KMFRI Chief Research Scientist Jobs in Kenya

KMFRI Chief Research Scientist Jobs in Kenya

Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: -

  • Ensuring the development of aquatic and allied natural resources, research and development policies;

  • Ensuring the development and coordination of activities in specific research departments through participation in high profile international fora and publications;

  • Ensure the identification and exploitation of opportunities for international profile and reputation of the institute;

  • Preparing scientific manuscripts and book chapters for publication;

  • Reviewing and guiding scientific manuscripts and book chapters by research scientists for publication

  • Ensuring effective monitoring and evaluation of research and development activities;

  • Ensuring the development of proposals for external resource mobilization for research and development;

  • Mentoring, supervising and guiding scientists and technical staff within the department;

  • Ensuring the preparation of the departmental quarterly and annual reports;

  • Appraising staff performance;

  • Reviewing technical reports including refereed journal papers, book chapters, research notes, technical notes, conference papers and posters, dissemination flyers;

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

  • Developing and coordinating the implementation of large multi-disciplinary national research programmes;

  • Ensuring budgeting and resource management of research programmes;

  • Ensuring the implementation of the institutes and national marine and fisheries research policies;

  • Reviewing and guiding scientific publications and research grant applications;

  • Ensuring the identification of innovations and technologies for up-scaling; mentoring,

  • Guiding and supervising scientists

  • Spearheads practical application of scientific research results in national development

    Persons Specification

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: -

  • At least ten (10) years relevant experience, three (3) of which must have been at the level of Principal Research Scientist or equivalent position in a research institution in the public or private sector;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following; Mathematical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, aquatic, fisheries and other relevant disciplines from a recognized institution;

  • Master’s Degree in any of the following;
    Marine or Fisheries Sciences, Biological or Physical Sciences, Sociology, Economics, Biometrics, Environmental Studies or equivalent from a recognized institution;

  • Doctorate Degree in any of the following; Aquatic or Fisheries Sciences, Biological or Physical Sciences, Sociology, Economics, Biometrics, Environmental Studies; or equivalent from a recognized institution;

  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of the Aquatic Resources Sector;

  • A minimum of twelve (12) peer reviewed publications in ISI-indexed journals / book chapters of which at least six (6) are as first author in the level of Principal research Scientist or its equivalent position;

  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks, or equivalent, from a recognized institution;

  • Evidence of engagement in community work or country contributions

  • Evidence of development/research funds attraction as Co/Principal in a large project.

  • Membership of a professional body/ association;

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills;

  • Demonstrated outstanding professional competence as reflected in work performance and exhibited thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to research and development function;

  • Proficiency in Computer skills; and

  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

    Key Competencies and Skills

  • Strong reporting skills;

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills;

  • Strong organization and inter personal skill;

  • Strong negotiation skills;

  • Conflict management skills;

  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task; and

  • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams.

    How to Apply

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