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Current opportunities

We are looking for an experienced manager and researcher to lead our team in Ethiopia. The Country Director provides strategic direction, oversees research projects, leads our office in Addis Ababa and mentors the team.

More information: 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.

Open Applications are an integral part of our recruitment process and are monitored frequently.

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

Laterite is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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 four steps:

  1. We ask candidates to complete online multiple choice questionnaire to assess general numeracy and literacy skills.
  2. Successful candidates are then invited to complete a job application form and upload their CV and cover letter.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Rolling applications

Core team vacancies are typically managed as an rolling application procedure, and they may be advertised more than once while they are live. We review applications and invite candidates to participate in our assessment and interview process in the order in which they apply. We accept applications until we have a candidate succeeding in all stages of the assessment process. At that point, we close applications and proceed all other candidates who applied up to that date through the assessment process. At this stage, we have one or more successful candidates, and we select our new colleague from this pool. Everyone who applies has their application reviewed and is given a fair chance.

Open applications

Open applications are an integral part of Laterite’s recruitment process. We monitor open applications often and we have hired candidates that reach us via this path.

Successful open application candidates are added to Laterite’s shortlist and fast-tracked through the recruitment process as vacancies become available. Laterite considers 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.