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Deputy Director of Research: Coffee Research Foundation Jobs in Kenya

Coffee Research Foundation is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture. The Foundation invites applications from qualified persons for the following position:

Deputy Director of Research – DDR/2010

The Deputy Director of Research is the Research Manager and principal assistant to the Director of Research.


He/she shall be responsible for, and undertake the following duties under the Director of Research:

  • Carry out and co-ordinate high-level research in his/her area of specialization
  • Assist the Director of Research with research planning, evaluation of research programmes, provision of research facilities and scientific publications in line with the Foundation’s strategy.
  • Assist with the implementation of research programmes
  • Design, implement, monitor and evaluate research programmes in line with the Foundation’s mandate, vision and mission.


  • Possess a minimum of PhD qualification in Agricultural Sciences
  • Must have served at Senior Research Scientist level or higher
  • Have at least ten (10) years of proven experience, continuous research record backed with publications and a good grasp and knowledge of his/her area of specialization
  • Have a broad knowledge of policy issues related to the agricultural sector
  • Have good communication skills and ability to develop and promote team spirit
  • The applicant will have demonstrated managerial ability, professional competence and integrity
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be Kenyan

Applicants who meet the qualifications should send their applications by post, hand or courier to our offices at Ruiru.

The applications should include detailed CVs, copies of relevant certificates, three (3) names of referees, telephone and e-mail contacts and should be addressed to:

Director of Research
Coffee Research Foundation
P O Box 4
00232, Ruiru.

To reach the Director of Research by 19th March, 2010.

Indicate on the envelope the Job reference you are applying for.

‘Coffee Research Foundation is an equal opportunity employer’.

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