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Research Associate Job Vacancy

The opportunity

FSD recently established the Centre for Branchless Banking (CBB), which aims to stimulate the development of branchless banking in Kenya as a means to deepen and expand financial inclusion.

It recognises the enormous progress achieved in the last five years but aims to exploit the potential provided by technology to significantly expand and deepen access to finance.

We are looking for a
 Research Associate to support knowledge generation on financial inclusion and further

The CBB’s objective of exploiting new technologies to transform Kenya into a ‘cash-lite’ economy.

The Research Associate will develop and manage FSD relevant research activities, develop the research initiatives under the Centre for Branchless Banking, undertake market analysis to support strategy and policy formulation and support other FSD project leads on research issues.

Who we need

We’re looking for someone with a strong and relevant professional background motivated to apply their skills and experience to solving practical development problems and making a difference.

At a minimum you will have:
  • Relevant qualifications ¡n social sciences (minimum bachelors degree, masters preferred).
  • Strong research skills, in-depth understanding of the analytical methods used in impact evaluation, as well as the general analytical skills required to work in evaluation.
  • Experience of working with micro household and community level primary data.
Mandatory for your application, read the detailed ToRs from our website (under Opportunities).


If you think you could be the right person for this role then send a covering letter and CV by email to Lydiah Kioko (

Please put “Research Associate” in the subject line.

Short listed candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.

Applications must be received not later than Friday 25th November 2011.

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

Finance ¡s 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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