Kenya: GTT01- Deputy Cheif of Party/ Senior Researcher/Survey Director

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Organization: Forcier Consulting
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Researcher/Survey Director , USAID/Kenya Feed the Future Zone of Influence Survey, Kenya

USAID is a looking to procure the services of a specialized firm to implement a population-based survey to collect data to quantify key indicators and to establish an endline for the first phase and baseline for the second phase of Feed the Future in Kenya. Forcier will be submittin a proposal for these services and is looking for a dynamic team member to fill the following position.


Forcier is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Senior Researcher/Survey Director that will report directly to the COP/Project Director. They will serve as the DCOP/Senior Researcher and Survey Director and will provide high-level technical support for a broad range of survey activities.

  • Support the development and customization of survey documentation that includes the questionnaire and technical manuals.
  • Manage version control of the survey documentation; manage translation activities; coordinate logistical support.
  • Provide quality control for all survey deliverables; and helping coordinate the development of the Country Report.
  • Ensure that all aspects of survey operations including logistical arrangements for data collection and obtaining household consent as per the sampling frame design and household listing are implemented according to the survey protocol.
  • Lead the identification, recruitment, and supervision of field managers, supervisors and enumerators to carry out the survey.
  • Ensure listing and survey teams are trained and the survey instrument is tested before application in the field.


  • Advanced graduate degree in a related field of study, e.g. agriculture, agricultural economics, economics, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, survey and research methodology required.
  • Minimum of ten years of professional experience in undertaking and managing large household surveys.
  • Experience collecting anthropometric and poverty indicator data.
  • Proven leadership in the administration of similar size surveys with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting.
  • Proven leadership in the planning and managing staff and documentation in similar size surveys.
  • Evidence of strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the contract.
  • Familiar with IT based data collection tools such as ODK and CSPro.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required.**This position is open to Kenyan nationals only.**

The period of performance is 20 months with an estimated start of September 2018.

How to apply:

**Please apply on our website: Locate this job posting, and click Apply.

Submit a single PDF containing your cover letter, CV and three professional references and any additionally requested documents.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.**

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