Adeo Market Research Consultancy Jobs in Kenya

Adeso Market Research Consultancy Jobs in Kenya

Terms of Reference:
  • Market Research Consultancy
    Organization:
  • Adeso - African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org
    Project:
  • DEPP - Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program
    Position Type:
  • Short-Term Consultancy
    Study/Assessment Topic:
  • Market Research Consultancy
    Position Location:
  • Nairobi With Travel to Garissa and Marsabit
    Duration:
  • One (1) Month
    Reporting To:
  • Project Director - DEPP
    Working With:
  • The Innovations Lead
    Starting Date:
  • Immediately

    Organizational Background

    Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization.

    At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive.

    Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming.

    We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

    For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

    Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

    Project Summary

    Adeso is leading in the implementation of Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab is a 22 months’ project under the AIM (Adeso, iHub MasterCard) Consortium.

    The objective of this program is to increase preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist.

    The Consortium has formed the Maarifa Kona Community Innovations Labs in Garissa and Marsabit where rural communities are participating to find ideas, prototype and scale innovations for commercialization.

    It is from this background that a number of community Innovators are engaged with the Labs to refine and prototype their ideas.

    Background for Consultancy

    Maarifa Kona is an Innovation Lab that was created under the Adeso, iHub and Mastercard (AIM) Consortium.

    It functions as a community ideas space in the rural counties of Marsabit and Garissa, Kenya, where the communities can explore and develop better innovative mechanisms to build resilience and preparedness in the face of drought.

    We exist to:

  • To support inventors to develop practical solutions and new ideas to prepare for and manage drought
  • To create a new learning environment and accessible approach where people feel at ease sharing their experiences and testing their ideas.

    Our focus areas include:

  • Food security
  • Water management
  • Livestock protection
  • Other interventions related to drought e.g. alternative livelihoods, early warning systems etc.
  • Maarifa Kona Community Innovators are in the process of developing their products which will soon be launched into the market and scaled.
  • To ensure that the Innovators understand the market dynamics for commercialization of their products to penetrate the market and community, there is need for accumulated skills and strategies on how to approach the market.
  • This consultancy is therefore aimed at helping the Innovators understand the market dynamics and risks associated with launching new products and start-ups.

    Objectives of the Consultancy
  • To conduct market research for the start-ups and innovations to determine their customers, market and product niche.
  • To help the Innovators understand where to launch their products.
  • To help the individual Innovators understand the market dynamics.
  • To come up with
    marketing strategies for the Innovators.

    Methodology

    The Market Research will be conducted within the respective areas of operation for the start-ups, to determine the viability and strategies of the products and services launched by the start-up innovations.

    The methodology will involve interacting with the communities to understand their needs and requirements of the products launched in the Labs.

    This research will also help the Innovators understand their competitors and help them build strong foundation for taking up their products to the market for commercialization and sustainability.

    Scope of Work

  • The training will be undertaken in phases within the counties of Nairobi, Garissa and Marsabit on various occasions.

    Consultancy Period
  • The consultancy period will be based on call basis for specific dates of training schedules based on the counties within the period of up to 30th May 2019.

    Deliverables
  • Market Analysis report for Each Innovator and their products.
  • Market Plan for all products and Innovation.
  • Potential Market Risk report and Plan for the Start-up products and services.

    Qualifications

    Education:

  • Masters’ Degree (or equivalent degree/experience) in Business Administration/Management and Sales and Marketing or related fields mandatory.

    Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Sales and market training.
  • Experience in provision of product launch, product scaling and sales and marketing;
  • Experience in Facilitation/training skills/ especially in adult learning methodologies;
  • Knowledge and experience of community engagement;
  • Demonstrated excellent training delivery analytical, writing and editing skills;
  • Prior working experience with communities in Northern Kenya is desirable.

    Language:

  • Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili. Good presentation and communication skills.

    Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
  • In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to Adeso any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract.
  • All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights.
  • The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from Adeso.

    How to Apply:
  • All applications should be sent to consultancy@adesoafrica.org by 26th February 2019 with “Market Research Consultancy” on the subject line.
  • The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive.
  • All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.
  • Each application package should include the following:
  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position.
  • It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates.
  • The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • A sample of recent work;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 2 references.
  • Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.
  • Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Application Deadline: 26th February 2019
  • Vacancy Contact: Please Send Applications to consultancy@adesoafrica.org – Adeso Will
  • Only Respond to Short-Listed Applicants.


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