitor implementation of projects and programmes for the Department.
  5. Develop and maintain the EAC Information Repository, Reports Database, other relevant databases and the Information Resource Centre Web Portal.
  6. Prepare background papers, progress and annual reports.
  7. Disseminate EAC information to EAC Organs, Partner States and other stakeholders       and develop programs for the exchange of information with Partner States and other regional organizations.
  8. Coordinate the actives of the Regional Technical Information Working Group (RTIWG) to effectively articulate issues relating to information and knowledge management in EAC.
  9. Organize Information needs surveys, information management meetings with Partner States.
  10. Supervise departmental staff work performance and carry out staff performance appraisals as appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience:

A Masters Degree in Library Science/Information Science or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Institution.
Minimum 10 years relevant experience, with at least 5 at Senior level.

Skills and Competencies:

Must be able to provide strategic and leadership to the Library and Documentation team. Must be able to manage diversity, conflict and change; write proposals and conduct research, effectively communicate, and deliver presentation, conceptual, Planning, Negotiation, Networking, Judgment, decision making and analytical skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Applications is necessary.

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

Education Qualifications:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.
All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.
Relevant Work Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.


Applicants from all five (5) Partner States are eligible to apply for this position.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once and is subject to the application of the EAC Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

This post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Equal Opportunity:

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three (3) referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, Birth Certificate or Passport showing the date of birth.
Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and the envelope. For electronic submissions, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and forward to the address given below.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Monday 15th August 2016, 17:00Hrs.

Please note:
  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees shall be disqualified.
  3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted
  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations prevent consideration of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews shall be done in writing
The Director, 
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
10th Floor PPF Tower
Cnr of Ohio Street & Garden Avenue
P O Box 1559 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Fax +255(22) 2116379
E-mail: esd@deloitte.co.tz

Application Deadline:

Monday, 15 August 2016 - 5:00pm
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