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.

Interview Process

Recruitment for the research team is conducted in five steps. We first screen candidates based on their CV, a cover letter, and a writing sample (an article, paper, thesis, etc). The qualities we look for are: outstanding technical and/or managerial skills, a demonstrated passion for international development, excellent writing skills, evidence of an entrepreneurial incline, a coherent career project, and experience working in developing countries.

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 particular good writing skills.

Data Analyst (India)

This position is based in India (location TBD) with possibilities of travel to East Africa. The Data Analyst will support the Laterite offices in East Africa (Rwanda and Ethiopia currently) on all data cleaning, data processing, survey programming and any other data-driven tasks as needed by the teams in East Africa.

 

Please complete the following application, including a CV, cover letter and a sample STATA do-file or .R file (saved as .txt file) within the link. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply ASAP.

Research Analyst (Ethiopia)

The Research Analyst will be responsible for handling all activities related to field surveys, cleaning large datasets, conducting technical data analysis, and using appropriate tools (R or STATA) to automate analysis for reporting purposes.

The Research Analyst will support all survey activities – from designing and piloting research instrument, programming an electronic survey in an ODK based platform, auditing incoming data collected to detect data quality issues at an early stage, to analysing clean data sets. With support from the management team, the Research Analyst will also manage communications with the client and work on synthesising the analysis output to meet the client’s requirements.

Please complete the following application, including a CV, cover letter and a short writing sample within the link. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply ASAP. 

Research Manager (Rwanda)

The Research Manager (RM) position is based in Kigali, Rwanda. The Reserach Manager will play a hands-on role in leading research projects, overseeing technical analysis and delivering research to clients. They will be involved in all the steps of the research process, from designing research proposals to designing and piloting research instruments, designing sampling strategies, supervising data collection processes, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis, writing reports, managing communication with clients and presenting findings and recommendations to clients.

The RM will be a core part of the company's Senior Management Team and will play a significant role in project selection, corporate strategy, and structuring Laterite's research agenda. They have direct management responsibilities when it comes to the growing team of reserachers based in Kigali. The RM will lead the research team portfolio of projects and will be directly responsible for the management and technical oversight of these projects.

A more detailled TOR is available here.

Please complete the following online application, including a CV, cover letter and a short writing sample within the link. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply ASAP.