Junior Consultant - International Development Unit

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Are you looking for challenging and rewarding work in international development cooperation and have an interest in topics such as economic analysis, public finance management (PFM), public sector governance, and public sector service delivery? Do you believe that well-functioning (national and sub-national) governments in developing countries can positively impact peoples’ lives? Are you an ambitious thinker? Then we are looking for you.

Ecorys’ International Development Unit (IDU) is looking for a Junior Consultant (full-time) to strengthen IDU‘s Public Finance Management & Accountability team.

Ecorys and the International Development Unit

Ecorys is one of the largest and leading international consulting companies, specialising in economic, social and spatial development. We have been bridging science and practice for more than 92 years. Focusing on complex market, policy and management issues, we provide our public, private and not-for-profit clients worldwide with a unique perspective and high-value solutions.

The IDU leads on Ecorys’ work in developing countries from our teams in Rotterdam, Brussels, London, Zambia, Bangladesh, Ghana, India, and Turkey. Our clients are EuropeAid, the World Bank (WB), UN organisations, the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and other bilateral European donors. IDU’s focus areas are Public Administration & Governance, PFM, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), Economic Development, and Natural Resource Management.

What we expect from you

As junior consultant you are expected to carry out applied economic research and consultancy assignments in our core focus areas: Macroeconomics and PFM, Governance, Transparency and Accountability, Development Cooperation Policy and Aid Management, and M&E. You will be involved in project acquisition, project management, and project implementation.

Required qualifications:

  • Master degree in one of the following areas; economics, finance, international development, public policy and administration, accounting and/or a related field from a renowned university; 
  • Experience in economic research, policy analyses and/or consulting;
  • Proven affinity with international development cooperation and developing countries;
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
  • Academic-level report writing skills;
  • Fluency in English; fluency in other languages is an advantage (fluency in French is an asset).
  • Some prior work experience in international development cooperation is an asset.
You are a pro-active team player with a flexible and independent attitude, enthusiastic, communicative, comfortable with working in an international environment and you like to travel to developing countries and emerging economies. Preferably, you will be based in Rotterdam, but Brussels and London can also be considered.

What we offer

We offer a professional, stimulating and learning environment and scope to develop. You will have an opportunity to work on a range of projects from long-term research to short-term consultancy and training in an international environment. We offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours, and ample training and other professional development opportunities. We also offer excellent additional employee benefits, such as the opportunity to purchase Ecorys shares, employers’ contribution to the pension plan, and purchase of holidays.  

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.


If you are interested, we would like to receive 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

For more information or questions please contact HR via werken@ecorys.com
If you would like to apply for this function please use the online application form. 

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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