Consultant (Aquaculture Characterization in Kenya) job at WorldFish

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About WorldFish

“WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit:

Position Objective

WorldFish is a conducting a study to understand the characteristics of aquaculture farmers in Kenya. We therefore invite interested research companies and individuals to submit proposals in respect of collecting data on aquaculture farmers in Kenya. The main objective of this call is to:

  • Identify aquaculture farmers in selected counties in Kenya.
  • Conduct data collection survey of aquaculture farmers in selected areas in Kenya.

Scope of Work

The role of consultant will be data collection through household surveys according to the schedule outlined by the impact assessment team.

For carrying out the abovementioned role the consultant is expected to:

  • Submit to WorldFish, a detailed plan of activities to implement this project;
  • Organize multistakeholder workshop on aquaculture hotspots and cold spots together with WorldFish staff;
  • Draft report of multistakeholder workshop on aquaculture hotspots and cold spots in Kenya;
  • Identify relevant areas in three (3) main aquaculture producing zones in Kenya: High production zones, middle production zones and low production zones together with WorldFish;
  • List/obtain list of aquaculture farmers in three (3) main producing zones in Kenya: High production zones (70% of respondents), middle production zones (25% of respondents) and low production zones (5% of respondents);
  • Obtain ethical clearance from relevant Institutional Review Board in Kenya before the commencement of the survey;
  • Carry out data collection up to, but not limited to 5000 household surveys (estimated 45 min. per survey) of selected farmers;
  • Recruit local enumerators for collection of data in selected counties in Kenya;
  • Arrange and facilitate training of enumerators to list farmers in the selected counties (if needed) and conduct household surveys in close collaboration with WorldFish;
  • Locate households from the list of farmers obtained from the list of aquaculture farmers collected;
  • Establish a data quality assurance process and deliver high quality primary datasets from household surveys;
  • Identify lessons learned from the fieldwork exercises and provide a report proposing practical recommendations for WorldFish that may help inform the design and implementation of future surveys;
  • Conduct analysis of the data to give insight to the data (socioeconomic, production and other relevant variables) and provide a report of the analysis of the data obtained;
  • Share data regularly for checking data quality and progress of the project;
  • Maintain effective communication with WorldFish Impact Assessment team throughout the study period;
  • All activities involving people must abide to procedures in accordance with WorldFish Human Research Ethics and local safety measures due to the coronavirus by obtaining informed consent from the study participants before collecting any information;
  • Spatial scope: the fieldwork will be deployed across three (3) main production areas in Kenya;
  • Deliverable timeline: timeline for each output might be subject to adjustments (prior consultation and approval with WorldFish) due to external factors (e.g. insecurity, weather changes, etc);



The consultant will report the progress of the assignment to WorldFish on monthly basis.

Skills, Experience and Knowledge

The Consultant (s) must have the following skills and demonstratable competencies

  • Consultant must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Aquaculture systems in Kenya.
  • Lead consultant must have a minimum of master’s degree in Aquaculture, Agricultural Economics, and related field.
  • Consultant must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in data collection in aquatic food systems.
  • Consultant team must have strong skills in data analysis.
  • Experience in Geographic Information Systems is an advantage.


Interested Consultant (s) are requested to provide a detailed budget proposal outlining professional fees, travel expenses (if applicable), and any other costs related to the consultancy. The budget should be submitted along with the application.

Evaluation and Selection

Applications will be evaluated based on the qualifications and experience of the consultant, the quality and feasibility of the proposed approach and work plan, the relevance of previous work examples and the most competitive proposal. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview or request additional information before final selection. This opportunity is open for all applicants.

How to Apply

Interested consultant are invited to submit the following materials for consideration no later than 24:00 (MYT) 30 June 2024:

  • Project proposal detailing how the assignment will be implemented, including CVs of consultant or implementing team.
  • Detailed financial proposal.

The screening will start as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled. Only selected consultant candidates will be contacted.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued, and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. Our Leadership Team is 50/50 in terms of its gender split and 60% of our management cadre are women.

We continue to seek diversity and gender balance across other dimensions, and we support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and men from developing nations to apply.



Nairobi, Kenya
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