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This question was asked by: Dr. Vitalis Wekesa

Question asked:

I would like to inquire about the process of staff hiring at KARI. I am a research Scientist working abroad in the area of Agricultural Research and would like to come home to apply the knowledge I have aquired to benefit the Kenyan farmers. I have interest in joining KARI on the part of crop protection and/or Biotechnology but there is no information provided on how to go about making an application nor do we see vacancies on this website.


Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, as a premier national Institution, appreciates and recognizes newly acquired skills to support agricultural research. To strengthen its capacity, KARI has developed a Human Resource Strategy and Recruitment Procedure as a basis for strategic Human Resource Development and Management planning. This strategy identifies Human Resource Development and Management areas, in terms of capacity, that need urgent attention and gives guidance on specific minimum qualifications and experience required for appointment to any vacant position arises.

Where such a vacancy exits, the Institute practices open and competitive recruitment process thus ensuring everybody who is qualified is given an equal opportunity to compete.

However, currently we are not engaging any new staff but the public is encouraged to be checking the local dailies and on this website in the event that we have opportunities.

Thank you for your expression of interest to work with us.