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Hiring Organization: Machakos University

Job GRADE 14 (1 Position)
Reference Number: MKSU/DUL/03/22

Location: Machakos, Kenya

Application Deadline: 22nd August 2022


Machakos University invites applications from candidates with suitable qualifications and experience with excellent credentials to fill the following vacant position in the University: Machakos University Deputy Librarian

Brief About Machakos University

Machakos University was awarded a Charter on 7th October 2016 and is a successor of Machakos University College. It is located one (1) km from Machakos Town along the main Machakos-wote road.

Contacts For Machakos University

P.O Box 136-90100 Machakos
Mobile No: 0708387603, 0737434504
Email Address:,


Key Responsibilities

  • Overall planning, administration and management of Library service:
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring policies, strategies, procedures and work plans.
  • Manage selection, acquisition, organization and dissemination of Library resources and services.
  • Promotion and marketing of Library services.
  • Developing services for physically and visually impaired.
  • Ensuring that the Library meets the needs of precise groups of users including Post Graduate Students and Persons Living with Disability.
  • Ensuring different Library systems and services function effectively.
  • Participation in capacity building and mentorship of Library staff.
  • Working in collaboration with schools to develop and implement Information Literacy Program.
  • Planning, coordinating and assigning duties and responsibilities to Library staff.
  • Monitoring Library procedures in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 requirements:
  • Keeping abreast with emerging Library and information trends and especially on Knowledge management.
  • Promoting and developing local and international partnerships for the benefit of the Library.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of Library services.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.


Appliction Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Should have a Master’s degree in Information Science/Library Science and served as a Deputy Head of University Library for three (3) years or as Senior Librarian Grade 13 or equivalent.
  • Must be a member of a relevant professional body: and
  • An earned Ph.D. will be an added advantage.For more information on the application procedure, kindly visit the University website:


How to Apply

All Applications should be sent to:

Deputy Vice Chancellor (APF)
Machakos University
P.O BOX 136-90100

The applications should reach the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s (Administration, Planning and Finance) office on or before 22nd August, 2022.
Machakos University will Only contact shortlisted candidates.
The University is an equal opportunity employer; It encourages women, persons with disabilities and those from marginalized regions to apply.

The University advises applicants 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 application must also be sent by e-mail to

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