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Senior Research Scientists

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

Key Competencies and Skills

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

Principal Resource Mobilization and Partnership Development Officer

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

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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 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; 
  18. Participating in key internal forums to internalize Research and Development needs and debates to inform fundraising concepts and proposals. 

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.

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

Corporation Secretary And Director Of Legal Services

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

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

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

The duties and responsibilities entail:

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

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.

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

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

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

The Director General,
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
P. O. Box 81651 – 80100,
Silos Road, English Point, Mkomani,
Mombasa, KENYA
Email: recruitment@kmfri.go.ke

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  1. Shortlisted candidates in compliance with the Chapter Six of the Constitution will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews:
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Clearance from recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  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.