Qualitative Research Consultant Jobs in Kenya

Qualitative Research Consultant Jobs in Kenya


Background

  • Sweet potato value chains are changing rapidly due to changing weather, consumption patterns, increasing incomes, increased awareness and demand for quality products by consumers. These changes have compelled producers to demand varieties that are more suitable to their unique production environments, new market demands and processing scenarios. Thus, sweetpotato breeders need to respond to this demand by releasing new varieties that meet the preferences of the end users.

  • In response to this demand, the SweetGAINS project at the International Potato Center (CIP) aims at modernizing Africa’s current systems for sweetpotato and early generation seed production through increasing access to improved sweetpotato varieties and enhanced seed delivery systems through streamlined, gender-responsive, and well-managed sweetpotato breeding programs across Africa.

  • The current study aims to contribute to these objectives by helping understand preferred and non-preferred traits (characteristics) of key sweetpotato varieties within the context of these changing production and marketing environments. The study adopts a mixed methods approach to collect data from three countries in eastern and southern Africa (Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique), which includes focus group discussions (FGDs), key informant interviews (KII) and household surveys.

  • The aim of this consultancy is to re-analyze the FGD data collected from Tanzania in the study and update the country report, as well as analyze FGD data from Mozambique and write a report.

    Objective

  • To transcribe and code data from the Tanzania
    FGD study, analyze the data and update the FGD report for the country.

  • To transcribe and code data from the Mozambique FGD study, analyze the data and write a report.

    Deliverables

  • Data from field reports coded into an appropriate program for analysis.

  • An updated Focus Group Discussion report on Tanzania.

  • Data captured from field reports from Mozambique and coded into an appropriate program for analysis.

  • A complete report on the Mozambique FGD study.

    Selection Criteria

  • PhD in Agricultural/Development Economics or related social science discipline.

  • Eight (8) years of experience carrying out mixed-methods research.

  • Excellent and up-to-date understanding of mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) research methods.

  • Strong working skills in both qualitative and quantitative data management and analysis.

  • Competency in statistical analysis using different packages.

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.

  • Fluent in Kiswahili.

  • Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary group.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Qualitative Research Consultant Jobs in Kenya


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