School Librarian Vacancy at Aga Khan Education Service, Tanzania (AKES,T)

Full Time

Website Aga Khan Education Service, Tanzania (AKES,T)

Aga Khan Education Service, Tanzania (AKES, T), is a private, not for profit, service company

School Librarian Vacancy at Aga Khan Education Service, Tanzania (AKES,T)

Aga Khan Education Service, Tanzania (AKES, T), is a private, not for profit, service company registered under the Companies Act and operates three schools in Tanzania. The vision of AKES,T is to provide accessible, world-class education, which prepares students to become self-confident, open-minded articulate and ethical young people with academic qualifications to enable them to make productive contributions to their own community and their wider society. AKES.T is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.

AKEST is looking to hire the following positions based in Dar es Salaam:

School Librarian- Aga Khan Education Service Tanzania

Position Summary

The school librarian is responsible for organizing, managing, and providing access to information resources in a library setting. He/she is responsible for selecting and acquiring books, journals, databases, and other materials for the library’s collection, as well as cataloging and classifying them for easy retrieval by library users. He/she may develop and deliver programs and services that meet the needs of the school, such as literacy programs, book clubs, or cultural events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organizing resources in an accessible way such as shelving, cataloguing, classifying, and reference.
  • managing and supporting the provision of reading lists and allocating length of loans;
  • Developing and managing collections of books and journals (both paper and electronic);
  • Creating, updating and managing electronic and printed information resources;
  • Selecting, acquiring and cataloguing information using library and information database;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with academic staff and students;
  • Contributing to academic course development and liaising with academic departments;
  • Liaising with library colleagues on other campuses;
  • Managing the library block, furniture and equipment;
  • Performing library stock taking;
  • Maintain circulation files, records and statistics
  • Providing library services in response to the information needs of library users;
  • keeping up to date with relevant professional developments in the library sector;
  • Performing any duty assigned from time to time

Position Requirements:

Applicants should have the following qualification and experience:

  • Bachelor degree in library studies or Diploma in Library Management from School of Library Archives and Documentation Studies(SLADS).
  • Bachelor of Education will be additional advantage.
  • A minimum of Two years’ experience in a library leadership role in a school.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational skills, time management, and ability to work independently.
  • Good computer skills – search Microsoft Word, Excel, and Email

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a letter of application describing experience, along with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of education certificates (certified by TCU if studied out of Tanzania) and contact information of three confidential referees, including current Head of School or Line Manager. It should be addressed to HR – Aga Khan Education Service, Tanzania and should be sent by e-mail to or mail to P.O. Box 125, Dar es Salaam. Please ensure you include an email address. Closing date for applications: 31st May, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Aga Khan Education Service, Tanzania is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network

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