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Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following post:




The Systems Analyst will be responsible for supporting the Library’s hardware infrastructure and software applications including but not limited to the integrated library system, the e-resource access and authentication system, digital repository frameworks, and a variety of web applications used by the Library.


  • BSc Computer Science / Computer Engineering /Systems Engineering
  • At least 2 years of experience in programming, systems development, or software development.
  • The incumbent’s dissertation should be on Systems Development and Design.


  • Develops and manages technology-based library systems.
  • Analysing existing library IT-based systems and processes and identifying areas of improvement.
  • Develop and implement technology solutions to address identified issues.
  • Provides technical support for all the Library’s information technology requirements and ensures high-quality services.
  • Designs and maintains the library website.
  • Ensures security of all library data.
  • Supervises the daily operations of the Library computer systems, such as the Integrated Library Management System, the Institutional Repository, the e-resource access and authentication system (EZproxy), the security system and other library systems.
  • Act as the library’s liaison with software suppliers and agencies to maintain and develop the library’s provision of computer-based systems.
  • Monitors industry trends and maintain currency on emerging issues related to computer systems and applications in libraries and advises the head of the department on improvements to increase efficiency.
  • Train library staff and students on new IT technologies and trends
  • Ensure that the library has functional IT hardware and networking infrastructure
  • Monitors functionality of all library security systems.
  • Maintain documentation, including system configurations, technical procedures, and user guides.
  • Create social media platforms for marketing library resources and services.
  • Supervises staff on weekend duty.
  • Liaise with the ICT department on behalf of the library.
  • Participate in library training programs.
  • Monitors the library reprographic unit.
  • Servicing University Committees as assigned.
  • May be redeployed to any university campus as and when necessary.


  • A high level of technical expertise and broad knowledge of hardware and software applications.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in using modern database management systems such as Mysql and Navicat.
  • Working knowledge of a wide variety of programming languages such as Python, C++ and PHP.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work with staff, and students.
  • Familiarity with library technologies and systems, including integrated library systems and electronic resource management systems.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

*NB:    Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest          of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must submit copies of applications with the following: application letter, certified certificates, and curriculum vitae giving full details of names, place, and date of birth, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact telephone number (s), and names and email addresses of three referees to:

The Deputy Registrar (Human Resource)

Midlands State University


Application documents must be in a single-scan pdf format.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.

To apply for this job email your details to vacancies@staff.msu.ac.zw