Trainee in Strategic Evaluation of Public Policy in Development & Humanitarian Aid
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Interested in Strategic Evaluation of Public Policy in Development & Humanitarian Aid? 

We are currently looking for 3-4 TRAINEES for ADE’s Evaluation Department to start in Summer/September 2021 for 5 to 6 months

ADE is one of Europe’s leading evaluation companies

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

We work mostly for major clients such as the European Union, EU Member States’ aid agencies, the European Investment Bank, the African Development Bank, or 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 Cooperation with Tunisia (on-going)
  • Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s Strategy in Benin (on-going)
  • Evaluation of Belgian Funding to International Climate Finance (on-going)
  • Evaluation of the EU Gender Policy in Humanitarian Aid (2021)
  • Evaluation of the UN World Food Program’s Strategic Plan in Zimbabwe (2021)
  • Evaluation of the UN World Food Program’s Strategic Plan in Lebanon (2021)
  • Evaluation of the EU Response to the Rohingya Crisis (2021)
  • Evaluationof the EU Budget Support to Fragile Countries (2020)
  • Study for the OECD on Core Concepts of Blended Finance & Evaluation (2020) 



  • A challenging internship, as part of your studies
  • An opportunity to gain experience within a leading consultancy in the area of public policies
  • An opportunity to gain experience with international donors, such as the EU and UN
  • An opportunity to work in an international environment with highly qualified colleagues
  • The possibility of developing your skills as a professional consultant and of applying them to a range of different sectors and topics



  • Participation in strategic evaluation studies conducted by ADE, particularly in respect of: 

- Evaluation design 
- Data collection and research 
- Quantitative and qualitative research and analysis 

  • Contributing to other ADE activities, including support to proposal writing, business development, project management, and knowledge dissemination. 




  • Currently studying for a Master’s university degree, in analytical/logical fields (e.g. economics, engineering, sciences, philosophy) - student status mandatory
  • Outstanding analytical skills
  • Strategic, high-level thinking skills 
  • Solid skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Strong writing skills
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams
  • Very good command of MS Excel
  • Very good level of written and spoken English; at least basic knowledge of French


  • Knowledge of evaluation of public policies
  • Knowledge of development cooperation or humanitarian aid
  • Knowledge of the functioning of EU institutions and policies
  • Knowledge of survey tools (e.g. SurveyCTO or SurveyMonkey)
  • Knowledge of other languages 


HOW TO APPLY? Only applications via email will be considered.

Please send a CV and 1-page cover letter in English to by 20 June 2021

The sooner the better as we may process applications directly. Please indicate in your cover letter a possible starting date, the expected duration of your internship (the longer the better), and the channel through which you learned about this opportunity.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Remote working, at least in part, may be considered in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (to be assessed in due course). 

Job Details
Project title Trainee in Strategic Evaluation of Public Policy in Development & Humanitarian Aid
Start date 2021.09.01
Duration 5 - 6 months
Deadline to apply 2021.06.20
Ref. ADE