researcher with applied econometrics experience
Wageningen UR
The Hague
2 dagen geleden

We are looking for

Would you like to work on innovative impact approaches for assessing agricultural and private sector practices and services in an international development context?

Do you have experience with R and Stata and are you able to switch between the two of them?

Wageningen Economic Research has an extensive international network and a leading position in impact policies and programs in the field of impact analysis and innovative impact approaches for assessing business practices, services and international development interventions.

We cooperate with private and public actors in various disciplines.

We are seeking a junior researcher who can support the impact evaluation group at the international policy division of Wageningen Economic Research.

The successful candidate has experience in applied econometric research, data management, and the integration of quantitative and qualitative methods.

Experience in an international development context is an advantage. She / he will work in multinational, multidisciplinary teams on agricultural private sector development.

The position will be based in our office in The Hague, The Netherlands, with regular national and international travel responsibilities.

As econometric researcher you will evaluate the impacts of innovative agricultural and food policies, by the private sector, sector platforms, NGOs and governments.

Job description :

  • You collaborate in socio-economic research projects focused on agriculture and private sector developments in developing countries.
  • This applied research provides private and public players in the sector with high quality data and contents analysis to support the formulation of business strategies and government policies.

  • You manage data and conduct applied econometric analysis for various research projects in developing countries.
  • You deliver agreed results within agreed time constraints.
  • You are able and willing to travel internationally.
  • You are able to translate data results into concise high quality output.
  • You are able and capacitated to establish and maintain international contacts with the required cultural sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Within national and internationally funded projects, you deliver high quality research and you respond proactively and adequately to the needs of the market.
  • We ask

  • Academic background and experience in econometric analyses (using panel data econometrics, instrumental variables and binary dependent variable models, propensity score matching etc.
  • using R and Stata, and qualitative research methods.

  • Ability to learn new statistical and computer programs in short time periods.
  • Experiences with mixed methods evaluation approaches for private or public sector clients and NGO’s.
  • Proven experience in collaborating in multidisciplinary, multinational teams.
  • A keen interest in applying socio-economic research in private sector and public sector domains.
  • Client oriented and entrepreneurial with good communication skills.
  • Able to express yourself clearly in Dutch and / or English, both orally and in writing. An additional language is an advantage (French / Spanish).
  • Having 1-2 years relevant work experience in impact evaluation and / or development economics is an advantage
  • We offer

  • Wageningen Economic Research offers a combination of a good basic salary with excellent secondary labour conditions :
  • You will be covered by the collective labour agreement (cao) of Wageningen Research, and will be placed in salary scale 11 (gross €3,176 -
  • €4,934 based on 36h working week).

  • Wageningen Economic Research offers 23 days holiday per year with an optional extra 25 more compensation days in a 40h working week.
  • An annual 8% holiday allowance and 3% end of year bonus.
  • Flexible working hours, and excellent training opportunities.
  • This is a permanent position based in The Hague. Initially two year contracts will be signed.
  • More information

    Would you like to know more about this vacancy? We will be more than happy to provide you with further information. For questions regarding the content, please contact Sabine Versteden, Head of Section, +3170 335 8199.

    For questions regarding the selection process, please contact Linda van der Tang, HR Advisor,


    Please submit your application no later than 23 October 9 : 00 am . Please apply online via . Only applications via this apply button will be considered.

    The first round of interviews will be on Friday 9 November in The Hague , so be sure to keep this date free. This vacancy is open to both internal and external applicants.

    In case of equal suitability, the employee in the service of Wageningen University will be given priority over the external candidate.

    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 in an innovative way. We have been an expert in the playing field of healthy nutrition, lifestyle and the living environment for over 75 years, and are known as a knowledge institute that provides insight into the capacity of our planet on the one hand, and human actions on the other.

    For this we make use of and develop, among others, policy analysis, future studies, chain and consumer research, evaluations and monitoring systems, based upon our data, models and knowledge.

    Within Wageningen UR and together with the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) and the university’s Department of Social Sciences (DMW), Wageningen Economic Research is part of the Social Sciences Group.

    DMW, Wageningen Economic Research and CDI comprise the entire knowledge chain of fundamental scientific research (DMW), applied scientific research (Wageningen Economic Research) and consultancy and capacity building (CDI).

    As a result, Wageningen Economic Research provides access to this comprehensive range of expertise.

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