Apply By: June 30, 2024

RFP: Research Firm and Consultants in Kenya

Position Overview

Title: RFP: Research Firm and Consultants in Kenya
Classification: RFP
Location and Duration: In-person in Kenya
Duration of Consultancy: The duration of the consultancy varies from one week to two years, depending on the needs of the project. Selected candidates will be put on retainer for one year, with varying project lengths conducted under the retainer contract.

Position Summary

Women’s World Banking is seeking experienced research firm and consultants with qualitative and/or quantitative research skills to conduct either remote or in-person research regarding women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment in Kenya. This process is to put a set of individuals and research firms on retainer to be used as resources for work across Women’s World Banking’s research portfolio in Kenya over the coming years.

Roles and Responsibilities

Research firms and consultants undertake any combination of the following activities:

  • Background research
  • Literature reviews
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Research instrument design
  • Sampling strategy
  • Conducting interviews and design research sessions
  • Holding focus groups
  • Fielding surveys
  • User testing
  • Additional data collection
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Drafting results write-ups
  • Additional activities as they emerge

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications - Consultants

Candidates must have:

  • A graduate-level education (Master’s or PhD)
  • Expertise in design research
  • At least two years of experience with either qualitative or quantitative research outside of student work
  • A track record of delivering quality work as a research consultant or in a role undertaking similar work
  • Fluency with Stata, R (for quant analysis); NVivo or Dedoose (for qual analysis); or design research analysis techniques
  • Proactive project management skills with strong attention to details
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • A stable internet connection
  • Ability to communicate clearly (written and spoken) in English required

Preferred Qualifications - Research Firm

  • Have more than three years of experience in conducting research
  • Experience in conducting different types/techniques of research: In-depth Interview, Focus Group, Case Study, A/B testing, Experiment, Survey, Impact Evaluation
  • Experience conducting research related to financial services/inclusion and/or gender/women issue, especially low-income women
  • Experience working with governmental institutions, public authorities, and associations (e.g. women entrepreneurs, teachers’ association, etc.)
  • Experience managing qualitative research activities and preparation, including recruitment, training, logistic preparation, etc.
  • Experience in providing research field notes, including daily debrief to share research summary/insights, as well as research analysis and synthesis
  • Experience working in tight timelines and rigorous data collection schedule within deadline
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in project timelines and needs
  • Experience working in a multilateral and cross-time-zone team to meet deliverables

How to Apply

Applications must be received no later than 30 June at midnight IST.

Please include the below in your application:

  • Cover letter, including the below elements:
    • A brief statement of your capacity to complete this work, listing similar projects and completed/relevant organizational experience;
    • Availability; and
    • Expected daily rate/ rate card
  • Resume / CV of Consultants
  • Profile of the key project team- Research firm
  • A short list of professional referees Women’s World Banking may contact (at least two).

Applicants may submit their question(s) in writing until 22 June 2024 to Please include in the e-mail subject line “Questions: RFQ: Research  firm and Consultants, Kenya”.

This RFP does not guarantee or commit Women’s World Banking to proceeding with the above described work. Due to the overwhelming responses, not all candidates will be contacted.

 Women’s World Banking is an equal opportunity employer for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

 Women’s World Banking will be unable to contract with any individual who is US citizen or US resident without an LLC or LP or similar structure.

About Women's World Banking

We believe in being a force for the greater good, devoted to accelerating and growing the financial inclusion of women. With rapidly changing markets, influenced by technology and social behavioral expectations, we are embarking on a new chapter to transform the way we design and implement solutions.

For over 40 years, Women’s World Banking has partnered with financial institutions, showing them the benefit of investing in women as customers. We equip these institutions with in-depth research and data driven insights to develop financial products and educational programs. While our clients are financial service providers, our mission is to engage consumers – women who are marginalized by financial systems.

Women’s World Banking and WWB Asset Management is an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.