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Senior Consultant – EU Public Policies

  • ICF
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • ICF
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for an experienced Senior Consultant to join a well-established practice within ICF that develops, analyses, and evaluates public policies.

The practice works extensively and predominantly for the European Commission (including most Directorates General: EAC, EMPL, ECHO, ECFIN, CONNECT, GROW, RTD, JUST, HOME) and its agencies. We are looking for someone with an interest in working on and managing projects for different European Commission clients. Therefore, experience of working as a manager for the European institutions is key.

We are after an intellectually curious and very well organised individual, with an ability to see the many dimensions of a policy problem, manage and work alongside thematic experts and with strong project management skills.  Much of our work concerns impact assessments, evaluations, fitness checks and other policy-related studies, so skills in one or more of these areas would be a strong advantage.

WHAT YOU WILL GET TO DO:

From day one, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a diverse range of projects for the European Commission and its agencies. You will lead and help deliver qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, including managing others’ contributions and delivery.

You will be a core part of our growing and collegiate team of like-minded analysts and consultants. You will work in an international environment in which more than 30 nationalities are represented. You will be contributing innovative ideas and practices to the business, helping achieve excellent, cutting edge research and expanding ICF’s work into new areas. You will have the chance to develop your knowledge and skills further through excellent training and development opportunities, including via ICF’s peer-to-peer communities of practice.

Your main responsibilities will be to

  • Build relationships with our clients to understand and address their needs;

  • Manage and support projects;

  • Lead and support proposals, including building teams, developing methodologies and budgets;

  • Carry out policy and/or economic research, analysis and evaluations;

  • Lead and contribute to delivering high quality research and analysis;

  • Learn from peers and more senior members of the team, and support with the development of more junior staff members;

  • Support the management of one of our Framework Contracts / client accounts.


You will not only be supported by colleagues (line manager, buddy and other team members both within and outside of the practice), but will benefit from the support of centralised functions (such as our business development, pricing, finance, contracts and subcontracts teams) in relation to proposal preparation and execution, and project set-up and monitoring.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUCCEED:

You thrive in a fast-paced environment. You have a wide range of interests and are quick to develop a nuanced understanding of complex issues.

Your experience could have been gained supporting research work in government or a regulatory agency, the European Commission, academia, the private sector or the third sector.

You will have

  • Experience of a minimum of 5 years;

  • Expertise in managing and delivering evaluations of public policies/laws and programmes, including the application of innovative approaches to estimation of policy and programme impacts and assessing progress with reforms;

  • An interest in and familiarity with EU public policy;

  • Ability to write and communicate with others in excellent English (additional European languages would be an asset);

  • A relevant undergraduate university degree.


WORKING AT ICF:

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