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Research and Development Officer Job in Kenya

The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation ((JKF) is a Company Limited by guarantee and having no share capital.

It is a leading educational publisher established by the Government of Kenya in 1966 and mandated to advance education and knowledge through competitive publishing and provision of scholarships.

The latter are extended to bright needy secondary school children.

In pursuit of its mission and guided by the vision of being the top publishing house in Eastern Africa and a leading scholarship provider in Kenya

The Foundation is looking for suitably educated, trained, experienced and self-driven and motivated individuals with exceptional creativity, enthusiasm and energy to fill the following vacant position.

Job Title: 
Research and Development Officer

Job Ref: JKF/HR/PD/2011/010

Key Responsibilities
  • Assisting in carrying out market research.
  • Collaborating with Editors and the Senior Research & Development Officer in coming up with new publishing ideas.
  • Assisting in preparation of new title proposals
  • Assisting with budget development and reviewing the same for accuracy before submission to the Management.
To be appointed in this position one must have:
  • Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences or Information Science.
  • A Diploma in Research and Development studies.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, inter-personal relationship, team building, leadership and organizational skills.
  • At least 2 years experience in research and development in a publishing environment or as Editor II.

The above position is permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Interested applicants should apply by emailing us a copy of filled-in respective ‘JKF Job Application Form’ to:

The Forms are available on our website:

Please note that the Application Form should not be accompanied by testimonials.

The closing date for receipt of the Application Form is 21st July, 2011.

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