UBOS Job Vacancies – Information Officer / Librarian

Organization: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Information Officer /Information
Job Ref: UBOS/HRM-CPR/2015/06
About US:
The Uganda Bureau of
Statistics (UBOS) is a semi-autonomous body established by the Uganda Bureau of
Statistics Act, 1998, to promote the production of reliable official statistics
and ensure the development and maintenance of the National Statistical System
(NSS). The mandate of the Bureau is the production, coordination and dissemination
of official statistics.
Key Duties and
  • Oversee
    and account for all the UBOS Library and Resource Centre facilities;
  • Ensure
    that UBOS information resources are accessible to interested UBOS
    stakeholders and the general public;
  • Search
    standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet
    in order to answer patrons’ reference questions;
  • Carry
    out the continuous dissemination of UBOS information and publications;
  • Keenly
    analyse patrons’ requests to determine needed information and assist in
    furnishing or locating that information;
  • Guide
    library patrons to search for information using databases;
  • Keep
    records of circulation and materials;
  • Check
    books in and out of the library;
  • Explain
    use of library facilities, resources, equipment and services as well as
    provide information about library policies;
  • Regularly
    review and evaluate resource material, such as book reviews and
    catalogues, in order to select and order print, audio-visual, and
    electronic resources;
  • Code,
    classify, and catalogue books, publications, films, audio-visual aids, and
    other library materials based on subject matter or standard library
    classification systems;
  • Mentor,
    supervise and evaluate the junior staff of the Library;
  • Initiate
    projects and programmes for the development of the Centre; and
  • Participate
    in other UBOS projects and programmes as may be required from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    Information Officer / Librarian should hold a Bachelor’s degree with honours
    in Library and Information Science plus Computer Literacy.
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience in the operation of library information
    services with interest in statistical issues.
 How to
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications indicating applicant’s
postal address, Email contact, three referees with their contact addresses and
telephone contacts as well as copies academic transcripts, certificates and an
updated CV. The application should clearly indicate the relevant job title
(position applied for) and reference number.
Address / Send complete
applications to:
The Deputy Executive Director
– Corporate Services
Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Plot 9, Colville Street
P.O Box 7186,
Kampala. Uganda.
E-mail to: hr@ubos.org
NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be
contacted and any sort of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: Friday, 3rd
July, 2015
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