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Work to care about

Develop your skills while working on impactful research projects.

Current opportunities

Laterite is looking for looking for accomplished researchers with a track record of experience in project and team management, combined with excellent technical skills and the motivation to work in East Africa.

Our two new Senior Research Associates will join our offices in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and Kenya (Nairobi). They will have a voice in project selection, corporate strategy, process improvements, and structuring Laterite’s research agenda.

For more details and information on how to apply read the full job description.


We are looking an accomplished researcher and manager, with demonstrated experience of leading and mentoring research and data teams, managing complex research projects and business development.

For more details and information on how to apply read the full job description.

What we offer


Top team

The opportunity to work with a driven, diverse and high-performing team


Space for ideas

A dynamic environment, focused on learning and innovation


Personal growth

Tailored opportunities for growth and personal development


Work that matters

A chance to make a difference on policy and development issues

Our teams

Research Team

The Research Team is responsible for all technical and analytic work, from design through analysis. Team members are multidisciplinary experts in public health, education, economics, and development research. They share a passion for data, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to using rigorous research methods to create positive impacts.

Data Team

The Data Team is responsible for all data collection operations. Data Team members have expertise in project management and field work coordination, complemented by a solid understanding of the country context. Many of our data team members started their Laterite career as enumerators and have over eight years of experience. 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. This includes every step of the process, from how we create research instruments to how we ensure top data quality. Team members come from a range of different academic backgrounds, but they share excellent analytical and operational skills, and a keen eye for detail.

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. Prior experience working on research or other development-related projects is a plus.

Recruitment process

Core team

The process varies according to the team we are recruiting for. In general, the process has three steps:

  1. We ask candidates to complete a job application form and upload their CV and cover letter.
  2. We then ask candidates to complete an online multiple choice questionnaire to assess general numeracy and literacy skills. Candidates applying for research team positions are also requested to analyze a dataset and write a short memo as a test of their analytical skills.
  3. Successful applicants are then invited to a series of interviews.

Field team

The recruitment process for enumerator and moderator roles is conducted in three steps.

  1. We first screen candidates on their CV, cover letters and written samples. We are looking for excellent academic credentials (a Bachelor’s degree is a minimum requirement) and relevant professional experience.
  2. Next, we ask candidates to complete an online logic and aptitudes test and a short essay in English to assess language skills.
  3. Finally, we invite successful candidates for an interview.