Vacancy - Volunteer: Librarian

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) is an independent, non-governmental pan-African organisation, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Over the past 49 years, it has worked to promote constructive, creative, and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflicts and the reduction of violence in Africa. The Centre has produced ground-breaking research on African security and governance issues, conducted extensive capacity-building training, and facilitated peace processes across Africa.

CCR invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the following position on a volunteer basis for two to three days a week:


Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the various collections in the CCR Peace Library;
  • Manage information retrieval from the CCR Peace Library and other libraries;
  • Educate clients on the use of the library;
  • Manage a professional library catalogue;
  • Manage the administrative responsibilities of the CCR Peace Library;


  • A Library and Information Science qualification such as BBibl, BTech (Library and Information Studies) or PG Dip (Library and Information Science), and a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Arts or Humanities;
  • At least 5 years' experience working in an academic or special library, including practical experience in library technical services (i.e. acquisitions and cataloguing), reference work, and library software programmes (i.e. Libwin);
  • Knowledge of international library conventions such as Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; and
  • Computer literacy (MS Office, Internet search engines, and content management systems).

This is a volunteer position and no benefits or a salary is thus attached to it.


To apply, please submit:

  • A comprehensive CV; and
  • A letter of application motivating why you believe you are suitable for the post

Please send your application to Mr Fritz Brand, Senior Manager: Human Resources and Administration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please head your application "Vacancy" - followed by the position you are applying for - followed by your name. Kindly indicate the source of the advertisement you are responding to.

Closing date: Open until filled.

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