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The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in human health in Kenya. KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading centre of excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building and service delivery”.

KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions:-


This is the entry and training grade for this cadre for graduate employees. An officer at this level will work under guidance and supervision of a senior officer.


The duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Verifying information relating to recruitment and performance appraisal;
  • Assisting in payroll administration;
  • Assisting in updating human resource records in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Drafting correspondences;
  • Processing, monitoring employee leave records and ensuring timely reports;
  • Assisting human resources in recruitment and performance appraisal;
  • Liaising with the insurance, pension, medical providers; and
  • Assisting in coordinating health and safety programs, HIV/AIDS Prevention, gender, disability mainstreaming, Alcohol, Drug and Substance abuse


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Planning, Education, PublicBusiness Administration, Commerce (HR Option), Government or any other relevant qualification from a recognized
  • Membership to Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).
  • Proficiency in computer application skills ; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the constitution

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Planning skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication and reporting skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team player

How to Apply

Terms of Employment: A six (6) months contract, as per KEMRI Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual with a probation period for the first three (3) months.

All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website

E-Recruitment Portal on or before 11th May 2021 latest 5.00 p.m.

 KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity; persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. KEMRI does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such request immediately.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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