Senior Program Associate job at Laterite
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Vacancy title:
Senior Program Associate

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

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Deadline of this Job:
15 April 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Senior Program Associate- Laterite
Requirements in a nutshell
• Education: Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Economics, International Development, Public Policy or a field related to Public Health or Education
• Experience: At least 5 years of experience managing research projects in Rwanda Nationality: Rwandan citizens only
• Languages: English
• Must-have: Strong interest in development research, outstanding writing skills, excellent client communication & project management skills

Job Description and Key Responsibilities
Laterite was founded in Rwanda in 2010, and Kigali is our oldest and largest office, both in terms of team size and volume of work. The team in Rwanda comprises researchers, data collection experts, data quality specialists, and a finance and admin team. Our project portfolio is varied and ranges from data collection (including mixed-methods studies with observational assessments or anthropometric measurement modules) to long-term learning partnerships. The team works across all our key sectors with the majority of projects in education, public health and early childhood development topics.

Within this context, the Senior Program Associate in Rwanda will:
• Manage a portfolio of data collection and research projects, including leading budgeting and work planning and liaising with our research, data and finance teams to deliver activities within timelines and budgets.
• Build and strengthen relationships with our clients and government partners through proposal development, communication efforts and overseeing the contractual and ethical compliance of projects.
• Mentor our growing research and data teams, especially on project management
• Contribute to country-level strategic decisions such as which projects to pursue, team development, 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, process improvements, and structuring Laterite’s research agenda. You will serve as role model for the team, actively promoting our organizational culture, and helping us to grow and achieve our mission as an organization.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Step 1) Fill an application form at and please upload: 

  • your CV;  
  • personal statement describing your motivation to apply and your experience with  managing education or health projects;
  • writing sample(s): we want to see an example of something you wrote for a client,  donor or stakeholder (a short report, a slide deck, or even a good email) in which you  communicated a complex idea or issue. Our goal is to get a sense of your  communication skills. Please add a short paragraph to explain the context of the writing  sample.  

(please make sure you upload all requested elements) 

Step 2) Complete a short online assessment, for which no special preparation is needed  Step 3) Successful candidates will be invited for a series of two interviews

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 12 April 2022
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 05-04-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 05-04-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 05-04-2056
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