KENYA MARINE FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

VACANCY

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by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.

The Institute mandate is to undertake research in marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, in order to provide scientific data and information for sustainable exploitation, management and conservation of Kenya’s fisheries resources, and contribute to National strategies of food security, poverty alleviation, clean environment and creation of employment as provided for under vision 2030.

The Institute has Research Centers and Stations located at Mombasa, Kisumu, Nairobi, Naivasha, Baringo, Kegati, Sangoro, Sag-ana and Turkana.

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

1. ASSISTANT RESEARCH OFFICER (Marine Natural Products Scientist) (RI.9) – POSITION – ONE (1)
    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participating in problem identification;
  • Developing research concepts;
  • Designing experiments;
  • Collecting and analyzing data and preparing technical reports;
  • Provision of scientific advisory services in the area of expertise.
  • Participating in seminars and short courses on research practice.
  • Identify problems, plan and implement research projects with minimal supervision from senior Research scientists.
  • Assisting in initiation, implementation and evaluation of research projects.
  • Dissemination of research findings
  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelor of Science Degree Second Class Honors (upper division) in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Natural product, chemistry, Food science, Biotechnology or equivalent from a recognized university.
  3. Must be computer literate.

2. ASSISTANT RESEARCH OFFICER (Physical Oceanography) (RI.9) – POSITIONS – TWO (2)
    Duties and responsibilities

  • Participating in problem identification;
  • Developing research concepts;
  • Designing experiments;
  • Collecting and analyzing data and preparing technical reports;
  • Provision of scientific advisory services in the area of expertise;
  • Participating in seminars and short courses on research practice;
  • Identify problems, plan and implement research projects with minimal supervision from senior Research scientists;
  • Assisting in initiation, implementation and evaluation of research projects;
  • Dissemination of research findings;
  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelors of Science Degree Second Class Honors (Upper division) in Physical Science, Oceanography or equivalent from a recognized university;
  3. Must be computer Literate;
  4. Knowledge in programming in MATLAB;
  5. Knowledge of oceanographic instruments (Acoustic Current Meters, CTDs etc.) as well as oceanographic software (e.g. RDI and Nortek software) is essential;
  6. Ready to work out of the office and outside normal working hours;
  7. Able to work on survey vessels at sea.

3. ASSISTANT RESEARCH OFFICER (Social Economist/Economist) – (RI.9) – POSITIONS – TWO (2)
    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participating in problem identification;
  • Developing research concepts;
  • Designing experiments;
  • Collecting, analyzing data and preparing technical reports;
  • Participating in seminars and short courses on research practice;
  • Participate in the running of the Performance Contract Secretariat from time to time. Formulation of development strategies;
  • Identification, preparation and evaluation of development projects and monitoring of their implementation.

    Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelors Degree Second Class Honors (Upper Division) with a specialization in Economics or Social Sciences from a recognized university or its equivalent;
  3. Must be Computer literate;
  4. Proven knowledge of Econometric softwares including SPSS and Stata.

 4. ASSISTANT RESEARCH OFFICER (Marine Geologist) (RI.9) – POSITIONS – ONE (1)
     Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and submit environmental permit applications and ensure permits are obtained;
  • Participate in the investigation and characterization of aquatic sediment through fieldwork;
  • Participate in the collection of underwater samples and data using specialized monitoring equipment;
  • Participate in the Analysis and documentation of all site samples and data collection;
  • Produce data reports and organize into databases;
  • Participate in aquatic dredge and disposal based on sediment characterizations;
  • Develop models and graphical representation of ocean floor observations and measurements and
  • Any other duties in the arear of specialization as assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelor of Science Degree in geological oceanography, marine geology or equivalent field of study from a recognized university.
  3. Must be Computer literate

 5. ASSISTANT RESEARCH OFFICER (Fish Pathologist) (RI.9) – POSITION – ONE (1)
     Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in conducting basic exams and evaluations;
  • Giving routine vaccinations;
  • Taking samples of blood or other bodily fluids, analyze and prepare technical reports;
  • Distributing prescription medications;
  • Observing and evaluating behavior;
  • Suturing wounds;
  • Assisting in performing surgical procedures when necessary;
  • Conducting follow-up exams after treatment,

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelor of Science in Pathology or Fish Science from a recognized university or equivalent qualification;
  3. Must be Computer literate.

 

6. RESEARCH OFFICER (Fish Pathologist) II (RI.10) – POSITION – ONE (1)
    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting basic exams and evaluations,
  • Giving routine vaccinations,
  • Taking samples of blood or other bodily fluids,
  • Recommending and distributing prescription medications,
  • Observing and evaluating behavior,
  • Suturing wounds,
  • Performing surgical procedures when necessary,
  • Conducting follow-up exams after treatment,
  • Taking x-rays or sonograms, and
  • Supervising veterinary technicians or other support staff.

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Master of Science in Pathology or Master of Science in Fish Science from a recognized university or equivalent qualification;
  3. Must be Computer literate

7. SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (RI.10) – POSITION – ONE (1)
    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collection of financial estimates data;
  • Determination of aggregate expenditure;
  • Supervision of the revenue collection processes;
  • Preparation of the institute financial statements;
  • Interpretation of all regulations of the Institute pertaining to financial control and management;
  • Ensuring that proper accounting systems are in place
  • Handling and responding to audit queries;
  • Assisting in overhead planning and budgeting;
  • Generation of financial returns and reports;
  • Ensuring that revenue appropriation in aid and other receipts due to KMFRI are collected promptly, banked immediately and accounted for;
  • General supervision of staff;
  • Staff training and development;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelor of Commerce Accounting; Finance; Economics;
  3. Business Administration or its equivalent
  4. Certified Public Accountant (CPA III) or its equivalent;
  5. A certificate in computerized accounting especially competency in the evolving accounting packages such as Pastel, Quick books etc.
  6. Satisfactorily served at the position of Accountant I for at least three (3) years in a public institution.

 8. ACCOUNTANT I - (RI. 9) – POSITIONS – ONE (1)
     Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collation of financial estimates;
  • Determination of aggregate expenditure;
  • Supervision of the revenue collection processes;
  • Preparation of final accounts and statements;
  • General supervision of staff;
  • Staff training and development;
  • Interpretation of all regulations of the Institute pertaining to financial control and management;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option/Finance) or Economics or its equivalent,
  3. Certified Public Accountant (CPA III) or its equivalent;
  4. A certificate in computerized accounting especially competency in the evolving accounting packages such as Pastel, Quick books etc.
  5. Satisfactorily served in the position of Accountant II for at least three (3) years in a public institution;

 9. SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER (RI.10) – POSITIONS ONE (1)
     Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collating and analyzing media coverage;
  • Verifying, translating and editing features and articles from various sources;
  • Staff training and development; Staff supervision;
  • Monitoring publicity for the institute;
  • Writing and distributing press releases to targeted media;
  • Writing and editing in house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports;
  • Co-ordination of meetings, conferences, Seminars, workshops and exhibitions;
  • Prepare advertisements;
  • Liaising with the media and KMFRI research scientists in preparation and running of documentaries and press write ups

  Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations or Mass Communication/Journalism or equivalent from a recognized university;
  3. Postgraduate qualification in the relevant field;
  4. Membership to relevant professional body;
  5. Computer literate;
  6. Satisfactorily served at the position of Public Relations Officer I or its equivalent for at least three (3) years

 10. HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER II/ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER II (RI.8) – POSITIONS – TWO (2)
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervision of Human Resource personnel in the Human Resource Department;
  • Maintenance of personnel records;
  • Management of compliment control;
  • Enforcing disciplinary procedures; and
  • Interpretation of service regulations and other personnel circulars;
  • Preparation of Monthly, quarterly and annual personnel reports;
  • Administration of staff salaries and other statutory deductions;
  • Administration of staff welfare.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelor of Commerce; Human Resource Management; Business Administration; Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university or its equivalent
  3. Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution; and
  4. Must be Computer literate.

11. CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR (RI.12) – POSITIONS – ONE (1)
      The Job holder will be in charge of the overall operations and programmes of an audit unit in the Institute.
     
       Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible to the KMFRI Board of Management through the Board Audit Committee and the Director;
  • Developing and implementing effective risk management, internal control and corporate governance framework;
  • Ensuring maintenance of high audit standards within the unit and adherence to plans, budgets and work schedules;
  • Ensuring compliance with existing regulations, instructions and procedures in financial and other operations;
  • Verifying and pre-auditing of annual Appropriation Accounts, statement of assets and liabilities, fund accounts and annual audited statements prepared by Management for submission to the Office of the Auditor General;
  • Ensuring accountability and prudent management of resources and assets and ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;
  • The Job holder will also be required to liaise with the Director on matters raised in reference sheets from the Office of the Auditor General, carry out investigations and head special audit tasks; and prepare annual audit reports/returns;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Minimum Requirements for Appointment
    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance option or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  3. Certified Public Accountants (CPA) (K) or its equivalent;
  4. Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance option or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  5. A holder of Post Graduate Diploma in Internal Audit or CISA Certified Information System Auditor or CIA-Certified Internal Auditor will be an added advantage;
  6. A member of a relevant professional body;
  7. Satisfactorily served at the position of Principal Internal Auditor for minimum of three (3) years in a public institution.
  8. Have demonstrated administrative capabilities and high degree of competence in planning, conducting and supervision both financial and management audit as well as running a unit efficiently;
  9. Meet the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

 

 12. CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OFFICER (RI.12) – POSITIONS – ONE (1)
       Duties and Responsibilities

  • In charge of the Supply chain management function of the Institute;
  • Interpretation and implementation of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005, the Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations 2006;
  • Preparation of procurement plans in accordance with budget process;
  • Carrying out internal monitoring and evaluation of supply chain management procedures;
  • Development of supply chain management manuals;
  • Handling and responding to internal and external audit queries;
  • Oversee the implementation of supply chain management policies, guidelines and procedures;
  • Planning and coordinating of supply chain management activities;
  • Liaison with other heads of departments;
  • Secretary to the Institute’s Tender Committee;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelor of Commerce Supply Chain Management; Business Administration ; Finance or its equivalent,
  3. Masters of Arts Degree in any of the following:- Procurement and Supply Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Commerce, or any other relevant field from a recognized Institution;
  4. A Post graduate diploma in supplies management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  5. A member of recognized Institute of Purchasing and Supplies;
  6. Satisfactorily served at the position of Principal Supply Chain Management Officer or its equivalent for at least three (3) years;  

13.PLANNING OFFICER I (RI.9) – POSITIONS – ONE (1)
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of the institute’s Public Expenditure Review (PER) reports;
  • Preparation of the institute’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework;
  • Preparation of the institute’s annual budget estimates;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  2. Bachelor of Arts in Economics /Mathematics/Statistics from a recognized University;
  3. Computer Literate;
  4. Satisfactorily served at the position of Planning Officer II/Economist II or its equivalent for at least three (3) years.

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Remuneration - Basic Salaries per cadre will be as follows:-
Job Group RI.8 – Minimum KShs.31,020.00 Maximum KShs.41,590.00pm. plus other attractive benefits.
Job Group RI.9 – Minimum KShs.35,910.00 Maximum KShs.45,880.00 pm. plus other attractive benefits.
Job Group RI.10 – Minimum KShs.41,590.00 Maximum KShs.55,840.00 pm. plus other attractive benefits.
Job Group RI.12 – Minimum KShs.77,527.00 Maximum KShs.103,894.00 pm. plus other attractive benefits.

These positions are permanent and pensionable. Applicants for Job Group RI. 12 must comply with Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications with a detailed resume and copies of certificates and testimonials to the address shown below not later than 14th June 2017.  


The Director,
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
P.O. Box 81651 – 80100,
Mombasa
Phone: 020-8021560, 020-8021561
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KMFRI is an Equal opportunity Employer.

Note:Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.