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ADE is one of Europe’s leading evaluation consultancies. We are based in Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels, Belgium.

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

Our areas of specialization include notably:

  • Strategic and Impact Evaluations;
  • Macro-Economic Reforms;
  • Rural Development and Food Security;
  • Development Finance and Private Sector Development;
  • Conflict Resolution, Security, and Fragility.

Our Evaluation Department is focusing on Strategic Evaluations in these and other sectors, within the wider fields of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.

Recent Examples:

  • Evaluation of the EU Cooperation with Tunisia (on-going);
  • Evaluation of the EU Gender Policy in Humanitarian Aid (on-going);
  • Evaluation of the UN World Food Program’s Strategy in Zimbabwe (on-going);
  • Evaluation of Belgian Funding to International Climate Finance (on-going);
  • Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s Strategy in Gabon (being completed);
  • Evaluation of the EU Response to the Rohingya Crisis (being completed);
  • Evaluation of the UN World Food Program’s Strategy in Lebanon (being completed);
  • Evaluation of the EU Budget Support to Fragile Countries (2020);
  • Study for the OECD on Core Concepts of Blended Finance & Evaluation (2020).

Your work:

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

Your skills and experience:

  • 5 to 10 years of professional experience, possibly more;
  • Masters or PhD, typically in analytical/logical fields (economics, sciences, philosophy, etc.);
  • Outstanding analytical, research, and data collection skills;
  • Strong writing and presentation skills;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Teamwork and leadership skills;
  • Resistance to stress;
  • Fluency in English and at least basic knowledge of French; knowledge of other languages would be an asset;
  • A strong interest in evaluation of public policies;
  • A strong interest in development cooperation, humanitarian aid, or development finance;
  • EU nationality or work permit required.

Your opportunities:

  • Conducting complex, strategic evaluations targeting senior decision-makers;
  • Gaining experience across a range of different sectors, countries, and organizations;
  • 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 a renowned consultancy, working for the EU, UN, and other major organizations;
  • Joining an international team of highly qualified colleagues;
  • Benefiting from a full salary package, with benefits such as a company car.


Please send a CV and 1-page cover letter in English to by 6 December 2020 (and the sooner the better). We may process applications as soon as we receive them. Please indicate in your cover letter a possible starting date (also the sooner the better), as well as 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 and a logical test.

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