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Extension Scientist Job Vacancy

The Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF) is a Semi Autonomous Government Agency(SAGA) in the Ministry of Agriculture, with its headquarters at Kibos near Kisumu.

KESREF is mandated to develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, value addition and competitiveness of the Kenyan sugar sub-sector.

KESREF wishes to recruit a qualified and experienced individual to the following vacant position:

Extension Scientist

Grade RF 11

1 Post


Salary Scale
 RF 11

- Ksh 63790x3190 - 66980x3340 - 70320x3520 - 73840x3690 - 77530x3880-81410 p.m.

The Extension Scientist reports to the Assistant Director Technology Transfer. The successful candidate may be deployed in any of our four stations of Kibos, Opapo, Mumias, or Mtwapa.

Duties Include

  • Plan and conduct farmer training activities
  • Disseminate research results through field days, Ministry of Agriculture meetings, seminars, shows and open days
  • Liaise closely with specific extension staff from sugar milling factories and farmers’ organization to reach farmers
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary research teams
  • Supervision of staff
  • Individual budget, work plans and reports
Level of Education and Experience:
  • MSc degree from a recognized university.
  • Evidence of output and extension experience of at least 5 years.
  • ICT competency
Other Competencies
  • Personal initiative
  • Good public relations and communication skills
  • High integrity
Interested candidates for the above position who meet the requirements may send their applications with the reference number clearly stated on the envelop and letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae containing current as well as expected remunerations, names and addresses of three referees and day time telephone contact, with copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:

The Director
Kenya Sugar Research Foundation
P. O. Box 44-40100, Kisumu

So as to reach him not later than 4.00 pm on -23rd November 2011

KESREF is an equal opportunity employer.

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