Policy evaluation analyst (EU Cohesion policy)

About Applica

Applica is an independent research consultancy established in 1992 specialising in:

  • analysing and researching economic and social policy issues
  • identifying, compiling and processing the most suitable data for the purpose
  • assessing the impact of policy measures
  • managing international networks of experts.

Based in Brussels, Applica is a multicultural company. It has 12 permanent staff members from 8 different origins. Work is supported by a large number of national and thematic experts in all EU Member States.

About the position

The position is for a full-time policy analyst specialising in evaluation of EU Cohesion policy to be a member of our Evaluation Helpdesk team for the European Commission (particularly DG Regional Policy and DG Employment).

What you will be doing

  • Summarising evaluations of interventions funded by the ERDF, CF, JTF and ESF+ published by Member States.
  • Assessing these evaluations on the basis of a set of quality criteria.
  • Preparing country and thematic reports, presentations and other written material based on these evaluations and studies.
  • Contributing to the design and organisation of physical and virtual workshops (with the support of event management staff).
  • Contributing to other studies or proposals as required.

Candidate profile

  • University level education in an area relating to economics or political sciences and public policy, preferably at postgraduate level.  
  • 2 years’ expertise or background in public policy analysis and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with evaluation methodologies (such as theory-based, counterfactual, cost-benefit analysis).
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to write well in English.
  • Good knowledge of Excel.
  • Fluent English and proficiency in at least one other European language preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing workload and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with individuals from different backgrounds and points of view, experience and seniority levels.

What we offer

  • Informal working environment with minimum hierarchy
  • Possibility of part-time remote work
  • A market-competitive salary
  • Lunch vouchers, hospital and pension insurance
  • 26 days of paid holidays
  • Interesting opportunities to connect to EU policies

 How to apply

  • Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to Loredana Sementini, Managing Director, at
  • Please specify in the title of your email the reference: Policy evaluation analyst
  • The selection process may include a short written test
  • Deadline: as soon as possible but no later than 5 January 2023.
  • Starting date: February-March 2024

Applications from candidates without relevant knowledge or experience in policy evaluation will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration.

Thank you for your understanding.


Traineeships are available during the year. They do not follow any particular timing but usually run for a period of 6 months. Trainees assist analysts and project coordinators in their research work. Remuneration is in line with the European Commission grant for trainees.

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