KENYA MARINE AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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(Published on  14th November, 2022)

            

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs, State Department for the Blue Economy and Fisheries 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by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology, and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.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", 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 Internally self-motivated professionals who are team players to fill the following vacant positions within her approved staff establishment:

KMF/1. PRINCIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER - (KMFRI GRADE 5) - POSITION - ONE (1)

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

i)       Reviewing and formulation of administrative services;

ii)      Preparing workplans for the department;

iii)    Overseeing maintenance issues through conducting physical survey and defect report and recommend for service to maintain suitable working condition;

iv)    Ensuring staff welfare is prioritized by providing suitable tools of work and conditions of work to adopt acceptable standard practice, which will result to better output;

v)      Supervising staff through a clear duty allocation, to monitor adherence in order to appraise performance justifiably;

vi)    Ensuring compliancy to policy guidelines by obtaining clear interpretation hence enhanced service delivery;

vii)   Conducting staff performance appraisal in the department;

viii) Ensuring routine responses to routine correspondences on administrative matters to ensure up to date reporting;

ix)    Initiating of administrative staff training and development and other policy matters;

x)      Monitors and evaluates the implementation of the department’s projects and programmes;

xi)    Coordinating identification of office equipment and furniture requirement for the Institute;

xii)   Monitors the implementation and adherence to the Departmental Work Plans;

xiii)  Providing cross-functional liaison for administrative matters;

xiv)  Manages the Department’s Information Management Systems;

xv)   Manages provision of office space, transport and other logistical services;

xvi)  Ensures prudent and optimum utilization of department’s resources;

xvii)   Facilitating meetings, conferences and other special events;

xviii) Oversees the provision of security and safety for Institute’s premises and staff;

xix)  Supervises waste disposals;

xx)   Follows up on payment of bills for common services;

xxi)  Ensuring general maintenance of office equipment’s and building is undertaken;

xxii)Works closely with the Supply Chain Management Department in the development, management and maintenance of the assets register for the Institute;

xxiii)  Generating administrative reports on repairs and maintenance; and

xxiv)  Facilitating renewal of motor vehicle and property insurance policies.

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

i)       At least six (6) years relevant work experience in comparable and relevant position in which three (3) must be in Senior Administration Officer or in a supervisory level in public service or private sector;

ii)      Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration; Business Administration; Business Management; Office Management or any other relevant qualifications;

iii)    Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent;

iv)    Supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;

v)      Member of a relevant professional body in good standing;

vi)    Proficiency in computer applications;

vii)   Demonstrated good results in work performance; and

viii) Met the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution

c) Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Strategic and innovative thinking

ii)      Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;

iii)    Good interpersonal and negotiation skills;

iv)    Organization skills;

v)      Strong communication and reporting skills;

vi)    Problem solving skills;

vii)   Analytical skills; and

viii) Conflict resolution skills.

 

KMF/2. SENIOR LABORATORY ANALYST – (KMFRI GRADE 6)- POSITION– FOUR (4) 

a)     Duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail;

i)       Ordering of laboratory consumables;

ii)      Preparing and managing samples and specimens;

iii)    Safely disposing samples and specimens;

iv)    Carrying out analytical work;

v)      Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures;

vi)    Recording of experimental data;

vii)   Keeping laboratory records;

viii) Carrying out routine maintenance of laboratory equipment;

ix)    Ensuring laboratory safety; and

x)      Guiding junior laboratory personnel.

 

b)     Person Specification

For appointment to this grade an officer must have at least:

i)       A minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience as a Laboratory Analyst or an equivalent position in the public or private sector.

ii)      Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C plus (C+) or equivalent.

iii)  Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Applied Biology, Food technology, Analytical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent, from a recognized institution;

iv)    Proficiency in computer applications; and

v)      Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;

 

c)      Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Analytical skills;

ii)      Strong communication and reporting skills;

iii)    Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams;

iv)    Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;

v)      Interpersonal and negotiation skills.

 

KMF/3.  SENIOR OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR (KMFRI GRADE 6) - POSITION - ONE (1)

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

i)       Attending to visitors/clients;

ii)      Handling telephone calls, customer inquiries and complaints/compliments

iii)    Ensuring security, integrity and confidentiality of data and equipment.

iv)    Record keeping for correspondences and file movement;

v)      Managing office protocol and etiquette;

vi)    Managing petty cash for the respective office;

vii)   Undertaking the general administration of the respective office;

viii) Preparing schedule of meetings and appointments for the respective office;

ix)    Assisting in facilitating travel arrangements for the respective office;

x)      Managing appointments and travel itineraries;

xi)                XI)  Ensuring office cleanliness;

xii)   Preparing responses to routine correspondences; and

xiii) Maintaining procedures for record keeping.

 

b) Personal Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an Officer must have:

i)       At least three (3) years relevant work experience;

ii)      Bachelor’s degree in Secretarial Studies or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

iii)    Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent;

iv)    Relevant professional qualification and membership

v)      Public relations and customer care course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;

vi)    Proficiency in computer applications;

vii)   Demonstrated good results in work performance; and

viii) Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

 

c)      Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Organizing skills;

ii)      Communication skills

iii)    Customer care skills;

iv)    Good interpersonal skills; and

v)      Confidentiality.

 

KMF/4.  LABORATORY ANALYST (KMFRI GRADE 7) - POSITION - FOURTEEN (14)

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

i)       Identifying the chemical and consumables required for an experiment;

ii)      Collecting and preparing samples and specimens, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens;

iii)    Maintaining the inventory of laboratory equipment;

iv)    Carrying out experimental work;

v)      Undertaking analytical work;

vi)    Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures;

vii)   Recording of experimental data;

viii) Setting and maintaining laboratory equipment;

ix)    Maintaining laboratory records; and

x)      Carrying out demonstrations of laboratory functions to clients/visitors.

 

b)     Person Specification

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -

i)   Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Applied Biology, Food technology, Analytical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent from a recognized institution;

ii)      Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C plus (C+) or equivalent

iii)    Proficiency in computer applications

iv)    Meets the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

 

c)      Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Communication skills

ii)      Interpersonal skills

iii)    Organizational skills

iv)    Computer proficiency

 

KMF/5. PRINCIPAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS (KMFRI GRADE 7) - POSITION - TEN (10)  

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

i)       Implementing the standard operating procedures in specialized laboratories;

ii)      Validating new analytical techniques and kits;

iii)    Requisitioning laboratory consumables;

iv)    Undertaking data analysis;

v)      Preparing, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens;

vi)    Carrying out analytical work;

vii)   Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures;

viii) Recording of experimental data;

ix)    Keeping laboratory records;

x)      Carrying out routine calibration and preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment;

xi)    Ensuring laboratory safety; and

xii)   Guiding junior laboratory personnel.

 

b)     Person Specification

i)       A minimum of six (6) years relevant work experience with three (3) years’ as a Senior Laboratory Technologist or its equivalent position in the public or private sector.

ii)      Satisfactory work performance.

iii)    Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;

iv)    Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C (Plain) or equivalent; and

v)    Diploma in any of the following disciplines: - Applied Biology; Science Laboratory Technology, Analytical Chemistry; Food Science Technology, microbiology, Environmental science; Natural Resource Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

Or

vi)  Higher National Diploma in Applied Biology / Science Laboratory Technology / Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology, Environmental science; Natural Resource Management, Electrical engineering, electronics engineering, Instrumentation and controls engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution where applicable.

c)      Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Good communication and reporting skills;

ii)      Attention to detail and quality orientation skills;

iii)    Good interpersonal and negotiation skills; and

iv)    Supervisory skill

v)      Good interpersonal skills;

 

KMF/6.  FIRST MATE- (KMFRI GRADE 7) POSITION - ONE (1)

a) Duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail;

i)       Keeping watch of vessel when afloat;

ii)      Coordinates loading all kinds of cargo;

iii)    Custodian of all official documents regarding the vessel; 

iv)    Navigation matters; 

v)      In charge of all assistant marine captains

vi)    Coordinate vessel sea trips by mobilizing the engineer to service the vessel, fueling, cleanliness, and general maintenance of the vessel.

vii)   Participate in planning of research activities by providing expert advice on maritime affairs

 

b)     Person Specifications

For appointment to the position of a First Mate, a candidate must have: -

i)       Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade C (Plain) or its equivalent;

ii)      Diploma in Navigation or equivalent qualification;

iii)    Certificates of competency in Class 1 Coasting/ class 1 Inland Waters/ unlimited or equivalent;

iv)    Served at the grade of a second mate or its equivalent for at least three (3) years;

v)      Supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks; and

vi)    Recency: 90 days sea time in the past three (3) years on vessels of appropriate tonnage as a second mate.

 

c)      Key Competencies and skills

i)       Navigational skills

ii)      Supervision skills

A First mate may be deployed in their respective vessel operational areas.

 

KMF/7.  OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR (KMFRI GRADE 7) - POSITION - ONE (1)

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

i)       Attending to visitors/clients;

ii)      Handling telephone calls, customer inquiries and complaints/compliments;

iii)    Ensuring security and confidentiality of office records, equipment and documents;

iv)    Maintaining office diary;

v)      Record keeping for correspondences and file movement;

vi)    Managing office protocol and etiquette;

vii)   Coordinating the general administration of the respective office;

viii) Coordinating schedule of meetings and appointments;

ix)    Coordinating travel arrangements;

x)      Coordinating appointments and travel itineraries;

xi)    Preparing responses to routine correspondence; and

xii)   Monitoring procedures for record keeping for correspondences;

b) Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -

i)       Bachelor’s degree in Secretarial Studies or any other equivalent from a recognized institution;

ii)      Minimum KCSE Certificate C+ (plus) or its equivalent;

iii)    Proficiency in computer applications; and

iv)    Met the requirements of Chapter Six of Constitution

c) Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Organizing skills;

ii)      Communication skills;

iii)    Customer care skills;

iv)    Interpersonal skills; and

v)      Confidentiality.

 

KMF/8.  PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR (KMFRI GRADE 7) - POSITIONS - EIGHT (8)

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

i)       Preparing responses to routine correspondences;

ii)      Maintaining office diary and protocol;

iii)    Handling telephone calls and appointments;

iv)    Recording dictation in shorthand form;

v)      Managing of office records, documents and equipment to ensure security and confidentiality;

vi)    Attending to visitors/clients; and

vii)   Overseeing planning and organizing of meetings, conferences, and seminar

 

b)     Persons Specifications

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

i)       At least six (6) years relevant work experience in a comparable and relevant position in public service or private sector;

ii)      Diploma in Secretarial Studies from a recognized institution;

a.      Or

iii)    Higher National Diploma with five (5) years of relevant work experience.

iv)    Minimum KCSE C- (minus) or its equivalent;

v)      Proficiency in computer applications;

vi)    Demonstrated good results in work performance; and

vii)   Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

 

c)     Key Competencies and skills

i)       Organization skills;

ii)      Strong communication and public relations skills;

iii)    Good interpersonal skill; and

iv)    Confidentiality.

 

KMF/9 INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS SUPPORT) (KMFRI GRADE 7) - POSITIONS –ONE (1)

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

i)       Developing documentation of computer programs according to instructions and specifications;

ii)      Installing and configuring computer systems and solutions;

iii)    Maintaining application systems;

iv)    Provide 1st level support for ERP and related systems’;

v)      Raise relevant issues to 2nd level support;

vi)    Manage workflow approval rules for ERP and related systems;

vii)   Providing expert end user support and training users on effective and efficient use of ICT facilities;

viii) Maintaining up to date equipment register;

ix)    Assist in preparing and conducting security reviews;

x)      Apply approved access requests;

xi)    Keeping track of all incidents and produce reports from Service Portal on resolution;

xii)   Installing, configuring and monitoring Local Area Network components;

xiii)  Administering and managing users in the Active Directory, e-mail server and User applications;

xiv)  Updating ICT equipment register and issuance register;

xv)   Investigate data quality issues according to the defined data rules on specific data sets as requested;

xvi)  Monitor services and system notifications and raise issues to an appropriate level when needed;

xvii)   Provide user training where required and update training documentation or materials;

xviii) Execute various quality control tests related to software changes (bug fixes and improvements);

xix)  Help organize, run and document meetings;

xx)   Maintaining the Institute’s website; and

xxi)  Ensuring Business continuity by performing regular data and application backups.

 

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

i)       Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Information Technology, Computer Science, Business with IT, Software Engineering, ICT Project Management, Computer Engineering or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;

ii)      At least 3 years’ experience in supporting end users in using core business applications such as financial, procurement, Human Resource and Administration or ERP systems (such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Oracle, SAP, etc) is an added advantage;

iii)    Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent; and

iv)    Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

 

c)  Key Competencies and skills

i)       Good knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and other ERP Systems (such as Oracle, SAP, etc);

ii)      Good communication skills;

iii)    Programming skills;

iv)    Knowledge in supporting and maintaining Database systems;

v)      Strong problem analysis and problem solving skills;

vi)    Well organized with strong data management and maintenance skills, including data quality analysis;

vii)   Good interpersonal skills; and

viii) Knowledge of managing recent Windows operating systems.

 

KMF/10.  SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OFFICER (KMFRI GRADE 7) – POSITIONS - ONE (1) 

a) Duties and responsibilities of the officer entail;

             i.        Participate in provision of technical support on implementation of procurement strategies;

            ii.        Preparation of procurement department work plan;

          iii.        Compiling and submitting procurement plan;

          iv.        Processing purchase requisitions (PRs) from user department;

            v.        Preparing tender evaluation reports;

          vi.        Liaising with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods and services;

         vii.        Receiving invoices from service providers, verifying and preparing payment documents;

        viii.        Liaising with users to identify items for disposal;

          ix.        Extracting data towards preparation of Board circulars, Management and statutory reporting, including spend analysis;

            x.        Assist in the implementation of approved consolidated procurement plan;

          xi.        Assist in the preparation, compilation and submission of reports to management;

         xii.        Assist in the implementation of appropriate internal control systems and conduct regular checks on stocks and issuance procedures;

        xiii.        Ensure effective warehousing and distribution operations by supervising the staff working in the warehouse/ stores;

        xiv.        Ensuring there is enough and secure storage space for proper storage of the Institute’s assets;

         xv.        Coordinate inspection, receipt and issue of goods and services;

        xvi.        Coordinate the identification of surplus, obsolete, and unserviceable stores and equipment for disposal purposes;

      xvii.        Participate in market surveys by collecting and analyzing data to establish prevailing market prices for standard goods;

     xviii.        Provide secretariat services for the ad hoc procurement committees; and

        xix.        Supervise the management of procurement registry to ensure safe and secure custody of procurement records.

 

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

i)       Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

ii)      Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Commerce, Business Administration (Supply Management option), economics, procurement and supply chain management, marketing, law or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

iii)    Be a Member of professional body either KISM or CIPS in good standing.

iv)    Proficiency in computer applications; and

v)      Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.

 

c) Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Communication skills;

ii)      Interpersonal skills;

iii)    Organizational skills;

iv)    Negotiation skills; and

v)      Team building.

 

KMF/11. RISK MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER (KMFRI GRADE 7)- POSITION - ONE (1) 

a) Duties and responsibilities of the officer entail;

i)       Implementing of quality assurance and risk management strategies, policies and procedures to ensure achievement of objectives;

ii)      Carrying out risk assessments for various processes in the Institute;

iii)    Champion monthly review of controls and report on effectiveness of the controls;

iv)    Monitoring adherence to quality systems and comply with brand standards, governmental controls and ISO quality standards and maintaining requisite documents;

v)      Implementing Quality Systems;

vi)    To ensure that only products that meet the company’s quality standards are produced and delivered to customers;

vii)   Providing timely feedback on potential quality deviation and providing support for rectification of anomaly;

viii) Assist to roll-out risk awareness initiatives;

ix)    Obtain and consolidate the various risk and compliance reports from the various departments/units to ensure proper documentation;

x)      Updating Directorate/Departmental and corporate risk registers;

xi)    Assist with administrative aspects of the risk and compliance unit;

xii)   Work with external parties to investigate and provide evidence where a breach of controls has been identified;

xiii)  Develop and monitor due diligence procedures and KYC documentation that will be used for on boarding of business partners;

xiv)  Defining quality procedures in conjunction with operational and technical staff,

xv)   Maintaining controls and documentation procedures and policies;

xvi)  Implementing annual quality assurance and enterprise risk management plan;

xvii)     Carrying out quarterly routine awareness programs to management on risk management;

xviii)    Carrying out quarterly audits to ensure compliance with ISO procedures;

xix)  Conducting and scheduling effective training for staff in regard to quality management systems and risk management;

xx) Preparing of reports for each quality assurance and risk management assignment to risk/process owners; and

xxi)    Monitoring implementation of agreed risk management mitigation measures with risk/process owners.

 

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

i)       Bachelor’s degree in Social Science such as Finance, Economics, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Statistics, Business Studies, Project Management, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

ii)      Professional certification in risk management;

iii)    At least 3 years experience in designing, documenting and implementing risk management systems is an added advantage;

iv)    Proficient in computer applications;

v)      Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;

vi)    Ability to analyze data and identify trends and patterns; and

vii)   Ability to adhere to a code of ethical conduct;

viii) Attention to detail.

 

c) Key Competencies and skills

i)       Knowledge of different quality management systems eg. ISO Standards;

ii)      Good problem-solving skills;

iii)    Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;

iv)    Risk assessment skills;

v)      Compliance management;

vi)    Ability to work to deadlines and targets, can prioritize tasks under pressure;

vii)   Communication skills;

viii) Report writing skills;

ix)    Interpersonal skills;

x)      Organizational skills; and

xi)    Team building.

  

KMF/12. SENIOR LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS (KMFRI GRADE 8) - POSITIONS – TEN (10)

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

i)       Identifying the chemical and consumables required for an experiment;

ii)      Collecting and preparing samples and specimens, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens;

iii)    Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures;

iv)    Recording of experimental data;

v)      Setting and maintaining laboratory equipment;

vi)    Maintaining laboratory records; and

vii)   Maintaining the inventory of laboratory equipment;

viii) Carrying out experimental work;

ix)    Undertaking analytical work;

x)      Carrying out demonstrations of laboratory functions to clients/visitors.

b) Person Specification

i)       Diploma in a relevant field;

ii)      KCSE C (Minus)

iii)    At least three (3) years relevant work experience;

iv)    Computer Literacy; and

v)      Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

OR

vi)    Higher National Diploma in Laboratory Technology;

vii)   At least two (2) years relevant work experience;

viii) KCSE C (Minus) or equivalent; and

ix)    Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

 

c) Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Good communication and reporting skills;

ii)      Attention to detail and quality orientation skills;

iii)    Good interpersonal and negotiation skills; and

iv)    Supervisory skill

v)      Good interpersonal skills;

 

KMF/13.  PRINCIPAL COXSWAIN (KMFRI GRADE 8) - POSITIONS - THREE (3)

a) Duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail;

i)       Overseeing the Seamen and Coxswains;

ii)      Piloting boats;

iii)    General discipline and good order of the vessel ’s crew at all times;

iv)    Controlling movement of personnel in and out of the vessel at all times; 

v)      Maintaining of correct records of the vessel;

vi)    Maintenance of complete records of lost and found property in the vessel and its disposal;

vii)   Executing disciplinary measures within the vessel fairly and in accordance with regulation;

viii) Supervising crew and ensuring compliance with routines and standing orders; and

ix)    Ensuring that there is no trafficking of unauthorized persons, cargo, or liquor on board.

 

b)     Person Specifications

For appointment to the position of Senior Coxswain, a candidate must have: -

i)       Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade D+ (Plus) or equivalent;

ii)      Coxswain Certificate of competency or any other relevant equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

iii)    Proven experience of at least nine (9) years in piloting small boats; and

iv)    Satisfactorily served as a Senior Coxswain, or equivalent for a minimum of three (3) years.

 

c)      Key Competencies and skills

i)       Interpersonal skills

ii)      Communication skills

iii)    Swimming skills

 

KMF/14.  PRINCIPAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN - (KMFRI GRADE 9) - POSITIONS – SIX (6)

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

i)       Collecting, preparing, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens;

ii)      Carrying out analytical work;

iii)    Cleaning laboratory equipment after use;

iv)    Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures;

v)      Recording experimental data;

vi)    Maintaining laboratory equipment;

vii)   Keeping and maintaining laboratory records; and

viii) Carrying out demonstrations of laboratory functions to clients/visitors.

 

b) Person Specification

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

i)       At least six (6) years relevant work experience with three (3) years’ as Senior Laboratory Technician or a comparable position in the public or private sector;

ii)      Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent

iii)    A certificate in any of the following fields: Laboratory Science, Laboratory Technology, Food technology, environmental studies from a recognized institution; OR Occupational/Proficiency Test Certificate Grade III/II/I in Civil Engineering for Geological Laboratories from a recognized institution; Certificate in Computer applications skills from a recognized institution;

iv)    Meets the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

 

c) Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Communication skills; and

ii)      Interpersonal skills;

iii)    Integrity.

 

KMF/15.  PRINCIPAL DIVER (KMFRI GRADE 9) - POSITIONS - TWO (2)

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

i)       Deployment and retrieval of Scientific Gear and Equipment;

ii)      Supervision of both training and non-training diving activities;

iii)    Inspection and testing of diving gears; 

iv)    Underwater photography;

v)      Provide necessary dive training in Open water;

vi)    Overall of all scuba diving and snorkeling logistics during underwater research activities to manage all aspects of the diving operations for the marine conservation;

vii)   In conjunction with the Science Team organize/supervise the daily diving and snorkeling activities; and

viii) Underwater navigation supervision.

b) Person Specifications

For appointment to the position of a Principal Diver, a candidate must have: -

i)       Served at the position of Senior Diver or equivalent for a minimum period of three (3) years in the public or private sector;

ii)      Advanced Open Water Diver certificate from a recognized institution;

iii)    Rescue Diver Certificate from a recognized institution;

iv)    Dive Master Certificate from a recognized institution; and

v)      Scuba Instructor Certificate from a recognized institution.

c) Key Competencies and skills

i)       Communication skills 

ii)      Swimming skills

A Principal Diver may be deployed in their respective research areas.

 

KMF/16.  PRINCIPAL DRIVER (KMFRI GRADE 9) - POSITIONS - TWO (2)

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

i)       Driving the Institute’s Directorate as authorized;

ii)      Carrying out minor mechanical adjustments;

iii)    Keeping up to date work tickets for vehicles;

iv)    Recognizing and reporting mechanical defaults of the vehicles;

v)      Carrying out minor mechanical adjustments;

vi)    Maintaining cleanliness of vehicles;

vii)   Ensuring security and safety of the vehicle on and off the road;

viii) Monitoring and reporting expiry of insurance policies for motor vehicles;

ix)    Coordinating transport management;

x)      Preparing and submitting reports on transport when need arises;

xi)    Ensuring security and safety of passengers and vehicle on and off the road;

xii)   Ensuring proper mechanical working condition of the vehicle;

xiii) Ensuring adherence to or observations of traffic laws;

xiv)  Ensuring reporting of any incidents to police and/or the office immediately they occur; and

xv)   Supervision of other drivers.

 

b) Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -

i)       At least six (6) years relevant work experience in comparable and relevant position in public service or private sector;

ii)      Minimum KCSE D+ (Plus) or its equivalent

iii)    Occupational Trade Test I Certificate;

iv)    A valid driving license free from any current endorsements(s) for classes of the vehicles the driver is required to drive;

v)      Supervisory course from a recognized institution;

vi)    Certificate in Customer Care from a recognized institution;

vii)   A defensive Driving Certificate from the Automobile Association of Kenya (AA) or its equivalent qualification from any other recognized institution;

viii) A valid Certificate of Good Conduct;

ix)    A First Aid Certificate course from St. Johns Ambulance or any other recognized institution not more than one (1) year old;

x)      Computer proficiency certificate;

xi)    An accident-free driving period of 8 years;

xii)   Demonstrated good results in work performance; and

xiii)  Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

 

c) Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Organizational skills;

ii)      Good communication and reporting skills;

iii)    Good interpersonal skills

 

KMF/17.  SENIOR LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (KMFRI GRADE 10) – POSITIONS – FOUR (4) 

a) Duties and responsibilities of the officer entail;

i)       Cleaning tools and equipment in the laboratory

ii)      Collecting, processing, preserving samples from aquatic environment and other sources

iii)    Collecting, preparing, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens

iv)    Participating in carrying out basic analytical work

v)       Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures

vi)     Recording of experimental data

vii)    Assisting in demonstrations of laboratory functions to clients and visitors

viii)  Guiding junior personnel, interns and students on attachment on laboratory practice

ix)    Assisting senior officers in training and guiding clients on improved technologies and any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

 

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

i)       At least three (3) years’ relevant work experience as Laboratory Technician or a comparable position in the public or private sector;

ii)      Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent

iii)    A certificate in any of the following fields: Laboratory Science, Laboratory Technology, Food technology, environmental studies from a recognized institution; OR Occupational/Proficiency Test Certificate Grade III/II/I in Civil Engineering for Geological Laboratories from a recognized institution; Certificate in Computer applications skills from a recognized institution; and

iv)    Meets requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

 c)       Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Communication skills; and

ii)      Interpersonal skills;

 

iii)    Integrity.

 

KMF/18.  SENIOR DRIVER (KMFRI GRADE 10) - POSITIONS - FOUR (4)

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

i)       Driving vehicles as authorized;

ii)      Keeping up to date work tickets for vehicles;

iii)    Carrying out minor mechanical adjustments;

iv)    Cleaning of the assigned motor vehicle;

v)      Preparing and submitting regular reports on motor vehicle assigned;

vi)    Recognizing and reporting mechanical defaults of the vehicles;

vii)   Maintaining a proper mechanical working condition of the vehicle.

viii) Monitoring and reporting expiry of insurance policies for motor vehicles;

ix)    Ensuring security and safety of passengers and vehicle on and off the road.

x)      Adherence to or observations of traffic laws; and

xi)    Reporting any incidents to police and/or the office immediately they occur.

b) Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -

i)       At least three (3) years relevant work experience in comparable and relevant position in public service or private sector;

ii)      A mean grade D+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

iii)    The Occupational Trade Test II Certificate OR its Equivalent

iv)    A valid driving license free from any current endorsements(s) for classes of the vehicles the driver is required to drive;

v)      A defensive Driving Certificate from the Automobile Association of Kenya (AA) or its equivalent qualification from any other recognized institution;

vi)    A valid Certificate of Good Conduct;

vii)   A First Aid Certificate course lasting not less than one (1) week from St. Johns Ambulance or any other recognized institution;

viii) An accident-free driving period of 4 years;

ix)    Demonstrated good results in work performance; and

x)      Meets the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution

 

C) Key Competencies and Skills

i)       Organizational skills;

ii)      Good communication and reporting skills;

iii)    Good interpersonal skills.

 

KMF/19.  DRIVER (KMFRI GRADE 11) - POSITIONS - TWO (2)

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

             i.        Driving vehicles as authorized;

            ii.        Keeping up to date work tickets for vehicles;

          iii.        Cleaning of the assigned motor vehicle;

          iv.        Submitting regular reports on motor vehicle assigned;

            v.        Preparing and submitting regular reports on motor vehicle assigned;

          vi.        Maintaining a proper mechanical working condition of the vehicle;

         vii.        Ensuring security and safety of passengers and vehicle on and off the road;

       viii.        Adherence to or observations of traffic laws; and

          ix.        Reporting any incidents to police and/or the office immediately they occur.

 

b)     Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -

             i.        At least One (1) years driving experience;

            ii.        At least a mean grade D+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent from a recognized institution;

          iii.        Valid driving license free from any current endorsements(s) for classes of the vehicles the driver is required to drive;

          iv.        The Occupational Trade Test III Certificate;

            v.        Valid Certificate of Good Conduct;

          vi.        First Aid Certificate course lasting not less than one (1) week from St. Johns Ambulance or any other recognized institution;

         vii.        Proficiency in computer applications; and

        viii.        Meets the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

 

c)      Key Competencies and Skills

             i.        Organizational skills;

            ii.        Good communication and reporting skills;

          iii.        Good interpersonal skills

 

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APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested and qualified candidates MUST complete the ONLINE KMFRI Job Application Form (Available on the ‘Vacancies’ section at the KMFRI Website https://www.kmfri.go.ke, attach their testimonials, certificates, copy of their National Identification Card (ID) and Curriculum Vitae (CV) not later than 5th December 2022.

 

Note
1. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES in compliance with the Chapter Six of the Constitution will be required to present originals of the following documents:

·        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 during the interviews.

3. Any canvassing will lead to AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.

 

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