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  KENYA MARINE AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

VACANCIES

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by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.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. DIRECTOR, AQUACULTURE RESEARCH (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

(a) Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Advising the Director General on matters of research and development
  2. Advising management on all policies and strategies related to marine and fisheries research
  3. Advising the Board of Management on Research bodies and Institutions of higher learning within and outside Kenya to collaborate or partner with for enhancing technology and knowledge transfer;
  4. Developing research policies, strategies and programmes related to the specific field;
  5. Overseeing the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of marine and fisheries research;
  6. Coordination of research conducted in KMFRI research centers and stations;
  7. Ensuring the presence of KMFRI in complex multi-disciplinary national and international research programmes;
  8. Enhancing the image and reputation of the institute in international fora;
  9. Reviewing and guiding scientific publications and research grant applications;
  10. Approving scientific manuscripts for publication;
  11. Oversee the identification of innovations and technologies for up-scaling;
  12. Establishing linkages with other research bodies and institutions of higher learning within and outside Kenya to enhance technology and knowledge transfer;
  13. Overseeing the dissemination of research findings to publics, institutions of higher learning and other research institutions locally and internationally to increase KMFRI’s visibility;
  14. Overseeing capacity building of stakeholders in marine and fisheries research and blue economy;
  15. Overseeing the promotion of outreach of marine and fisheries programmes through various channels;
  16. Overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of research activities;
  17. Mobilizing resources for research;
  18. Overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of research contracts.
  19. Overseeing the mentoring, management and training of scientists in the respective directorate;
  20. Deployment of technical staff in the respective directorate;
  21. Submitting the directorate quarterly and annual reports;
  22. Development of the Directorate’s agenda for the Board of Management; and
  23. Prosecuting the agenda of the directorate in the relevant Board Committee Meeting;

(b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specification

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in any of the following fields: Aquatic or Fisheries Sciences, Biological or Physical Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Environmental studies, Geology, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Biometrics, Biotechnology; or any other aquatic, fisheries or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  2. Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Marine or Fisheries Sciences, Biological or Physical Sciences, Sociology, Economics, Biometrics, Environmental Studies; or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  3. Doctorate Degree in in any of the relevant research disciplines applicable to the institute from a recognized institution;
  4. At least twelve (12) years’ relevant work experience in Research and Development, five (5) of which must be in management or an equivalent position in the private or public sector;
  5. Published at least 14 peer-reviewed publications in ISI – indexed journals / book chapters of which at least eight (8) are as first author from the latest date of promotion.
  6. Led the development of at least three large project proposal that have been funded;
  7. Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks (cumulative) / Corporate Governance course from a recognized institution.
  8. Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills;
  9. Demonstrated outstanding professional, managerial, and leadership competencies as reflected in work performance and results as exhibited thorough the understanding of national goals, policies, and objectives.
  10. Ability to relate national goals, policies and objectives to marine and fisheries research and development function;
  11. Proficiency in computer applications; and
  12. Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya.

(c) Other Key Competencies and Skills

  1. Strong communication and reporting skills;
  2. Strong analytical and numerical skills;
  3. Strong organization and inter personal skill;
  4. Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  5. Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  6. Conflict management skills; and
  7. Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams.

 

KMF/2. 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 Institute.

(b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

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/3. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS (KMFRI GRADE 4) – POSITION – ONE (1)

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 148,634 – KShs. 193,225 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 45,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs. 12,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs. 10,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

(a) Duties and responsibilities in this position will entail:

  1. Advising on the Institute’s communication needs for planning
  2. Provide leadership in formulating corporate communication policies, strategies and regulations; execute and manage strategic communications intended to create a favorable point of view among stakeholders
  3. Reviewing corporate communication messages
  4. Coordinating benching activities of communication programmes
  5. Identifying relevant online accounts that can efficiently and effectively promote the Institute’s research activities; encourage live tweeting from events,
  6. Initiating and provide angle to online conversations with the Institute’s like-minded organizations, research communities and funders.
  7. Coordinating of meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops and exhibitions;
  8. Cultivating, manage and sustain meaningful relationships and collaborations with media and other key stakeholders internally and externally;
  9. Preparing the department’s board papers for presentation to the Institute’s Board of Management
  10. Taking lead in development, execution, and interpreting the organization’s mission, vision and mandate cohesively and communicate the same message to every stakeholder
  11. Supervising creation and publishing of relevant website content and manage all content uploaded on the Institute’s website
  12. Providing direction in awareness creation related tasks by suggesting relevant engagement techniques ideal for the Institute activities, services and products;
  13. Coordinating the development of Institute’s calendars, diaries and internal communication by providing needed leadership;
  14. Promoting the Institute’s profile through consultations with chief research scientists and Centre Directors/Station Coordinators on sharing information on research activities and researchers’ profiles for ongoing projects
  15. Enhancing the Institute’s linkages and outreach services through networking with KMFRI publics including government agencies, NGOs, SAGAs, universities and fisher communities;
  16. Making recommendations for the review of the Institute’s corporate image;
  17. Coordinating the Institute’s advertising and publicity activities and ensure safe custody of corporate communication records;
  18. Coordinating the drafting, editing and reviewing of the organization’s profile and recommend updating of the same from time to time
  19. Preparing and managing departmental budget and ensure prudent use of resources allocated to the department
  20. Spearheading the Institute’s branding and re-branding activities by generating relevant information, artworks and manuals to guide the management in decision-making
  21. Coordinating the Institute’s public functions and corporate social responsibility activities;
  22. Providing guidance in evaluation of customer service charter and ensure concerns arising from service delivery are addressed promptly in line with the requirements of the service charter;
  23. Providing guidance in the development of pitch messages sent to media outlets on activities and developments within the Institute that need coverage and brief editors from multiple channels on the same
  24. Scheduling interviews with top management
  25. Identifying relevant media training for top management;
  26. Monitoring dissemination of information to stakeholders through relevant communication digital application, identifying gaps and addressing them
  27. Preparing and managing the departmental budget and monitoring absorption of resources;
  28. Monitoring and evaluation of corporate communication services;
  29. Mentoring, guiding and supervising staff.

(b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

For direct appointment in this grade, a candidate must have:

  1. Master’s Degree in Communications Studies; or Journalism or Language & Literary Studies; or Public Relations; or Mass Communication; or Social Media Journalism; or Science Communication from a recognized institution
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Studies; or Journalism or Language & Literary Studies; or Public Relations; or Mass Communication; or Social Media Journalism; or Science Communication from a recognized institution
  3. KCSE C +(plus) or its equivalent and above
  4. At least eight (8) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory position
  5. Membership to Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) or related ` recognized professional body.
  6. Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks, or equivalent, from a recognized institution
  7. Proficiency in computer applications
  8. Demonstrated track record of performance
  9. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution

(c) Other Competencies and Skills

  1. Communication skills;
  2. Interpersonal skills;
  3. Negotiation skills;
  4. Strategic thinking;
  5. Persuasion skills
  6. Editing skills
  7. Knowledge in budgeting
  8. Good team player; and
  9. Analytical skills
  10. Creative skills
  11. Ability to work under pressure.

 

KMF/4. SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTISTS {GEOSPATIAL ENGINEERING – ONE (1); STOCK ASSESSMENT– ONE (1); NATURAL PRODUCTS CHEMISTRY– ONE (1); ECONOMICS– ONE (1)}, KMFRI GRADE 5 - POSITIONS – FOUR (4)

  • 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) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

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 Sciences, Biological or Physical Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Environmental studies, Geology, Bio-statistics, Marine engineering, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Biometrics, Biotechnology; or any other aquatic, fisheries and other relevant disciplines from a recognized institution;
  3. Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Marine or Fisheries Sciences, Biological or Physical Sciences, Sociology, Economics, Biometrics, Environmental Studies; 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. 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/5. 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) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

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 skills.

 

KMF/6. LABORATORY ANALYSTS (KMFRI GRADE 7) - POSITIONS –THREE (3)

  • 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;
  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) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -

  1. 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;
  2. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C plus (C+) or equivalent
  3. Proficiency in computer applications
  4. 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/7. CORPORATE COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER (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

(a) Duties and responsibilities of officers in this position entail:

  1. Participating in the implementation of communication policies and strategies
  2. Participating in the planning of organizational events by carefully determining all requirements and liaising with HoD to meet objectives of the functions
  3. Inspecting meeting venues, conference halls and training rooms to ensure they are properly set-up prior to functions taking place in the venues
  4. Participating in designing, writing first draft press releases, case studies, articles, leaflets, journals, reports, publicity brochures, website content; editing, and moderating social media content where necessary
  5. Preparing advertisement content for newspapers and other internal and external media outlets;
  6. Coordinating educational visits and liaising with Educational Tours Committee for arrangement of the academic tours and responding to inquiries and requests from the institutions appropriately
  7. Providing input in the preparation of departmental work plans and annual budgets
  8. Responding to queries made across online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter etc.
  9. Editing first draft press releases and assigning appropriate headlines for review by senior PR officers
  10. Contributing to implementing and maintaining effective communication channels
  11. Contributing to the development, monitoring and updating of the Communications schedule and ensure communications objectives are implemented;
  12. Contributing to implementing effective and coordinated change management communication and engagement activities;
  13. Editing and translating scientific papers and research work to a language that can be consumed by mass audiences
  14. Undertaking general administrative; preparing client files, taking minutes during meetings, presentations, and schedules, as well as monitoring relevant media coverage, and fielding telephone calls from the media and clients.
  15. Incorporating online tools to build relationships with current and prospective clients
  16. Gathering or researching on publishable information from the public and media for sharing with various stakeholders
  17. Assisting in offering photography services, caption and crop photos for use
  18. Analyzing social media metrics reports and preparing actionable reports
  19. Creating awareness to the public on the Institute’s activities, services and products;

(b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

For direct appointment in this grade, a candidate must have:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Studies; or Journalism or Language & Literary Studies; or Public Relations; or Mass Communication; or Social Media Journalism; or Science Communication
  2. Relevant job experience preferably in digital branding and content generation
  3. Attained minimum C+ (plus) in KCSE
  4. Relevant professional certificate in science communication or its equivalent
  5. Proficiency in computer applications
  6. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

(c) Key Competencies and Skills

  1. Communication skills;
  2. Interpersonal skills;
  3. Editing skills
  4. Crisis management skills
  5. Knowledge of budgeting
  6. Good team player; and
  7. Analytical skills
  8. Creative skills
  9. Ability to work under pressure.

 

KMF/8. ECONOMIC PLANNING OFFICER (STRATEGY & PLANNING) (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

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

  1. Preparation and reviewing of the Corporate Strategic Plans;
  2. Executing the Institute’s internal policies, regulations, guidelines and strategies;
  3. Analyzing policy recommendations from various departments;
  4. Preparation of policy position papers;
  5. Preparation of the MTEF Budget, State Corporations Budget and other operational budgets and review of the same;
  6. Collecting and collating economic and statistical data on the planned programmes and projects;
  7. Initiating proposals for integrating the institutes activities’ in the Ministerial budgets and programmes;
  8. Recommending the review updating and aligning the Institutes strategies with the government priorities and strategies in the medium term;
  9. Ensuring implementation of departmental plan, policies, norms and procedures;
  10. Assessing the strengths, weaknesses of policy options and making policy recommendations from various departments; and
  11. Conducting pre-feasibility and feasibility studies on projects and programmes.

(b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

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

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, or Economics and Mathematics, or Economics and Statistics, Development Studies or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  2. Proficiency in Computer Applications skills; and
  3. Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

(c ) Key competencies and skills

  1. Good interpersonal skills
  2. Good organizational skills.
  3. Good Communication skills
  4. Ability to work under pressure
  5. Team building

 

KMF/9. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OFFICER (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

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

  1. Participate in provision of technical support on implementation of procurement strategies.
  2. Assist in the implementation of approved consolidated procurement plan.
  3. Assist in the preparation, compilation and submission of reports to management
  4. Assist in the implementation of appropriate internal control systems and conduct regular checks on stocks and issuance procedures.
  5. Ensure effective warehousing and distribution operations by supervising the staff working in the warehouse/ stores.
  6. Ensuring there is enough and secure storage space for proper storage of the Institute’s assets.
  7. Coordinate inspection, receipt and issue of goods and services.
  8. Coordinate the identification of surplus, obsolete, and unserviceable stores and equipment for disposal purposes
  9. Participate in market surveys by collecting and analyzing data to establish prevailing market prices for standard goods.
  10. Provide secretariat services for the ad hoc procurement committees
  11. Supervise the management of procurement registry to ensure safe and secure custody of procurement records

(b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  2. 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;
  3. Proficiency in computer applications; and
  4. Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.

(c ) Key competencies and skills

  1. Communication skills
  2. Interpersonal skills
  3. Ability to work under pressure
  4. Team building

 

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) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

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 GEAR TECHNOLOGIST (KMFRI GRADE 8)- POSITION -TWO (2)

  • 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. Designing of all fishing gears;
  2. Formulation of all gears required by the Institute
  3. Training the Seamen and Technicians in all aspects of gear making and repair

(b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

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

  1. Served at the grade of Gear Technologist or its equivalent for a period not less than three (3) years;
  2. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Mean grade C (Minus) or its equivalent;
  3. Diploma in Gear Technology or its equivalent from a recognized Institution; and
  4. Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

(c) Key Competencies and skills

  1. Good communication skills
  2. Good interpersonal skills
  3. Ability to work in teams.

 

KMF/12. COXSWAIN (KMFRI GRADE 10)- POSITION -TWO (2)

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 41,341 – KShs. 53,744
  • House Allowance: KShs. 10,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs. 4,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs. 4,000 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. Piloting of small support boats not requiring intricate navigation skills;
  2. Supervision of Seamen; and
  3. Effective and efficient performance of all aspects or regulating duties.

(b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

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

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade D+ (Plus) or its equivalent;
  2. Coxswain certificate of competency or any other relevant equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; and
  3. Proven experience of at least three (3) years in piloting small boats.

(c) Key Competencies and skills

  1. Interpersonal skills
  2. Communication skills
  3. Swimming skills

 

KMF/13. DIVER (KMFRI GRADE 12)- POSITION -TWO (2)

  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 32,379 - KShs. 42,092 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 6,750 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs. 4000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs. 4,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

The duties and responsibilities of the officer entail:

  1. Deployment and retrieval of Scientific Gear and Equipment;
  2. Underwater photography;
  3. Assists in the event of emergency or medical situation;
  4. Keep records of all diving equipment and spares, including making regular stock takes; and
  5. Maintenance of all diving related equipment and any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

(b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

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

  1. Advanced Open Water Diver certificate from a recognized institution; and
  2. Rescue Diver Certificate from a recognized institution.

(c ) Key Competencies and skills

  1. Communication skills; and
  2. Swimming 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 Wednesday, 7th July 2021.


The Director General,
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
P. O. Box 81651 – 80100,
Silos Road, English Point, Mkomani,
Mombasa, KENYA
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b) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Shortlisted candidates in compliance with the Chapter Six of the Constitution will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews:
1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
2. Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
4. Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5. Clearance from recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

c) NOTE:
1. 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.

2. 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.