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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Field Manager

Posted By on Thursday, January 07, 2016

Job Vacancy: Field Manager
Employer: Research Support Services Ltd. (RSS Group)

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 a short term field manager to assist in planning and managing data collection activities for one of its potential agricultural household survey projects in Rwanda. We are seeking qualified and self motivated individuals with the following key qualifications;

§    Advanced Degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics or Statistics; with consulting experience in agribusiness development, impact evaluations, microeconomics and/or agricultural statistics;
§    Past experience in managing agricultural surveys and household studies within poor and rural communities and mainly projects on agricultural value chains, agribusiness development, rural finance, rural markets, gender and economic empowerment;
§    Experience in Managing data collection for Projects or Programmes in the Agribusiness sector; Excellent skills in microeconomics, agricultural development models, econometrics and impact evaluations;
§    Good written and verbal skills in English and Kinyarwanda; Good interpersonal, translation and negotiating skills;
§    Good knowledge of the Tea sector agriculture in Rwanda; Excellent report writing and presentation skills and track-record for delivering highly successful project results;
§    Experience in coordinating research and managing field teams with strong supervision and organizational skills;
§    In-depth understanding of Rwanda socio-cultural context, rural and poor communities, ability to access remote and volatile regions; and fluency in English and Kinyarwanda; Strong demonstration of links and understanding of GoR and the local administration and ability to obtain necessary permits and clearances from MINIAGRI and relevant local authorities
§    Proven record of ethical conduct including research ethics, knowledge of Rwanda local formalities as well as good working relations and experiences with RNEC and MINIAGRI;
§    Project management capability, team player, attention to detail and ability to negotiate with ease.
§    Good working knowledge of office computer applications; Familiarity with the use of digital voice recorders for data collection, GPS equipment and PDAs/Android Tablets for data collection, photography and recording.

The data collection work shall be conducted within the Republic of Rwanda between February and May 2016. We shall select researchers who emanate from and have knowledge of the local communities in Rwanda. If you feel you are the right person we are looking for, send a cover letter, copies of academic certificates and CV together with two references’ letters to;

Ensure you state the vacancy reference in the subject line. Applications MUST be received on or before 15th January 2016.

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