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    Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) is a fully chartered private university with its main campus located within Kisumu environs. The University wishes to recruit qualified and dedicated persons for the following vacant positions:



    Key Responsibilities

    • Performs circulation functions such as check-out and check-in of library materials and library user registrations
    • Performs simple maintenance and repair on library equipment
    • Assist library users with the use of library equipment
    • Organization of library stock (shelving and shelf reading0 to facilitate identification and retrieval of information resources
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the university librarian

    Education and Qualifications

    • Diploma in library and information studies from accredited college/institution
    • Communication skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Must be computer literate
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision


    Key Responsibilities

    • Charging and discharging library information resources to users for various information needs
    • Provision of quick reference and information services to users for effective use of library materials
    • Organization of library stock (shelving and shelf-reading)
    • Acting as liaison between the library and other departments
    • Ability to catalogue an classify library materials
    • Perform any other duties  as assigned by the university librarian
    • Have knowledge on how to acquire and use e-resources

    Education and Qualifications

    • A bachelor degree in library
    • At least 3years experience in a busy academic library
    • Good working knowledge of library management systems
    • Be a member of a professional body
    • Computer literate

    If you have the requisite qualifications, experience and desire to work as a team member in a progressive institution, please apply. Interested applicants must provide current CVs, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, to reach the university NOT LATER than by 5th of July 2015. Send your applications to the contacts below:


    Great Lakes University of Kisumu
    P.O BOX 2224-40100, Kisumu- Kenya.




    Great Lakes University of Kisumu is seeking for a full-time one-year postdoctoral research fellows.



    • Coordinate research activities in WASH and other research opportunities that might arise;
    • Assist in the development of new WASH research proposals;
    • Support in preparation of manuscripts for publication;
    • Provide administrative assistance for WASH workshops, arranging logistics as required for the project;
    • Help prepare quarterly reports on the management activities of the SHARE/GLUK project;
    • Ensure that financial reports are provided with the reporting package, as appropriate.



    • Coordinate the capacity building activities for the WASH project
    • Organize and manage the MSc and PhD scholarship calls for the WASH project
    • Provide support to GLUK students working in WASH research


    1. Ph.D. in Environmental Health, Biomedical Science, Biostatistics or Epidemiology.
    2. Strong research skills (both quantitative and qualitative methods, preferred).
    3. Record of publication (including abilities to conceptualize and collaborate)

    The review process will begin July 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, please send the following items electronically to Jane Mumma at j.mumma@gluk.ac.ke.

    1. Letter of interest describing experience and research goals
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Sample of scholarly work (publications or professional writing sample)
    4. Contact information for three professional references.




History of Great Lakes University of Kisumu

The origin and evolution of the idea
The idea of establishing the Great Lakes University of Kisumu originated in the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) in Africa, which spearheaded the application for authority to operate as a university. The establishment of TICH was inspired by a number of sources expressing the need for a formal course in Community Based Health Care leading to a recognized academic qualification. Such a course would be offered by an academic institution that could effectively weave together theoretical, evidence based and practical hands-on analytical skills training into development, conducted in learning sites located in the community, civil society, industry and public institutions. It was thought that an Institute with the freedom to innovate but linked to an established University would be the best base for such a training program.

The Institute was established in 1998 to respond to these challenges and to make a contribution towards the paradigm shift needed for the achievement of sustainable development at various levels particularly in Africa. In this respect, GLUK subscribes to the philosophy of self-propagated development, which is made sustainable through communities' own participation.

The idea has attracted some of the best and most renowned brains in the country to nurture the young University to excellence in the fields of health, development and related disciplines. Their involvement ensures the necessary academic rigor while permitting flexibility and responsiveness required in producing graduates that are problem solvers and job creators.

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