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Research Associate I - Farmer - Led Adaptation And Participatory Action Research

Closing: Jun 12, 2024

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Published: May 30, 2024 (22 days ago)

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Requirements

  • Bachelor’s with at least 1 year work experience in experience research in social sciences, development studies, extension, or equivalent experience
  • Diploma in relevant field with three years relevant experience
  • Background in social research, participation, climate change and adaption, extension, interdisciplinary understanding of both social and basic bio-physical sciences
  • Solid training in qualitative and understanding of quantitative approaches.
  • Experience with conducting participatory research and stakeholder engagement in rural context.
  • Experience in data analysis and interpretation for both basic qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Experience with use of NVIVO, R or STATA as a plus.
  • Strong aptitude at interpreting, synthesizing, and communicating the results of data analysis to various types of audiences.
  • General experience in social research, climate change and adaptation, biodiversity, farmer-led scaling.
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Based in Rift Valley with sound work experience in Nandi and Bomet Counties.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili, and preferably also Kalenjin


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Requirements

  • Bachelor’s with at least 1 year work experience in experience research in social sciences, development studies, extension, or equivalent experience
  • Diploma in relevant field with three years relevant experience
  • Background in social research, participation, climate change and adaption, extension, interdisciplinary understanding of both social and basic bio-physical sciences
  • Solid training in qualitative and understanding of quantitative approaches.
  • Experience with conducting participatory research and stakeholder engagement in rural context.
  • Experience in data analysis and interpretation for both basic qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Experience with use of NVIVO, R or STATA as a plus.
  • Strong aptitude at interpreting, synthesizing, and communicating the results of data analysis to various types of audiences.
  • General experience in social research, climate change and adaptation, biodiversity, farmer-led scaling.
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Based in Rift Valley with sound work experience in Nandi and Bomet Counties.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili, and preferably also Kalenjin


  • Assist with site identification and identification of pioneer farmers.
  • Organize and facilitate project activities, including farmer field days.
  • Conduct and support data collection activities with the help of supervisor (such as household surveys, semi-structured interviews, FGDs and workshops) including supporting the citizens science data collection.
  • Maintain partnership with local leadership and county extension officers including strengthening new pioneer knowledge networks and collaborating with extension officers and project partners.
  • Write activity reports and preparation and analysis.
  • Keep the supervisor updated about the progress, continuous reporting, maintenance of project data filing system, attendance of (online) meetings and high responsiveness to supervisor requests on data delivery.
  • Maintain up to date filing systems.
  • Transcription and translation of interviews.
  • Frequent travel to farms, with considerable distance from main road
  • Any other relevant duty assigned by the supervisor.


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