Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) Recruiting

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9 May, 2014

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Vacancies in Ghana

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) invites applications from suitably qualified and highly motivated persons to fill the following position:- Library Assistant

Job Purpose:
Assist in the running of the library to meet the needs of faculty, students and staff.
Main Duties

•   Assist users to search for information from serials, periodicals and reports and other continuing resources
•   Answer reference queries
•   Communicate the (websites) URLS of journals with online versions to Faculty and patrons
•   Communicate the table of contents (TOC) of journals to patrons
•   Co-ordinate the selection, acquisition and organisation of journals, periodicals and other continuing issues (from Faculty, researchers and staff)
•   Responsible for list of vendors/publishers/suppliers of serials and compiles list of journals for subscription
•   Evaluate the use of journals at the end of each year to inform subscription list
•   Guide users to sources of information
•   Index articles and information relevant to academic programmes in KAIPTC
•   Keep records of information requested by users and analyse statistics
•   Keep track of receipts of journals from the publishers with dates
•   Organise newspapers for binding
•   Prepare analysis of requests
•   Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports
•   Present list of unfulfilled requests to Head Librarian each month.
•   Provide current awareness service to lecturers and students for research
•   Record receipt of daily newspapers on tally cards
•   Record titles of all serials, noting their sources and the quantities
•   Perform related duties as required by the Librarian.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science or InformationStudies from an accredited institution. Professional certification is desirable.
•   At least 3 years post qualification working experience in a library. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

Required Competencies

The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

•   library policies, procedures  and methods
•   ethics and professional standards
•   a variety of information database systems
•   I.T. including the ability to operate computerized library
•   organization and structure of the library
•   library systems for cataloguing
•   Cataloguing and classification of library resources
•   MARC 21
•   research methodology

Personal Attributes


•   organizational skills
•   be honest and trustworthy
•   be courteous
•   possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
•   be flexible
•   demonstrate sound work ethics

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their CV together with 3 references no later than 22nd May 2014 to the e-mail address:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 22 May, 2014

Please indicate the post reference clearly in the cover letter; otherwise your application will not be considered. Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of their qualifications and work experience. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

The KAIPTC is an equal opportunity employer.

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