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Research Job in Kenya - Forest Ecology

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 with obligation to undertake forest research and provide information and technologies for sustainable development of forestry and allied natural resources for socio-economic development.

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

  • Participating in identification, conceptualization, formulation, development, designing, implementation and monitoring of multi-disciplinary research projects/programmes in Forest Ecology;
  • Participating in developing a database of Temporary and Permanent Sample plots in the Institute;
  • Collection, analysis and management of data in forest ecology;
  • Conduct assessments and evaluations of forest ecosystems to guide management and conservation initiatives;
  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff and students on attachment in Forest Ecology;
  • Producing/publishing technical reports, extension materials, conference papers, and scientific papers materials;
  • Proposal writing to seek for funding from within and outside the Institute;
  • Collaborating with other Scientists in the Institute and other partner institutions local, regional and international to implement various interdisciplinary research activities;
  • Enhancing visibility of KEFRI nationally, regionally and globally through workshops, conferences, webinars and other relevant platforms; and
  • Any other duty as assigned from time to time
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum aggregate „C+‟ ( plus) or its equivalent qualification;
  • At least an Upper Second Honors in Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • degree in Forest Ecology; and/or Natural Resources, Forestry, Environmental Science or related field with strong bias in Forest Ecology or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Should have written at least three (3) technical reports/scientific papers;
  • Strong planning and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet strict deadlines;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent presentation skills with the ability to engage audiences locally, regionally and globally;
  • Working experience in the same field is an added advantage;
  • Valid membership to a relevant professional body will be an added advantage; and
  • Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution
How to Apply
Hard copy applications
 Interested persons should send their applications, Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant professional/academic certificates and national identification card. The Curriculum Vitae should also include their day and evening telephone numbers, e- mail address and names and addresses of three referees. Applications should reach the Director KEFRI not later than Monday 4th May, 2020.
Envelopes containing the documents should clearly be marked with the position applied for and addressed to:-
The Director/CEO,
 Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI),
 P.O. BOX 20412-00200, City Square, NAIROBI.
 Summary of applications
 Interested applicants are required to fill the attached job application summary template from their testimonials and submit in soft copy (saved in MS Excel) to An example has been attached for your guidance. Kindly replace the sample with your information.
Note: Job Applications sent to this email address will NOT be accepted except the dully filled job application summary template
KEFRI is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
KEFRI IS ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFIED

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