Project Manager
University of Amsterdam

Senior Evaluator/ Project Manager

Faculty/Services:  Faculty of Economics and Business
Educational level:  PhD
Function type:  Academic Staff
Closing date:  31 March 2023
Vacancy number:  11067

SEO Economic Research conducts independent applied economic research commissioned by government and industry. Our research has a strong analytical character and is concentrated around sixteen areas of expertise. For more information about SEO, see our website:

We are looking for a:  

Senior Evaluator/Project Manager.

How can international development programmes have more systemic impact? Does improving access to finance for entrepreneurs in developing countries contribute to more jobs for women and youth? Is a minimum price the best tool to achieve a living income for cocoa farmers in West Africa? How can IMF and World Bank best help developing countries to increase their tax revenues? These are examples of questions that our Global Economics & Development practice helps our clients to answer.


As Senior Evaluator / Project Manager in Global Economics & Development, you will lead economic research projects and Monitoring & Evaluation projects in the area of international economic development. You will have a senior role and will lead research teams, manage acquisition projects, develop quantitative and qualitative evaluation instruments, supervise and contribute to report drafting, and present results to our clients (who range from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the World Bank). Depending on your seniority, you may have also have a wider managerial role.


  • Master’s in Economics or Development Economics (Ph.D is a plus);
  • at least 10 years of relevant research experience, including at least 5 years of experience with carrying out evaluations of international development programmes or other international economic research;
  • at least 3 years of experience with team leadership;
  • strong quantitative skills (e.g. econometric impact evaluation methods, survey design and analysis, economic and financial data analysis, economic modelling);
  • strong qualitative skills (e.g. literature reviews, interviews, and leading focus group discussions);
  • experience with leading acquisition projects and drafting project proposals for evaluation assignments;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English (knowledge of other languages is a plus);
  • working knowledge of Dutch is desirable; must be willing to learn Dutch;
  • must have an EU work permit or already allowed to work in the Netherlands.

For more information about the vacancy, please contact Nienke Oomes (, head of the cluster Global Economics & Development.

What we offer

We offer an excellent place to deepen and develop your content as an applied economic researcher. We provide good supervision, but also give you the opportunity and responsibility to acquire and carry out projects independently.

At SEO, there is continuous attention to your personal development, both in terms of substantive knowledge, personal skills and continued growth. We offer a range of regular courses internally and give you the opportunity to take courses externally as wel. Participation in public debate through publications, lectures and interviews is encouraged.

SEO is a flat and informal organization consisting of approximately 60 mostly young employees with a strong focus on content. There is plenty of room to organize your work in your own way, including hybrid working. SEO offers excellent working conditions, including a year-end bonus and a result-sharing scheme.

SEO is located in the heart of Amsterdam, next to the Roeterseiland campus of the UvA. This inspiring environment gives us a large network of knowledge institutions, business and public institutions with whom we collaborate or for whom we answer questions.


If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and CV to

SEO is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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