KIT Royal Tropical Institute has a vacancy for an impact evaluator/development economist for 32 to 38 hours a week. The department of Sustainable Economic Development and Gender comprises an international team of about 40 advisors working to improve the performance of programs, companies and organizations that pursue sustainable and inclusive development. The M&E for Social Impact team is one of the three teams in this department. We offer strategic, tailor-made advice based on data and evidence to help our development partners manage, evaluate and improve their impact. We do this through impact evaluations, applied research, advisory services, and long-term impact management partnerships with implementing organizations. The team consists of 9 advisors with a strong quantitative research background (econometrics, applied statistics, data science) and with diverse thematic expertise. The work takes place majorly at KIT’s office in Amsterdam but also, from home or other places when necessary. It will eventually require travelling for short assignments to different low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Our organisation’s working language is English.
As an Impact Evaluator / Development economist , you will work on:
As a Medior Advisor, you contribute or are responsible for the implementation of assignments such as (rigorous) impact evaluations, advisory services, training, and applied research. We often work in project teams, which means that sharing knowledge and expertise, as well as creating opportunities for team participation is important. Therefore, you are able to deliver quality outputs both by working independently and as part of a team. The desired candidate should have a particular affinity with numbers, and a strong background in quantitative research methods and statistics.
- A master’s degree or higher in the field of applied microeconomics (e.g., development economics, agricultural economics, environmental economics) or related.
- Thematic background in inclusive food systems, agriculture, rural resilience, agri-food value chains, responsible business conduct, gender or other development themes relevant to sustainable economic development.
- Fieldwork experience in developing countries.
- Strong background in applied statistics/econometrics (parametric and non-parametric tests, power calculations, sampling strategies, linear and logistic regressions, difference-in-difference, propensity score matching, regression discontinuity design, instrumental variable estimation).
- Experience in writing reports and communicating findings in accessible language and readable style.
- Fluency in English.
- Minimum of three years of working experience.
- Ability to travel for short missions on a semi-regular basis
- Good communication and inter-personal skills with team members and external clients
- Experience with designing and implementing household surveys
- Good working knowledge of Stata (do-files, local macros, user ado-files)
Desired but not required:
- PhD degree in applied microeconomics (e.g., development economics, agricultural economics, environmental economics), international development or related.
- Experience in evaluation methodology development.
- Knowledge of R.
- Experience in qualitative research (designing qualitative methodologies, conducting qualitative research).
- Experience with ODK, SurveyCTO, or similar survey platforms.
- Working knowledge of French.
- Working knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish.
What do we offer?
- An interesting and diverse working environment, within a unique organization;
- A salary based on qualifications and experience between €- gross per month for a 38-hour working week, 8% holiday pay and admission to the ABP pension fund foundation;
- A year contract, with a view to permanent employment;
- Approximately 25 annual vacation days plus 13 ADV days (when working full-time);
- A workplace in a historic building in the heart of Amsterdam, with the option of working from home;
- Travel allowance; NS-Business card or kilometer allowance, and bicycle plan;
The applicant will join an international team working in a multidisciplinary unit of 40 advisors. The main fields of work of the unit are Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), inclusive food systems, agricultural development, rural resilience, agri-food value chains, responsible business conduct, and gender. Within these broad fields, KIT encourages and enables its employees to pursue their own thematic interest.
KIT Royal Tropical Institute aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We consider inclusivity of talent and diversity of people and perspectives as valuable resources that contribute to our mission. KIT provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.
To apply, please use the online application form, via the link that you will find under this vacancy. Please submit a cover letter and C.V. by April 5th, 2023 using the link below. Information about this position can be obtained by contacting Rob Kuijpers, KIT M&E for Social Impact Team Leader, by e-mail email@example.com.
KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam is a leading centre of expertise for sustainable economic development, gender, health care and intercultural communication. We conduct research and provide advisory services and training in developing countries on a wide range of development issues. We stimulate interactions between global, national and local levels partners and help to bring theory into practice.