KALRO - Institute Director, Food Crops Research Institute, Kitale and Apiculture Research Institute, Perkerra Jobs in Kenya

KALRO - Institute Director, Food Crops Research Institute, Kitale and Apiculture Research Institute, Perkerra Jobs in Kenya


  • The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Act 2013, established Agricultural the Kenya and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) to primarily promote, streamline, coordinate and regulate research in Crops, Livestock, Genetic resources and Biotechnology in Kenya. The Act establishes sixteen (16) Institutes and fifty-one (51) Centres/Sub-Centres within the Organization.

  • To achieve its mandate, strategic goals and to continue Providing the requisite services to Kenyans, the KALRO Board of Management wishes to appoint dynamic, innovative and experienced person to fill the positions of Institute Directors:-

  • Food Crops Research Institute, Kitale

  • Apiculture Research Institute, Perkerra
    These positions are responsible for the development of research strategies and programmes, informing agricultural policy formulation and overseeing the efficient implementation of the Programmes for the development of the crops /livestock sector in the country. Specifically, duties and responsibilities will be to:-

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the general administration and management of the Institute;

  • Develop, implement and review research policies, strategies and programmes,

  • Coordinate identification and prioritization of research programmes,

  • Prepare short and long term research programmes within the framework of the national agricultural and livestock research system,

  • Facilitate effective dissemination and adoption of the Organization's technologies,
    products and innovations;

  • Promote the establishment and strengthen strategic partnerships;

  • Coordinate resource mobilization for research;

  • Develop effective and efficient planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework for programmes and projects;

  • Align the
    Institute’s targets to overall performance contract of the Organization;

  • Coordinate preparation of Institute work plans and budgets;

  • Ensure prudent management and utilization of Institute resources, and

  • Ensure capacity building at the Institute.

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to these positions, a candidate must have:-

  • A PhD in a relevant field from a recognized University;

  • Served as a Chief Research Officer and above for a minimum of five (5) years;

  • Six (6) years post qualification experience in relevant field;

  • Undergone a Senior Management Course /Strategic Leadership Development Program or their equivalent from a recognized institution;

  • Demonstrated high degree of leadership;

  • Excellent Analytical skills;

  • Mentorship and coaching skills;

  • Knowledge on policy formulation and negotiation skills;

  • Managerial and professional competence as reflected in work performance,

  • Any other responsibilities and duties as may be assigned;

  • Certificate in Computer Applications.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KALRO - Institute Director, Food Crops Research Institute, Kitale and Apiculture Research Institute, Perkerra Jobs in Kenya


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