Career vacancy at KEFRI for Assistant Research Officers (Social Science) in Kenya September 2013

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 with obligation to undertake forest research, generate and promote improved technologies for sustainable management, conservation and development of forest and allied natural resources.
The Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self driven persons to fill the vacant positions below:
Assistant Research Officer (Social Science)

JG: RF 8

2 Positions
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participate in the Conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating of R&D projects /programmes /activities.
  • Collect and analyze Social and economic data using participatory tools and procedures such as focus group discussions, community meetings, social surveys, transect walks, historical trends, social mapping and wealth mapping.
  • Integrate women and the youth in the research process by carrying out gender analysis and gender segregated mapping of research benefits;
  • Contribute to the understanding of human factors such as poverty, wealth, food security, tenure, political affiliation, religion, education, gender, age, resource endowment and status in society which may influence the out -come and impact of research in communities and societies.
  • Assess the role of indigenous technical knowledge in areas such as herbal medicinal plants conservation, management of religious (Kaya) and community forests in forest conservation
Requirements for Appointment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology / Community Development (Second Class -Upper Division) or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Should have written at least two (2) reports/papers
  • A team player and good in communication and report writing.
  • Computer Literacy especially in SPSS programme
How to Apply
Applications with detailed CV, current remuneration, copies of certificates and day time telephone contact should be sent to the following address:
The Director
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
P.O. Box 20412-00200
Nairobi
All applications should be received on or before Friday 27th September, 2013.
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
KEFRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
KEFRI is ISO 14001:2004 Certified



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