Senior research coordinator impact evaluation

Senior research coordinator impact evaluation

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19 Mar 3 Apr Wageningen

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Senior Research Coordinator Impact Evaluation

As experienced research coordinator at Wageningen University & Research you will lead large scale multidisciplinary projects across research institutes and in collaboration with businesses in the area of impact evaluation of development policies. The strength of Wageningen Economic Research lies in the combination of developing new insights based on market intelligence and making integrated assessments of economic, ecological and social aspects. We operate within the domains of healthy food, living environment and lifestyle. As an applied research institute, Wageningen Economic Research executes projects for local, national and international governments, NGO's and larger business foundations. Among others, our clients are the Dutch Ministries of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and larger sustainable business initiatives.

International Policy Unit
The international policy unit is responsible for analyzing and evaluating global policy impacts on sustainable economic development, food systems and development policy, living wages and deforestation. It currently comprises 32 researchers. The unit is seeking to strengthen its impact evaluation group with a client oriented coordinating researcher with excellent networking skills and affinity with business. Wageningen Economic Research works increasingly in an international context of inclusive and sustainable economy and often leads large interdisciplinary and international projects. The candidate will be responsible for the knowledge development, team building and market development of larger agile teams as we introduce them between research units.

Senior Research Coordinator
As coordinator of Impact Evaluation projects you will be responsible for integrating research teams in the area of impact evaluation and work together with clients on increasing impact on living income and best practice implementation in agile partnerships.
  • You will contribute to the institutes guiding principles and strategy from a researcher perspective.
  • You contribute to an increasing research quality in a multi actor environment.
  • You can identify customer requests and translating them into knowledge products.
  • You will represent Wageningen Economic Research outside the institute.
  • You will be coordinating large and authoritative (inter-) national research projects for government, non-governmental organizations and business in multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Presenting and communicating research results in different ways, ranging from customer Presentations to scientific publications and contribute to social media.
  • Actively maintaining and extending your network of customers, stakeholders and partners.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

You are the Ideal Candidate if
  • You have a minimum of 15 years of experience in professional project management of advanced large multi-disciplinary, multinational projects and research teams in impact evaluation.
  • You have a good understanding of legal and financial conditions of working in private business partnerships, acquisition skills and excellent negotiation skills.
  • You have a field level experience and willingness to travel to developing countries.
  • You have a good track record in impact evaluation research projects.
  • You have experience with mixed methods in Impact evaluation.
  • You have demonstrated network in your research area.
  • You have demonstrated relevant knowledge of impact evaluation methodology for private business development.
  • You have a good command of the English language, both oral and written, is essential. Another language in particular Dutch and/or French is considered a plus.
  • You're an organized professional with influencing skills.
  • You're a good networker and able to bring about cooperative relationships through a strong feel for marketing and market development.
  • You're willing to take an international perspective and make regular trips abroad.
  • You're client-oriented, entrepreneurial, a bridge builder, striving to maximize results and team performance.

Conditions of employment

Wageningen economic research offers a good mix of a relevant base salary and excellent benefits. An overview of the most relevant benefits:
  • A salary ranging from €3760,- to €5608,- salary (scale 12) for a 36-hour work week.
  • Wageningen Economic Research offers 23 paid holidays per year, plus 25 extra days (compensation days) if you work 40 hours a week.
  • In addition to the gross salary there's a fixed annual 8% holiday allowance and a fixed 3% end-of-year allowance.
  • Flexible working hours between 07:00 and 19:00 are offered.
It is a permanent position, initially on a one-year contract. Extension of the contract is contingent upon whether you show yourself to be the right fit for the position and if there is a full order portfolio. In case you're a foreign national, Wageningen Economic Research will assist in acquiring working visas and favorable knowledge worker status.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

We are
an independent and internationally leading socio-economic research institute. Wageningen Economic Research offers governments and companies (socio-)economic insights and integral advice for sound policies and better decision-making. We are experts in the field of sustainable agriculture & food, healthy nutrition, lifestyle and the living environment for over 75 years.

Equal opportunities employer
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
Agencies are kindly requested not to respond.

Specifications

  • Support staff (Clerical, Administrative, Facility)
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  • max. 36 hours per week, temporary
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Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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