Assistant Librarian Job – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Title: Assistant Librarian

Organisation: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Librarian


About US:

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, not-for-profit, non-denominational international development agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). AKF works in collaboration with partners to develop and promote innovative solutions that help improve the quality of life of communities in areas we work. This is achieved through a systemic and Multi-Input Area Development programming approach that responds to the opportunities and priorities of a given area with long-term and synergised interventions. Specifically in Uganda, AKF currently supports programming in education, early childhood development (ECD) and strengthening civil society.


Job Summary: The Assistant Librarian will deliver and maintain an effective information service appropriate to the needs of all library users.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide front-line library and information services
  • To support library users in reference services; develop and maintain libguides with relevant Finks to information sources of specific subjects
  • To support library users in retrieving information resources both in print and electronic formats and to facilitate access to bibliographic and full-text databases.
  • To receive, process and catalogue books and periodicals
  • To maintain and update bibliographic details in the library management system and to update other library databases, including the digital repository.
  • To update and implement library policy and procedures in appropriate areas as directed
  • Shelving books and maintaining shelf reading for easy location of resources
  • To support reader services by registering library users and maintaining their records and user statistics.
  • Charging and discharging library resources. Monitoring dues and notification process.
  • Identify and facilitate the acquisition of relevant government publications (such as Ministry of Health Publications) and other stakeholders (such as UN and World Bank publications)
  • To regularly handle cash relating to charges and fines and collate this with the finance office

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent qualification
  • At least two to three years of experience
  • A good understanding of the work of academic libraries
  • Experience of participating in a team, cooperating and contributing when required
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good IT skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office & the intemet
  • Sound knowledge of library management systems and a range of library procedures
  • Knowledge and skills in supporting research in Evidence-Based Practice and Systematic reviews
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


How to Apply:

To Apply Application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, should be sent to the Manager, Talent Acquisition, Aga Khan University, via the email: Please quote the position title in the email subject.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 28th October 2022

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