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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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 Develop...
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    Assistant Forester


    • Identifying the staff requirement for different operations;
    • Identifying and acquisitioning the necessary tools and equipment for field operations;
    • Scheduling of data collection in trials in consultation with responsible research scientists;
    • Liaising with scientists to facilitate data collection and management;
    • Ensuring adherence to seed collection, handling and dispatch standards;
    • Ensuring adherence to seedling production standards;
    • Disseminating research findings;
    • Monitoring, reporting and control of forest pests and diseases;
    • Manage Forest Estate;
    • Supervise removal of forest products;
    • Promote forestry    technologies    and   application    of    research    results    amongst stakeholders;
    • Prepare planting sites;
    • Undertake establishment and protection of experimental plots;
    • Assess experiments and collect data;
    • Guiding, supervising mentoring field operation staff; and
    • Any other duty as assigned from time to time


    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum grade “C-” (C Minus) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Diploma in Forestry from a recognized institution; and
    • Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognised institution

    Method of Application

    Online Application: Interested applicants are required to click the link below and submit their information as guided;

    Hard copy applications:  IN ADDITION to the online application, applicants should send their hard copy applications and attach their Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates and national identification card. They should also include their day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and addresses of three referees to reach the Director KEFRI not later than Monday 6th December, 2021.

    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, NAIROBI.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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