Centre for Conflict Resolution: Librarian

Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 23 January, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) is an independent, non-governmental pan-African organisation, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Over the past 46 years, it has worked continentally to promote constructive, creative, and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflicts and the reduction of violence. It has produced ground-breaking research on African security and governance issues, has conducted extensive capacity-building training, and facilitated and mediated peace processes across Africa.

The CCR seeks to appoint a Librarian, based in Cape Town.

The person is expected to effectively manage the Peace Library, the online catalogue and equipment, through building various collections and providing information retrieval as well as user education to CCR staff members, students, academics,  researchers, visitors and the general public.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Manage the various collections in the CCR Peace Library;
  • Manage information retrieval from the CCR Peace Library and other libraries;
  • Promote the CCR Peace Library to internal and external users;
  • Educate clients on the use of the library;
  • Manage a professional library catalogue;
  • Manage the office administrative responsibilities for the CCR Peace Library;
  • Assist in the implementation of the communications strategy for CCR;
  • Assist withthe targeted CCR book sales and follow up on royalties;
  • Assist with the distribution of CCR books and publications
  • Promote CCR books in libraries and other targeted institutions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts or humanities, together with a Postgraduate Diploma in library and information science or B.Bibl or B.Tech- Library and Information Studies NQF level 6/7 and/or a specialist librarian qualification;
  • Minimum of five years experience working in an academic or special library that includes at least one year’s: practical experience in library technical services, (i.e. acquisitions and cataloguing); practical experience in reference work; practical experience with library software programmes (preferably DBTet/WebPublisher); and advanced research and writing skills;
  • Knowledge of international library conventions: Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2); Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH); and Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC);
  • Knowledge of library website maintenance;
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office: Windows applications, Internet search engines, content management systems and HTML);
  • Advanced research skills;
  • Advanced writing skills;
  • Good verbal communication skills in English;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Excellent organisational skills; and
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Working or academic background in conflict management, human rights, african studies and/or sociology;
  • Knowledge of other South African and African languages;
  • Previous working knowledge within a communications department;
  • Member of a professional library group, e.g. Special Libraries Interest Group (LISLIG) of Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA);
  • Valid driver’s licence and own car.

This position involves national and international travel.
 
To apply, submit a comprehensive CV, and a letter of application, motivating why you believe you are suitable for the post, to Mr. Fritz Brand and Ms. Raygana Davids in the Human Resources Cluster at CCR at recruitment@ccr.org.za. Head your application “Vacancy” – followed by the position you are applying for – followed by your name.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

For more about the Centre for Conflict Resolution, refer to www.ccr.org.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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