Interested in Public Policy Evaluation and Development/Humanitarian Aid?

We are currently looking for 2-3 TRAINEES for our Evaluation Department

to start in Summer 2019 for 4 to 6 months

ADE is one of Europe’s leading evaluation companies. We are based in Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels, Belgium.
We are specialised in strategic evaluations of public policies, focusing on high-level issues of senior decision-makers. We have also expertise in impact evaluations using rigorous mixed-methods approaches, in which we collect and use first hand data to conduct statistic and econometric analysis.
We focus in particular on international relations, development cooperation, and humanitarian aid, for major clients such as the European Union, the European Investment Bank, EU Member States’ aid agencies, the African Development Bank, or United Nations agencies.
Examples of recent strategic evaluations we conducted:

  • Evaluation of the African Development Bank’s country strategy in Egypt (on-going)
  • Evaluation of the Belgian Governmental Cooperation’s Exit from 6 countries (on-going)
  • Evaluation of Denmark’s support to a UNHCR pilot model for refugees in Kenya (on-going)
  • Evaluation of the EIB Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Investment Facility (2019)
  • Evaluation of the EU humanitarian interventions in India and Nepal (2018)
  • Evaluation of the Belgian cooperation support to the private sector (2018)
  • Evaluation of the EU Approach to building Resilience in African Drylands (2017)
  • Evaluation of the EU humanitarian response to the Syrian Crisis (2016)


  • A challenging internship, as part of your studies
  • An opportunity to gain experience within a leading consulting team in the area of high-level public policies and strategies
  • An opportunity to gain experience in working with international donors, such as the EU
  • 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


  • Participation in the 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, preferably in Economics, Finance or Evaluation (student status required)
  • Outstanding analytical skills
  • Solid capabilities in qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Strong writing skills
  • 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; at least basic knowledge of French


  • Experience in evaluation of public policies or impact evaluation
  • Knowledge and understanding of development cooperation or humanitarian aid
  • Knowledge and understanding of the functioning of EU institutions and policies
  • Knowledge of statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, R, Stata), survey tools, and big data analysis
  • Knowledge of other languages


Interested candidates are welcome to send their application (CV and 1-page cover letter) in English to by 10 June 2019. We may process applications as soon as we receive them. Please indicate in your covering letter a possible starting date and expected duration of the internship (the longer, the better), as well as the channel through which you learned about this opportunity. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

You may also want to check our offer for interns for our Evaluation Department. Please specify in your letter for which position you apply (impact evaluations and/or strategic evaluations).

Job Details
Project title Evaluation Department
Duration 4 to 6 months
Deadline to apply 10.06.2019
Ref. ADE
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