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Policy Officer Evaluation and Analysis

PAX means peace. PAX brings together people who have the courage to stand for peace. Together with people in conflict areas and concerned civilians worldwide, PAX works to build dignified and peaceful societies across the globe.

PAX wants to be a learning organisation where employees are able to continually improve their competencies, both individually and collectively, in order to increase the quality, effectiveness and impact of PAX’s work and improve processes and cooperation.

To support us in our evaluation and analytical ambitions we are looking for a

Policy Officer Evaluation and Analysis

The position is based within the Strategy and Innovation (S&I) Team at PAX.

Responsibilities and Tasks


  • Follows trends and developments on discussions and policies related to evaluation and assess the opportunities thereof for PAX.
  • Supports the development of evaluation policy guidelines.
  • Manage and supports evaluation processes commissioned by S&I; advise and support programme teams on evaluations and evaluation processes.
  • Develop and support the development of evaluation ToRs.
  • Develop and maintain a database of evaluation consultants and monitor the quality of their work. Coordinate and support tender procedures.
  • Safeguarding the follow up of evaluations: management reviews, supporting follow up of recommendations.
  • Formulate key lessons learnt from evaluations and facilitate integration in PAX of these findings.


  • Assessing and analysing programme and policy information supporting the development and updating of the Theories of Change of PAX.
  • Supporting the integration of research methodologies as part of monitoring, evaluation and learning processes.
  • Advise and support the policy / programme teams in the formulation and integration of learning questions in programme work.

General Support (S&I team and Programme Director)

  • Desk research and information gathering / structuring
  • Edit reports and briefings
  • Planning, coordination and documentation of meetings

We are looking for:

  • Higher professional education level (HBO);
  • Knowledge and expertise with studies, assessment, evaluation; expertise with qualitative research is an added value;
  • Knowledge and expertise with peacebuilding and / or development cooperation;
  • Good command of Dutch and English, other languages is an added value;
  • Eligible to work in the EU

We offer

  • A dynamic position in a high-paced, informal, international working environment in a committed team;
  • Place of employment: Utrecht, The Netherlands with some international travel;
  • Appointment for 28,8 hours per week (0,8 FTE), starting as soon as possible, initially for 12 months;
  • Scale 9 according to PKN terms and conditions of employment, depending on experience, min € 2.468,65 – max. € 3.588,38 gross (for a fulltime position, 36 hours per week). The function hasn’t been definitively described and weighed. This will follow;
  • 8.3% end of year bonus;
  • Full reimbursement of home-to-work travel costs.

Information and application
The vacancy is closed. 

Interested candidates matching the profile and requirements are requested to send their CV (max. 2 pages) and a motivation letter (1 page) in English addressed to Rene Schoenmakers only by using the application form on the bottom of this page.

Closing date for reactions to this vacancy announcement is Sunday 2 June 2019.

The first interviews are ideally planned in the week of 3 June 2019.

PAX is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone with skills, passion and courage to participate. We invite applicants from all backgrounds, also with special needs, to apply for this position.