KEFRI Account Assistant I Jobs in Kenya

KEFRI Account Assistant I Jobs in Kenya

Job Details

  • The Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a state corporation established in 1986 and mandated to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources.

    The institute conducts research and development activities under five thematic areas namely:

  • Forest productivity and Improvement;

  • Biodiversity and Environment Management;

  • Forest Products Development;

  • Social-economics, Policy and Governance and Technical Support Services.


  • Conduct research in forestry and allied natural resources;

  • Disseminate research findings;

  • Establish partnerships and cooperate with other research organizations and institutions of higher learning in joint research and training.

    Strategic Objectives

  • To enhance: Vision 2030 delivery; customer/stakeholder satisfaction and retention;

  • linkage and partnership with stakeholders; and livelihoods.

  • To increase forest technologies and innovations;

  • enhance multi-sectoral and public-private sector research;

  • enhance knowledge management and dissemination systems.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures;

    • Performing general accounting duties: collect revenue, process payments, monitor revenue collection and expenditures based on approved budgets;

    • Verifying, compiling, maintaining and file records;

    • Processing accounting and transaction reports;

    • Safe keeping of invoices, receipts and other accounts records;

    • Carrying out regular stock takes and report accordingly;

    • Cash book postings;

    • Monthly bank reconciliations;

    • Any other duty assigned from time to time.

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum grade “C-” (C minus) or its equivalent;

    • Part II of the Certified Public Accountant of Kenya or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

    • At least three
    (3) years in the grade of Accounts Assistant II or in a comparable position; and

    • Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognised institution.

    How to Apply

  • 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, email 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,

  • 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.


  • 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.

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