Evaluator in Economic and Financial Governance

We are looking to recruit a full-time EVALUATOR IN ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL GOVERNANCE

Are you an experienced professional with excellent analytical and consulting skills?
Are you interested in strategic evaluations in the field of macroeconomic and public financial management reforms in third countries?
Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset and the willingness to continuously improve your skills and our services?

About ADE


ADE is one of Europe’s leading public policy evaluation companies.

We are based in Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels, Belgium.

We work for major clients such as the European Union, EU Member States’ aid agencies, the European Investment Bank, the African Development Bank, and United Nations agencies.

Our Evaluation Department focuses on strategic evaluations in the field of international cooperation. We assess the design and implementation of public policies and draw recommendations for the future. We focus on high-level policies, hereby addressing current major international debates. A wide range of our studies focus on economic and financial governance, in particular macroeconomic and public financial management. The international community often supports reform efforts of partner countries through budget support, accompanied by technical advisory support.

Examples of strategic evaluations dealing with economic and financial governance include:

  • Evaluation of EU’s support to Public Financial Management in Neighbouring countries (starting early 2024);
  • Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s Portfolio in Sierra Leone (just started);
  • Evaluation of the EU’s cooperation with the World Bank (ongoing);
  • Evaluation of EU’s support to Domestic Revenue Mobilisation and Public Financial Management in the Global South (2023);
  • Evaluation of the EU’s Cooperation with Tunisia (2023);
  • Fast-track assessment of the EU’s initial response to the COVID-19 crisis (2021);
  • Evaluation of EU Budget Support to Fragile Countries (State Building Contracts) (2020);
  • Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s Strategy in Gabon (2020);
  • Study for the OECD on Core Concepts of Blended Finance & Evaluation (2020).


What you will do:


  • Implementing studies in cooperation with aid agencies and recipient governments:
    • Designing evaluation approaches and tools;
    • Conducting quantitative & qualitative data collection and analysis, mostly at headquarter level and in the field (for instance, 2 one-week missions per year);
    • Drafting reports and presenting findings in client meetings;
  • Managing projects/studies: team coordination, planning, budget, administration;
  • Participating to business development (tender processes) and ADE’s wider internal and external activities.


Who we are looking for:


Must have:

  • Strong interest in working for a public policy consultancy;
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Economics / Development Economics;
  • 2 to 5 years of professional experience, possibly more;
  • Competency in one or more of the following: macroeconomic policies and public financial management, business environment reforms, public sector governance and institutional reforms ;
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills;
  • Strong communication skills with fluent written and spoken English;
  • Dynamic, fast, proactive, team player, assertive;
  • Multitasker, flexible, quick learner, loving challenges, and able to work with tight deadlines and to prioritise your workload;
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally, e.g. 2 times for 2 weeks per year;
  • EU nationality or work permit.

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of aid modalities, in particular budget support;
  • Experience in the Global South (work or travel);
  • Proficiency in French will be considered as a significant asset;
  • Other languages e.g., Dutch, Spanish, Arabic.


What we offer:


  • Value and impact driven work, aiming at improving public policies and programmes for contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • An opportunity to gain experience and develop your skills in a renowned consultancy, working for the European Union and other major donors;
  • An international environment with a team of highly-qualified colleagues;
  • A full-time or 4/5 position starting as soon as possible, with remote work possible 2-3 days/week;
  • A complete salary package, including extra-legal advantages.


How to apply?


Please send a CV and 1-page cover letter in English to by 21 January 2024. The sooner the better since applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please indicate in your cover letter a possible starting date, and the channel through which you learned about this opportunity.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The selection procedure will be conducted in three phases, including a case study.