National Museums of Kenya National Repository and Research Director Job in Kenya

Job Title: Director, National Repository and Research NM 2

Job Type: Full-time

The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament, the National Museums and Heritage Act, 2006 No. 6 of 2006. 

NMK is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage.
This is for the purposes of enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world, for now and posterity.


It is in line with the need to realize the above mandate that NMK management is seeking to recruit a suitable and qualified person to fill the following vacancy based at its headquarter on a three year renewable contract.

Position Functions: In collaboration with other directorates and Director General’s Office, the position holder shall contribute to the formulation and implementation of overall NMK research policies and strategic planning. 

This entails:-
  1. Implementation and co-ordination of the programmes and activities of a large multi-disciplinary research team and advising the Director General on their progress
  2. Monitoring performance and evaluating staff and team working in the directorate
  3. Administering and allocating resources from the directorate’s budgets to departments within it and overseeing expenditure
  4. Promoting national and international institutional partnership with relevant research institutions, government departments and stakeholders
  5. Ensuring effective internal communication flow of information within the directorate and with other directorates.
  6. Liaising with collaborating institutions, local and international donor agencies on research issues
  7. Representing the directorate in top management meetings
  8. Liaising with the Director of Administration and Human Resource on effective staffing and staff development.
Qualification requirements:

The applicant must:

  • Have served in the grade of Senior Research Scientist or an equivalent position in a reputable research organization for at least five (5) years
  • Be in possession of a relevant PhD Degree
  • Have published at least seven (7) scientific articles in peer review scientific journals as a first author
  • Have demonstrated success in generating research funds for the specified area of study of not less than $ 200,000
  • Have organized at least seven (7) seminars and workshops
  • Have shown exemplary administrative and leadership capabilities.
How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants may apply enclosing a detailed resume, certified copies of academic and professional certificates plus testimonials, names and addresses of 3 referees (including their telephone contacts and emails). 

The applications should be addressed to: 
Director General, 
National Museums of Kenya, 
P.O. Box 40658-00100, 
Nairobi, Kenya 
or email: 
so as to be received not later than 11th November, 2016.

NMK is an equal opportunities employer.

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