KEFRI Research Scientist (Silviculture) Jobs in Kenya

KEFRI Research Scientist (Silviculture) Jobs in Kenya


Duties and Responsibilities

• Undertake research problem identification with stakeholders in forest plantation;

• Develop multi-disciplinary research projects in forest plantation;

• Prioritizing research problems for implementation;

• Participating in developing research concepts for donor support;

• Participating in identifying relevant literature material;

• Participating in identifying suitable sites for establishing experiment;

• Participating in designing experimental trials;

• Participating in laying out of trials in the field and nurseries;

• Ensuring high standards of cleanliness in tree nurseries and field trials;

• Collecting of data in trials;

• Undertake data analysis and preparation of reports;

• Participating in writing appropriate technical reports including research notes, technical notes, conference posters, dissemination flyers;

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

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

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

• Supervise and mentor junior staff, interns, students on attachment and visitors including High School, Colleges;

• Participating in implementing relevant ISO standards in Research and Development;

• Participating in compiling of departmental quarterly and annual reports.

• Preparing and signing performance contracts with their supervisor; 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 in Forestry, Forest Biology, Silviculture or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

  • MSc. Degree in Forestry, Silviculture 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 (Silviculture) Jobs in Kenya


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