Laterite Research Associate Jobs in Rwanda

Laterite Research Associate Jobs in Rwanda

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, and Uganda. The team brings together more than 60 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

    As a Research Associate, based in our Kigali office, you will:

  • Manage one or two research projects in Rwanda: coordinating the project team; ensuring implementation according to protocols; managing to the budget and timeline; and communicating with clients.

  • Play a hands-on role in all steps of the research process: designing the technical approach; developing protocols, research instruments, and sampling strategies; monitoring data quality; conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis; writing reports; and presenting to clients.

  • Contribute to the development of new business: proposing research ideas; writing technical proposals; and pricing.

  • Improve the way we work: researching and piloting new methodologies and technologies; standardizing and automating processes for data collection and analysis; and supporting internal operations like recruitment and IT.

    You will develop skills and experience in:

  • Technical design of research projects

  • Data

  • Business development

  • Managing a portfolio of research projects


  • Our ideal candidates are passionate about social and economic research in East Africa. They can quickly grasp research concepts and structure their technical approach to a problem. They have strong analytical and interpersonal skills, self-motivation, and a drive to flourish in a fast-paced environment, where timelines can often be unpredictable.

  • Our candidates have project coordination experience and can manage activities involving varying levels of stakeholders and multiple team members. They are willing to develop their professional skills, contribute to the growth of an organization dedicated to social impact, and thrive in an innovative and collaborative organization.


  • A master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Public Health, Public Policy or a related field.

  • At least three years of professional experience in research (whether in a project /program or academic setting).

  • Strong analytical skills, experience working with quantitative data, and proficiency in Stata.

  • Experience communicating with external stakeholders or in a client-facing role.

  • Solid project management skills and experience coordinating projects with multiple components or teams.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

    In addition, we welcome:

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

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

  • Experience with in-person data collection.

  • Knowledge of Python and/or R.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Laterite Research Associate Jobs in Rwanda ​

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