Laterite team november 2019

Work to care about

Work on impactful research projects with a diverse and motivated team

Why work at Laterite?

Joining the team at Laterite means working on impactful research projects with the potential to make a difference on key policy and development issues. We only work on projects that are ethically sound and have the potential for social impact. We believe that understanding the context and treating research participants with dignity is key to doing good research.

Laterite aims to be a leading employer in the countries where we work. We offer the chance to work with motivated colleagues from diverse backgrounds, with opportunities for career progression and learning. We work to foster a professional environment that is grounded in a culture of respect and inclusion, and draws on the diverse perspectives, expertise and backgrounds of our team. At Laterite we offer a career, not just a job.

What we offer


Work that matters

At Laterite we work exclusively on projects with the potential for scalable social impact. We offer our teams the chance to make a difference on key policy and development issues, for clients such as multilateral organizations, foundations, NGOs and universities.


Top team

Work with a driven and diverse team. Our teams have expertise across fields from biostatistics to education to econometrics. Joining our team means the chance to build your skills and work with experts in their fields.


Career growth

We provide every team member with 10 learning days and an annual learning allowance to pursue their learning goals – whether it’s polishing their Python skills or pursuing a Master’s degree.


Space for ideas

Laterite offers a dynamic environment, focused on learning and innovation. We actively seek opportunities to improve the way we work using the latest technical innovations, combining methods such as machine learning and geospatial analysis to deliver cutting-edge research.

Our teams

Research Team

The Research Team is responsible for all technical and analytical work, from design through analysis. Team members are multidisciplinary experts who share a passion for data, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to positive social impact.

Data Team

The Data Team is responsible for all data collection operations. Our full-time Data Team members have expertise in project management and field work coordination, complemented by a solid understanding of the country context. Our team includes both quantitative and qualitative data specialists.

Data Quality Team

The Data Quality Team designs and implements tools and processes to monitor and improve the quality of our work, including automating processes to ensure top data quality. Team members come from a range of different academic backgrounds, and share excellent analytical and operational skills, and a keen eye for detail.

Program Team

The Program Team is responsible for the day to day management of our research projects. Program Team members are multidisciplinary experts in project management, data collection, field logistics and the implementation of research projects.

Economist and Innovations Team

The Economist and Innovations Team provides cross-project support on the technical aspects of research projects, from research design to power calculations to econometric analysis techniques. This team also leads several innovations initiatives which focus on developing tools to help researchers carry out more efficient, impactful work.

Field Team

Field Team members are hired on a project basis and include enumerators, field coordinators, field supervisors, data auditors, moderators, and translators. Candidates for the field team must have a Bachelor’s degree, be fluent in the local language and conversant in English. Candidates should also have the ability to work effectively in rural and remote areas, often for extended periods.

Business Development and Communications Team

The Business Development and Communications Team leads the development of proposals and partnerships at Laterite, as well as all internal and external communications. Based in Laterite’s Amsterdam office, the team brings experience in science communications, public policy, and international development.

Finance and People Team

The Finance and People team keeps Laterite on track, leading all financial operations for the company including office registration, annual audits, tax compliance, and procurement. The People team leads Laterite’s recruitment and career development policy, including overseeing Laterite’s commitment to learning and supporting team members to develop and follow their chosen career paths.