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Senior Research Associate - Uganda

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Laterite | Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
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Laterite is looking for an accomplished researcher with a track record of experience in project and team management, combined with excellent technical skills and the motivation to work in East Africa.

Our new Senior Research Associate will lead our offices in Uganda (Kampala) and will be part of Laterite's management team, you will have a voice in project selection, corporate strategy, process improvements, and structuring Laterite’s research agenda.

(We also have a vacancy for a Senior Research Associate in Kenya - the job description and application procedure are the same.)


Job description & key responsibilities

As a Senior Research Associate based in Uganda you will:

  • Lead a portfolio of impactful research projects, from design to data collection, analysis and follow-through.
  • Lead research teams to ensure we deliver value for our clients, using rigorous and innovative research methods.
  • Build successful partnerships with our clients and establish Laterite as a trusted partner for public sector organizations.
  • Mentor our growing research and data teams.
  • Contribute to country-level strategic decisions such as which projects to pursue, team development, and how to increase the impact of our research.
  • Support business development and recruitment processes.

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 promoting our corporate culture, and helping us to grow and achieve our mission as an organization.

Laterite is expanding rapidly, and we are open to the possibility of hiring exceptional candidates at a higher grade.


Profile

We are looking for an accomplished researcher who combines excellent technical skills with experience in project and team management.

Our future colleague has:

  • A postgraduate degree (Masters or above) in Economics, Econometrics, Development Research, or in one of Laterite’s core sectors
  • Motivation to work in social and economic research in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 5+ years of research or project management experience in education, youth, public health, agriculture and/or urbanization.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring research teams
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex research projects, involving data collection and field teams.

Additionally, we are looking for:

  • Solid project management skills to oversee a portfolio of projects at different stages in the research lifecycle
  • An excellent networker with experience in building relationships with clients and stakeholders from the public and private sectors
  • A self-motivated team leader with excellent interpersonal skills who thrives in a fast-paced environment where timelines can be unpredictable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (in English)
  • Proficiency in STATA, R, or Python.


Application Process

We invite you to submit your CV and complete our application form https://form.jotform.com/200122195550544, 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 an accomplished researcher with a track record of experience in project and team management, combined with excellent technical skills and the motivation to work in East Africa.

Our new Senior Research Associate…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

Compensation 

Competitive with similar roles in other social enterprises and research firms. Benefits include flight allowances, generous leave, health insurance, medical evacuation, and individual/team bonuses.

Compensation 

Competitive with similar roles in other social enterprises and research firms. Benefits include flight allowances, generous leave, health insurance, medical…

Level of Language Proficiency

English; East African languages a plus

English; East African languages a plus

Location

Kampala, Central Region, UG

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