Digital Literacy Coach Job Careers – National Library of Uganda


Job Title:    Digital Literacy Coach

Organisation: National
Library of Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala,

Basic Salary:
1,500,000 UGX monthly, OR 18,000,000 UGX p.a


About US:

The National Library
of Uganda was established by the National Library Act, 2003. This Act repealed the
Public Libraries Act, 1964 which had established the Public Libraries Board.
The Board had been charged with the responsibility of establishing, equipping,
managing and maintaining libraries in Uganda. Following the enactment of the
Local Governments Act, 1997, this responsibility was decentralized to the local


Job Summary:  The Digital Literacy Coach, under the
supervision of the National Library of Uganda (NLU) Project Manager will ensure
continued support to the public and community libraries in planning and
delivery of basic digital and mobile literacy training programs as well as
continually monitor, evaluate, and report on the progress.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

directly to the NLU Project Manager.

collaboratively with NLU project team and project partners in the development
of the curriculum of the basic digital and mobile literacy programs for women
and youth to be delivered in public and community libraries.

collaboratively with NLU project team and project partners in delivering
training of trainers program to selected librarians.

in adapting basic digital and mobile literacy training materials to the Ugandan
context and needs of main target groups.

Serve as
an advisor and coach to librarians individually on planning and delivery of
basic digital and mobile literacy programs in their libraries.

Run day
by day support to libraries, including telephone and online help desk and
monitoring visits to libraries.

the implementation of basic digital and mobile literacy programs in libraries,
including monitoring of reporting and summarizing individual library reports on
performance and outcomes into project-level reports and assisting to

yearly impact surveys.

to planning and facilitation of yearly knowledge meetings of
librarians-trainers and learning circles facilitators.

to knowledge and good practice sharing in library networks in Uganda and in
Africa in general.

the development of promotional material about the project, and coordinate
outreach efforts with individual public libraries.

quickly and effectively to all project partners, including EIFL, Maendeleo
Foundation, and P2PU.

available to attend project-related meetings and events, and for counsel via
e-mail, skype, or other telecommunication means


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold an associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field

At least
3 years of training experience

At least
2 years’ experience of digital literacy training, including mobile devices, to

target groups.

and ability to apply interactive and engaging training methods.

ability to function effectively as a trainer leader.

presentation skills

communication and interpersonal skills.

management and organizational skills

of working in/with a public or community library; Experience in

projects and grants is an added advantage


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications accompanied by a CV and relevant Academic Papers
should be electronically submitted to the Director- National Library of Uganda
using the email:


Deadline: 5th January 2021


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