- 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.