Kenya Aquatica

KCSAP Project

                                                                             
  KENYA MARINE AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

VACANCIES

NEW ADVERT POSTED ON 21st September, 2021

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy was established by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.

KMFRI's mandate is to undertake research in "marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, and marine research including chemical and physical oceanography", in order to provide scientific data and information for sustainable development of the Blue Economy. The Institute is also mandated to cooperate with other organizations and institutions of higher learning in training programmes and on matters of relevant research.

The Institute has Research Centers and Stations located at Mombasa, Kisumu, Naivasha, Baringo, Kegati, Sangoro, Sagana, Shimoni, Turkana, a research substation at Gazi and the Nairobi liaison office.

KMFRI is seeking to recruit self-motivated professionals who are team players to fill the following vacant positions within her approved staff establishment:

 

KMF/1. CORPORATION SECRETARY AND DIRECTOR OF LEGAL SERVICES (KMFRI GRADE 2) – POSITION – ONE (1)

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 289,417 – KShs. 367,560 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 80,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs. 24,000 P.M.
  • Other Remunerative: KShs. 40,000 P.M
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs. 10,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Five (5) years contract (Renewable once) subject to satisfactory performance 

The Corporation Secretary and Director of Legal Services is responsible for providing Board Secretarial and related services to the Board of Management and ensure effective and efficient management of contract administration, company insurance, legislative drafting and compliance with legal and regulatory legislation including provision of legal advice to members of management. 

a) The duties and responsibilities entail:

  1. Ensuring the Institute is compliant to international instruments related to marine and fisheries affairs;
  2. Ensuring quarterly reporting on status of implementation of international instruments related to marine and fisheries affairs;
  3. Providing advisory on the impact of international instruments;
  4. Arranging the business of the Board’s meetings, keep records of the proceedings of Board and perform other duties as the Board may direct;
  5. Providing advice on legal and corporate matters to the Board through interpretation and writing legal opinions;
  6. Providing secretariat services to the Board;
  7. Providing Secretariat to the Senior Management Meeting and ensuring management decisions are converted to Board papers where applicable;
  8. Developing and review relevant regulatory Legal framework for the better implementation of the Institute’s mandate;
  9. Coordinating and ensuring representation of the Institute in courts or other judicial authorities;
  10. Drafting and reviewing Leases, Contracts, Licensing Frameworks, Service Level Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, leases and other legal documents to ensure compliance to statutory requirements and the Institute’s policies;
  11. Liaising with the Attorney General, law enforcement agencies and stakeholders on all legal matters;
  12. Ensuring that Legal Audit Compliance is carried out to confirm compliance with relevant statutory requirements;
  13. Overseeing the implementation of Mwongozo, Code of Conduct at the Institute; and
  14. Formulating, drafting and facilitating gazettement of Rules, Regulations and Directives issued by or on behalf of the Ins

b) For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

  1. A minimum period of twelve (12) years relevant work experience five (5) years of which should be in a senior management position;
  2. Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent;
  3. Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  4. Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; International Marine and fisheries Law, Environment Law or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  5. Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  6. Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  7. Holds a valid practicing certificate;
  8. Member of the Law Society of Kenya;
  9. Certified Public Secretary CPS (K) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  10. Membership to Institute of Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (ICPSK);
  11. Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks (cumulative) / corporate governance course from a recognized institution.
  12. Proficiency in computer applications;
  13. Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution; and
  14. Demonstrated competence in work performance.

c) Other key Competencies and Skills

  1. Strong analytical skills
  2. Communication skills
  3. Strategic and innovative thinking
  4. Strong interpersonal skills
  5. Ability to mobilize resources
  6. Negotiation skills                                                                                

KMF/2. SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST - PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (KMFRI GRADE 5) - POSITION– ONE (1) 

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 116,410 – KShs. 151,334 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 35,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs. 8,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs. 10,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable 

The senior research scientist shall be deployed in any of the following research areas: Oceans and Coastal Systems & Blue Economy, Freshwater Systems or Aquaculture. 

a) Duties and responsibilities of the Officer will entail; 

  1. Prioritizing research problems for implementation;
  2. Developing research concepts for donor support;
  3. Guiding research scientists in identification of research areas;
  4. Reviewing project proposals, scientific publications and grant applications for submission;
  5. Coordinating medium sized multi-disciplinary research teams;
  6. Budgeting for research projects and resource management;
  7. Writing relevant technical reports including refereed journal papers, book chapters, research notes, technical notes, conference papers and posters, dissemination flyers for stakeholder sensitization;
  8. Disseminating research findings in local and international fora that include seminar, workshops, congress;
  9. Briefing visitors including County and National government on the institution’s research activities;
  10. Participating in planning and executing relevant capacity building courses to improve research skills for scientists;
  11. Implementing relevant ISO standards in their departments;
  12. Training, supervising and mentoring scientists, technologists, and students;
  13. Implementing institute’s and national aquatic research policies;
  14. Identifying innovations and technologies for up-scaling;
  15. Assist in providing scientific advisory services on behalf of the Institute;
  16. Responding to calls for proposals for consultancies (e.g. on development projects, status of environment) upon request;
  17. Developing Policy briefs;
  18. Organizing monthly internal seminars;
  19. Participating in conferences, field days, and workshop;
  20. Participating in joint research (both locally and internationally) through combined development of research proposals and publications; and
  21. Soliciting for grants to organize scientific workshops (local, regional, international).

b) For appointment to this grade, a person must have:- 

  1. At least six (6) years of relevant experience, three (3) of which must have been as a Research Scientist or a comparable position in the public or private sector;
  2. Experience in operating oceanographic instruments such as Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD) meters, marine robots and towed or self-powered underwater vehicles, hydro-acoustics equipment, current meters etc;
  3. Experience in the development of regional ocean models is essential. Prior modelling experience with Regional Oceans Modeling System (ROMS) will be an advantage;
  4. Experience in the analysis of satellite and tide-gauge sea level observations;
  5. Excellent data analysis and data visualization skills. Good technic al skill in Linux shell scripting/ Python/ MATLAB/ RDI and Nortek software or similar packages is essential;
  6. Experience in conducting surveys in vessels at sea;
  7. BSc in Environmental Science, Aquatic Sciences and Physical Sciences;
  8. Master’s in Physical Sciences/Oceanography from a recognized university OR Masters in Environmental Science with advanced training in Physical Oceanography;
  9. Published a minimum of five (3) peer reviewed publications in ISI-indexed journals, with at least two (2) first authorship as a Research Scientist, KMFRI Grade 6, or a comparable position;
  10. Good understanding in sea level and climate change studies, studying the properties of currents, waves, tides and ocean circulation, plus the temperature and salinity of oceans;
  11. Demonstrated professional competence as reflected in completed research and results;
  12. Supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
  13. Proficiency in computer applications; and
  14. Fulfills the requirements of the Chapter Six of the Constitution.

c) Key competencies and skills

  1. Strong communication and reporting skills;
  2. Strong analytical and numerical skills;
  3. Strong organization and interpersonal skill;
  4. Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  5. Conflict management; and
  6. Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi-task.

KMF/3. SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST - STOCK ASSESSMENT - (KMFRI GRADE 5) - POSITION - ONE (1) 

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 116,410 – KShs. 151,334 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 35,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs. 8,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs. 10,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable 

The senior research scientist shall be deployed in any of the following research areas: Oceans and Coastal Systems & Blue Economy, Freshwater Systems, Aquaculture and Socioeconomics research areas. 

a) The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: -

  1. Prioritizing research problems for implementation;
  2. Developing research concepts for donor support;
  3. Guiding research scientists in identification of research areas;
  4. Reviewing project proposals, scientific publications and grant applications for submission;
  5. Coordinating medium sized multi-disciplinary research teams;
  6. Budgeting for research projects and resource management;
  7. Writing relevant technical reports including refereed journal papers, book chapters, research notes, technical notes, conference papers and posters, dissemination flyers for stakeholder sensitization;
  8. Disseminating research findings in local and international fora that include seminar, workshops, congress;
  9. Briefing visitors including County and National government on the institution’s research activities;
  10. Participating in planning and executing relevant capacity building courses to improve research skills for scientists;
  11. Implementing relevant ISO standards in their departments;
  12. Training, supervising and mentoring scientists, technologists, and students;
  13. Implementing institute’s and national aquatic research policies;
  14. Identifying innovations and technologies for up-scaling;
  15. Assist in providing scientific advisory services on behalf of the Institute;
  16. Responding to calls for proposals for consultancies (e.g. on development projects, status of environment) upon request
  17. Developing Policy briefs
  18. Organizing monthly internal seminars
  19. Participating in conferences, field days, and workshop
  20. Participating in joint research (both locally and internationally) through combined development of research proposals and publications
  21. Soliciting for grants to organize scientific workshops (local, regional, international).

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

  1. At least six (6) years of relevant experience, three (3) of which must have been as a Research Scientist or a comparable position in the public or private sector;
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in any of the following fields: Aquatic or Fisheries Science, Fisheries Management, Mathematics or Statistics from a recognized institution
  3. Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Aquatic, Marine or Fisheries resource management or equivalent from a recognized university
  4. Published a minimum of five (3) peer reviewed publications in ISI-indexed journals, with at least two (2) first authorship as a Research Scientist, KMFRI Grade 6, or a comparable position.
  5. Demonstrated professional competence as reflected in completed research and results; and
  6. Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

c) Key Competencies and Skills

  1. Knowledge of fish stock assessment tools/models including LFDA, CEDA, Yield; ParFish;
  2. Experience in fisheries catch assessment data collection;
  3. Presentation in international conferences;
  4. Evidence of funded project;
  5. Strong communication and reporting skills;
  6. Strong analytical and numerical skills;
  7. Strong organization and interpersonal skill;
  8. Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  9. Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi-task.
  10. Evidence of Project Management and supervisory experience will be an added advantage 

KMF/4.SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST - NATURAL PRODUCTS CHEMISTRY (KMFRI GRADE 5) - POSITION - ONE (1)  

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 116,410 – KShs. 151,334 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 35,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs. 8,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs. 10,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable 

The senior research scientists shall be deployed in any of the following research areas: Oceans and Coastal Systems & Blue Economy, Freshwater Systems, Aquaculture and Socioeconomics research areas. 

a) The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: -

  1. Prioritizing research problems for implementation;
  2. Developing research concepts for donor support;
  3. Guiding research scientists in identification of research areas;
  4. Reviewing project proposals, scientific publications and grant applications for submission;
  5. Coordinating medium sized multi-disciplinary research teams;
  6. Budgeting for research projects and resource management;
  7. Writing relevant technical reports including refereed journal papers, book chapters, research notes, technical notes, conference papers and posters, dissemination flyers for stakeholder sensitization;
  8. Disseminating research findings in local and international fora that include seminar, workshops, congress;
  9. Briefing visitors including County and National government on the institution’s research activities;
  10. Participating in planning and executing relevant capacity building courses to improve research skills for scientists;
  11. Implementing relevant ISO standards in their departments;
  12. Training, supervising and mentoring scientists, technologists, and students;
  13. Implementing institute’s and national aquatic research policies;
  14. Identifying innovations and technologies for up-scaling;
  15. Assist in providing scientific advisory services on behalf of the Institute;
  16. Responding to calls for proposals for consultancies (e.g. on development projects, status of environment) upon request
  17. Developing Policy briefs
  18. Organizing monthly internal seminars
  19. Participating in conferences, field days, and workshop
  20. Participating in joint research (both locally and internationally) through combined development of research proposals and publications
  21. Soliciting for grants to organize scientific workshops (local, regional, international)

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

  1. At least six (6) years of relevant experience, three (3) of which must have been as a Research Scientist or a comparable position in the public or private sector;
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in any of the following fields: Biochemistry or Natural Products chemistry
  3. Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Biochemistry, Natural products chemistry
  4. Published a minimum of five (5) peer reviewed publications in ISI-indexed journals, with at least two (2) first authorship as a Research Scientist, KMFRI Grade 6, or a comparable position.
  5. A supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks.
  6. Project Management Course lasting not less than one (1) month from a recognized institution;
  7. Demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results; and
  8. Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

c) Key Competencies and Skills

  1. Experience in operating and interpreting data from GC, HPLC, LC-MS, NMR
  2. Strong communication and reporting skills;
  3. Strong analytical and numerical skills;
  4. Strong organization and interpersonal skill;
  5. Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  6. Conflict management; and
  7. Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi-task. 

KMF/5. SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST - SOCIOECONOMICS (KMFRI GRADE 5) - POSITION – ONE (1)

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 116,410 – KShs. 151,334 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 35,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs. 8,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs. 10,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

The senior research scientists shall be deployed in Socioeconomics research area.  

a) The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: -

  1. Prioritizing research problems for implementation;
  2. Developing research concepts for donor support;
  3. Guiding research scientists in identification of research areas;
  4. Reviewing project proposals, scientific publications and grant applications for submission;
  5. Coordinating medium sized multi-disciplinary research teams;
  6. Budgeting for research projects and resource management;
  7. Writing relevant technical reports including refereed journal papers, book chapters, research notes, technical notes, conference papers and posters, dissemination flyers for stakeholder sensitization;
  8. Disseminating research findings in local and international fora that include seminar, workshops, congress;
  9. Briefing visitors including County and National government on the institution’s research activities;
  10. Participating in planning and executing relevant capacity building courses to improve research skills for scientists;
  11. Implementing relevant ISO standards in their departments;
  12. Training, supervising and mentoring scientists, technologists, and students;
  13. Implementing institute’s and national aquatic research policies;
  14. Identifying innovations and technologies for up-scaling;
  15. Assist in providing scientific advisory services on behalf of the Institute;
  16. Responding to calls for proposals for consultancies (e.g. on development projects, status of environment) upon request
  17. Developing Policy briefs
  18. Organizing monthly internal seminars
  19. Participating in conferences, field days, and workshop
  20. Participating in joint research (both locally and internationally) through combined development of research proposals and publications
  21. Soliciting for grants to organize scientific workshops (local, regional, international)

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

  1. At least six (6) years of relevant experience, three (3) of which must have been as a Socioeconomics Research Scientist or a comparable position in the public or private sector;
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Economics, Public Policy, Development Studies or Agricultural Economics;
  3. Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Development Studies, Agricultural Economics, or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  4. Published a minimum of five (5) peer reviewed publications in ISI-indexed journals, with at least two (2) first authorship as a Research Scientist, KMFRI Grade 6, or a comparable position.
  5. A supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks.
  6. Project Management Course lasting not less than one (1) month from a recognized institution;
  7. Demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results; and
  8. Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

c) Key Competencies and Skills

  1. Proficiency in research methods and computer applications;
  2. Strong communication and reporting skills;
  3. Strong analytical and numerical skills;
  4. Strong organization and interpersonal skill;
  5. Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  6. Conflict management; and
  7. Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi-task. 

KMF/6. PRINCIPAL RESOURCE MOBILIZATION & PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (KMFRI GRADE 5) - POSITIONS –ONE (1)

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 116,410 – KShs. 151,334 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 35,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs. 10,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

a) The duties and responsibilities of the officer entail:-

  1. Providing input in the development and implementation of mobilization policies and strategies for sourcing of funds from individuals, bilateral, multi-lateral and private organizations;
  2. Identifying and mapping out potential areas of resource mobilization;
  3. Identifying, analyzing and documenting fundraising gaps in the Institute;
  4. Formulating and reviewing of fundraising tools for the Institute to ensure uniformity and shared vision;
  5. Formulating multi-disciplinary projects and program proposals for resource mobilization to support Institute;
  6. Identifying and biding to win marine and fisheries allied natural resources-based consultancies to grow the Institute resource base;
  7. Coordinating partnerships and cooperation with other research organizations and institutions of higher learning in joint research and training through Memorandum of Understandings;
  8. Developing joint work plans and activities with collaborators for active Memorandum of Understandings;
  9. Ensuring effective maintenance and updating of records of partners’ support;
  10. Reviewing and analyzing the partnership database for policy decisions;
  11. Coordinating the development and execution of work plans, budgets and progress reports in Department;
  12. Ensuring quality assurance and effective aid utilization for realized donor projects;
  13. Training, mentoring scientists and students on attachment in resource mobilization for improved resources and career progression;
  14. Conducting intelligence analysis of donor policies, practices and consultancy opportunities for timely response;
  15. Providing quality assurance for ongoing donor projects to ensure compliance with anticipated outputs and objectives;
  16. Marketing and participating in lobby forums to enhance Institutes’ visibility;
  17. Coordinating teams responding to calls for Letter of Interest (LoI), Concept Notes and Proposals on websites, newspapers and institutions to ensure responses are relayed in a timely manner; and
  18. Participating in key internal forums to internalize Research and Development needs and debates to inform fundraising concepts and proposals. 

b) For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

  1. At least six (6) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been as a Senior Resource Mobilization & Partnership Development Officer or equivalent position in the public or private sector;
  2. Master’s Degree in Commerce, Project Management, Corporate Communication / Public Relations, Community Development, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Project Management, Corporate Communication / Public Relations, Community Development, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  4. Minimum K.C.S.E C+ (Plus) or its equivalent;
  5. Certificate in Negotiation or Persuasion Skills Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
  6. Certificate in Resource Mobilization course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
  7. Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
  8. Demonstrated good results work performance;
  9. Proficiency in computer applications; and
  10. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

c) Key competencies and Skills

  1. Strong communication and reporting skills;
  2. Strategic and innovative thinking;
  3. Attention to detail and quality orientation skills;
  4. Problem solving and analytical skills;
  5. Team building; and
  6. Interpersonal and negotiation 

KMF/7.  LABORATORY ANALYST - RADIOISOTOPES (KMFRI GRADE 7) – POSITIONS - ONE (1) 

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 61,394 – KShs. 79,812 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 28,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

The laboratory analysts shall be deployed in any of the following research areas: Oceans and Coastal Systems & Blue Economy, Freshwater Systems, Aquaculture and Socioeconomics research areas. 

a) Duties and responsibilities of the officer entail;

  1. Identifying the chemical and consumables required for an experiment;
  2. Collecting and preparing samples and specimens, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens;
  3. Maintaining the inventory of laboratory equipment;
  4. Carrying out experimental work;
  5. Undertaking analytical work (radiochemistry, radioecology and nuclear based biotoxins analysis);
  6. Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures;
  7. Recording of experimental data;
  8. Setting and maintaining laboratory equipment;
  9. Maintaining laboratory records; and
  10. Carrying out demonstrations of laboratory functions to clients/visitors.

b) For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Science, Biochemistry, Natural Resource Management, Nuclear science or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  2. Trainings in application of nuclear techniques in environmental studies (Pb 210) or food safety (biotoxins)
  3. Relevant work experience in analysis of radioisotopes, radioecology or radionuclides samples
  4. Experience in operating LSC, gamma counter or alpha counter
  5. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C plus (C+) or equivalent
  6. Proficiency in computer applications
  7. Meets the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

c) Key Competencies and Skills

  1. Communication skills
  2. Interpersonal skills
  3. Organizational skills
  4. Computer proficiency

KMF/ 8.  LABORATORY ANALYST -ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (KMFRI GRADE 7) – POSITION - ONE (1) 

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 61,394 – KShs. 79,812 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 28,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

The laboratory analysts shall be deployed in any of the following research areas: Oceans and Coastal Systems & Blue Economy, Freshwater Systems, Aquaculture and Socioeconomics research areas. 

a) Duties and responsibilities of the officer entail;

  1. Identifying the chemical and consumables required for an experiment;
  2. Collecting and preparing samples and specimens, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens;
  3. Maintaining the inventory of laboratory equipment;
  4. Carrying out experimental work;
  5. Undertaking analytical work (extraction, purification and analysis of samples for organic pollutants);
  6. Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures;
  7. Recording of experimental data;
  8. Setting and maintaining laboratory equipment;
  9. Maintaining laboratory records; and
  10. Carrying out demonstrations of laboratory functions to clients/visitors.

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

  1. Relevant work experience in the usage of HPLC, LCMS and GC equipment or any other relevant equipment;
  2. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ and above;
  3. Bachelor’s degree in analytical chemistry from a recognized institution or its equivalent;
  4. Proficiency in computer application; and
  5. Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution. 

c) Key Competencies and skills

  1. Communication and reporting skills
  2. Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  3. Analytical skills
  4. Strong managerial skills
  5. Mentoring, coaching and Leadership skills 

KMF/9.  LABORATORY ANALYST INSTRUMENTATION (KMFRI GRADE 7) –  POSITION - ONE (1) 

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 61,394 – KShs. 79,812 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 28,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable 

The laboratory analysts shall be deployed in any of the following research areas: Oceans and Coastal Systems & Blue Economy, Freshwater Systems, Aquaculture and Socioeconomics research areas. 

a) Duties and responsibilities of the officer entail;

  1. Develop Technical specifications for new Laboratory equipment to bridge instrumentation gaps
  2. Conducting routine diagnostic and maintenance measures to the existing laboratory equipment
  3. Prepare annual work plan for scheduled maintenance, calibration and servicing of Laboratory equipment according to manufacturer’s manual.
  4. Maintain an up-to-date equipment inventory and initiate appropriate disposal of redundant equipment
  5. Ensure Electrical and mechanical safety of all bench top installations by arranging for provision of necessary infrastructure.
  6. Read, understand and interpret schematics, ladder drawings, technical specifications and manufacture’s manuals related to repair, maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical instrumentation and control equipment.
  7. Test, calibrate, install, maintain, repair and troubleshoot electrical systems including, but not limited to: generators, PLC’s, electric motors, motor controls, flow equipment, alarm and telemetry systems, heating and exhaust systems, conduits, cable and relays.
  8. Evaluate instrument performance to identify optimization and enhancement of opportunities
  9. Deployment and retrieval of Oceanographic / Limnology equipment

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

  1. Relevant work experience in an equivalent position in the public or private sector
  2. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ and above.
  3. Degree from a recognized institution or its equivalent in the following fields; Electrical and electronics engineering or Instrumentation and control engineering or automation and or mechatronic engineering
  4. Proficiency in computer application; and
  5. Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution 

c) Key Competencies and skills

  1. Communication and reporting skills.
  2. Interpersonal and negotiation skills; 
  3. Analytical skills
  4. Strong managerial skills
  5. Mentoring, coaching and Leadership skills 

KMF/10. SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANT (KMFRI GRADE 8)- POSITION - ONE (1) 

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 53,413 – KShs. 69,436 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 28,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable 

a) The duties and responsibilities of the officer entail: -

  1. Opening legal files;
  2. Reviewing and retrieving files for relevant action;
  3. Preparing legal briefs for the initiation of legal action
  4. Filing contracts and court documents;
  5. Assisting in Preparing and filing of pleadings for and on behalf of the Institute;
  6. Responding to inquiries regarding specific cases;
  7. Serving legal documents to clients and other stakeholders; 
  8. Maintaining and updating files systematically and accurately to ensure ease access and retrieval;
  9. Monitoring progress of contract and court cases;
  10. Maintaining and updating master diary for court cases;
  11. Verifying documents submitted to the legal department to confirm accuracy and validity;
  12. Drafting reports and submit the same to the Legal Officers for further action;
  13. Ensuring that pending matters are brought up for necessary attention; and
  14. Ensuring proper service of legal documents to clients and other third parties. 

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

  1. At least three (3) years relevant work experience;
  2. Diploma in Law from a recognized institution;
  3. Minimum KCSE C- (minus) or its equivalent;
  4. A current Process Servers Certificate or its equivalent;
  5. Demonstrable good results in work performance;
  6. Proficiency in compute applications; and
  7. Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

c) Key Competencies and Skills

  1. Report writing skills;
  2. Communication

KMF/11 SENIOR LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST – ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (KMFRI GRADE 8) - POSITION - ONE (1)

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 53,413 – KShs. 69,436 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 28,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

a) Duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail;

  1. Identifying the chemical and consumables required for an experiment;
  2. Collecting and preparing samples and specimens, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens;
  3. Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures;
  4. Recording of experimental data;
  5. Setting and maintaining laboratory equipment;
  6. Maintaining laboratory records; and
  7. Maintaining the inventory of laboratory equipment;
  8. Carrying out experimental work;
  9. Undertaking analytical work;
  10. Carrying out demonstrations of laboratory functions to clients/visitors.

b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

  1. Diploma in any of the following disciplines: - Analytical Chemistry or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. KCSE C (Minus)
  3. At least three (3) years relevant work experience;
  4. Computer Literacy; and
  5. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

        OR

  1. Higher National Diploma in any of the following disciplines: - Analytical Chemistry or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. At least two (2) years relevant work experience;
  3. KCSE C (Minus) or equivalent; and
  4. Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

c) Key Competencies and Skills

  1. Good communication and reporting skills;
  2. Attention to detail and quality orientation skills;
  3. Good interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  4. Supervisory skill; and
  5. Good interpersonal skills. 

KMF/12 SENIOR LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST - FOOD SCIENCE (KMFRI GRADE 8) - POSITION - ONE (1)

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 53,413 – KShs. 69,436 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 28,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

a) Duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail;

  1. Identifying the chemical and consumables required for an experiment;
  2. Collecting and preparing samples and specimens, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens;
  3. Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures;
  4. Recording of experimental data;
  5. Setting and maintaining laboratory equipment;
  6. Maintaining laboratory records; and
  7. Maintaining the inventory of laboratory equipment;
  8. Carrying out experimental work;
  9. Undertaking analytical work;
  10. Carrying out demonstrations of laboratory functions to clients/visitors. 

b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

  1. Diploma in any of the following disciplines: - Food Science Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. KCSE C (Minus)
  3. At least three (3) years relevant work experience;
  4. Computer Literacy; and
  5. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

        OR

  1. Higher National Diploma in any of the following disciplines: - Food Science Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. At least two (2) years relevant work experience;
  3. KCSE C (Minus) or equivalent; and
  4. Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution 

c) Key Competencies and Skills

  • Good communication and reporting skills;
  • Attention to detail and quality orientation skills;
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Supervisory skill; and
  • Good interpersonal skills.

 


a) APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Interested and qualified candidates MUST complete the KMFRI Job Application Form, attach their testimonials, certificates, copy of their National Identification Card (ID) and Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Submit their applications both in HARD and SOFT COPY, and envelopes containing the documents should clearly be marked with the position applied for and sent to the address below not later than Tuesday, 10th October 2021.


The Director General,
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
P. O. Box 81651 – 80100,
Silos Road, English Point, Mkomani,
Mombasa, KENYA
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note
1. Shortlisted candidates in compliance with the Chapter Six of the Constitution will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Clearance from recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

2. Only SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES will be contacted and shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and clearance certificates during the interviews.

3. Any canvassing will lead to AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.

KMFRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.