Junior Consultant (Economist)


Ecorys is one of the leading international research and consultancy company in Europe, specializing in economic, social and special development. For over 85 years we build bridges between science and practice. We help, independently, public and private clients with thorough analysis, inspiring ideas and practical solutions for complex market, policy and management issues. Our organisation has about 475 employees who work globally from our head office in Rotterdam and 15 other offices in 11 countries. Within The Netherlands about 160 highly qualified colleagues that work within and outside The Netherlands for clients within both the public and private sector.

Your workplace environment

As consultant in the ‘Sustainable Growth’ sector you will support policy makers and donors in the European and International spheres with practical research and advice to foster resilient and sustainable economies and societies. You will be working on topics that Examples of clients we work for include the European Commission (e.g. DG GROW, DG TRADE, DG ENER), Dutch ministries and agencies (e.g. BZK, EZK, BuZa, IOB, RVO) and international organisations such as the World Bank.

Ecorys has a strong track record in social and economic research applied to a variety of sectors, with a strong focus on trade, private sector development and the green and digital transition. We work on evaluations, impact assessments, research studies and provide technical assistance. Recent examples of topics we (have) work(ed) on include:

  • Studying the Impact of Brexit on Dutch Exporting Sectors for RVO;
  • Developing a Strategy to Support Lebanese Women Entrepreneurs for the World Bank.
  • Studying the security of supply of medical products for the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
  • Analysing investment opportunities in solar and bio energy for Dutch companies in Croatia and Slovenia for RVO.

What will you do?

You will work in teams on a mix of projects depending on client needs. In some projects you will meet quantitative challenges while in other projects there will be more qualitative analysis. You will be expected to work with differently sized teams and engage with a variety of stakeholders, including policy makers, business associations, beneficiaries and civil society.

Specific tasks include:

  • To undertake research and consultancy tasks including literature and data analysis in order to support the delivery of research and consultancy products;
  • To provide high quality written inputs to reports, presentations, and other research and consultancy outputs;
  • To provide dedicated project management support to project leaders and senior consultants;
  • To build strong working relationships across the company in order to enhance and strengthen opportunities for the acquisition and delivery of the work of the sector;
  • To help undertake targeted business development activities such as proposal writing.

What will you bring?

  • University degree in relevant fields (e.g. Economics or related field);
  • Excellent research and writing skills in English and Dutch;
  • Practical experience (e.g. university research, internships, etc) in the fields our sector is covering;
  • An ability to work flexibly and organise and prioritise parallel tasks;
  • Understanding of the functioning of EU institutions and key EU policies and/or International Development would be an asset.

What do we offer?

Ecorys offers its employees a professional, stimulating and learning environment and scope to develop. We ensure that our employees rank among the best in their field. Talented professionals who opt for Ecorys want to make a difference and pursue change and progress. Ecorys offers a competitive salary, the opportunity to purchase Ecorys shares, and excellent employee benefits, including flexible working hours, part-time work, ample training opportunities and the purchase of holiday days.

Ecorys has an informal workplace atmosphere. You will generally work in teams alongside professionals and enthusiastic colleagues. You will be given a large degree of freedom and responsibility.


To apply please send us your motivation letter and CV  via our online application form. The selection procedure will consist of interviews, an assessment can be part of the procedure.

More information

If you have questions about the vacancy you can contact HR via werken@ecorys.com

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO


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