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Financial Diaries Research Job Vacancy

The opportunity

In line with FSD’s new strategic plan, a new Centre for Branchless Banking (CBB) has been established to support industry and policymakers to identify and exploit opportunities to advance inclusion through branchless banking approaches.

Given recent successes in the market there is considerable appetite for private sector led investment in branchless banking in Kenya.

One of the Centre’s first activities will be to undertake a nationwide financial diaries research project to create a database on household level financial management in order to deepen our understanding of consumer behaviour.

The seminal study on the financial lives of the poor, Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a day (Collins, D et al, 2009), has demonstrated the value of financial diaries as a research method.

Financial diaries are geared towards understanding how poor households manage their cash flows at a fine-grained level.

The information generated gives an unparalleled picture of household level financial flows, which would be of considerable value to policy and industry players.

FSD anticipates that the study will provide data across a nationally stratified sample and will capture formal and informal financial service use, cash versus e-money transaction patterns, payments volumes, types and frequencies for different tiers (e.g retail, institutional, person-to-person etc).

FSD is now seeking a provider to implement this research project.

Who we need

Expressions of interest must include:

  • A capability statement, of no more than five (5) A4 pages, which shows evidence of relevant skills and experience in providing the services required under this contract notice; and,
  • Abridged CVs of key personnel only, of not more than three (3) pages in length, should also be included.
These CVs can be submitted in addition to the four-page capability statement.

The full contract notice ¡s available on our website (under Opportunities) and the Official Journal of the European Union.


Send your application to

Lydiah Kioko,
P.O. Box 11353 00100
Nairobi, Kenya,

and preferably through

Following assessment of expressions of interest, short-listed applicants will be invited to submit full technical and commercial proposals.

Applications must be received not later than Monday 28th November 2011, 17:00.

FSD Kenya operates as an independent Trust registered ¡n Kenya under the supervision of professional trustees, with poiicy guidance from its programme in vestment committee.

Finance is provided by a number of leading development agencies including the UK’S Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with the Government of Kenya.

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