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Researcher (Education, Skills and Employment)
Job Title Researcher (Education, Skills and Employment)
About the team
We are expanding our services, and to support this growth, we are looking for a Researcher/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 research and analytical skills and excellent report writing skills.
The position entails conducting qualitative and quantitative research at EU and Member State level on various topics linked to the EU education agenda 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
The position entails conducting qualitative and quantitative research at EU and Member State level on various topics linked to the EU education agenda for our clients. You will be working on multiple projects at a time, interacting with all levels of ICF staff and external stakeholders. You will:
- Conduct research under supervision of a more senior team member
- Conduct qualitative analysis (experience with NVIVO an advantage)
- Conduct quantitative analysis (experience with Excel essential; experience with SPSS, STATA, etc. an advantage)
- Contribute to report-writing and presentations
- Contribute to tenders and reports for the European Commission, governments, and other EU institutions
- Deliver assigned tasks within allocated time
- Attend site visits and client meetings
- Collaborate closely with other project teams, and external partners and stakeholders
- Master’s degree in political science, public policy or a related discipline.
- Typically two to four years’ work experience within the context of the evaluation of EU employment, education, equality and non-discrimination.
- Business development experience, including contributing to proposals
- Strong qualitative, quantitative and analytical skills
- Advanced computer user skills (Microsoft applications)
- Exceptional writing skills
- Excellent oral and written English; fluency in at least one additional European language an advantage
- 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
Ready to apply?
Interested candidates are invited to follow the link and submit a cover letter and a CV.
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