Job Description

KMFRI was established to conduct research on aquatic systems covering both marine and freshwater. The Institute has grown from staff strength of two Research Scientists at inception to the current 122 scientists. KMFRI’s approved staff establishment stands at 1,350 employees. KMFRI infrastructure capacity has also expanded from two research stations based in Mombasa and Kisumu with acquisition of seven additional stations. KMFRI is managed by a Board of Management appointed by the Cabinet Secretary, for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. The Board has a gazetted Chairman and the Institute Director is the Secretary. Administratively, the Director is the Chief Executive Officer, assisted by three Deputy Directors, one in charge of Ocean and Coastal Systems Directorate, the other responsible for Freshwater Systems Directorate and the third in-charge of Finance and Administration Directorate. Aquaculture Directorate is currently headed by a Senior Assistant Director.

Duties and responsibilities of the officer entail;

  • Driving vehicles as authorized;
  • Keeping up to date work tickets for vehicles;
  • Cleaning of the assigned motor vehicle;
  • Submitting regular reports on motor vehicle assigned;
  • Preparing and submitting regular reports on motor vehicle assigned;
  • Maintaining a proper mechanical working condition of the vehicle;
  • Ensuring security and safety of passengers and vehicle on and off the road;
  • Adherence to or observations of traffic laws; and
  • Reporting any incidents to police and/or the office immediately they occur.

Requirements for Appointment/Person Specification

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • At least One (1) years driving experience;
  • At least a mean grade D+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Valid driving license free from any current endorsements(s) for classes of the vehicles the driver is required to drive;
  • The Occupational Trade Test III Certificate;
  • First Aid Certificate course lasting not less than one (1) week from St. Johns Ambulance or any other recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Meets the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

Key Competencies and skills

  • Organizational skills;
  • Good communication and reporting skills; and
  • Good interpersonal

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Submit Hard copies of your CV, testimonials, certificates, copy of their National Identification Card (ID) and completed Application Form to :

The Director General,
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
P. O. Box 81651 – 80100,
Silos Road, English Point, Mkomani,
Mombasa, KENYA

And a soft copy to the application email
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

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