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Laterite is looking for Data Quality Team Manager Kigali–Rwanda-July 2020

Laterite is looking for Data Quality Team Manager Kigali–Rwanda

This role is open to Rwandan nationals only.

The Data Quality Team Manager leads a team of Analysts and Associates in
ensuring Laterite’s research projects deliver useful and high-quality data for our
clients and partners. The Manager ensures that research instruments and data
collection, monitoring, and cleaning activities are well-structured and efficient and
implements quality control processes to identify and eliminate error or fraud.
Laterite is looking for a colleague who values mentoring and has the leadership
experience to manage a team of four Data Quality Analyst and Associates. In
addition, we are looking for someone with experience designing and
implementing tools and process for collecting, monitoring, and analyzing primary
data for research projects.
About Laterite
Laterite is a data, research, and technical advisory firm that helps clients
understand and analyze complex development challenges. We provide three
types of services:
• Data: comprehensive data collection and data processing solutions
• Research: from the design of large-scale research projects through to
• Advisory: strategic and technical research advice
Laterite works with universities, global think tanks, international NGOs, multilateral
donor organizations, and government ministries and agencies.
Must-have: Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics or a field related to quantitative research.Proficiency in STATA (excellent skills in R and/or Python are a
strong plus)
Demonstrated experience of working with primary survey data for
research and experience managing a team

Our core activity sectors are: public health, agriculture, urbanization & migration,
education, and youth & labor. We are also involved in projects with a focus on
gender issues.
We believe that impact is a long-term endeavor that requires being embedded in
the local context. Delivering high-quality research requires building local teams
and data collection systems, understanding the context, establishing close
working relationships with key players, and understanding their constraints and
Laterite’s growing network of offices currently includes Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya,
Uganda and the Netherlands. Our teams bring together more than 60 full time
local and international staff in a dynamic and nurturing work environment. We are
proud to be a culturally diverse organization. Learn more:
Job Description & Key Responsibilities
The key responsibilities of the Data Quality Team Manager (based in Kigali,
Rwanda) are:
• The Data Quality Team Manager Manage the day-to-day task allocation and project assignments of the Data
Quality Team,
• The Data Quality Team Manager Oversee the quality of work produced by the Data Quality Team, which
includes survey coding, data auditing, dataset cleaning and manipulation,
and analysis.
•The Data Quality Team Manager Contribute to systems, tools and processes to improve data quality control
and monitoring at all stages of the research process and ensure best
practices are implemented.
• Uphold standards for data security in compliance with regulations.
• 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 in Rwanda.
• As part of Laterite’s management team, you will have a voice in project
selection, operations, 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.
Experience working with primary survey data for research and experience
managing a team is required. Proficiency in STATA is a must-have and excellent
skills in R and/or Python are a strong plus. Additionally:

• You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics,
or a field related to quantitative research.
• You have at least 3 years of professional experience relevant to this role.
• 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
• 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
Application Process
We invite you to submit your CV and complete our application form with 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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