Why be a Member?

If you spend a major portion of your professional time in planning, directing, executing, interpreting or presenting social or marketing research projects, then you are eligible for membership.

Note: All members are bound by the Code of Practice. The Executive Council reserves the right of admission.

Membership Benefits

  • Discounted rates for attendance to MSRA activities and events.
  • Up-to-date advice and guidelines on best practice, industry developments and latest approaches to gathering consumer insights through our website and bi-monthly newsletters.
  • Networking opportunities and new business contacts through a comprehensive programme of events.
  • Professional career development ranging from interacting with professionals during activities to training opportunities.
  • Credibility and prestige by being part of an internationally recognized Association.
  • Professional recognition through awards during annual conventions.
  • Recognition that you uphold professional and ethical standards.

Membership Categories

There are 2 levels of membership in MSRA:

1. Corporate Membership

  • Applicants must have been in operation for at least 2 years
  • They will need 3 references of clients that they have worked for in the last 6 months
  • Applications will be considered in the next Council meeting following receipt of completed application forms with remittance by the MSRA Secretariat.
  • Admission guarantees a seat in the Executive Council. Successful Applicants are required to nominate one representative and one alternate to the Council.
  • Joining Fee: KES 30,000 ($295) + Annual Membership Fee: KES 65,000 ($638)
  • Total Fee to Join: KES 95,000 ($933)
  • Download MSRA Corporate Membership Form! (pdf  443KB)

2. Individual Membership

This is divided into the following categories:

a) Fellow Membership

  • Membership is through invitation and unanimous agreement of the Executive Council.

b) Full Membership

  • Applicants must be individuals practicing social and market research with more than 2 years past or present experience within a research agency.
  • Applications must be counter-signed by two referees who have been Full MSRA members for the last 2 years or two clients for whom the applicant has conducted research for in the past 6 months.
  • All applicants should attach their CV when sending the application.
  • Following receipt of completed application forms, the MSRA membership committee shall review the application and applicants informed if their application was successful or not.
  • Upon notification of approval of membership, applicants are required to make payment within 2 weeks and provide proof of payment to MSRA.
  • Successful applicants will participate in MSRA’s activities and events and enjoy discounted rates.
  • They can also vote in General Meetings.
  • To apply, interested applicants need to download the Full membership application form, fill and send it together with their CVs to info@msra.or.ke or deliver to the MSRA Secretariat, located at the Infinite Insight offices: The Mirage, Tower 1, 5th Floor #5, Chiromo Road, Nairobi (Westlands), Kenya
  • Annual Membership Fee: KES 5,000 ($50)
  • Download MSRA Full Membership Form! (pdf  483KB)

c) Associate Members

  • Applicants must either be:
    • Individuals permanently employed in a research agency in a non research capacity
    • Individuals practicing academic in social & market research
    • Social & market Research staff within organizations other than research agencies
    • Individual consultant practicing social & market Research
  • Applications must be counter-signed by two referees who have been Full MSRA members for the last 2 years or two clients for whom the applicant has conducted research for in the past 6 months.
  • All applicants should attach their CV when sending the application.
  • Following receipt of completed application forms, the MSRA membership committee shall review the application and applicants informed if their application was successful or not.
  • Upon notification of approval of membership, applicants are required to make payment within 2 weeks and provide proof of payment to MSRA.
  • Successful applicants will participate in MSRA’s activities and events and enjoy discounted rates.
  • To apply, interested applicants need to download the Associate membership application form, fill and send it together with their CVs to info@msra.or.ke or deliver to the MSRA Secretariat, located at the Infinite Insight offices: The Mirage, Tower 1, 5th Floor #5, Chiromo Road, Nairobi (Westlands), Kenya.
  • Annual Membership Fee: KES 5,000 ($50)
  • Download MSRA Associate Membership Form! (pdf 481KB)

d) Research Operations Contract Staff Members

  • Applicants must be working as market and/or social research interviewers, team leaders, supervisor/assistants data entry clerks or field managers.
  • They will need at least 1 sponsor who must be an MSRA Fellow or Full members.
  • Successful applicants will participate in MSRA’s activities and events and enjoy discounted rates
  • Cannot vote in General Meetings
  • Applicants must be individuals engaged in contract field & data management operations within a research agency (team leaders, interviewers, recruiters, moderators, data processors, transcribers, supervisors etc).
  • Applications must be counter-signed by two referees who have been Full MSRA members for the last 2 years or two clients for whom the applicant has conducted research for in the past 6 months.
  • All applicants should attach their CV when sending the application.
  • Following receipt of completed application forms, the MSRA membership committee shall review the application and applicants informed if their application was successful or not.
  • Upon notification of approval of membership, applicants are required to make payment within 2 weeks and provide proof of payment to MSRA.
  • Successful applicants will participate in MSRA’s activities and events and enjoy discounted rates.
  • To apply, interested applicants need to download the Research Operations Contract Staff Membership application form, fill and send it together with their CVs to info@msra.or.ke or deliver to the MSRA Secretariat, located at the At Infinite Insight offices, New Muthaiga Shopping Mall, 2nd Floor, Thigiri Ridge Road.
  • Annual Membership Fee: KES 1,000 ($10)
  • Download MSRA Research Operations Contract Staff Membership Form! (pdf 482KB)

e) Overseas Members

  • Applicants must be residing outside Kenya and must be individuals practicing social and market research with more than 3 years past or present experience within a research agency.
  • Applications must be counter-signed by two referees who have been Full MSRA members for the last 2 years or two clients for whom the applicant has conducted research for in the past 6 months.
  • All applicants should attach their CV when sending the application.
  • Following receipt of completed application forms, the MSRA membership committee shall review the application and applicants informed if their application was successful or not.
  • Upon notification of approval of membership, applicants are required to make payment within 2 weeks and provide proof of payment to MSRA.
  • Successful applicants will participate in MSRA’s activities and events and enjoy discounted rates.
  • To apply, interested applicants need to download the Overseas Membership application form, fill and send it together with their CVs to info@msra.or.ke.
  • Annual Membership Fee: KES 5,000 ($50)
  • Download MSRA Overseas Membership Form! (pdf  622KB)

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