Kenya Marine And Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) – Senior Laboratory Technologist (Food Science).

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Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy 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by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.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, Shimoni, Turkana, a research substation at Gazi and the Nairobi liaison office.

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


  • Basic Salary Scale: KShs. 53,413 – KShs. 69,436 P.M.
  • House Allowance: KShs. 28,000 P.M.
  • Commuter Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.M.
  • Annual Leave Allowance: KShs 6,000 P.A.
  • Medical Cover & Other Allowances: As provided by KMFRI
  • Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

a) Duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail;

  1. Identifying the chemical and consumables required for an experiment;
  2. Collecting and preparing samples and specimens, managing and safely disposing samples and specimens;
  3. Maintaining and preserving specimens and cultures;
  4. Recording of experimental data;
  5. Setting and maintaining laboratory equipment;
  6. Maintaining laboratory records; and
  7. Maintaining the inventory of laboratory equipment;
  8. Carrying out experimental work;
  9. Undertaking analytical work;
  10. Carrying out demonstrations of laboratory functions to clients/visitors. 

b) Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

  1. Diploma in any of the following disciplines: – Food Science Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. KCSE C (Minus)
  3. At least three (3) years relevant work experience;
  4. Computer Literacy; and
  5. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution


  1. Higher National Diploma in any of the following disciplines: – Food Science Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. At least two (2) years relevant work experience;
  3. KCSE C (Minus) or equivalent; and
  4. Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution 

c) Key Competencies and Skills

  • Good communication and reporting skills;
  • Attention to detail and quality orientation skills;
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Supervisory skill; and
  • Good interpersonal skills.

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

1. 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)

2. 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.

3. Any canvassing will lead to AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.





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