Government Jobs in Kenya – KMFRI

Research Assistant II (Aquaculture)

Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities for scientists at this grade will include: –
·          participating in research problem identification;
·          developing research concepts and proposals;
·          designing experiments;

·          collecting and analyzing data;
·          preparing technical reports and scientific publications;
·          using other methods to disseminate research findings in their areas of specialization; and
·          any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·          Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
·          Upper second class Bachelor’s Honours degree or equivalent degree in any of the following fields: Fish Genetics, Fish Nutrition, Aquatic or Fisheries Sciences, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine; or any other aquatic, fisheries and other relevant disciplines from a recognized University;
·          Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Fish Genetics, Fish Nutrition with a bias to industrial fish feed production, Aquatic or Fisheries Sciences, Biological Sciences, Biometrics; or equivalent;

Plumbing
RI.7
Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include:
·          Supervision of artisans;
·          Repair and maintenance of buildings, plant and equipment;
·          Carrying out various works;
·          Installation and testing of plant and equipment;
·          Building of simple structures; and
·          Maintain electronic images archive.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·          Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade D (Plain) or its equivalent;
·          Government Trade Tests Grades I or its equivalent;
·          Satisfactorily served in the grade of Artisan I or its equivalent for a minimum period of three (3) years.

HR & Admin Assistant Director
Responsibilities
The officer will be the head of the human resource section and his/her duties and responsibilities will include:
·          proposals on policy formulation on management issues;
·          human resource planning;
·          training and development;
·          establishment and compliment control;
·          formulating documents on terms and condition of service;
·          handling of industrial relations matters;
·          supervision of policy implementation;
·          interpretation of existing policies and circulars from the public service;
·          planning and coordinating Human Resource activities; and
·          any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
For direct appointment to this grade, candidates must be in possession of the following qualifications:-
·          Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) of at least mean grade “C+” (Plus) or its equivalent;
·          Bachelor’s degree in social science in any of the following disciplines, Human Resource Management, Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, or equivalent from a recognized university;
·          Master’s degree in any of the following social sciences, Human Resource Management, Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, or equivalent from a recognized university;
·          Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
·          Certificate in senior management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·          Attended professional Human Resource and administrative courses in a recognized institute;
·          Knowledge of computer;
·          Satisfactorily served as a Chief Human Resource Management Officer or equivalent position for a minimum period of three (3) years; and
·          Membership of a relevant professional body.

Research Scientist I
Responsibilities
An officer at this grade will be required to independently initiate and implement research projects.
Duties and responsibilities at this cadre will include:-
·          problem identification;
·          formulating research project/ proposals;
·          study design;
·          implementing research projects;
·          engagement in inter-disciplinary research;
·          preparing technical reports and scientific publications;
·          using other methods to disseminate research findings in their areas of specialization;
·          providing guidance to junior research scientists/interns in their areas of expertise; and
·          any other duties as may be assigned from time to time..
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·          Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ (Plus) or equivalent;
·          Bachelor’s honors degree or equivalent degree in any of the following fields: Physical Sciences/ Oceanography, or other relevant disciplines from a recognized University;
·          Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Physical Sciences/ Oceanography, or equivalent;
·          Knowledge in programming in MATLAB;
·          Knowledge in oceanographic instruments (Acoustic Meters, CTDs, etc) as well as oceanographic software (e.g. RDI and Nortek software) is essential;
·          Ready to work out of office and outside normal working hours;
·          Able to work on survey vessels at sea;
·          Evidence of engagement in community work or other related contributions;
·          A minimum of six (6) peer reviewed publications with at least three (3) first authorship as a Research Scientist II;
·          Participated in development of at least one research proposal; and
·          Satisfactorily served as a Research Scientist II or equivalent position for a minimum period of three (3) years.

Research Assistant I (Social Economics/ Economist)
Responsibilities
An officer at this grade will be required to independently initiate and implement research projects.
Duties and responsibilities at this cadre will include:-
·          problem identification;
·          formulating research project/ proposals;
·          study design;
·          implementing research projects;
·          engagement in inter-disciplinary research;
·          preparing technical reports and scientific publications;
·          using other methods to disseminate research findings in their areas of specialization;
·          providing guidance to junior research scientists/interns in their areas of expertise; and
·          any other duties as may be assigned from time to time..
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·          Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ (Plus) or equivalent;
·          Bachelor’s honors degree or equivalent degree in any of the following fields: with specialization in Economics, Development Studies or relevant Social Sciences or any other relevant disciplines from a recognized University;
·          Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Economics, Statistics, Development Studies or relevant Social Sciences or relevant equivalent from a recognized Institution;
·          Proven knowledge of Economic software’s including SPSS and Stata; and
·          Evidence of engagement in community work or other related contributions;
·          A minimum of six (6) peer reviewed publications with at least three (3) first authorship as a Research Scientist II;
·          Participated in development of at least one research proposal;
·          Satisfactorily served as a Research Scientist II or equivalent position for a minimum period of three (3) years.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications both in HARD and SOFT COPY with a detailed resume and copies of certificates and testimonials. Envelopes containing the documents should clearly be marked with the position applied for and sent to the address below not later than Monday 20th May 2019.
The Director,
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
P.O. Box 81651 – 80100,
Mombasa
Phone: 020-8021560, 020-8021561
Email: director@kmfri.go.ke
KMFRI is an Equal opportunity Employer committed to diversity, Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
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