Internship ADE’s Impact Department – Humanitarian Aid

Interested in evaluating humanitarian action? 

We are looking for a new intern to join our Impact Department in February 2024 !

ADE is one of Europe’s leading consultancies in the development and humanitarian sectors. We are based in Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels, Belgium.

We support decision-makers in formulating, monitoring, implementing and evaluating public policies and strategies.

Our clients include the European Commission, UN agencies, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, country cooperation agencies, ministries in Southern countries, private foundations and NGOs.

In the Impact department, we focus on impact evaluations using rigorous mixed-methods approaches, from evaluation design, data collection and analysis to visualization, sensemaking and reporting.

Working on the edge of research and consultancy, we provide a relevant and realistic design for each situation to measure changes and to assess attribution/contribution.

We implement experimental, quasi-experimental design, but also make use of more qualitative approaches such as contribution analysis, qualitative comparative analysis, etc.

Current evaluation projects you would be contributing to:

  • World Food Programme – Evaluation of WFP’s Emergency Preparedness Policy (2024)
  • WFP – Corporate Emergency Evaluation of WFP’s response in Ukraine (2024)

Other upcoming projects that you could be contributing to:

  • WFP – Tunisia Country Strategic Plan Evaluation (2024)
  • WFP – Indonesia CSPE (2024)
  • WFP – Ivory Coast CSPE (2024)
  • WFP – Lebanon CSPE (2024)

Examples of recently finalized evaluations in the humanitarian sector are:

  • WFP – Iraq Country Strategic Plan Evaluation (2024)
  • NORAD – Evaluation of the interaction between Norwegian humanitarian aid, development cooperation and peace efforts in Lebanon, DRC, and Ethiopia (2023)
  • WFP – Evaluation of WFP’s DRR/M and Climate Change Policies (2023)
We are looking for a candidate with:



  • Currently studying for a Master’s university degree, preferably in Economics, political sciences, development studies, etc. – student status is mandatory
  • Outstanding analytical skills
  • Solid research and writing skills
  • Knowledge about evaluation of public policies
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams
  • Good command of the main computer software packages (Word, PPT, and Excel)
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English


  • Experience with qualitative analysis software (e.g., MAXQDA, Nvivo…), Dashboard tools (e.g., Power BI), visualization tools, Python programming
  • Experience in evaluation of public policies
  • Experience working in the Global South
  • Experience working at an international institute in the development or humanitarian sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of development cooperation or humanitarian aid
  • Knowledge of other languages, notably French, Spanish, Arabic


What you will do:


  • Participation in humanitarian evaluation projects conducted by ADE, more specifically:
  1. Reflection with the team on the most appropriate impact evaluation design
  2. Preparation of data collection tools
  3. Quantitative and qualitative research and analysis (using MAXQDA, Excel, Stata)
  4. Participating in report drafting, and visualization for presentations to clients
  • Contributing to other ADE activities, including support to proposal writing, business development, project management, and knowledge dissemination.


We offer


  • A challenging internship, as part of your studies
  • An opportunity to gain experience within a leading consultancy in the area of public policies and evaluation directly used by policy makers
  • An opportunity to gain experience with international donors, such as the World Food Programme
  • An opportunity to work in an international environment with highly qualified colleagues and develop your professional network
  • The possibility of developing your soft and technical skills by applying them to a range of different sectors and by interacting with different stakeholders
  • An opportunity to further build your career within ADE, depending on performance
  • A nice working environment, within a great team!
  • A hybrid and flexible work model
  • A stipend to support you with accommodation, transport, and alimentation


How to apply?


Please send a CV and 1-page cover letter in English to by 31 January 2024. E-mail subject: ‘ADE Impact internship application – HA’. 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.

Internship based in Belgium preferred, remote options can be discussed.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.