Laterite is a data, research, and technical advisory firm that helps clients understand and analyze complex development challenges. We provide three types of services to clients: i) comprehensive data collection and data processing solutions; ii) research services, from the design of large-scale research projects through to analysis; and iii) strategic and technical research advice. We work with internationally recognized universities, global think tanks, international NGOs, multilateral donor organizations, and government ministries and agencies.
At Laterite, we transform the way development research is done. Our mission is to deploy the most innovative research methods and the latest academic thinking to design effective responses to development issues. With every new challenge and opportunity, we try out new ideas and embrace new technologies, always with the objective of creating new and better ways of conducting research.
We believe that impact is a long-term endeavor that requires being embedded in the local context. Delivering high quality research requires building local teams and data collection systems, understanding the context, establishing close working relationships with key players, and understanding their constraints and motivations.
Laterite’s growing network of offices currently includes the Netherlands, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and India. Our teams bring together more than 45 full time local and international staff, 500 enumerators across countries, in a dynamic and fun work environment. We are proud to be a culturally diverse organization.
If yes, then this might be the role for you! Laterite's Senior Research Associates have the opportunity to hone leadership and technical skills and make a difference to development research in East Africa.
Position Description & Key Responsibilities
As a Senior Research Associate based in Uganda you will:
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 promote our corporate culture, and help us as an organization to achieve our mission.
You are an excellent researcher. You are passionate about social and economic research in Sub-Saharan Africa. You can quickly grasp research concepts, and structure your technical approach to a problem. You have solid project management skills to oversee a portfolio of projects at different stages in the research lifecycle. You build high-trust relationships and can effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders in public and private sectors. You have led teams, have excellent interpersonal skills, and are self-motivated and can flourish in a fast-paced environment, where timelines can be unpredictable. You also have excellent written and oral communication skills (in English).
Proficiency in STATA, R, or Python is a must! You have a master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Public Health, Public Policy, or a related field, and at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. Research experience in education, youth, public health, agriculture or urbanization is strongly desirable. You are willing to develop your professional skills, lead the growth of an organization dedicated to social and economic development, and thrive in an innovative and collaborative organization.
We invite you to submit your CV and complete our application form with more information about yourself and your career.
At the end of this application you will be sent a link to a 30 minute quantitative assessment. The assessment must be completed within one week of submitting your application.
We will contact successful applicants to discuss next steps.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply ASAP.
We are also recruiting for a Senior Research Associate based in Kampala, Uganda
Interested and qualified? Go to Laterite career website on www.idealist.org to apply