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Research Job in Kenya - Forest Mensuration

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:
RESEARCH SCIENTIST II (FOREST MENSURATION/INVENTORY) : KEFRI 9
Responsibilities

  • Participating in identification, conceptualization, formulation, development, designing, implementation and monitoring of multi-disciplinary research projects/programmes in Forest Mensuration/ Forest Inventory / Natural Resource Assessment;
  • Participating in implementation of the National Forest Monitoring System and KEFRI Strategic plan;
  • Participating in identification and adoption of digital data collection equipment in the Institute;
  • Participating in developing a database of experimental, temporary and Permanent Sample plots in the Institute;
  • Participating in data collection, analysis and management in forest mensuration/ inventory;
  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff and students on attachment in Forest Resource Assessment;
  • Producing/publishing technical reports, extension materials, conference papers, and scientific papers in Forest Mensuration/Inventory;
  • 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
Qualifications 
  • 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 Natural Resource Management with a major in forestry or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Degree in Natural Resource Assessment/ Forest Biometrics 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 recruitment@kefri.org. 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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