Chief Librarian

Full Time

Parliamentary Service Commission

Applications are invited from suitable candidates to fill the following vacant post existing in the Parliamentary Service Commission.

Vacancy Number: PSC/2/2/21
Post : Chief Librarian
Grade : (F/P5)
Responsible to : Deputy Director for Library, Research & Civic Education (E/P4)

Purpose of the job
To provide professional leadership in the administration and management of library operations and the
delivery of services at Parliament of Malawi. This position ensures the effective coordination of library activities namely reader and technical services, systems and information technology, financial management and oversight, collection development and conservation


  1. Leading, in the development and review of library policies
  2. Developing and monitoring the implementation of the Library Section’s work plan and alignment with Parliament’s Strategic Plan
  3. Conducting user education and providing assistance to library users;
  4. Facilitating the acquisition of library books and other library materials:
  5. Keeping current with library trends, issues, technology and best practices;
  6. Preparing user profile for selective dissemination of information and current awareness
  7. Maintaining, and updating inventory of books end library materials;
  8. Identifying opportunities and areas for improvement in the Parliament’s Library and operations;
  9. Identifying areas of collaboration and cooperation between Parliament Library and other special libraries;
  10. Coordinating inter-library loans;
  11. Developing monthly users statistics and sourcing new library materials;
  12. Managing the budget for the library; and
  13. Facilitating capacity building and management of staff in the Library Section

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelors ‘s Degree in Library and information Science with a minimum of four (4) years’ work experience in library and information service at job grade H/P8 or above. Those with a Master’s Degree in the relevant field will have an added advantage.

Interested applicants should send their application letters and detailed Curriculum Vitae with three traceable referees, copies of certified educational professional certificates not later than 11th June, 2021 to:

The Secretary.
Parliamentary Service Commission
Private Bag B362,

Please indicate the post you are applying for on the envelope

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