2 Jun 2017

Senior PR Officer Job in Kenya


Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock 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Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.

The Institute mandate is to undertake research in marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, in order to provide scientific data and information for sustainable exploitation, management and conservation of Kenya’s fisheries resources, and contribute to National strategies of food security, poverty alleviation, clean environment and creation of employment as provided for under vision 2030.

The Institute has Research Centers and Stations located at Mombasa, Kisumu, Nairobi, Naivasha, Baringo, Kegati, Sangoro, Sag-ana and Turkana.

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


  • Collating and analyzing media coverage;
  • Verifying, translating and editing features and articles from various sources;
  • Staff training and development; Staff supervision;
  • Monitoring publicity for the institute;
  • Writing and distributing press releases to targeted media;
  • Writing and editing in house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports;
  • Co-ordination of meetings, conferences, Seminars, workshops and exhibitions;
  • Prepare advertisements;
  • Liaising with the media and KMFRI research scientists in preparation and running of documentaries and press write ups

Job Requirements

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent;
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations or Mass Communication/Journalism or equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Postgraduate qualification in the relevant field;
  • Membership to relevant professional body;
  • Computer literate;
  • Satisfactorily served at the position of Public Relations Officer I or its equivalent for at least three (3) years

How to Apply
Remuneration – Basic Salaries per cadre will be as follows:-

  1. Job Group RI.8 – Minimum KShs.31,020.00 Maximum KShs.41,590.00pm. plus other attractive benefits.
  2. Job Group RI.9 – Minimum KShs.35,910.00 Maximum KShs.45,880.00 pm. plus other attractive benefits.
  3. Job Group RI.10 – Minimum KShs.41,590.00 Maximum KShs.55,840.00 pm. plus other attractive benefits.
  4. Job Group RI.12 – Minimum KShs.77,527.00 Maximum KShs.103,894.00 pm. plus other attractive benefits.

These positions are permanent and pensionable. Applicants for Job Group RI. 12 must comply with Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications with a detailed resume and copies of certificates and testimonials to the address shown below not later than 14th June 2017.

The Director,
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
P.O. Box 81651 – 80100,
Phone: 020-8021560, 020-8021561

KMFRI is an Equal opportunity Employer.

Note:Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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