Associate Director/Director – Evaluation

Kantar Public

Position description

Kantar Public is one of the leading social research agencies. We have around 700 specialist consultants providing research evidence and consultancy to help universities, corporations and governments to make the right decisions and improve people’s lives. Our teams are experts in public policy, service design, behavioural insight and election research. Our clients span all continents and include both national and local governments and supra-national organisations such as World bank, UN and the European Institutions.

Due to business growth, we are looking for Associate Director/Director to join our Evaluation team in our Brussels office.

In this role, you will combine your experience in policy analysis, consulting and quantitative research with developing a stable and growing business, know your way around in policy related research and advice for the European Institutions, maintain and develop your own client portfolio in this sector, and identify and resolve clients’ needs to establish robust client relationships. You will have a leading function in the high-quality execution of projects, coordinating and motivating research team members.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading and supervising research projects – including a strong focus on the research design, quality assurance, and team leadership;
  • Building and sustaining positive client relationships;
  • Being a team player, successfully developing individual and team capability;
  • Being a confident researcher with a proven track record for successful client management and building client relationships, working on developing a specialist interest (policy/method). You have strong capabilities in classical survey techniques and applied research methods and ideally experience in qualitative techniques as well;
  • Generating new business and writing good tenders. You are confident in financial management and commercially minded.

Your Profile

  • You have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in evaluation research;
  • You have been working with the European Institutions’ clients, both involved in the development of proposals and in a research and/or policy consulting role. You have strong problem solving skills and are an excellent communicator;
  • You are proficient in English. The command of other EU languages is an advantage;
  • Very good understanding of different types of evaluations and associated research methods;
  • Experience in carrying out evaluations for EU institutions;
  • Understanding of EU policy context in one of these areas would be an asset: digital policy, social policy (education, skills, employment, social inclusion), justice and consumers;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage/handle clients, projects and research teams;
  • Strong delivery/verbal presentation to clients – engaging client presentation and reporting skills;
  • Strong experience with mixed methods studies;
  • High level of autonomy in designing data collection tools (questionnaires, topic guides, mapping templates, etc.);
  • Experience with either of these will be considered a plus: ex-ante impact assessments, focus on efficiency evaluations – cost-effectiveness, value for money, ex-ante cost-benefit.

Competitive Compensation

At Kantar, we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

Inclusive Environment

We want to build an equality of opportunity in a fair and encouraging working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and wellbeing is taken into consideration.

We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes. We are committed to inclusion and diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from all sections of society and do not discriminate based on age, race, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristics.


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