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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 -General Forestry

    KEFRI 7a


    • Assist in problem identification and analysis;
    • Assist in planning and over-seeing field work, and acting as in-field leader for foresters and technicians.
    • Assist in developing and coordinating multi-disciplinary research on ecosystem-based management, land-use, biodiversity and climate change;
    • Assist in studying and analyzing the relationships among plants, animals and land, as well as the effects of humans on dryland forests resources;
    • Assist in identifying knowledge gaps in ecology for specific forest ecosystems and developing strategies/technologies to mitigate the gaps in order to improve their ecological integrity;
    • Assist in capturing, processing and analyzing data;
    • Assist in compiling technical reports and findings;
    • Participate in open/field days, seminars and short courses on research practice;
    • Supervising students on attachments and mentoring of junior staff; 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 or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;
    • Should have written at least two (2) technical reports/ papers;
    • Working experience in the same field is an added advantage;
    • Being a member of a professional body will be an added advantage;
    • A team player, good in communication and report writing; 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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