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Job Opportunity African Union, Library Assistant

Job Opportunity African Union, Library Assistant

Job Opportunity African Union, Library Assistant

About the jobAU Values

Respect for Diversity and Team Work

Think Africa Above all

Transparency and Accountability

Integrity and Impartiality

Efficiency and Professionalism

Information and Knowledge Sharing

Organization Information

Reports to: Librarian – Legal Division

Directorate: Registry of the Court

Number of Direct reports: 0

Job grade: GSA5

Contract type: Regular

Location: Arusha, Tanzania

Purpose of Job

Assist the Librarian in the provision of library services.

Main Functions

Assist in processing library information materials, including cataloguing, classification, indexing.

Conducting information searching and retrieval for library clients.

Maintenance of library catalogues

Circulation duties of the library.

Library reference services

Working closely with the librarian to search, identify and select materials in all formats for possible purchase and integration into the library’s collection.

Assisting in the audio-visual and serials services of the library;

Specific Responsibilities

Assisting in library events such as Library weeks,

Assist in library training and user education programmes

Conduct various library surveys,

General ergonomics and shelving of library items

Assist in the preparation of current awareness services and selective dissemination activities such as bibliographies and general information services to users;

Perform any other duties as required.

Academic Requirements And Relevant Experience

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education and a Diploma in Library and Information Studies or Information Sciences or related disciplines or an equivalent.

A higher qualification in the requested field will be an added advantage.

A minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience in a similar position, preferably in an international organization

Required Skills

A grasp of modern library systems and practices

Knowledge of standard library organization systems especially Library of Congress Classification system, MARC and Resource Description and Access (RDA) protocols.

Literacy in modern computer applications especially use of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and conferencing programs.

Good communication skills and respect for confidentiality

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment and under minimum supervision;

Knowledge of the African human rights system;

Knowledge of international organizations and their functions;

Knowledge of AU policies, systems and standards

Proficiency in one of the AU Official working languages. Good knowledge of at least one other language will be an added advantage.

Leadership Competencies

Core Competencies

Teamwork and Collaboration


Learning Orientation

Communicating with impact

Functional Competencies

Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving

Job Knowledge

Drive for Results

Innovation and taking initiative


The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.


The African Court is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage


Indicative basic salary of US$ 15,758.00 per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. post adjustment (42% of basic salary), housing allowance (US$1,401.12 per month), education allowance (100% of the school fees up to a maximum of US$10,000.00 per child per annum to a maximum of four (4) children of up to 21 years maximum),spouse allowance (5% of the basic salary, child Allowance (US$ 250 per annum per child up to four (4) children aged 21years maximum, etc. in accordance with the Rules and Regulations governing International Civil Servants of the African Union.

Applications must be made not later than 28 March 2022.

Requisition ID: 990

NB: Candidates who previously applied for this position are encouraged to reapply through the aforementioned website.



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