Job Vacancies At KEFRI – Opportunities For Young Kenyans, 2023/2024

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Vacancies Open At KEFRI – Opportunities For Young Kenyans

KEFRI undertakes research and provides technologies and information for sustainable management, conservation and development of forests and allied natural resources. The Institute is ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS) certified and therefore conforms to international standards on environmental and quality management and relevant national legislations and its research meets international standards.

KEFRI headquarters is located in Muguga, 23 km north-west of Nairobi, off Nairobi – Nakuru highway. KEFRI has 5 regional research programmes with head offices in Gede, Kitui, Muguga, Londiani and Maseno. The Institute has one National Forest Products Research Centre located in Karura.



Are you ready to embark on a rewarding journey in the realm of forestry research?

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is pleased to announce 26 job openings across various positions, providing an opportunity for dynamic and skilled individuals to contribute to our mission.

If you’re passionate about the environment, research, and innovation, we invite you to explore the diverse roles available.

Positions Available:

Assistant Office Administrator:

  • Support daily office operations.
  • Assist in administrative tasks.
  • Proficient in office software.

Assistant Administrative Officer:

  • Handle administrative functions.
  • Support senior administrative staff.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Assistant ICT Officer:

  • Provide technical support.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot IT systems.
  • Knowledge of ICT best practices.


  • Manage financial transactions.
  • Prepare financial reports.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards.

Laboratory Technician:

  • Conduct laboratory tests.
  • Maintain equipment and records.
  • Adhere to safety protocols.

Corporate Communication Officer:

  • Develop and implement communication strategies.
  • Manage internal and external communications.
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal skills.

Artisan (Plumber):

  • Install and maintain plumbing systems.
  • Troubleshoot plumbing issues.
  • Ensure efficient water distribution.

Artisan (Electrician):

  • Install and repair electrical systems.
  • Perform electrical maintenance.
  • Knowledge of electrical codes.

Plant Operator:

  • Operate and maintain machinery.
  • Ensure equipment safety.
  • Experience in plant operations.

Assistant Supply Chain Management Officer:

  • Assist in procurement processes.
  • Manage inventory and supply logistics.
  • Familiarity with supply chain principles.

Assistant Human Resource Management Officer:

  • Support HR functions.
  • Assist in recruitment processes.
  • Maintain employee records.

Principal Human Resource Management Officer:

  • Oversee HR operations.
  • Develop HR policies.
  • Provide strategic HR leadership.

Assistant Laboratory Technologist (Integrated Pest Management):

  • Conduct pest management research.
  • Analyze data and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of pest control methods.

Assistant Laboratory Technologist (Microbiology):

  • Conduct microbiology experiments.
  • Maintain lab cleanliness.
  • Proficient in microbiology techniques.

Assistant Laboratory Technologist (Analytical Chemistry):

  • Perform chemical analyses.
  • Ensure lab safety.
  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques.

Assistant Information Scientist:

  • Manage information systems.
  • Support data analysis.
  • Familiarity with information science principles.

Research Scientist (Forestry/Environmental Policy and Law):

  • Conduct research on policy and law.
  • Analyze environmental regulations.
  • Publish research findings.

Research Scientist (Seed Science):

  • Conduct seed science research.
  • Evaluate seed quality.
  • Contribute to seed-related projects.

Application Deadline: 18th December, 2023

How to Apply:

To be part of KEFRI’s dedicated team, click here to apply. Ensure your application reaches us by the deadline.

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to forestry research and make a positive impact on Kenya’s environment.

Join KEFRI, where your skills meet innovation, and your passion meets purpose!

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