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:
- Review of the literature,
- Framework Sample definition,
- Qualitative information collection,
- Quantitative questionnaire survey design,
- Questionnaire survey implementation,
- Write-up in form of Report/thesis as direct output for the project.
- 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,
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:
Deadline for applying: 10th of April 2018