Policy Consultant - Evaluation

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31 May 2017

Job title: Policy Consultant – Evaluation

Location: based in Brighton, UK

Technopolis Group is a European leader in strategic policy advice in the field of science, technology and innovation. Our team provides strategic advice and undertakes comparative policy studies, foresight, monitoring and evaluation studies for various Directorates-General of the European Commission, European Parliament as well as international organisations such as OECD and World Bank. We also work for national and regional policy makers, research organisations, research funding organisations and public-private consortia. Based on thorough analysis and practical experience we provide our clients with evidence-based advice to improve their policies and the implementation thereof. We have approximately 120 staff in offices in Amsterdam, Bogotá, Brighton, Brussels, Frankfurt/Main, Paris, Stockholm, Tallinn and Vienna (www.technopolis-group.com).

Technopolis UK is seeking to appoint an experienced evaluator to support its work across all policy areas.

Your Profile

We are looking for someone with at least 4-years’ relevant work experience in a research-based consulting environment, who is bright, judicious and has a strong work ethic. Specifically, candidates should have:

  • A relevant academic background at Masters level or above (or equivalent)
  • A track record in one of the relevant domains and evaluation experience
  • A thorough practical knowledge of and affinity with some of the policy areas in which we work and knowledge of current developments in the field
  • A good command of qualitative and / or quantitative evaluation methods
  • The ability to write well and to a professional standard, in English
  • Self-motivation, intellectual curiosity, ability to work independently and in international teams

Other highly desirable attributes include the ability to:

  • Propose, sell and lead evaluations
  • Manage Technopolis staff and contractors
  • Deliver client ready reports on time and budget

We are always pleased to hear from international candidates, however you must have the right to work in the EU already, either through citizenship or an appropriate work permit.

What we offer

  • Challenging and varied projects in a dynamic work environment
  • A pleasant working atmosphere in a small group of (about 20) professionals, while being part of an international company
  • Career progression, from both a content perspective and in the area of project management and acquisition responsibilities
  • A permanent full-time position, following the successful completion of a 6-month probationary period
  • A competitive salary and performance-related bonus system along with private healthcare and a personal pension

How to apply

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV together with a covering letter explaining your interest in the job, how your skills and experience meet our specific requirements and why you believe you would be a good addition to the Technopolis team here in Brighton. Please use the online submission form to submit your CV and covering letter or email  them to karen.henderson@technopolis-group.com.

For shortlisted candidates the assessment process will comprise three further steps, with each step helping to narrow the field: a short telephone interview to discuss your ambitions, a more formal interview by telephone or Skype with a selection panel and a final interview in person at our offices in Brighton.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 15 June 2017.

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