The opportunity to work with a high-performing and diverse team
A youthful and dynamic environment, that constantly focuses on learning and innovation
A company dedicated to ensuring growth and personal development for all its staff
A chance to make a difference on relevant policy and development issues

Our ideal candidates are entrepreneurial and passionate about international development. They have experience in development research, outstanding quantitative analysis skills and/or project management experience, and have demonstrated the ability to take an idea from the design stage through to implementation. Career-track positions require a minimum commitment of two years.

We are committed to ensuring the principle of equal opportunity and we welcome applications from qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Core Team
(Career Track)

Laterite’s full time staff are divided into three teams:

The Research Team is responsible for all the technical and analytic work, from design through to analysis. Team members are recruited from leading international universities and include staff with strong backgrounds in statistics/econometrics, engineering, international development and public policy.

The Quality Team is in charge of designing and putting in place innovative tools and processes to monitor and constantly improve the quality of our work, from how we go about creating research instruments to ensuring we deliver high quality data and research. Members on the Quality Team combine excellent analytic and operational skills. 

The Data Team is responsible for all the complex operations related to data collection, from the very start of a project through to the delivery of a clean dataset. Joining the Data Team requires excellent managerial skills, a strong understanding of research methods, detail orientation and fluency in the local language.

Selection Process

Recruitment for the research, quality and data teams starts with the submission of an online application form including a CV. Candidates are asked to complete an online multiple choice assessment as part of their application (30 minutes or less). We then review the candidate's CV and application, and invite successful candidates to conduct an in-depth assessment. The final step is interviews covering case studies and experience.

Field Team
(Service Providers)

Laterite’s field team is responsible for all data collection activities.

Team members are hired on a per project basis (as service providers) and include enumerators, field coordinators, field supervisors, data auditors, moderators, and translators. Candidates for the field team must have a Bachelors degree, be fluent in English, the local language and have the ability to work effectively in rural and remote areas, often for extended durations of time. Prior experience working on research or other development-related projects is a plus.

Laterite encourages the professional development of the field team team through on-the-job training, project-based training sessions, and regular out-of-project professional development sessions (what we refer to as the Train4skills sessions).


Interview Process

The recruitment process for enumerator and moderator roles is conducted in three steps. We first screen candidates on their CV, cover letters and written samples. What we are looking for is excellent academic credentials (Bachelors degree is a minimum requirement), language skills, relevant professional experience (experience with research is strongly preferred), and particularly good writing skills.

Senior Research Associate (Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda)

Lead research teams to create social impact at Laterite

You love to work with people and data. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where you’re constantly learning. You lead by example, managing clients and research projects while developing your team. You want to develop a research portfolio and drive the growth of the business. You believe in the power of research to make a difference and improve people's lives.

Does this sound like you? Then join us at Laterite!

Please find the detailed ToR and application link here.

Research Associate (Rwanda)

Do you want to make a difference to knowledge creation in Rwanda through development research?

Are you passionate about leading social and economic research projects across the sectors of education, public health, agriculture, youth & labor, and urbanization & migration, with a focus on gender and social inclusion?

Do you work best when collaborating with experts across disciplines and getting the best out of their expertise? 

Then this might be the role for you! Laterite's Research Associate role based in Rwanda will provide you with the opportunity to hone your leadership and technical skills and make a difference to development research in Rwanda.


We are seeking two Research Associates to work across all our core research sectors (education, public health, youth & labor, agriculture, and urbanization & migration).

One Research Associate will focus on education and have experience in quantitative research in education.

One Research Associate will, like most of our team, work across 2 or 3 research sectors depending on active projects.

Please find the detailed ToR and application link here.

Research Analyst (Rwanda)

Please note this role is open to Rwandese nationals only.

Do you want to make a difference to social and economic outcomes in Rwanda through development research?

Are you passionate about working on social and economic research projects across the education, public health, youth, agriculture and urbanization sectors, with a focus on gender and social inclusion?

Do you want to work on innovative social and economic research projects with high-profile clients like the World Bank, the Mastercard Foundation, USAID and DFID?

Then this might be the role for you!

Working as a Research Analyst at Laterite will provide you with the opportunity to develop your technical and soft skills while making a difference to development research in Rwanda. 

Please find the detailed ToR and application link here.

Enumerator (Ethiopia)

Enumerator Position Description

Laterite is looking for brilliant and highly-motivated young people to assist with our fieldwork activities in Ethiopia. The position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The final location will be finalized depending on the place of residence and language ability of applicants. Enumerators will attend Laterite training sessions, conduct surveys, and collect data using pre-designed data collection instrument.


This position is offered on a project basis. Successful candidates will be added to our database and be contacted based on the availability of positions. Enumerators will also benefit from training sessions aimed at improving their professional development.


You can find a full description of the position and requirements as well as the application form here.

Senior Field Supervisor (Ethiopia)

Laterite is hiring a Senior Field Supervisor to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Senior Field Supervisor assumes a key role for project implementation within the data team. The Senior Field Supervisor supports in-office preparatory activities for projects and supervises and monitors surveys in the field to ensure that field research is implemented according to client’s requirements, and to highest standards of quality. The Senior Field Supervisor also ensures that performance and expenses reporting is done with integrity.

Please find the detailed ToR and application link here.

Data Quality Analyst (Ethiopia)

The Data Quality Analyst position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Data Quality Analysts at Laterite play a hands-on role in the implementation of projects by ensuring that relevant quality control measures are in place at all key stages of a project, from the coding of research instruments to data collection processes to the monitoring of incoming data. Other responsibilities include contributing to the improvement of the current quality control processes and tools.

You can find the full ToR and application link here.