Junior Scientist Assessments

Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
The Hague, Netherlands
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Languages Required: 
English and Dutch


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In support of the agreement between PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the Directorate for Inclusive Green Growth and Strengthen Eradication Strategies, PBL is offering a three-year position to support various projects within its organization.

The position includes both substantive analytical work, as well as organizing the science-policy interface between PBL and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other organizations involved in development cooperation, as well as communication and outreach of specific projects. Ministry of Foreign Affairs within PBL. 

You will:

  • Work on the analysis of international assessments such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO) and the UNCCD Global country Outlook (GLO), to produce an 'assessment of assessments'. This report will 'translate' the outcomes of the assessment of domestic and international sustainability policies of the Netherlands.
  • Contribute to a scoping phase of a project that explores how a new PBL report on the future of international cooperation policies for the SDGs may look like.
  • Help develop the science-policy interface between PBL and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This may range from organizing to policy specific activities for PBL projects.

The work will be done under the supervision of project leaders within various departments at PBL. You will be 'based' at the sector Nature and Rural Areas, as they are the coordinating department for PBL's work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


We are looking for a motivated environmental / sustainability scientist (f / m) with a global / development assistance perspective. A generalist with an eye for policy relevance, interested in working on the science-policy interface and happy with a combination of substantive and more practical work. You have good writing skills in both English and Dutch. You are a team player, who can easily work with experts in specific issue areas like energy, climate, water, nature. You have a fair understanding of Dutch policy making.  

Experience is a plus, but not necessarily required.



  • € 2631 , - to € 4809 , - gross per month


  • Temporary appointment for the duration of the project / process / activities

Contract duration

  • 3 years

Hours per week

  • 32 to 36 hours per week

Salary description

Depending on experience we offer a scale 10 or 11 position.

Other employment conditions

In addition to the salary and holiday pay, you can expect to receive an end-of-year payment, the so-called '13th month'. The national government strongly adheres to personal growth and career development. The terms of employment include, among other things, a maximum of 55% paid parental leave (conditions apply), facilities to study, an additional leave plan for older employees and reimbursement of commuting costs. Moreover, the national government also offers a total package of options.


The starting date is no later than 1 December 2018.