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Consultant _Gender Policy
About the team
We are expanding our services, and to support this growth, we are looking for a 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 JUST, DG EAC and DG EMPL), as well as other European organisations, such as the EUROFOUND, EIGE, FRA and CEDEFOP.
We are interested in individuals who can demonstrate a real interest in gender equality policy combined with research and analytical skills and excellent report writing skills.
The position entails 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.
We are seeking an experienced professional with a relevant University degree and 5+ years’ of professional experience related to the area of gender equality and non-discrimination, covering aspects of policymaking, research and statistics, as well as proven knowledge of gender equality policies of the Member States and EU activities and initiatives in this area. The candidate also needs to be open to contributing to related policy areas, such as in the employment or social inclusion field.
About the role:
- Conduct qualitative analysis (experience with NVIVO an advantage)
- Conduct quantitative analysis (experience with Excel essential; experience with SPSS, STATA, etc. an advantage)
- Take responsibility as a Project Coordinator or specific activities as part of a small to medium size contract; reporting to the Project Manager and the Director
- Undertake research and produce reports, studies and briefing papers on topical issues of gender equality and human rights
- Contribute to policy analysis and implementation tasks in other areas of gender equality and human rights
- Manage and plan the work / time inputs from staff members, ensuring standards of quality and timeliness are met
- Contribute towards the preparation of tenders and reports for the European Commission, governments, and other EU clients
- Arrange, conduct and facilitate interviews, surveys and focus groups
- Develop, conduct and analyse case studies
- Accompany colleagues on site visits and to client meetings
- Collaborate closely with other project teams, and external partners and stakeholders
Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- Master’s degree in law, political science, public policy, gender studies or a related discipline
- 5+ years of professional experience in research and project management related to the area of gender equality and human rights, covering aspects of policymaking, research and statistics, as well as proven knowledge of the overall gender equality and human rights policies and legislation of the Member States and EU developments in this area
- Experience in working in multinational teams
- Experience of contributing to high quality EU-level research reports, studies and briefing papers, including support to staff in the development of research methodologies, analytical frameworks and approaches
- Demonstrable experience in the coordination of internal / external experts at various levels to ensure tasks are completed to time and to budget
- Demonstrable experience in contributing to winning new projects for the European Commission, national governments, agencies and other stakeholders and willingness to contribute to wider (related) policy fields (e.g. employment, social inclusion)
- Ability to self-organise, prioritise and manage multiple work strands and teams in parallel under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- High level of ability and confidence to perform tasks with a low level of supervision
- Strong commitment to and interest in the policy fields
- Sound research and business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
- Excellent communication skills, including experience with presenting key concepts to clients; both internal and external
- Excellent verbal, written, analytical and presentation skills in English, additional European languages an advantage
- Commitment to the progression and development of junior research / other staff
- Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as clients and sub-contractors
- Ability to work within multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams spread across several countries
- Willing to travel within Europe as required
- Entrepreneurial talent to identify and realise new opportunities as well as new innovations / approaches that will improve efficiency
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.
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