Indepth Research Services Ltd Agriculture Learning Advisor Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya December 2018

Indepth Research Services Ltd

Position: Agriculture Learning Advisor

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

We are Africa’s leading training and consultancy center since 2003, offering technical consultancy and training services designed for individual and organizations in the agriculture, climate change and environment; disaster management; education; food and nutrition; health; humanitarian relief; logistics and telecommunication; recovery and reconstruction; safety and security; water and sanitation sectors.

We seek to recruit an aggressive, confident, fluent, mature and keen to detail Humanitarian Trainee & Learning advisor to manage all communications, both internally and externally on full time basis.

Key Roles / Responsibilities

Training and curriculum Development

  • Design and develop training programs (outsourced or in-house)
  • Creation or modification of required training modules
  • Choose appropriate training methods per case (simulations, mentoring, on the job training, professional development classes etc.)
  • Use accepted education principles and track new training methods and techniques
  • Design and prepare educational aids and materials
  • Determine additional training strategies based on data or observation
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Business Development

  • Preparing proposal and responding to related EOI and RFPs
  • Following up new business opportunities and setting up meetings
  • Planning and preparing presentations
  • Communicating new product developments to prospective clients
  • Overseeing the development of marketing literature
  • Writing reports
  • Providing management with feedback

Key responsibilities in consultancy work

  • To provide scientific support in implementing various research projects
  • Implementing field surveys, collecting and processing secondary data, developing research reports, policy briefs, communication materials, and presentations on research
  • Implement farm household, market and consumer surveys, and collect and manage secondary data
  • Facilitate focus group discussions and key informant interviews in selected areas
  • Data entry, cleaning and management of survey data
  • Managing electronic surveys: programming of tablets (for example with CSPro, ODK), retrieving and assembling the data, cleaning and organizing
  • Locate, assemble and analyze secondary data relevant for specific research
  • Conduct statistical and econometric analysis of survey and other data using STATA, SPSS or other standard statistical software
  • Conduct literature reviews and assist in preparing strategy documents, research reports and policy briefs to strengthen research and publication efforts

Requirements

  • Masters degree in Science in agricultural economics/Agribusiness management, Horticulture, Agronomy or related field, from a recognized university or any other relevant degree with bias in quantitative and qualitative analysis, from an accredited university;
  • Professional Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • At least Three (3) years of progressive experience in Research and Capacity Building in a reputable organization.
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as SPSS, SAS, STATA, R Studio, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Word.
  • At least 2 years’ M&E experience in a busy environment.
  • Experience conducting field research
  • GIS experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience in conducting field surveys and analysis of farm household and market survey data
  • Conversant with designing of questionnaires in CAPI using CSpro and/or ODK
  • Good interpersonal skills, integrity, honesty and self-motivation
  • Strong written, verbal, organizational and Interpersonal skills,
  • Have at least one publication in a revered journal
  • Have attended a ToT course within the last two years

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should only send their CVs (with 3 referees) hr@indepthresearch.org with the subject title ‘Agriculture Learning Advisor’ on or before 1st December 2018.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.



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