Research Analyst Jobs vacancy kenya 2019
Career Employment Kenya: Research Analyst Jobs vacancy kenya 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Education: Master’s in Economics,
Statistics, Public Health, Public Policy or related field

Experience: 1 year of relevant professional

Language requirements: English, Kiswahili

Pre-requisites: Quantitative data analysis

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

This position is open for Kenyan Nationals



  • Do you want to make a difference to social
    and economic outcomes in Kenya through development research?
  • Are you passionate about working on social
    and economic research projects across the education, public health, youth,
    agriculture and urbanization sectors, with a focus on gender and social
  • Do you want to work on innovative social
    and economic research projects with high-profile clients like the World Bank,
    the Mastercard Foundation, USAID and DFID?


Then this might be the role for you!
Laterite’s Research Analyst role will provide you with the opportunity to
develop your technical and soft skills while making a difference to development
research in Kenya.



Laterite is a data, research, and technical
advisory firm that helps clients understand and analyze complex development
challenges. We work with internationally recognized universities, global think
tanks, international NGOs, multilateral donor organizations, and government
ministries and agencies. We provide three types of services to clients:

  1. comprehensive data collection and data
    processing solutions;
  2. research services, from the design of
    large-scale research projects through to analysis; and
  3. strategic and technical research advice.


At Laterite, we transform the way development
research is done. Our mission is to use the most innovative research methods
and the latest academic thinking to design effective responses to development

We see every new challenge as an
opportunity to try out new ideas and embrace new technologies, always with the
objective of creating new and better ways of conducting research.

We want our research to create a long-term
impact. We do this by embedding ourselves in the local context.

By establishing close working relationships
with key players and building local teams and data collection systems, we are
able to truly understand the context and deliver high-quality and impactful

Laterite’s growing network of offices
currently includes the Netherlands, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. Our
teams bring together more than 45 full time local and international staff, as
well as 500 enumerators across countries, in a dynamic and fun work
environment. We are proud to be a culturally diverse organization.


You can find out more about Laterite on our
website at:



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

  1. 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.
  2. Independently deliver high-quality sections
    of reports or data analysis – ensuring your deliverables are client-ready and
    on time.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 with the objective of continuously improving the way we


You will be able to develop skills and
experience in:

  1. Technical design of research projects,
    including sampling and impact evaluation methodologies.
  2. Project management and client
  3. Data analysis, statistical techniques and
    coding (using Stata, R, Python and NVivo).
  4. Report writing: drawing insights from data
    and presenting them in a client-ready, consultancy quality format.


Laterite is a fast-growing organization
that provides excellent opportunities for personal development and career
progression. We conduct internal promotion reviews twice a year, and provide
opportunities to develop your career within Laterite across our offices in East
Africa and the Netherlands.



  • You have a strong interest and
    understanding of data analysis. You are passionate about social and economic
    research in Sub-Saharan Africa. You can quickly grasp research concepts, and
    structure your technical approach to a problem. You have excellent
    interpersonal skills, are self-motivated and can flourish in a fast-paced
    environment, where timelines can often be unpredictable. You also have good
    written and oral communication skills (in English), and can effectively
    communicate internally and externally.
  • You have a Master’s in Economics,
    Statistics, Public Health, Public Policy or a related field, and 1 year of
    relevant professional experience. You are proficient analyzing data in Stata or
    similar statistical software.
  • You are focused on developing your
    professional skills and working in social and economic development.
  • You thrive in an innovative and
    collaborative organization.



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



Please submit your CV and short application
by clicking the apply button and following the instructions provided. Applications are reviewed on a
rolling basis so we encourage you to apply ASAP.