Knowledge Management Assistant at African Economic Research Consortium
Career Kenya: Knowledge Management Assistant at African Economic Research Consortium
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

We are seeking to fill the position of a Knowledge Management Assistant, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. The position will report to the Programme Administrator in the administration arm of the Training department.

Overall Job Purpose

The Knowledge Management Assistant manages the day-to-day information knowledge flow from within and outside the AERC to enable various users and stakeholders (AERC staff, researchers, students, Collaborative Training Programmes’ Joint Facility for Electives (JFE) and the Shared Facility for Specialization and Electives (SFSE) visiting lecturers/professors and other authorized users) to access AERC knowledge resources for educational and research purposes.


1. Knowledge Management

  • Supporting the overall institutional development and administration of the AERC knowledge management platforms and resources.
  • Creating and updating resources on the AERC Library/e-Library, Learning Management System (LMS), AERC online publications and related knowledge management platforms and resources, to support delivery of teaching and learning at the JFE/SFSE, researchers and other authorized users.
  • Reviewing and monitoring the performance of the eLibrary platform, LMS, AERC online publications and related knowledge management systems and resources.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Providing support for logistical arrangements of the Collaborative Masters Programme (CMAP) and the Collaborative PhD Programme (CPP) in Economics Joint Facility for Electives (JFE) and the Collaborative Masters in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) Shared Facility for Specialization and Electives.
  • Preparing and coordinating virtual meetings and activities of the Training Department, including JFE/SFSE online classes, Academic Advisory Board meetings and workshops.

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Science or Library Studies or related field. Or a Bachelor’s degree in any other field (e.g., economics, social sciences) plus a professional diploma or advanced diploma in Library or Information Sciences or related field. A Masters will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years relevant experience. Previous experience working in an international multicultural environment is added advantage.
  • Proficiency in French is an advantage.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of library software and systems.
  • Knowledge and experience in use and support of users of learning management systems such as Moodle, Blackboard and with MOOCs functionality.
  • Highly skilled in use of electronic databases and online platforms.
  • Proficiency in standard office computer applications and databases such as MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet. Knowledge of LaTeX and Beamer is desirable.

AERC offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

All applications must include a cover letter and a resume which has at least three referees which should be sent to [email protected] by Friday 6thAugust 2021.

Form more information Download Attachment.

Due to the expected volume of applications, AERC will only enter further correspondence with short-listed candidates.

Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.


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