Laterite Opportunities

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Laterite Ltd (www.laterite.com) is looking for brilliant and highly-motivated young people to assist with our research efforts. Successful candidates will also be placed in our database and be contacted each time a new project begins.  

About Laterite  

At Laterite, we transform the way development research is done. Our mission is to deploy the most innovative research methods and the latest academic thinking to design effective responses to development issues. We provide three types of services to clients: i) comprehensive data collection and data processing solutions; ii) research services, from the design of large-scale research projects through to analysis; and iii) strategic and technical advice to public and private sector clients. Laterite currently operates in Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, India, and the Netherlands. Laterite brings together more than 40 full-time staff. In the last few years, we have successfully completed over 100 research projects, working with internationally recognized universities, global think tanks, international NGOs, multilateral donor organizations and several Government ministries and agencies.

Minimum Requirements for all positions

  • Currently enrolled in a university or holding at least a bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Kinyarwanda and English (French an asset)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sharp problem-solving skills
  • Consistent punctuality  
  • Effective team-player
  • Attention to details
  • Quick learner

 

Roles Scope of services Qualification
Moderator
  • Actively participate and complete the training;
  • Pilot the interview guidelines designed by Laterite Ltd. in the field
  • Conduct interviews in the field following the interview guidelines designed by Laterite Ltd.
  • Act in a professional and honest manner and serve as an example to fellow team members
  • Document issues that arise during interviews and communicate them to the Field Supervisor  
  • Take a lead on verifying written notes with the notetaker at the end of each interview
  • Participate in team debriefs following interviews
  • Keep track of expenses as instructed
  • Write up field report notes at the end of each day and report to the Field Supervisor
  • Assist in any other tasks related to the delivery of the project at hand
  • Ensure the safekeeping of fieldwork materials

 

  • Strong experience in conducting qualitative interviews;
  • Proven experience with leading focus group discussion and/or semi-structured interviews.
Note-taker
  • Actively participate and complete training
  • Pilot the interview guidelines designed by Laterite Ltd. in the field
  • Take detailed notes that will serve as documentation of the interviews
  • Act in a professional and honest manner and serve as an example to fellow team members
  • Document issues that arise during interviews and communicate them the Field Supervisor;
  • Verify written notes with the moderator at the end of each interview
  • Participate in team debriefs following interviews
  • Keep track of expenses as instructed
  • Assist the moderator in writing up field report, as needed
  • Effective note-taking technique: Ability to take quick and accurate notes during interviews  
  • Observation skills

 

Assist in any other tasks related to the delivery of the project at hand
Note

Transcriber

Provide consolidated and accurate records from the field notes

Correctly format the transcribed text as instructed Respond in a timely manner to the feedback from reviews of the submitted work

Document and communicate in a timely manner to the Field Supervisor whenever any issues arise

Submit assigned work by the agreed deadline

Act in a professional and honest manner and serve as an example to fellow team members  

Assist in any other tasks related to the delivery of the project at hand.

Computer skills: Fast typing ability Language skills: Excellent command of the transcription

language

Audio

transcriber

aan Transcribe word-by-word the content of the recorded interviews

Correctly format the transcribed text as instructed Respond in a timely manner to the feedback from reviews of submitted work

Document issues that arise and communicate them to

the Field Supervisor in a timely manner

Submit assigned work by the agreed deadline

Act in a professional and honest manner and serve as example to fellow team members  

Assist in any other tasks related to the delivery of the project at hand.

Computer skills: Fast

typing ability Language skills:

Excellent command of the transcription language

Written translator

an a Translate the interview transcripts from the source to the target language

Clarify terms and concepts that would otherwise remain

ambiguous or decontextualized;

Conceptualize the language in order to avoid misinterpretation, misunderstanding, and loss of the intended meaning

Act in a professional and honest manner and serve as example to fellow team members  

Assist in any other tasks related to the delivery of the project at hand.

  • Language skills: Excellent command of the source and target languages
  • Computer skills: Fast typing ability
Verbal translator

an Translate the interview from the source to the target language and vice versa;

Clarify terms and concepts that would otherwise remain

ambiguous or decontextualized;

Conceptualize the language in order to avoid misinterpretation, misunderstanding, and loss of the intended meaning;

Act in a professional and honest manner and serving as example to fellow team members;

Assist in any other tasks related to the delivery of the project at hand.

Language skills: Excellent command of the source and target languages.

 

Application Process:

  • The interested candidates should share their application files here. The deadline for applying is 8th November 2018.

 

Key Things to Note:

  • Use a Kepler Resume Template
  • Make sure your resume does not have more than 2 pages
  • Add a name to your resume. Unnamed resumes will not be considered.
  • Multiple people are needed on this role and they will be called up every time they are needed in case you are selected.