Lead Economist

Netherlands (or any of their East Africa offices)
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Laterite is looking for an outstanding researcher / economist to provide global technical leadership to their teams, to support the professional development of researchers at Laterite and to grow their portfolio of research projects and establish new strategic learning partnerships.

Laterite is a data, research, and technical advisory firm that helps clients understand and analyze complex development challenges. They work with universities, global think tanks, international NGOs, multilateral donor organizations, and government ministries and agencies.

Their network of offices currently includes the Netherlands, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The team brings together more than 55 full time local and international staff, as well as 1,000 enumerators across countries, in a dynamic work environment. They are proud to be a culturally diverse organization. Learn more: www.laterite.com

Laterite’s Lead Economist will:
> Provide technical leadership to their global teams.
> Strengthen the quality of their work.
> Grow their portfolio of research projects and strategic learning partnerships.
> Contribute and lead high quality external publications, in the form of blogs, policy briefs, papers, to increase the visibility of their work.

Theyo are looking for an accomplished economist/research who combines excellent technical skills with experience in mentoring and managing teams of researchers. Their future colleague has:
> Postgraduate degree (ideally a PhD) in economics, development economics, statistics, or related field with a strong component of quantitative data analysis
> At least 7 years of research work experience acquired in academia, a public policy or social research organization, or management consulting (or 5 years if you have a PhD)
> Demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring researchers.
> Strong skills in relevant areas for Laterite’s technical work, including research design, sampling, analysis of survey data, program evaluation techniques and econometrics
> Demonstrated interest in Laterite’s core sectors: education, public health, agriculture, youth & livelihoods, and urbanization & migration.
> Demonstrated experience in writing and editing grant applications, research papers and scientific output reports
> Proficiency in STATA is required. Knowledge of R and/or Python is a strong plus.

More information:
> You can find examples of our research and work in their blog: laterite.com/blog

For more details and instructions on how to apply, see the full job description: https://bit.ly/LeadEcon-2021.

Or click on this direct link to the application form