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We are looking for two experienced managers and researchers to lead our team in Rwanda or Ethiopia. The Country Director provides strategic direction, oversees research projects, leads our in-country office and mentors the team.

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We are looking for an accomplished researcher who combines excellent technical skills with management experience to serve as Research Director in our Kigali office.

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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.

Recruitment process

Full-time positions

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

Full-time vacancies are typically managed on a rolling basis, 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 succeed in all stages of the assessment process.

At that point, we close applications and progress all other candidates who applied up to that date through the assessment process. When we have one or more successful candidates, 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.



Internships in our Research and Innovations teams are suited to candidates who are completing or have recently completed a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (such as international development, economics, statistics or computer science), and have a working knowledge of Stata.

Internships in the Data Quality team are suited to candidates who have recently completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree and are motivated to work in research for social impact.

All our internships are paid and they are advertised in our vacancies page. The recruitment process is similar to that followed for hiring core team members.

Internships in our East African offices are reserved for candidates who are East African nationals or studying in the region. In the Netherlands, we can only offer internships to candidates with an existing right to work in the EU.