Junior Consultant – Economic Growth & Digital Innovation (m/f/d)

Ecorys Brussels 2-3y Junior Level  Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium 22 Nov 2019

Job Description

Ecorys is a leading provider of research, consultancy, programme management and communications services to European institutions and agencies. We have passionate teams working on meaningful policies that have an impact on people’s lives across Europe and beyond. We are a highly international, socially responsible and employee-owned organisation. As we celebrate our 90th anniversary, we are proud, and more than ever determined to help our clients address key societal challenges.

Parallel to our expanding business, we are now looking for enthusiastic team players to join our team in Brussels as “Junior Consultant”.

Junior Consultant – Economic Growth & Digital Innovation (m/f/d)


The successful candidates will contribute to projects in the fields of economic growth and digital innovation policies. This involves contributing to both research work and hands-on project delivery as well as proposal and report writing. Most of the projects are conducted on behalf of the European Commission (particularly DG GROW, DG CONNECT and DG REGIO) or related EU institutions and agencies. They often involve collaboration with multiple partners. You will also contribute to Ecorys’ communication and outreach activities, including presentations at conferences and workshops. You will collaborate with colleagues throughout Ecorys. Depending on your experience and skills we would discuss and agree with you the exact portfolio of your tasks and a career path for your future development in the company.



  • A university degree in economics, business, political science or related subject;
  • A very good knowledge and understanding of the functioning of EU institutions and key EU policies;
  • An excellent level of written and spoken English, developed through an extended period of study or work experience in an English-speaking environment;
  • A strong interest in subjects such as innovation, new technologies and digitalisation, industrial modernisation;
  • A strong interest in developing a broad set of research and hands-on project management skills covering amongst others evaluations, impact assessments, match-making, onsite coaching, developing and following-up of roadmaps etc.;
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office (in particular Excel);
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • An ability to work flexibly and organise and prioritise parallel tasks;
  • A curious mind.


  • Confidence and expertise with quantitative research, including familiarity with large data sets;
  • Experience with European Institutions (e.g. Bluebook traineeship at the European Commission);
  • Familiarity with economic, regional, digital and innovation policies;
  • Knowledge of evaluation and impact assessment methodologies;
  • Familiarity with EU policies across economic sectors and Directorate Generals;
  • Experience with working with databases.


  • A fascinating job in a, dynamic, international and diverse team, based in the heart of Brussels, at a leading European research and consultancy company;
  • Considerable room for professional and personal development and opportunity to be part of a ‘learning organisation’;
  • Start date: From 06/01/2020 onwards;
  • Type of entry-contract: Initially, a 6-month Convention of Professional Immersion (CIP), subject to approval by Brussels Formation; as part of the growth strategy for the office, the intention is to follow up with a regular employment contract upon satisfactory performance. Direct coaching is provided during the CIP period (and beyond) including an assessment of the performance after 3 months;
  • Background of this entry-contract form: it allows the successful candidate to become familiar with the particularities of EU-specific research-based consultancy without the full commercial pressures. A personal development plan would be part of the traineeship period to support the smooth and successful transition towards a permanent position;
  • Indicative remuneration: For the initial CIP period € 1100 average net per month followed by competitive remuneration package in junior consultant grade (upon successful completion of the CIP).


We encourage interested and qualified candidates to submit their CV and 1-page cover letter in English to: workingBXL@ecorys.com, using the subject “Application Junior Consultant – Economic Growth & Digital Innovation”.

The deadline for the submission is the 3rd of December 2019.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and case study at the Ecorys Brussels office in the first half of December.

Please don’t forget to mention politjobs.eu in your application!