International Potato Center – Research Assistant – Monitoring and Evaluation - Jobs in Western Kenya

International Potato Center – Research Assistant – Monitoring and Evaluation - Jobs in Western Kenya


The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a consultant for a UKAidfunded project that aims to improve nutritional security and vitamin A intakes by women and young children in Western Kenya.

The consultant will coordinate data collection for various activities within the project while working with various public and private partners.

The consultant will be based in Kisumu.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of the Scaling Sweetpotato through Agriculture and
    Nutrition (SUSTAIN project) M&E plan.
  • Design and implement a beneficiary tracking database system to collect and manage project data.
  • Train project partners on the implementation of the monitoring system, in particular the use of data forms and reporting formats and provide ongoing coaching support
    through regular site monitoring visits for quality control and timely problem solving.
  • Coordinate with project implementing partners to document and report qualitative
    data to measure gendered impacts.
  • Participate in selected operational research activities and surveys.
  • Participate in regional M&E meetings and other program-level activities.
  • Document good practices, lessons learned trends, cross-cutting policy and
    implementation issues, among others.
  • Contribute to preparation of research articles and scientific reports jointly with CIP staff and project research partners.
  • Carry out data analysis and report writing in English.

    Selection Criteria:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics, or
    related field. Degree in other social science or public health with strong quantitative
    skills will be considered.
  • Additional training in M&E methodologies and quantitative and qualitative
    assessment methods.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a related position in an international
    research or development organization
  • Direct experience in designing and implementing project M&E systems from
    project initiation to closeout stages
  • Very
    strong skills in statistical analysis, sampling methodology, and data collection
    and analysis
  • Very strong English oral and written communication skills required
  • Ability to serve as the project liaison person for diverse implementing partners
  • Willingness to spend considerable time working under field conditions in rural

    Terms of Appointment:

  • This consultancy is open to Kenyan Nationals. The consultancy contract will be for a period of five months.

    How to apply


  • Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities
    website online, including a letter of motivation, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.
  • Screening of applications will begin on October 26th, 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. Only short-listed
    candidates will be contacted.
  • Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site online
  • CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from
    developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply
  • CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application,
    interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Potato Center – Research Assistant – Monitoring and Evaluation - Jobs in Western Kenya

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