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Assistant Director HR Management
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in health in Kenya.

KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading centre of excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building, innovation and service delivery”.


·         Plan, develop, implement and evaluate human resource strategies, policies, rules and regulations for operational management and development, to meet agreed organizational performance goals and objectives;
·         Oversee and coordinate all human resource management activities including preparation of HR budget, recruitment and selection, placement, promotion,
career management, training and development, staff welfare, discipline, salary and remuneration management, capacity building and performance management;
·         Develop and implement processes to ensure consistency in institutional design, staffing strategies and talent management;
·         Ensure the development of an organizational culture that reflects the Institute’s values, promotes accountability and high performance;
·         Develop and implement employee relation practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee
participation and involvement to achieve optimal labour productivity, industrial harmony and good Institutional image;
·         Oversee and manage performance appraisal and management systems that drive high productivity;
·         Provide technical advice and interpret HR policies, rules and regulations;
·         Analyze the impact of human resource management policies, rules and regulations on the staff;
·         Establish and maintain a human resource management information system; and Responsible for compliance with article 10 and 235 of the Constitution.


·         Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management/Development, Business Administration or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Bachelor’s Degree Human Resource Management option; or any other socialsciences Bachelor’s degree;
·         Higher Diploma or Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized Institution;
·         Served in a large organization for at least 10 years in Human resource function, five (5) of which must have been in a senior strategic Human Resource Management position;
·         Full Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM); and valid Practicing License from IHRM.
·         Knowledge of Kenyan labour laws and the Public Service Human Resource Policies
and Procedure Manual;
·         Meets the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution;
·         A demonstrable ability to drive organizational value through the implementation of appropriate and diligent HR management practices;
·         Problem solving , analytical and orientation to detail skills; and
·         Demonstrate a high degree of integrity, honesty and commitment to good corporate governance and excellence in performance.
The following will be required during the interviews :- Certificate of good conduct, Higher Education Loans Board compliance certificate, KRA Tax compliance certificate, Credit Reference Bureau clearance certificate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance.
Internship Opportunity
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) through the Centre for Traditional Medicine and Drug Research (CTMDR) Research scientists is conducting a research project entitled “Isolation and structure elucidation of antimalarial compounds from selected plants used traditionaly for treatment of malaria in Kilifi county, Kenya.
The project has an opportunity for short term internship position. The purpose of this position is to provide opportunities, induct and provide practical workplace experience in research under the Tissue Culture Laboratory.
Internship Duration: 3 months
Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya.


·         BSc. Degree in Biochemistry, Parasitology or any related field and experience of working in
parasite culture laboratory
·         Evidence of experience and publication(s) in the related field will be an added advantage


·         Day to day maintenance of protozoan parasites in a busy tissue culture laboratory;
·         Carrying out drug sensitivity bioassays using the SYBR green 1 dye and the radio-isotope method;
·         Avail draft report every month on the research progress;
·         Be available for meetings to discuss with the Principal Investigator the progress of the analysis;
·         Draft final report on the key findings from the study.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of certificates, testimonials, resume and day time telephone contact(s) to the following address not later than 25th August, 2017
The Director
Kenya Medical Research Institute
P.O Box 54840-00200
Centre for Traditional Medicine and Drugs Research (CTMDR), KEMRI Or apply through our email address on

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