Closing Date : 2020-02-28
Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda
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Organization: Laterite
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 28 Feb 2020

Laterite is looking for a Data Systems Manager with a strong interest in development research to lead our Data Quality Team. The Data Systems Manager will lead the development of the systems, tools and processes to improve data quality control and monitoring at all stages of the research process.

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.

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 work environment. We are proud to be a culturally diverse organization. You can find out more about Laterite on our website at:

Position Description & Key Responsibilities

As a Data Systems Manager based in Kigali, Rwanda you will:

Develop and deploy systems, tools and processes to improve data quality control and monitoring at all stages of the research process. Design and manage systems for data security in compliance with the regulations of the Government of Rwanda and the governments of countries where our clients are based (e.g. the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union).Lead the automation of processes for data monitoring and cleaning.Manage the day-to-day activities of the Data Quality Team, which includes tasks such as: survey coding, data auditing, dataset cleaning and manipulation, and analysis.Lead engagement with clients and partners for complex data collection projects to understand data needs so that we help our clients get the evidence they need to make informed decisions.Contribute to country-level strategic decisions such as the types of projects to pursue, how to develop the team, and how to increase the impact of our research.

As part of Laterite's management team, you will have a voice in project selection, corporate strategy, and process improvements. You will serve as a mentor for the team, actively promote our corporate culture, and help us as an organization to achieve our mission.


Proficiency in STATA is a must-have and excellent skills in R and/or Python are a strong plus. Additionally:

You are educated to a Master s level in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, or a related field.You have at least 3 years of professional experience relevant to this role. (Experience with primary data collection is strongly desirable.)You have experience working with clients and managing direct reports.You have solid project management skills to oversee a portfolio of projects at different stages in the research lifecycle. You can quickly identify data quality or data security issues and propose solutions. You have excellent interpersonal skills and you are self-motivated; you can flourish in a fast-paced environment, where timelines can be unpredictable. You have excellent written and oral communication skills (in English).You are willing to develop your professional skills, lead the growth of an organization dedicated to social and economic development, and thrive in an innovative and collaborative organization.You are passionate about social and economic research in Sub-Saharan Africa.
How to apply:

Application Process

We invite you to submit your CV and complete our application formwith more information about yourself and your career. At the end of this application you will be sent a link to a 30 minute quantitative assessment. The assessment must be completed within one week of submitting your application. We will contact successful applicants to discuss next steps.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply ASAP.

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