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Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
JOB #R1903316

Senior Consultant (Education, Skills and Employment)

Job Title                      Senior Consultant (Education, Skills and Employment)

Location                      Brussels or London

About the team

We are expanding our services, and to support this growth, we are looking for a Senior Consultant to join our Education, Skills and Employment practice. The practice provides research, evaluation and technical assistance services to EU institutions, in particular the European Commission (including DG EAC and DG EMPL), as well as other European organisations, such as the EUROFOUND, EIGE and CEDEFOP. We are interested in individuals who can demonstrate a real interest in Education Policy combined with strong project management skills, business development skills, analytical skills and excellent report writing skills.

The position entails managing and contributing to projects around researching, development or review of public policies and programmes for our clients. You will be working on multiple projects at a time, interacting with all levels of ICF staff and external stakeholders.

About the role

  • Conduct research and evaluation projects under supervision of a project director
  • Manage project team on a day to day basis
  • Assign work packages to project teams and quality assure their work
  • Support project team on methodological aspects ensuring high-quality research and data collection activities
  • Manage day to day client relationships and escalate issues to project director
  • Deliver project work within budget
  • Conduct or oversee legal analysis
  • Conduct or oversee qualitative analysis (experience with NVIVO an advantage)
  • Lead on report-writing and presentations
  • Lead tenders and reports for the European Commission, governments, and other EU clients
  • Attend site visits and to client meetings
  • Collaborate closely with other project teams, and external partners and stakeholders

Required experience

  • Master’s degree in law, political science, public policy or a related discipline.
  • Typically five years’ work experience within the context of the evaluation of EU employment, education, equality and non-discrimination. 
  • Project management experience, including management of project teams
  • Business development experience, including leading or contributing to proposals
  • Understanding of financial reporting and metrics
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative evaluation and analytical skills (experience in impact assessments preferable)
  • Advanced computer user skills (Microsoft applications)
  • Exceptional writing skills, including editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent oral and written English; fluency in at least one additional European language
  • Deep understanding of European policy making process and EU Institutions, experience of working for the European Commission an advantage
  • Highly developed, interpersonal skills and self-motivation
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy

Additional requirements: Conduct or oversee quantitative analysis (experience with Excel essential; experience with SPSS, STATA, etc. an advantage)

Ready to apply?

Interested candidates are invited to follow the link and submit a cover letter and a CV.

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Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Marnix - Brussels (BE75)

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