Policy Evaluation Analyst (EU Cohesion Policy)

  • Location
    Brussels or Remote, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Aug 30

Position description

Applica is an independent research consultancy established in 1992 specialising in:

  • analysing and researching economic and social policy issues;
  • identifying, compiling and processing the most suitable data for the purpose;
  • assessing the impact of policy measures;
  • managing international networks of experts.

Based in Brussels, Applica is a multicultural company. It has 12 permanent staff members from 8 different origins. Work is supported by a large number of national and thematic experts in all EU Member States.

Job Description

The position is for a policy analyst specialising in evaluation of EU Cohesion policy to be a member of our team undertaking studies and producing reports for the European Commission (particularly DG Regional Policy and DG Employment).

What you will be doing

  • Contributing to evaluations and research studies on Cohesion policy and on economic, social and other aspects relating to regional development in the EU;
  • Preparing reports, presentations and other written material based on these evaluations and studies;
  • Contributing to the design and organisation of physical and virtual workshops (with the support of event management staff);
  • Contributing to the preparation of proposals, including drafting sections of technical offers, identifying and coordinating with experts;
  • Contributing to other studies or tasks as required.

Desired profile

  • University level education in an area relating to economics or political sciences and public policy, preferably including evaluation;
  • A minimum of 5+ years’ experience in research and analysis of regional policy and/or employment and social policy, with experience of undertaking evaluations as part of this;
  • Keen interest in evaluation of public policy;
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Ability to write well in English;
  • Fluent English and proficiency in at least one other European language preferred;
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills;
  • Ability to adapt to a changing workload and to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to interact with individuals from different backgrounds and points of view, experience and seniority levels.

Application instructions

  • Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to Loredana Sementini, Managing Director, at [email protected];
  • Please specify in the title of your email the reference: Policy Analyst;
  • The selection process may include a short written test;
  • Deadline: as soon as possible but no later than 22 September 2023;
  • Starting date: November-December 2023.

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