18 May 2018

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services Job Vacancy : Biometric Statistician

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KEPHIS, a State Corporation in the Agricultural Sector invites applications from qualified Kenyans for the following positions:

Ref: VA/3/5/2018

Responsibilities for the Biometric Statistician Job

  • Analysis of pest surveillance data, import and export data, DUS, NPT and any other data as required by the Corporation.
  • Report writing upon data collection and analysis.
  • Planning for surveillance activities.
  • Carry out candidate variety randomization; field layout for National Performance Trial (NPT) and Distinctness Uniformity and Stability (DUS) tests.
  • Provide and present reports on variety comparisons for purposes of official release.
  • Receive and evaluate the NPT applications from crop Breeders/crop Breeding Institutions.
  • Maintenance of accreditation and ISO certification.

Biometric Statistician Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Bio-statistics/Statistics/ with strong quantitative research background or Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Master of Science degree from a University recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • Three (3) years relevant experience.
  • Excellent statistical computing skills, including proficiency in, SAS, SPSS and GENSTAT, Microsoft Office among others.
  • Ability to write scientific publications/reports.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to make decisions independently.
  • Good communication, report writing and presentation skills.
  • Can work well under pressure and prioritize work.
  • Experience with a Quality Management System.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified individuals should fill the employment application form through the website (www.kephis.org) or download the form from the website and send the duly filled form together with copies of academic and professional certificates and national identity card by 21st June, 2018 to:

The Managing Director,

P.O Box 49592 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi.

Use only one method of application: either online through the KEPHIS website or hard copy.

KEPHIS is an equal opportunity employer. Potential candidates from marginalized communities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to avail their original and copy of application letter, Curriculum Vitae; duly filled employment application form, certified copies of the relevant certificates; national identity card; clearance certificates from KRA; HELB; EACC; Credit Reference Bureau and Kenya Police as per chapter six of the Constitution during the interview.

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