Job Vacancy For Librarian At GIMPA

The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), a World Class Centre of Excellence for training in Leadership, Management and Administration located at Greenhill, Achimota

Job Description

The Librarian will be responsible for the leadership and general administration of the Institute's Library with respect to human, financial and material resources within the framework of GIMPA's statutes and policies.

Reporting Relationship
The successful candidate will report to the Rector

The successful candidate shall:

•   Manage employees, products, services and goals of the expanding library of the Institute
•   Design and implement an overall strategic plan for the development of the Institute's library
•   Build on existing resources, and services to create a modern library which would respond to teaching, research and learning programmes of the Institute
•   Recommend and implement systems that would create a seamless extension of the library that provides scholars with access to evaluated, organized, achieved, and preserved information in any format
•   Supervise the smooth transition of old products and services to new ones
•   Create effective cross-departmental working relationships and assist both in-house and outside scholars with world class library services
•   Perform other related duties that may be assigned by top management

Key Performance Indicators:

•   Plan and implement short and long term goals
•   Establish an enabling infrastructure and lead a rapidly growing library
•   Build and implement modern library systems
•   Design work processes to match human resource development
•   Supervise and train staff
•   React efficiently to new challenges and needs of senior management
•   Understand critically the full process of modern library management and cope with complex and varied responsibilities

Terms of appointment

The successful candidate shall hold office for a term of four (4) academic years in the
first instance and may be reappointed for further terms of four (4) academic years
each, subject to satisfactory performance.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Ph.D or Master's Degree in Library Science/Information Management or related field
•   Ten years relevant experience, five (5) of which must be in a top management position
•   Must have proven expertise in academic library management


•   Strong knowledge of library practices from traditional management systems to modern portal technology
•   Strong knowledge of library management and evidence of ability to create and lead an academic library
•   Strong management, team and business-process building ability
•   Proven record of scholarly work (authorship of books, journal articles, professional practice manuals, etc)

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants may submit their application, including their most recent curriculum vitae to the following address:

The Human Resource Manager
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
P. O. Box AH 50
Achimota, Accra

Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 30 September, 2015