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Research Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Our client is an Environment Organization based in Nairobi and established to mobilize, manage, and avail resources for environment management.

Research Officer

Job Ref:WA/HCDS/HRA/05
 
Overall Purpose: Responsible to the Research and Publications Manager for planning, designing and coordinating the implementation of research studies and publications.

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Continuously assess and priorities needs, opportunities and demands for research interventions and the need to design and implement responsive environmental research programmes
  • Liaise with research associates from relevant research institutions and agencies, non-governmental organizations and stakeholders to design and implement responsive environmental research programmes
  • Develop and implement research programmes with a commitment to promote learning and to report research findings and lessons that contribute to the development of environmental initiatives without compromising funding agencies, beneficiaries or programme goals
  • Strengthen institutional relationships and promote dialogue with service providers and other stakeholders through participation in joint research activities, evaluations and sharing of results
  • Devise strategies for ensuring research activities link program evaluation with ongoing environmental problems by applying knowledge management strategies and proven research findings
  • Implement effective methodologies and strategies for ensuring the integrity of research data, information and reports including the creation of databases aimed at expanding the knowledge-base of the environmental issues
  • Ensure compliance with research requirements and recommend measures to establish appropriate policies, procedures, methodologies and quality standards.
  • Implement effective policies and strategies for maintaining a well stocked and continually updated library and information services aimed at supporting the execution of research and programme activities
  • Publish research outputs in appropriate peer-reviewed journals of national, regional and international repute and disseminate the results of research and scholarship through other appropriate outlets to promote exchange and learning
  • Perform other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Environmental Management related studies.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body
  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience gained in management of environment/ natural resources or coordinating high level environmental research
Required skills and competencies
  • Broad knowledge of research and scholarship in environmental studies, including in-depth understanding of emerging environmental issues globally
  • Ability to coordinate, initiate, develop and deliver high quality research published in leading environmental journals as well as making presentations at national, regional and international conferences
  • Strong communication skills including ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office suite computer applications including statistical packages and research programmes
Terms of Offer
 
The successful Applicants will be offered a vibrant working environment, attractive remuneration package commensurate with the seniority and responsibilities of the position.

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications in PDF format via email clearly quoting the job title and job reference number in the Subject Area as well as the cover letter. 

The application should include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae indicating telephone contacts, mail address, names and contacts of three (3) referees to: 

Email address skillsgro@worthafrica.org 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


Our client is an equal opportunity employer.

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