Research Scientist (Silviculture)

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)

Job Summary

The Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self driven persons to fill the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 with obligation to undertake forest research, generate and promote improved technologies for sustainable management, conservation and development of forest and allied natural resources.



a) Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist in identifying research problem with stakeholders in forest plantation
• Participate in prioritizing research problems for implementation;
• Assist in developing research concepts;
• Participate in identifying relevant literature material;
• Assist in identifying suitable sites for establishing experiment;
• Assist in designing experimental trials;
• Assist in laying out of trials in the field and nurseries;
• Ensuring high standards of cleanliness in tree nurseries and field trials;
• Collecting of data in trials;
• Participate in data analysis;
• Supervising the implementation of dissemination activities that include Open days, field days, ASK shows, Radio and TV Talks;
• Participate in writing appropriate technical reports including research notes, technical notes, conference posters, dissemination flyers;
• Mentor students on attachment, interns and visitors including High School and Colleges;
• Participating in compiling of departmental quarterly and annual reports; and
• Any other duty as assigned from time to time.

b) Requirements for Appointment
i) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum aggregate ‘C+’ (C plus) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
ii) At least an Upper Second Honors in Bachelor of Science in Forestry Science, Forest Biology, Silviculture from a recognized institution;
iii) Should have written at least two (2) technical reports/ papers;
iv) Working experience in the same field is an added advantage;
v) Being a member of a professional body will be an added advantage;
vi) A team player, good in communication and report writing; and
vii) Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution.

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