24 Job Vacancies at Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)

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Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)

Job Vacancies at Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute


Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs, State Department for Blue Economy and Fisheries, was established by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013.

KMFRI’s mandate is to undertake research in “marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, and marine research including chemical and physical oceanography”, in order to provide scientific data and information for sustainable development of the Blue Economy. The Institute is also mandated to cooperate with other organizations and institutions of higher learning in training programmes and on matters of relevant research.

The Institute has Research Centers and Stations located at Mombasa, Kisumu, Naivasha, Baringo, Kegati, Sangoro, Sagana, Turkana, Mutonga, Shimoni, a research substation at Gazi and the Nairobi liaison office.

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

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JG (KMFRI GRADE) Number of Posts



1. Director, Internal Audit 2 1 Internal Audit Ext/KMF/1
2. Chief Research Scientist 3 4 Research Ext/KMF/2
3. Deputy Director, Laboratory Services 3 1 Laboratory Services Ext/KMF/3
4. Deputy Director, Information Communication Technology (ICT) 3 1 Information Communication Technology (ICT) Ext/KMF/4
5. Deputy Director, Technical Capacity Building 3 1 Technical Capacity Building Ext/KMF/5
6. Deputy Director, Business Development Services 3 1 Enterprise Development Services Ext/KMF/6
7. Assistant Director, Human Resource Management 4 1 Human Resource Management and Administration Ext/KMF/7
8. Assistant Director, Administration 4 1 Human Resource Management and Administration Ext/KMF/8
9. Assistant Director, Resource Mobilization and Partnership Development 4 1 Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Ext/KMF/9
10. Assistant Director, Information Science 4 1 Information Science Ext/KMF/10
11. Principal Risk Management and Quality Assurance Officer 5 1 Risk Management and Quality Assurance Ext/KMF/11
12. Principal Legal Officer 5 1 Legal Services Ext/KMF/12
13. Senior Records Management Officer 6 1 Information Science Ext/KMF/13
14. Assistant Research Scientist 7 4 Research Ext/KMF/14
15. Senior Legal Assistant 8 1 Legal Services Ext/KMF/15
16. Driver 11 2 Human Resource Management and Administration Ext/KMF/16
17. Principal Resource Mobilization Officer 5 1 Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Ext/KMF/17

Application Process:

To apply for any of the positions listed above, please complete the KMFRI Job Application Form available on our website. Submit your application along with your CV, testimonials, certificates, and a copy of your National Identification Card (ID) in both hard and soft copy formats. Clearly indicate the position you are applying for on the envelope and send it to the address provided below by Monday, 29th April 2024.

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




Best Wishes:

We extend our best wishes to all applicants. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities for all candidates, irrespective of race, gender, disability, or background. We do not charge any application or recruitment fees, reflecting our commitment to fair and transparent hiring practices. Join us in shaping the future of marine research and conservation.

To apply for this job please visit www.kmfri.go.ke.

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