Senior Research Scientist Job - Stock Assessment (116K-151K)

Senior Research Scientist Job, Latest Jobs Kenya 2021, 

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

KMF/3. SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST – STOCK ASSESSMENT – (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 scientist shall be deployed in any of the following research areas: Oceans and Coastal Systems & Blue Economy, Freshwater Systems, Aquaculture and Socioeconomics research areas. 

Responsibilities

  • Prioritizing research problems for implementation;
  • Developing research concepts for donor support;
  • Guiding research scientists in identification of research areas;
  • Reviewing project proposals, scientific publications and grant applications for submission;
  • Coordinating medium sized multi-disciplinary research teams;
  • Budgeting for research projects and resource management;
  • Writing relevant technical reports including refereed journal papers, book chapters, research notes, technical notes, conference papers and posters, dissemination flyers for stakeholder sensitization;
  • Disseminating research findings in local and international fora that include seminar, workshops, congress;
  • Briefing visitors including County and National government on the institution’s research activities;
  • Participating in planning and executing relevant capacity building courses to improve research skills for scientists;
  • Implementing relevant ISO standards in their departments;
  • Training, supervising and mentoring scientists, technologists, and students;
  • Implementing institute’s and national aquatic research policies;
  • Identifying innovations and technologies for up-scaling;
  • Assist in providing scientific advisory services on behalf of the Institute;
  • Responding to calls for proposals for consultancies (e.g. on development projects, status of environment) upon request
  • Developing Policy briefs
  • Organizing monthly internal seminars
  • Participating in conferences, field days, and workshop
  • Participating in joint research (both locally and internationally) through combined development of research proposals and publications
  • Soliciting for grants to organize scientific workshops (local, regional, international).

Qualifications

  • 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;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in any of the following fields: Aquatic or Fisheries Science, Fisheries Management, Mathematics or Statistics from a recognized institution
  • Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Aquatic, Marine or Fisheries resource management or equivalent from a recognized university
  • Published a minimum of five (3) 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.
  • Demonstrated professional competence as reflected in completed research and results; and
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

 Key Competencies and Skills

  • Knowledge of fish stock assessment tools/models including LFDA, CEDA, Yield; ParFish;
  • Experience in fisheries catch assessment data collection;
  • Presentation in international conferences;
  • Evidence of funded project;
  • Strong communication and reporting skills;
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills;
  • Strong organization and interpersonal skill;
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi-task.
  • Evidence of Project Management and supervisory experience will be an added advantage 

How to Apply

 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

Note

  • 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)
  •  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.
  •  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.   

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