Data Quality Associate


Organization Name: Laterite
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 20 Sep 2023, 05:28 am
Closing Date: 19 Oct 2023, 12:00 am

This position is only open to Rwandan nationals

About Laterite

Laterite is a data, research, and analytics firm specialized in complex development challenges. 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.

We currently have offices in the Netherlands, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Sierra Leone. The team brings together more than 80 full-time local and international staff, as well as 1,000+ enumerators across all countries. We are proud to be a culturally diverse organization, and we welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our team. Learn more:

We work in socio-economic development research projects. We believe that impact is a long-term endeavour that requires being embedded in the local context. Delivering high-quality research requires building local teams and data collection systems, knowing the country, and establishing close working relationships.

One of Laterite’s key strategic goals is to create a collaborative and rewarding working environment for our staff, where every team member feels engaged, represented, and heard. Laterite is committed to create opportunities for learning and career development within the team and across our offices.

Laterite is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

What you will do:

The Data Quality Associate position is based in Kigali, Rwanda. Data Quality Associates at Laterite play a hands-on role in the implementation of projects by ensuring that relevant quality control measures are in place at all key stages of a project, from research instruments coding to data collection processes to monitoring incoming data and data cleaning.

Key responsibilities:

Project-based responsibilities

• Devising monitoring strategy for projects under your supervision and regularly reviewing its implementation, including the implementation of ethics and adverse event protocols
• Coding and reviewing internal flow and consistency of complex research instruments
• Leading the development/improvement of project specific data quality monitoring and processing tools
• Administering and analyzing enumerator feedback questionnaires
• Coordinating data quality activities on projects upon alignment with the Data Quality Manager
• Leading client engagement on small to medium projects
• Supporting and helping onboard Data Quality Analysts
• Managing the day – day performance of Data Quality Analysts as well as supporting their professional development
• Communicating pro-actively with team members to keep projects on track
• Perform other duties as assigned by your line manager

Quality-team based responsibilities

• Supporting the wider team on SurveyCTO and/or STATA
• Leading the development/improvement of data quality processes, monitoring and processing tools
• Contributing to and reviewing the outputs of Data Quality Analysts geared towards automation and documentation of existing data monitoring and processing tools
• Working closely with other teams within Laterite to ensure quality control at the different stages of a research project cycle.
• Reviewing and ensuring efficient management of internal systems for the management of Laterite’s resources and assets.

What you will bring:

• At least 2 years of work experience in a data heavy role.
• Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Applied Economics, Statistics, Data science or related field.
• Familiarity with statistical analysis and related tools/software (in particular STATA).
• Excellent oral and written communications in English and Amharic (any other local language is a plus).
• Must be Rwandan national

What’s in it for you?

Laterite offers a competitive remuneration package, including medical insurance and 21 days of annual leave. We are also committed to supporting our staff’s learning, providing an annual learning budget of up to $1,000 per person and 10 days of time off for professional learning each year. We also provide remote work options in accordance with Laterite's remote work policy.

The salary for this role is between RWF 1,310,000 - RWF 1,640,000 net per month. The salary is paid in local currency and is re-adjusted for any devaluation in the currency compared to the US dollar based on the latest exchange rate (USD to local currency) of January 1st each year. The exact salary grade will be determined based on the selected candidate’s experience and performance in interviews. Salaries are pegged against the pay matrix, and grades are reviewed every 6 months. There is ample opportunity for growth both in terms of salary scales and roles. Promotions at Laterite are reviewed every 6 months during our performance evaluation.

How to apply

What next?

1). Numeracy and literacy assessment

The first step is to complete a 30-minute numeracy and literacy assessment for which no special preparation is needed.

Link to the assessment:

2). Submit application

Successful candidates will then be invited to upload their CV and cover letter via our online application system.

3). Technical assessment

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be invited to complete two technical assessments. The first assessment is meant to test your capacity to process a dataset, the proficiency, efficiency and replicability of your code and your ability to clearly explain all the steps you take when processing data. The second assessment consists of using a SurveyCTO template to program a survey from a “paper” version to an excel form that can be uploaded to Laterite’s SurveyCTO server and used for offline data collection by our team of enumerators out in the field.

4). Interviews

Successful candidates will then be invited to a first interview. The interview stage will consist of two rounds of interviews.


Interested candidates must apply by October 22, 2023.