Public Policy Evaluator

Are you an experienced professional
with excellent analytical and consulting skills?

Are you interested in strategic evaluations in the field of development
cooperation, humanitarian aid, or development finance?

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 development cooperation and humanitarian aid policies. We aim hereby at assessing public policies and their implementation and providing recommendations for the future. We focus on high-level strategies and policies, addressing major challenges on the international scene.

Examples of strategic evaluations:

  • Evaluation of EU support to public administration reform with a focus on public finance management in the enlargement and neighbourhood regions (on-going)
  • Mid Term Evaluation Building Prospects and Access to Energy Fund, MFA Netherlands (on-going)
  • Evaluation of the AfDB’s Country Strategy and Program for Sierra Leone (on-going)


Your work:


  • Designing evaluation approaches and tools
  • Conducting interviews and data collection at client headquarters
  • Participating to field visits at country level (e.g., 2 one-week missions per year)
  • Conducting quantitative & qualitative research and analysis
  • Drafting reports and presenting findings in client meetings
  • Managing teams and projects
  • Participating to tender processes and ADE’s wider internal and external activities


Your skills and experience:


  • Solid professional experience (preferably a minimum of 3 years)
  • Master or PhD, typically in highly analytical fields (e.g., economics, engineering, sciences, philosophy)
  • EU nationality or work permit required
  • Outstanding analytical skills, for both in-depth research and strategic high-level thinking
  • Fully fluent in English with basic knowledge of French; other languages are an asset
  • Ability to work in team under tight deadlines and on several studies
  • A strong interest in evaluation of public policies
  • A strong interest in development cooperation, humanitarian aid, or development finance


Your opportunities:


  • Conducting complex, strategic evaluations targeting senior decision-makers
  • Gaining experience across a range of different sectors, countries, and organisations
  • Joining a renowned consultancy, working for the EU, UN, and other leading organisations
  • Working towards contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Working in line with ADE’s 4 main values: Excellence – Ethics – Entrepreneurial spirit – Team spirit
  • Developing your skills as a professional consultant
  • Joining an international team of highly qualified colleagues
  • Benefiting from a full salary package, with benefits such as a company car if desired


How to apply?


Please send a CV and 1-page cover letter in English by 22nd March 2024 to  The sooner the better as we may process applications directly. Please indicate in your letter a possible starting date and the channel through which you learned about this opportunity.

Only applications by email will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The selection will include interviews, a case study, and a logical test.