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Current opportunities

Laterite is looking for an experienced professional to provide strategic direction, oversee research projects, and lead and mentor research teams in our office in Kigali, Rwanda.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, check the full job description

This position is open to Rwandan candidates, or candidates with a valid work visa for Rwanda.

Laterite is looking for an experienced human resources professional to lead efforts to meet our strategic people’s objectives. The role will be focused on helping develop and retain staff across the organization.

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Laterite is looking for a Research Analyst to join our team in Rwanda and support our technical research projects. Tasks include: design of research instruments and research design (including sampling and impact evaluation methodologies), reporting, and quantitative data analysis.

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

This position is open to Rwandan nationals, or candidates with a valid work visa for Rwanda.

Laterite is looking for a Research Analyst to join our team in Kenya and support our technical research projects. Tasks include: design of research instruments and research designs (including sampling and impact evaluation methodologies), reporting, quantitative data analysis.

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

This position is open to Kenyan nationals, or candidates with a valid work visa for Kenya.

Laterite is looking for a Research Associate to join our team in Kigali, Rwanda. Our new colleague will lead one or two research projects, from research design to field work, analysis and liaising with clients.

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

This position is open to Rwandan candidates.

We are looking for an accomplished researcher with a track record of experience in project and team management, to join our office in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

Our ideal candidate is an accomplished researcher who combines excellent technical skills with experience in project and team management.

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

In anticipation of upcoming hiring rounds, we would like to invite interested researchers with a passion for development economics and strong quantitative data analysis skills to submit an Open Application.

Successful candidates will join Laterite’s shortlist and be fast-tracked through the recruitment process as vacancies become available.

We will consider Open Applications for three profiles: Research Analyst, Research Associate and Senior Research Associate.

For more information and details on how to apply, please refer to the full Job Description

What we offer

Collaboration

Top team

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

Innovation

Space for ideas

A dynamic environment, focused on learning and innovation

Improvement

Personal growth

Tailored opportunities for growth and personal development

Globe

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.