Analyst/Consultant – Justice and Civil law
We are looking for an Analyst/Consultant to join our well-established public policy practice that conducts legal studies and provides evaluation and impact assessment of EU interventions to the European Commission, in particular DG Justice and Consumers and its Agencies (FRA, EIGE, Eurojust).
Our current portfolio of projects reflects the diversity of the policy areas covered by DG Justice. Examples of some of our recent and/or current assignments include: A Study on the phenomenon of letterbox companies and its impact on tax evasion, money laundering and social dumping, an Evaluation of the Equal Pay Directive, an Evaluation of the Consumer Credit Directive and legal research in the area of judicial cooperation and civil procedure (e.g. recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements).
The successful candidate will have a legal background (private law /civil law preferably) and a sound understanding of and interest in EU actions relating to civil and procedural law, judicial cooperation and the challenges of a functional cross-border justice. She/he should be experienced in conducting legal research and analysis as well as in reporting on EU policies and/or programs. Her/his expertise should cover inter alia: civil and procedural law/corporate governance/judicial cooperation/data protection and/or artificial intelligence. Although not a prerequisite, the candidate’s familiarity with tendering procedures would be an asset .
What you’ll get to do:
You will be a core part of our growing and dynamic team of policy analysts, lawyers, economists and social scientists who have a passion for applying their skills and knowledge in helping our clients solve some of the most complex challenges. You will play a key role in further developing our portfolio and track record in the policy areas covered by DG Justice on the on civil/commercial law and judicial cooperation parts. You will be responsible for contributing to legal research assignments, evaluations, impact assessments and feasibility studies mainly, but not exclusively, commissioned by DG Justice The role provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate strong analytical skills, organisational skills and report writing skills. You will have the chance to develop your knowledge and skills further through excellent training and development opportunities.
Your main responsibilities will include:
- Undertake high-quality research, analysis and data collection activities
- Report-writing and presentations
- Contribute towards the preparation of tenders and reports for the European Commission and other EU clients
- Carry out research and field work tasks on specific countries
- Conduct qualitative (experience with NVIVO an advantage)
- Conduct quantitative analysis (experience with Excel is essential and SPSS, STATA desirable)
- Arrange, conduct and facilitate interviews, surveys
- Accompany colleagues on site visits and to client meetings
- Collaborate closely with other project teams, and external partners and stakeholders
- A Bachelor’s degree in law,
- Demonstrable interest in private law matters and/or data protection
- Typically more than two years’ work experience within a law firm or in the context of EU law and policies
- Strong research, analytical and reporting skills Robust knowledge of European policy making process and EU Institutions,
- Exceptional written (including editing and proofreading skills) and oral (fluency in English and at least one other European language) communication skills
- Highly developed, interpersonal skills and self-motivation
- High level of attention to detail and accuracy
- Intermediate or advanced computer user skills (Microsoft applications)
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 www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
Brussels, Belgium (BE75)