Research Associate Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Laterite

Laterite is looking for an experienced researcher to join our team in Addis and lead one or two of our projects from design to implementation.

Laterite is a data, research, and technical advisory firm specialized in development research and evaluations. 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. For more information: https://www.laterite.com/

  • Manage one or two research projects in Ethiopia: 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 analysis
  • Business development
  • Managing a portfolio of research projects

 

Profile

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.

Requirements:

  • 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 value:

  • Experience working with primary data (data collection or cleaning and analysis).
  • Experience with Open Data Kit (ODK) or an ODK-based platform such as SurveyCTO or CommCare.
  • Previous work experience in East Africa.
  • Research experience in one of Laterite’s core sectors - education, youth and labor, public health, agriculture or urbanization.

More information

A full job description and instructions on how to apply are available as a PDF: https://bit.ly/AssocET2021


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