Senior Consultant Private Sector Development (International Markets)

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Ecorys is one of the leading international research and consultancy company in Europe, specializing in economic, social and spatial development. For over 90 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 implementation. Our organisation has about 500 employees who work globally from our head office in Rotterdam and 15 other offices in 11 countries. Within The Netherlands about 180 highly qualified consultants that work within and outside The Netherlands for clients across public and private sector.
We are looking for a Senior Consultant, Private Sector Development (International Markets)

As the Senior Consultant, Private Sector Development (International Market), you will join the Economic Growth team which is a fast-growing sector (portfolio) at Ecorys. Economic Growth has two main pillars- Trade and Private Sector Development, with a cross-cutting theme of Digital and innovation. Within the international market, the main clients are the European Union, the World Bank and various other international and bilateral donors.
As the Senior Consultant, you would be working with the team to support business development (positioning, proposal writing, and coordinating bids) and implementation of Technical Assistance projects and studies in relation to Private Sector Development.

What will you be doing?

  • Support the development of Private Sector Development pillar within Economic growth
  • Lead and support overall acquisition process (tracking, strategy for consortium development, expert line-up, proposal development etc)
  • Be the technical lead for proposals  
  • Coordinate with internal Ecorys units and partners to coordinate acquisition efforts
  • Support project implementation as a project director (mobilization, financial management, technical supervision and monitoring of projects)
  • Work as a technical expert in studies, evaluations and TA projects


  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Economics/International Development/relevant fields
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in technical areas related to Private Sector Development (Business Environment, SME Development, and Support, Policy development)
  • Experience in working in TA projects funded by the EU, World Bank, and other bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors
  • Experience of working in Asia or Africa region is a necessity
  • Experience in managing and supervising large TA projects (at least 2) in developing countries
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering high-quality reports and outputs for PSD projects
  • Demonstrated experience of contributing to winning work (business development)
  • Fluency in English, working knowledge of Dutch would be an asset.

For this position the following qualifications and skills are required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills and client focus
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong team players with the ability to train and develop junior staff.
  • Ability to travel and work in developing countries.

What we offer

Ecorys offers its employees a professional, stimulating and learning environment and scope for professional development. 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, membership of the pension fund 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.

More information

For more information about the position you can contact: Dunia Fernandez Gonzalez, T 0031-636003051 / E


We encourage interested and qualified candidates to submit their CV and 1-page cover letter in English, using the subject "Senior Consultant Private Sector Development (International Markets) ". Where positively evaluated, applicants will be invited for an interview. The selection procedure may include an assessment.

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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