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Research Analyst - Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda

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Laterite | Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda
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Laterite is looking for early-career professionals with a keen interest in international development and exploring data to join our research teams in Rwanda (Kigali), Kenya (Nairobi) and Ethiopia (Addis Ababa).

Our future Research Analysts have a post-graduate degree in Economics, Econometrics, Development Research, or in one of Laterite’s core sectors, and at least 1 year of experience working on development projects, impact evaluations or other research studies. Proficiency with STATA, R or Python is a must.


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;
  • Clean and analyze qualitative and quantitative data using statistical software, with supervision from management team;
  • Support the analysis and write-ups of quantitative and qualitative research;
  • Assist in overseeing that timelines and benchmarks are being met for our clients;
  • Provide support on project proposals and pro-actively seek independent 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;

  

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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, 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 face-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.

 

More information

For more details and information on how to apply: job description.


Application Process

We invite you to submit your CV and complete our application form https://form.jotform.com/200122171225537, 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. 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.

Laterite is looking for early-career professionals with a keen interest in international development and exploring data to join our research teams in Rwanda (Kigali), Kenya (Nairobi) and Ethiopia (Addis Ababa).

Our future Research Analysts…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

How to Apply

This link will lead you to a 30-minute quantitative assessment for which no special preparation is needed. Successful candidates will be contacted with information regarding the next steps. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply ASAP.

This link will lead you to a 30-minute quantitative assessment for which no special preparation is needed. Successful candidates will be contacted with information regarding…

Location

Kigali, Kigali City, RW

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