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.

Finance and Operations Associate (Kenya)

We are currently expanding our Kenya operations and require an independent, hard-working Finance & Accounts Associate to help kick-start our operations in Nairobi. 

Responsibilities will include strengthening our accounting systems and processes, accounts management, contracts & tax compliance, asset management, expense management and negotiations with suppliers. Direct manager will be the Finance & Accounts Manager based in Rwanda. 

Years of experience: 2 - 3

Location: Kenya

Additional Requirement: Kenyan Nationals Only

Click on the link here to read the detailed job description and apply! 

 

Research Associate (Rwanda)

Do you want to make a difference to the learning crisis in schools in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Are you passionate about learning how to improve the effectiveness of education programs?

Do you work best when collaborating with experts across disciplines (teachers, NGOs, academics, governments) and getting the best out of their expertise?

If yes, then this might be the role for you. Laterite's Research Associate role in Leaders in Teaching (LIT) learning partnership will provide you with the opportunity to hone your leadership and technical skills and make a difference to education outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Location: Rwanda

Education: Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, International Development, Engineering or a related field

Experience: Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience in international development, economic and social research or public policy. Experience in Education projects preferred.

You can find the Terms of Reference for the position and the application form link here

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply ASAP.

Research Team Leader (India)

The Research Team Leader position will be based out of Panjim, Goa. Our value proposition is to offer challenging and purposeful research work within a more healthy work environment.

You will participate in Laterite’s Senior Management meetings and have a voice in project selection, corporate strategy, process improvements, and structuring Laterite’s research agenda. You will serve as role model for the team, actively promote our corporate culture and help us as an organization achieve our mission. 

You can find a full description of the position and requirements as well as the application form in the following link

Data Operations Associate (Rwanda)

Are you passionate about rigorous development research and helping organizations use evidence to make decisions? If so, Laterite's Data Operations Associate role is a perfect opportunity to hone your leadership and technical skills, working at the intersection of impactful research and large-scale programming across Rwanda.

This position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, with travels to field locations. The role entails i) managing medium-size field research projects, ii) training the field team, iii) facilitating fieldwork through interaction with local officials, and iv) actively contributing to the growth of the Data Team.

Profile

An ideal candidate has outstanding and excellent written and oral communication skills (in English), and can effectively communicate internally and externally. You have the ability to prepare projects’ budgets and plans and conduct training. You are passionate about social-economic research and making a difference to Rwanda’s development. You have at least 2 years of professional experience relevant to managing logistics of field projects, teams and project finances. You have a Bachelors’ Degree and are proficient with the use of the MS Office suite. You have excellent written and oral communication skills (in both English and Kinyarwanda). Experience and/or prior knowledge of STATA and/or SurveyCTO is preferred.

You can find a full description of the position and requirements as well as the application form in the following link

Research Associate (Kenya)

Are you passionate about rigorous development research and helping organizations use evidence to make decisions? If so, Laterite's Research Associate role is a perfect opportunity to hone your leadership and technical skills, working at the intersection of impactful research and large-scale programming across Africa. You will be embedded within a dynamic, multi- disciplinary team working to move the needle on gender and nutrition outcomes in Africa.

Location: Kenya

Education: Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, International Development, Engineering or a related field

Experience: Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience in international development, economic and social research or public policy. Experience in Agriculture, Gender or Nutrition projects preferred.

You can find the Terms of Reference for the position and the application form link here.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply ASAP.