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Research Scientist II (Dryland Forestry) Job in Kenya

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 with obligation to undertake forest research, generate and promote improved technologies for sustainable management, conservation and development of forest and allied natural resources.

The Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self driven persons to fill the vacant position below:

Research Scientist II (Dryland Forestry)


1 Position

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop forestry and allied natural resources research proposals
  • Prepare and plan research trials and their field monitoring
  • Prepare silvicultural prescriptions to meet required targets.
  • Undertake collection of field data and subsequent analysis.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports.

Requirements for Appointment
  • MSc in Forestry/ Natural Resource Management with a bias in Dry lands research.
  • At least three (3) years’ practical experience in dry lands research.
  • Should have written at least three (3) reports/papers
  • A team player
  • Good in communication and report writing.
  • Computer Literacy especially in Spreadsheets.

How to Apply
Applications with detailed CV, current remuneration, copies of certificates and day time telephone contact should be sent to the following address:

The Director
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
P.O. Box 20412-00200

All applications should be received on or before Friday 27th September, 2013.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEFRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

KEFRI is ISO 14001:2004 Certified

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