Principal Consultant / Policy Evaluation

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08 Dec 2019

Technopolis Group is growing and expanding in its core business and in several new policy domains. Amongst other things, we are expanding our evaluation team, specifically to support large-scale programme evaluations using a range of theory based and quasi-experimental evaluation methods and we are looking to recruit an experienced evaluator to join our Brussels team as a Principal Consultant. 

About Technopolis

Technopolis Group is a European leader in strategic policy advice in the field of science, technology and innovation (STI) and a growing business in emerging economies. 

Our team undertakes comparative policy studies, monitoring and evaluation studies, socio-economic impact assessments but also provides strategic advice to regional, national, international and research organisations, predominantly to the public or third sector (such as the European Commission) but also public-private consortia in the innovation field. 

We have grown steadily over the past 30 years and are continuing to expand internationally, with around 170 consulting staff working across 12 offices.

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Your experience and skills 

Applicants should have a minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience in a consulting environment and should have and proven experience of project management and business development, including tenders writing.

We are particularly looking for experts with existing experience of working with the European Commission Better Regulation Toolbox and with an in-depth knowledge of European Union policies and strategies in the broad sphere of Science technology & innovation policy, or in other priority thematic areas of Technopolis Group (Green economy, health, entrepreneurship, digital transformation, industrial policy, etc.). 

Expertise in quantitative methods and familiriasation with (big) data methods is a plus. 

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to winning proposals and produce high quality outputs, including policy evaluatiuon reports, for the European Commission as well as national and international clients.  

Applicants should have strong communication skills and be able to work in an international and multicultural environment. Excellent command of spoken and written English is essential and fluency in other European languages is considered an asset.

She or he would be able to lead varying tasks under tight deadlines, manage clients and partners, be willing to travel and be proactive. We expect our staff to work both independently and in close collaboration with others. 

Main Tasks 

  • Designing and delivering policy studies, evaluations and impact assessments 
  • Leading the collecting and analysis of data (quantitative and / or qualitative) 
  • Managing projects and teams
  • Writing and presenting client reports and deliverables of high quality
  • Establishing good client relationships that ensure the work delivered fully meets expectations
  • Identifying and leading business development and marketing opportunities
  • Helping to grow the evaluation practice through preparing tenders including the design of robust and innovative methodologies

What we offer

  • A full time position.
  • A competitive salary between 60K-70K gross annually, along with six (6) additional holidays per year, a private hospitalisation insurance and a pension scheme. 
  • A strongly positive and diverse working atmosphere within a tight-knit team of like-minded professionals in Brussels, while also being part of a larger international company with multiple opportunities for international cooperation.
  • Good opportunities for career progression, from both a content perspective (thought leaders, methodological specialists) and in the areas of business development and company leadership.
  • There is also the opportunity for staff to become shareholders as they progress to Partner level.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons with a work permit in Belgium.

How to apply

Applications should be sent to (reference: PE_consultant) and include a cover letter and an EU-style CV.

Application deadline: 20 December 2019 with interviews taking place early 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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