Research Scientist (Forestry/Environmental Policy and Law) – Muguga – 1 Position at Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)

Full Time
Posted 6 months ago

Research Scientist (Forestry/Environmental Policy and Law)

Location: Muguga
Job Type: Full Time
Qualifications: BA/BSc/HND, KCSE, MBA/MSc/MA
Experience: Relevant
Field: Agriculture / Agro-Allied, Research

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the identification, conceptualization, formulation, development, designing, implementation, and monitoring of multi-disciplinary research projects/programs in Forest/Environmental Policy and Law.
  • Collect, analyze, and manage data in forest and environmental policy and economics.
  • Integrate forest and environmental economics into policy and legal processes and activities.
  • Contribute to understanding the impacts of forest and environmental degradation on socioeconomic development.
  • Assess the role of forest/environmental policy/legal instruments in the management and provision of environmental goods and services.
  • Participate in the development of forest sector policies, legislations, and regulations.
  • Mainstream some local and international policy and legal instruments to enhance forest/environmental conservation at national, county, and ecosystem levels.
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff and students on attachment in Forest/Environmental Policy and Law.
  • Produce/publish technical reports, policy briefs, extension materials, conference papers, and scientific papers in Forest/Environmental Policy and Law.
  • Write proposals to seek funding and network with institutions within and outside the Institute.
  • Collaborate with other Scientists in the Institute and other partner institutions locally, regionally, and internationally to implement various interdisciplinary research activities.
  • Enhance the visibility of KEFRI nationally, regionally, and globally through workshops, conferences, webinars, and other relevant platforms.
  • Any other duty as assigned from time to time.

Requirements for Appointment:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum aggregate ‘C+’ (C plus) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry/Environmental Policy and Law, Forestry, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Master’s degree in Forestry/Environmental Policy and Law, Forestry, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or its equivalent from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage.
  • A team player, good in communication and report writing.
  • Working experience in the same field is an added advantage.
  • Valid membership to a relevant professional body will be an added advantage.
  • Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution.

Method of Application:

Interested applicants must adhere to the following application instructions:

  1. Submit their information online through the form provided here.
  2. Send hard copy applications with Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates and national identification card.
  3. Include day and evening telephone numbers, email address, and names and addresses of three referees.
  4. Submit hard copy applications to reach the Director KEFRI not later than 5 pm on Monday, 18th December 2023.

Address for Hard Copy Submissions:

The Director/CEO,
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI),
P.O. BOX 20412-00200,
City Square, NAIROBI.

Note: Ensure that envelopes containing hard copy applications are clearly marked with the position applied for.

Job Features

Job CategoryAgriculture / Agro-Allied, Research

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