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Jason Musyoka
Post Doctoral Fellow , University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa
Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Pretoria, South Africa) with Masters and PhD in the field of international development. Development Economics professional with more than 10 years of research and policy analysis/development. Seeking long term assignments. Can relocate within 1 month notice
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
November 2015 to current: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pretoria
Main Tasks
Conduct independent research on Middle classes in South Africa

May 2015 to Current: Director and Senior Researcher, Frontline Development Consulting
Main Tasks
Project Leadership and Management
Quality Control
Business Development
Specialisation
Local Economic Development Policy and Strategy
Social and Market Research
Tourism Development Planning
Informal Economy Planning
Small Businesses Development Advisory
Human resource Development Planning
Micro Finance

October 2012 to April 2015: Director and Senior Researcher, Cwaninga Development Consulting.
Main Tasks
Project Leadership and Management
Quality Control
Business Development

Specialisation
Local Economic Development Policy and Strategy
Social and Market Research
Tourism Development Planning
Informal Economy Planning
Small Businesses Development Advisory
Human resource Development Planning
Micro Finance

May 2011 to October 2012: Local Economic Development Programmes Manager, Sabalala Consulting
Main Tasks
Project Leadership and Management
Quality Control
Business Development

Specialisation
Local Economic Development Policy and Strategy
Social and Market Research
Business and feasibility study Plan Development
Tourism Development Planning
Informal Economy Planning
Small Businesses Development Advisory
Human resource Development Planning
Micro Finance

August 2010 to March 2011: International Private Consultant
Main Tasks
Project Leadership and Execution
Specialisation
Social and Market Research
Local Economic Development Strategy

January 2009 to July 2010: Project Manager, Synovate (A global Market Research Firm)
Main Tasks
Project Leadership and Management
Specialisation
Social and Market Research

January 2008 to December 2008: Research Assistant, University of Nairobi (Kenya)
Main tasks
Field data Supervision
Specialisation
Market Research

From January 2006 to November 2007: Research Assistant, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban South Africa
Main Tasks
Field Data Collection

Specialisation
Market Research
Education:
2012-2015: Ph.D from the Graduate School of Business and Leadership, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Thesis Title: “Perspectives on Emerging Wealth Distribution in South Africa’s Previously Disadvantaged Households: A Systems Thinking Approach”, with data collected from middle class households in Newcastle, Amajuba District.

2006-2010: Obtained Masters in Development Studies from the School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal-South Africa.
Dissertation Title: “participation and Accountability in outcome based planning: the case of EThekwini Municipality’s small businesses related LED outlined in the Integrated Development Plan”
September 2014-Current: Guest Lecturer, the Graduate School of Business and Leadership, Development Economics Module (Masters).
He lectures the following courses in this module:
(a) Development Theories
(b) Poverty and Inequality
(c) Local economic Development and
(d) Informal Economy
(e) Sustainable Livelihoods
March 2015-Current: Lecturer, Anthropology Department, Development Module (Honours)

PAPER PRESENTATIONS IN ACADEMIC CONFERENCES
Paper Title: South Africa’s entangled black middle classes and limits to democracy
and development.
Author: Jason Musyoka
Conference: The ASAUK and Centre of African Studies, Cambridge Conference, 7th to 9th September 2016

Paper Title: Dispersing the Middle? Middle Class Formation in South Africa’s Manufacturing Sector.
Author: Jason Musyoka
Conference: The Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) Industrialisation and the Mining Economy Conference; in Johannesburg, South Africa 14-15 June 2016

Paper Title: South Africa’s New Middle Class and Its Entanglement with Big P and Little P Poverty.
Authors: Jason Musyoka and Jennifer Houghton
Conference: The European Association for Development Research and Training Institute Conference held between 23rd and 26th June 2014 in Bonn, Germany.

Paper Title: Perspectives On Emerging Intergenerational Wealth Distribution In South Africa’s Previously Disadvantaged Households: A Systems Thinking Approach
Author: Jason Musyoka
Conference: 3rd International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing held on October 25th 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Paper Title: Shifting shores: Investigating how the shifts from electronic to mobile government are interacting with the development practice in Kenya
Authors: Professor Timothy Waema and Jason Musyoka
Conference: The 3rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance held on 10th to 13th November 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Paper Title: Rethinking Acute Emergences response through communication technology in Africa’s rural communities
Authors: Kathleen Diga and Jason Musyoka
Conference: The 3rd International Development Informatics Association Conference held on 28th-30 October 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Paper Title: Outcome based Options for Information and Communication Technology:
Affiliations and Achievements:
Member of South African Research and Innovation Management Association
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English
    Nationality:
    Kenya
    LinkedIn Profile: za.linkedin.com/in/jason-musyoka-ph-d-43209016
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