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  • Organization: CIP - International Potato Center
  • Location: Kisumu
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-10-26

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Consultancy – Research Assistant – Monitoring and Evaluation (Western Region)

Kisumu (Kenya)

International Potato Center POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Ref.: 2018/021/NRS/KE/SSA

Consultancy – Research Assistant – Monitoring and Evaluation (Western Region)


The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a consultant for a UKAid- funded 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 Kenya.

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

Applications: Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities

website ( ), 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 26, 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 at 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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