Laterite Senior Research Associate Jobs in Uganda
Laterite Senior Research Associate Jobs in UgandaPosition: Senior Research Associate
Min. Masters in Economics, Public Policy, Public Health, Statistics or Engineering
Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience
English; Luganda a plus
Do you want to make a difference to knowledge creation in Uganda through development research?
Are you passionate about leading a technical team of researchers and working across various thematic
levels such as agriculture, education, poverty, gender, etc.
Do you work best when collaborating with experts across disciplines and getting the best out of their
Do you love discovering new contexts and spending time in countries like Uganda?
If yes, then this might be the role for you! Laterite's Senior Research Associate role based in Uganda will provide
you with the opportunity to hone your leadership and technical skills and make a difference to development research
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.
We provide three types of services to clients: comprehensive data collection and data processing solutions;
research services, from the design of large-scale research projects through to analysis; and
strategic and technical research
advice to public and private sector clients.
Who We Are
Laterite is led by a team of entrepreneurial professionals who strive to transform the way development research is
Our research team has degrees from some of the world’s top universities and vast experience delivering
research projects in emerging markets. Our data collection team is recruited from the best local universities and are
We are proud to be a culturally diverse organization.
We are also very proud of our office cultureLaterite is hiring for a Senior Research Associate to be based in Kampala, Uganda. Senior Research Associates at
that is hard working, but relaxed, non-hierarchical, and fun!
Position Description & Key Responsibilities
Laterite play a hands-on role in leading research projects, overseeing technical analysis and delivering research to
They are involved in all the steps of the research process, from designing research proposals to designing
and piloting research instruments, designing sampling strategies, supervising data collection processes, conducting
quantitative and qualitative analysis, writing reports, managing communication with clients and presenting findings
and recommendations to clients.
Senior Research Associates are part of Laterite’s Management Team and have a voice in project selection, corporate
strategy, and structuring Laterite’s research agenda.
They have direct management responsibilities when it comes
to the delivery of research projects.
Senior Research Associates lead research teams on specific projects and are
directly responsible for the management and technical oversight of these projects.
At Laterite, we value the career progression of our staff.
We expect our staff to progress within the company and grow professionally, from both a managerial and technical perspective.Manage specific research projects and research teams (from operational and technical perspective)
Key responsibilities include:
Contribute to the development of research proposals and pro-actively propose new research
Oversee research design and development of sampling strategies/research instruments
Lead qualitative and quantitative analysis, using statistical software such as STATA, R, or Python, and train
research team members to ensure continuous professional development of the team on these tools
Coordinate with Laterite Data & Quality Assurance teams to ensure the highest data quality standards
Manage project budgets, including tracking project expenses and adherence to the budget targets
Ensure that timelines and benchmarks are being met for our clients
Lead client communication for project portfolio
Develop a strong understanding of the Ugandan context
Provide support, as needed, to senior management team – including accounting, HR, logistics and related tasks.
Ideal candidates have outstanding technical and analytical skills.
You are passionate about social and economic
research in SubSaharan Africa.
You can quickly grasp research concepts, and structure your technical approach to a
You have solid project management skills and can manage a portfolio of activities/projects involving
varying levels of stakeholders.
You have excellent interpersonal skills, are self-motivated and can flourish in a fastpaced environment, where timelines can often be unpredictable.
You also have excellent written and oral
communication skills (in English), and can effectively communicate internally and externally.
Proficiency in STATA/R/Python is a must! You have a Master’s in Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Engineering or
related field, and at least 5 years of relevant professional experience.
Lastly, you are willing to develop your
professional skills, lead the growth of an organization dedicated to social and economic development, and thrive in
a growing organization setting.
Pre-requisite: excellent quantitative skills with a strong knowledge of econometrics, sampling techniques
and program evaluation
At least 5 years of work experience in international development, public policy, economic and social
research, or management consulting
Masters degree in economics, public policy, international development, public health, or a related field
Strong statistical analysis skills and knowledge of related tools/software (in particular R, Stata, Python, and
Strong oral and written communication skills in English
Fluent in English (Luganda is a plus)
Excellent management and organizational skills; must be detail-oriented, able to manage multiple tasks
efficiently, independent and motivated self-starter
Experience living and working in different cultural settings; time spent in sub-Sahara Africa or other
developing countries strongly preferred
Must thrive in a growing organization setting, and be able to adapt to dynamic growth and change
Please apply online by 13th June 2019 including a CV, cover
letter and a short writing sample within the link.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you
to apply ASAP.
For more information and job application details, see; Laterite Senior Research Associate Jobs in Uganda
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