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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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    Research Scientist - Forest Catchment & Hydrology

    The Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self driven persons to fill the vacant positions below:

    KEFRI 7b


    • 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


    • 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

    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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