Vacancy

Junior Project Manager and Business Developer

Are you a dynamic young professional,
fully at ease with numbers and with excellent organisational skills?

Are you interested in supporting a team of consultants
in their projects and in winning new projects?

Apply as Junior Project Manager and Business Developer
for our Evaluation Department.

ADE is one of Europe’s leading evaluation consultancies.

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

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

The Evaluation Department focuses on strategic evaluations in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid policies.

Examples of recent studies we conducted:

  • Evaluation of the EU Initial Response to the COVID-19 crisis in partner countries (on-going)
  • Evaluation of the EU Cooperation with the United Nations (on-going)
  • Evaluation of the EU Cooperation with Tunisia (on-going)
  • Evaluation of the EU Collect More Spend Better approach (on-going)
  • Evaluation of the EU Humanitarian Aid to Yemen (on-going)
  • Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s Strategy in Benin (on-going)
  • Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s Strategy in Gabon (2021)
  • Evaluation of the UN World Food Program’s Strategy in Lebanon (2021)
  • Study for the OECD on Core Concepts of Blended Finance & Evaluation (2021)
  • Evaluation of the EU Gender Policy in Humanitarian Aid (2021)
  • Evaluation of the EU Humanitarian Response to the Rohingya Crisis (2021)
  • Evaluation of the EU Budget Support to Fragile Countries (2021)
  • Evaluation of the Norwegian Aid’s Concentration (2020)
  • Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s Strategy on Fragility (2020)
  • Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s Country Strategy in Egypt (2020)

 

What you will do:

You will be responsible for providing support to a variety of tenders, studies, and to the Evaluation Department overall. This will mainly consist of:

  • Business development
    • Coordinating tender processes, preparing references, etc.
    • Building consulting teams with in-house and freelance experts
    • Market follow-up and prospects
  • Project management
    • Liaising with freelance experts and clients, and coordinating in-house support
    • Managing project logistics, administration, and budget
    • Supporting preparation of deliverables
  • Data and financial analysis
  • Knowledge management

 

Who we are looking for:

Must have:

  • Master’s degree preferably in Management or related matters
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and financial and data analysis skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and French
  • Dynamic, fast, team player, good communicator, assertive
  • Multitasker, flexible, quick learner, loving challenges, and able to work with tight deadlines
  • EU nationality or work permit

Nice to have:

  • Interest in evaluation, development cooperation or humanitarian aid
  • Experience in developing countries (work or travel)
  • Other languages e.g., Dutch, Spanish, Arabic
  • Editing and graphical skills

 

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, United Nations, 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
  • A complete salary package, including extra-legal advantages

 

Applications

Please send a CV and 1-page cover letter in English to Esmeralda.Sablon@ade.eu by 8 August 2021. We may process applications as soon as we receive them. 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. Remote work, in full or partially, may be envisaged during the pandemic (to be assessed in due time).