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Laterite Analyst Job (Research) – Career Point Kenya

This vacancy is open to Kenyan nationals, or candidates with an existing Kenyan work visa

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. We provide three types of services to clients:

  • Data: comprehensive data collection and data processing solutions;
  • Research: from the design of large-scale research projects through to analysis; an
  • Advisory: strategic and technical research advice.

Laterite’s growing network of offices currently includes the Netherlands, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. Our teams bring together more than 55 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.

You can find out more about Laterite on our website at: www.laterite.com

Job Description & Key Responsibilities

As a Research Analyst, based in Nairobi, you will:

  • Work on technical research projects – supporting the design of research instruments and research designs, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis, drafting sections of reports, and keeping clients updated on progress.
  • Independently deliver high-quality sections of reports or data analysis – ensuring your deliverables are client-ready and on time.
  • Work with a team – proactively communicating with team members to keep projects on track, paying attention to details, and escalating any risks or issues early.

You will be able to develop skills and experience in:

  • Technical design of research projects, including sampling and impact evaluation methodologies.
  • Project management and client communication.
  • Data analysis, statistical techniques and coding.
  • Report writing: drawing insights from data and presenting them in a client-ready, consultancy quality format.

Profile

This position is suited to a recent graduate with an understanding of data analysis and motivation to work in social and economic research in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Econometrics, Development Research, Nutrition, Public Health or related sectors
  • 1+ years of experience on development projects, impact evaluations, or research. Experience in Agriculture, Gender or Nutrition projects preferred
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills and proficiency in Stata
  • Experience working with at least one ODK-based platform (such as SurveyCTO, ODK, CommCare)
  • 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.
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