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An 11-week working internship/student project is offered to carry out a survey evaluating key stakeholders’ (i.e. fish farmers, consumers and feed producers) acceptance and attitudes towards the inclusion of non-conventional ingredients in aquaculture feeds in Kenya.

This opportunity is offered as part of an inter-disciplinary BBSRC/DFID funded large-scale collaborative research project(‘SNIPH’ - Sustainable New Ingredients to Promote Health) taking place in India, Tanzania and Kenya. The selected intern/student will work in conjunction with Kenyan and UK partners.

What you will be doing…..
The position will follow a mixed research based methodology involving the following steps:

  1. Review of the literature,
  2. Framework Sample definition,
  3. Qualitative information collection,
  4. Quantitative questionnaire survey design,
  5. Questionnaire survey implementation,
  6. Analysis,
  7. Write-up in form of Report/thesis as direct output for the project.

Other details

  • Internship starting date 1st June 2018 - Duration 11 weeks
  • Location Kenya - Central and Western Kenya based mostly in Kisumu
  • Internship stipend offered to best candidate
  • Intern working in conjunction with Kenyan and UK partners

 

Key qualities and experience

  • Previous experience in carrying out qualitative and quantitative surveys and subsequent analysis
  • Background in agricultural or fisheries economics, economics, development studies or similar, preferably with knowledge and employment record in East African or Kenyan aquaculture
  • Kiswahili speaking an advantage
  • Good English reporting and other writing skills
  • Person must be able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible and comfortable interacting with range of stakeholders

For further details and an informal discussion, please contact Dr Cecile Brugere, Soulfish Research & Consultancy,

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply, send your CV, and covering letter of no more than one page A4, indicating why you consider yourself a good candidate for this post, to:

  • Dr Brugere, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • William Leschen, University of Stirling UK, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for applying: 10th of April 2018

 

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