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Senior 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: 
Senior Research and Development Officer
Job Ref: JKF/HR/PD/2011/009

Key Responsibilities
  • Planning and carrying out market research in order to identify new publishing ideas.
  • Collaborating with the Sales and Marketing team in conducting effective market intelligence so as to identify new areas of strategic publications.
  • Providing support data in growth programmes
  • Preparing new title proposals in liaison with subject section heads.
  • Collecting and collating relevant information drawn from analysis of various documents in the education sector, from the Government and other relevant agencies to facilitate identification of growth opportunities and long term strategic planning.
  • Pretesting selected forthcoming publications to determine their market suitability.
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement of the existing products so as to maintain their market competitiveness.
  • 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 4 years experience in research and development in a publishing environment or as Editor I.

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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