Laterite Research Analyst - Development Research Jobs in Ethiopia

Laterite Research Analyst - Development Research Jobs in Ethiopia

About Laterite

  • Laterite is a data, research, and technical advisory firm that helps clients understand and analyze complex development challenges.

  • Laterite works with universities, global think tanks, international NGOs, multilateral donor organizations, and government ministries and agencies.

  • Our core activity sectors are: public health, agriculture, urbanization & migration, education, and youth & labor.

  • We are also involved in projects with a focus on gender issues.

    Key responsibilities

  • Contribute to project’s research design and sampling strategy, including the development, piloting and programming of electronic survey instruments using an ODK based platform;

  • Support management in supervising and training the enumerator and field teams;

  • Supervise data collection and implement a variety of quality checks to ensure that the highest data quality standards are met;

  • Support the analysis and write-ups of quantitative and qualitative research;

  • Monitor relevant economic and public policy news in the country on a regular basis that may have implications for our research projects;

  • Provide administrative support, as needed, to the management team – including accounting, HR and related tasks;


  • We are looking for early-career professionals with a keen interest in international development and exploring data.

    Our future colleagues have

  • A postgraduate degree (Masters or above) in Economics, Econometrics, Development Research, or in one of Laterite’s core sectors;

  • At least 1
    year of experience working on development projects, impact evaluations or other research studies;

  • Outstanding technical and analytical skills: proficiency in STATA, R and/or Python is a must;

  • Experience working with at least one ODK-based platform (such as SurveyCTO, ODK, CommCare)

    Additionally, they have

  • Motivation to work in social and economic research in Sub-Saharan Africa;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (in English);

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, self-motivation and drive to flourish in a fast-paced environment, where timelines can often be unpredictable.

  • An eye for detail and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment by taking ownership and initiative.

  • Experience living and working in low-income countries.

  • Candidates from East African countries are especially welcome to apply.

  • Laterite is also advertising for a Research Analyst position in Kenya with a focus on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning systems.

    How to Apply

  • We invite you to submit your CV and complete our application form with a couple of questions about your motivation and your past experience.

  • At the end of this application you will be sent a link to a 30-minute quantitative assessment.

  • We will contact successful applicants to discuss next steps.

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply ASAP.

    For more information and job application details, see; Laterite Research Analyst - Development Research Jobs in Ethiopia

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