About the Role

The Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) are hiring graduates capable of demonstrating the tools and techniques of economic and policy analysis. These skillsets will be used to help inform policy development and decision making around optimising the use of scarce Government resources throughout Ireland.

IGEES roles exist across a number of Government Departments and are typically involved in a variety of responsibilities including:

  • Contributing to national policy development
  • Using data, quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques to conduct policy analysis and evaluation
  • Contributing to appraisals and evaluations of significant areas of expenditure in line with the Public Spending Code
  • Economic modelling and forecasting
  • Contributing to briefing and advising senior officials and Ministers;
  • Providing technical advice and guidance to ensure effective regulation.
Salary:  Approx. €33,889

Annual Leave:   25 Days

Opening Date:   30/09/2022

Closing Date:   21/10/2022

Learning and Development

Continuous learning and development is key to the development of IGEES staff to maintain and enhance analytical, economic, and evaluation skills. Induction training is provided, as well as attendance at advanced training modules and master classes.

IGEES Graduate Policy Analysts and Economists also participate in a one year graduate programme, which covers the core competencies required for working effectively in the Civil Service

The IGEES Experience

Rinku Phulphagar
Policy Analyst and Economist

I joined the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform in June 2019 after completing a Masters in Applied Economics at UCD. I’ve already worked on spending review papers covering Higher Education grants, the labour market and public transport.

It’s a heavily analytical role but I also enjoy engagement with senior stakeholders and writing reports that inform policy. It’s interesting, rewarding, stimulating and supportive.

I work on multiple projects at once, with a huge number of colleagues all whilst building my skills on the job and through courses. I’ve taken part in the Civil Service Development Programme and the Public Expenditure Management Course – my skills and my network keep growing.

Colm Farrell
Economic Evaluator and Policy Analyst

I joined the Department Of Public Expenditure and Reform in March 2018 after a degree and postgrad study at UCD.

I am involved in monitoring analysis, policy and expenditure. I’ve co-authored two spending reviews on social housing and social impact assessments. I also provide analysis and advice to the Minister and senior management at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

This can cover anything from housing and planning to local government finances, Ervia and Irish Water.

I work with a huge range of skills and personalities from an array of different government departments. I’m involved in the big ticket items like budgets but also the nitty gritty detail. My understanding of the housing challenges facing the State is growing every day. My analysis is informing debates about the future of society, that’s quite an impact.



Applicants are encouraged to check the Eligibility section of the Candidate Information Booklet prior to applying for this role.

Applicants must also have achieved:

  • a primary honours degree at minimum 2.1 (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) in a discipline with a strong data analysis component such as Economics, Social Science/Policy Analysis or Statistics on or before the 31st December, 2022
  • a Masters degree level qualification (minimum Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications) in a discipline with a strong data analysis component such as Economics, Social Science, Policy Analysis, or Statistics by 2nd September 2023 at the latest.
  • Demonstrate the competencies for the role set out in the person specification set out in the Candidate Information Booklet.