Senior Research Associate

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Summary

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

About Laterite

Laterite is a data, research, and technical advisory firm that helps clients understand and analyze complex development challenges. We work with universities, global think tanks, international NGOs, multilateral donor organizations, and government ministries and agencies. Our clients include, for example, the World Bank, USAID, TechnoServe, Promundo, the Mastercard Foundation, and several UN agencies.

Our network of offices currently includes the Netherlands, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The team brings together more than 70 full time local and international staff, as well as 1,000 enumerators across countries, in a dynamic work environment. We are proud to be a culturally diverse organization.

Job Description & Key Responsibilities

The team in Ethiopia comprises of researchers, data collection experts, data quality specialists, and a finance and admin team. The Senior Research Associate in Ethiopia will:

  • Lead a portfolio of impactful research projects, from design to data collection, analysis and follow-through.
  • Lead research teams to ensure we deliver value for our clients, using rigorous and innovative research methods.
  • Build successful partnerships with clients and stakeholders and establish Laterite as a trusted partner.
  • Mentor our growing research and data teams.
  • Contribute to country-level strategic decisions such as which projects to pursue, team development, and how to increase the impact of our research.
  • Support business development and recruitment processes.

As part of Laterite’s management team, you will have a voice in project selection, corporate strategy, process improvements, and structuring Laterite’s research agenda. You will serve as role model for the team, actively promoting our organizational culture, and helping us to grow and achieve our mission as an organization.

Laterite is expanding rapidly, and we are open to the possibility of hiring exceptional candidates at a higher grade.

Profile

We are looking for an accomplished researcher who combines excellent technical skills with experience in project and team management.

Our future colleague has:

  • A postgraduate degree (master’s or above) in Economics, International Development, one of Laterite’s core sectors, or related field with a strong component of quantitative data analysis
  • Motivation to work in social and economic research in Rwanda
  • At least 5 years of work experience in international development, public policy, economic and social research, or management consulting
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring research teams
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex research projects, involving data collection and field teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in STATA is required. Knowledge of R and/or Python is a plus.

Additionally, we are looking for:

  • Solid project management skills to oversee a portfolio of projects at different stages in the research lifecycle
  • An excellent networker with experience in building relationships with clients and stakeholders from the public and private sectors
  • A self-motivated team leader with excellent interpersonal skills who thrives in a fast-paced environment where timelines can be unpredictable

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