Biometric Statistician

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Summary

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

Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Mid level
Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Our success is built with the efforts of our employees and support of our management.

Grounded in our core values; Integrity, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Innovation & Creativity, Professionalism, Corporate Social Responsibility.

KEPHIS is committed to be the employer of choice. We always seek to identify, engage and retain best talent to take up variety of roles.

KEPHIS provide the employees with opportunities for growth and development and reward those who are devoted to perform their best.

Biometric Statistician (1 position) – Ref: VA/3/5/2018

Major Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Key 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.

Interested and qualified individuals should fill the employment application form through the website ( 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.