Director of Library Service and Information Management

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St. John’s University of Tanzania (SJUT) is owned by the Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT). The Mazengo campus is located in Kikuyu area in Dodoma, about 3.5km southwest of the town centre along the Mtera-Iringa highway. The University has centres: St Mark’s Centre at Buguruni Malapa in Dar es Salaam, Kigoma/Ujiji Centre and DCT Msalato Centre along the Dodoma-Arusha highway about 8 km from town and one site within Dodoma Town.

St John’s University of Tanzania is committed to a culture of quality, excellence and absolute integrity in the context of Biblical values.

The University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:


(a) Reports to: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).

(b) Job Summary:
The purpose of the post is to assist the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) in the performance of duties pertaining to administration of library services and information management.

(c) Skills and Abilities:
A qualified candidate for this position shall possess the following skills and abilities:
(i) Ability to develop a vision, mission and direction for the University in library services and information management;
(ii) Ability to interpret and promote the University’s key academic functions and objectives;
(iii) Ability to stimulate and encourage new ideas and developments through motivation and support for staff and students;
(iv) Skills in strategic management, communication, interpersonal, public relations and negotiations;
(v) Ability to influence, persuade and build coalitions and networks; and
(vi) Innovative in developing and deploying technology of teaching and learning.

(d) Qualification:
Holder of Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies or Digital Library Learning from a recognized Institution. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in a 5-point scale in undergraduate degree and a minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 5-point scale for a Master’s degree or equivalent

(e) Experience:
A minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience of which four (4) years must be at senior managerial level.

(f) Main Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director of Library Services and Information Management shall be responsible to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) for the efficient and effective performance of duties and responsibilities pertaining to library service and information management. He/she shall specifically be responsible for the following:

(i) Serves as the overall in-charge of the activities in the Library answerable to the Vice Chancellor through the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Planning, Finance and Administration) within respective functional responsibility;
(ii) Makes sure that the Library is abreast with up-to-date technology for users when it comes to, but not limited to, such aspects as e-readership, collection of books and journals, inter-library loaning and so on;
(iii) Plans, prepares and executes Library staff recruitment and development programmes;
(iv) Mentors junior library staff in relevant matters;

(v) Prepares, implement and evaluate the day to day running of Library activities; ST JOHN’S UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA
(vi) Oversees the annual appraisal of Library staff;
(vii) Promotes cooperation between the library and other academic units in the University;
(viii) Solicits, budgets and manages Library funds;
(ix) Ensures the security and maintenance of Library property;
(x) Prepares and submits annual reports on the activities of the Library; and
(xi) Performs any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by competent authority.

(g) Salary Scale:
Staff salary rank plus duty post allowance according to SJUT Scheme of Service

(h) Tenure:
Four (4) years renewable once on satisfactory performance.

Mode of Application:
Complete application package that consists of Application Letter supported with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), relevant copies of Certificates i.e. Degree/Diploma Certificates /Testimonials, Academic Transcripts plus Secondary School Certificates and their contact details should be submitted no later than: 30th April, 2018 to:

Vice Chancellor,
St John’s University of Tanzania
P.O Box 47,
Dodoma, Tanzania.
Tel: 026-239 0044 Fax: 026-239 0025 E-mail: OR Website:



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