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African Economic Research Consortium   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Library Assistant

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Research, academy
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is a not-for-profit Pan-African institution, dedicated for the last 29 years to enabling the advancement of economic policy research and graduate training in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Library or Information Sciences;
  2. At least 3 years’ relevant experience, preferably in a busy international environment;
  3. In-depth knowledge of and hands-on experience with library software system
  4. Highly skilled in use of databases; with good computer skills in MS Office;
  5. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines;
  6. Flexibility and willingness to work for long hours and to reside at the facility for 4 months.


  1. Assists in setting up and closure of the JFE programme;
  2. Processing of library books (ordering, classifying, bar-coding, cataloging, indexing and input to electronic library system) for access by JFE programme participants and in updating of JFE Library database
  3. Ordering, cataloging, storing and retrieval of research, reference and training materials needed for the programme;
  4. Updating of signage and book labels, and compilation of reading materials both electronically and in print/hard copy and photocopying of course materials for the participants and the secretariat;
  5. Stock-takes and maintains proper records or data about the individual library users and partnering organizations, etc.;
  6. Provides reference service and internet-based research assistance to visiting lecturers, students and other authorized library users;
  7. Assists with access to journal subscriptions, both print and electronic;
  8. Assists with invigilation of JFE examinations and undertakes other tasks assigned by the JFE/SFSE Programme Administrator from time to time.

General Information

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Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Reporting; Customer service; Document and archive management; Operative planning; File management and data back-up; Data collection; Research planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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African Economic Research Consortium

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), established in 1988 is a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training. AERC's mission is to strengthen local capacity for conducting independent, rigorous inquiry into the problems facing the management of economies in sub-Saharan Africa.