Research Support Services Ltd
Research Support Services Ltd (RSS Group) is an independent
employee-owned research consulting and institutional strengthening firm
established to conduct health, policy, social, agricultural, environmental and
development research through innovation, partnership and capacity building,
with the aim of promoting evidence-based decision-making processes.
RSS is currently looking for short term enumerators to assist in
data collection activities for one of its anticipated agricultural household
survey projects in Kenya.
We are seeking qualified and self-motivated individuals with the
following key qualifications;
Degree or Advanced Diploma level in Agricultural Economics,
Agribusiness Management, Social Sciences, Community Development, Statistics,
Population Studies or any relevant discipline from a recognized institution.
Undergraduates still studying but are in their advanced stages of study shall
also be considered;
Experience in conducting interviews on sensitive topics for
research purposes preferably in the key sectors of agriculture, food
processing, agribusiness management, rural finance, rural markets, environment,
gender and economic empowerment;
Past experience in conducting household studies and studies
especially within poor and rural communities;
Good written and verbal skills in English and Kiswahili; Good
interpersonal and negotiating skills;
Extensive experience in qualitative data recording and a
demonstration of skilled interviewing, expert note-taking, high quality
transcription and translation; especially in local dialects to English;
Experience in qualitative & quantitative data collection and
a demonstration of good interviewing, data entry and data quality supervision;
Familiarity with the use of digital voice recorders for data collection, GPS
equipment and PDAs/Android Tablets for data collection, photography and
Good working knowledge of office computer applications
preferably Word and Excel. Additional knowledge of any quantitative and
qualitative statistical package will be an added advantage (e.g. SPSS and
Previous knowledge and experience in electronic data collection;
The assignment shall be conducted within the Republic of Kenya
between October 2020 and January 2021.
Due to prevailing circumstances related to the COVID-19
pandemic, preference shall be given to qualified persons who emanate from and
have local knowledge of the areas around Mt. Kenya, the Aberdares, and the
Nyambene hills in Central Kenya, the Mau escarpment, Kericho Highlands, Nandi,
Kisii Highlands and Cherangani Hills.
If you feel you are the right person we are looking for, send a
cover letter outlining how you are qualified for the assignment, copies of
academic certificates and CV to;
Ensure you state the vacancy reference “ENUMERATOR:
RSS/2020/08/002/AFA” in the subject line; and the local region where you are
most familiar with.
Applications MUST be received on or before 31st August 2020.