Pwani University

Technician (Botanical Garden) at Pwani University – Kilifi

November 23, 2023
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Job Description

REF: PU/ADV/01/11/2023

This is a temporary/short term position available for three (3) months.

Academic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Botany from a recognized Institution.


  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Science, Landscaping, Horticulture or any other related discipline from an accredited and recognized Institution.


  • Have a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience with proven integrity, independence, innovativeness and compliance to deadlines.
  • Demonstrate community involvement (e.g. Member of BOG, SMC etc).
  • Be registered with a relevant professional body.
  • Experience of working in a higher institution of learning will be an added advantage.

Skills and knowledge

  • Leadership skills
  • Technical communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Teamwork skills
  • Organizational skills

Duties and responsibilities

  • Plan surveys for enrichment planting of Botanical Garden.
  • Care for plants in the Botanical Garden.
  • Record the development and distribution of plant species within the Garden.
  • Train students to properly care for plants and operate equipment.
  • Label plants and manage plant inventory.
  • Manage Plant Nursery and coordinate sale of Nursey plants.
  • Preparation and submission of periodic reports.
  • Collect plants and seed for enrichment planting and Nursery establishment.
  • Collect data on tree survival rate and growth rate.
  • Co-ordinate tree planting activities.
  • Write monthly report with data of the above activities.
  • Preparation of Annual Work Plans and Budgets for submission to Section Head.
  • Enrichment planting within the Garden.
  • Guide students and Faculty undertaking practical assignment in the Botanical Garden.
  • Organize Outreach Educational programmers.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Section Head.

Method of Application


Benefits for the above positions include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances as determined by SRC.

Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the above positions.

Applications and recommendations letters from referees should be addressed to,
The Vice Chancellor
Pwani University
P. O Box 195-80108, Kilifi

Application should include an up to date CV, providing details of age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials.

Pwani University is an equal opportunity employer, Female candidates and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply and should attach their National Council for persons with disabilities (NCPWD) Certificate.

Candidates with foreign qualifications Must submit a Certificate of Recognition from the Commission of University Education.

The deadline for submitting application is Tuesday 5th December, 2023 Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

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