KEFRI Research Scientist (Forest Catchment and Hydrology) Jobs in Kenya

KEFRI Research Scientist (Forest Catchment and Hydrology) Jobs in Kenya


Duties and Responsibilities

• Plan and study relationships between rainfall, soil water and water use by tree species in different agro-ecological zone;

• Develop and coordinate multi-disciplinary research on ecosystem-based management, land-use, biodiversity,climate change and hydrology;

• Study and analyze the relationships between Forest ecosystems /plants and hydrology;

• Identifying knowledge gaps in hydrology for specific forest ecosystems and developing strategies/technologies to mitigate the gaps in order to improve their ecological integrity;

• Conduct assessments and evaluations of forest hydrology in different ecosystems to guide management and conservation initiatives;

• Collect, process and analyze data;

• Compile technical reports and findings;

• Supervising the implementation of dissemination activities that include Open days, field days, ASK shows, Radio and TV Talks;

• Supervise and mentor junior staff and students on attachment in hydrology.

• Proposal writing to seek for funding from within and outside the Institute;

• Collaborate with other Scientists in the Institute and other partner institutions locally,
regionally and internationally to implement various interdisciplinary research activities;

• Disseminating research findings in local and international fora that include seminar, workshops, congress; and

• Any other duty as assigned from time to time.

Requirements for Appointment

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum aggregate ‘C+’ (C plus) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

  • At least an Upper
    Second Honors in Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Ecology, Soil Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

  • Master’s degree in Forest hydrology/ Watershed Management or Natural Resources,
    Forestry, Environmental Science or related field with strong bias in hydrology or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

  • Should have published at least two (2) Journal papers in the relevant journal;

  • 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;

  • Being a member of a professional body will be an added advantage; and

  • Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEFRI Research Scientist (Forest Catchment and Hydrology) Jobs in Kenya


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