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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 -Taxonomy

    KEFRI 7a


    • Assist in research problem identification;
    • Assist in ensuring that all scientific work in KEFRI is performed with correctly named plants;
    • Participating in all aspects of conservation, inventory and mapping of vegetation resources;
    • Assist in ensuring that voucher specimens permitting future checking are deposited in KEFRI herbarium;
    • Assist in maintaining and developing KEFRI herbarium;
    • Assist in development of research concepts and projects in wood science;
    • Assist in designing and implementation of experiments;
    • Assist in data collection, preparation and analyses;
    • Assist in preparation of technical and research reports;
    • Participate in open/field days, seminars and short courses on research practice;
    • Supervise students on attachment and mentor other 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, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Agroforestry or 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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