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Library Assistant Job Vacancy at the School of St Jude

Library Assistant Job Vacancy at the School of St Jude


Want to work for one of the largest charities of its kind in Africa? Are you interested in working with a software-based library management system? Do you want to work in an environment where everyone is inspired to read new books or improve their information literacy skills? Are you an excellent communicator and attentive to details? Does it sound like we’re talking about you?… Keep reading!


Moshono, Arusha, Tanzania

About Us

The School of St Jude is a pioneering leader in charitable education within Africa. Every year we give 1,800 students with free, quality education, 100’s of graduates with access to higher education and provide more than 20,000 government school students with quality teachers. St Jude’s is funded by generous supporters from around the world who make our mission of giving bright, poor Tanzanian students a free, quality education possible

Who are you?

• A savvy user of computers with excellent keyboard and internet navigational abilities

• A dedicated individual who delights in supporting children and working with them in the library service

• A person who views life positively.

• As you drift off to sleep at night, you may have dreams about original strategies for enhancing the effectiveness of school libraries.

What you’ll do

• Assist with the circulation, shelving, cataloging, and enforcement of library policies in the library.

• Assist with the annual stocktake at the library.

–To accomplish routine shelf inspection, shelve things accurately according to Dewey decimal classification and/or alphabetically.

–Support the timely and accurate management of past-due payments utilizing the library’s software tools.

· Watch that the school’s timetable-required bell time is observed.

• Assist with book covers and repairs in accordance with library policy.

• Filling in for the librarian when they are ill or unavailable.

Library Assistant Job Vacancy at the School of St Jude

What we’re looking for

• A Tanzanian holder with a Diploma in Library Management from an accredited institution within East Africa.

• At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role

• Skilled person on library software such as Oliver, KOHA and LIM

• Proficient in written and spoken English

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• A creative individual, charming, and a lifelong learner willing to discover new ways of managing modern libraries.

Why us

• The chance to apply your skills and knowledge to fight poverty in Tanzania via education and have a positive influence

• A cooperative group of local and foreign personnel that is adaptable

• Numerous chances for career advancement and development

• Lunch and tea in the morning (during working days)

Are you interested?

Send your cover letter and an up to date Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@schoolofstjude.co.tz (subject line must include the reference number: TSOSJ/HR/ACDM/GS/01/23)

– Applications close on 3rd February 2023.

Library Assistant Job Vacancy at the School of St Jude

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