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Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
JOB #R2202990

EU Trainee – Research & Evaluation

EU Trainee - Research & Evaluation

ICF is one of the largest providers of policy support services to the EU institutions. We work for many different parts of the European Commission on a wide diversity of policy topics, from migration to food safety, gender equality to climate change, consumer policy to skills and training.

Each year we recruit graduates of the European Commission’s trainee scheme. We look for candidates with a proven interest in EU policy, strong research and analytical skills and an ability to apply structured thinking to complex problems.

When you join us you will be part of a growing and dynamic team of policy analysts, legal experts, 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 have be using your strong analytical, organisational and writing skills on research studies, evaluations and impact assessments. You will help us further develop our portfolio of work in EU policy.

ICF has a strong employee training programme that covers both technical and consulting skills, and be able to contribute to our communities of practice that share insights on developments in research, evaluation and other methodologies.

All our team have access to employee that support well-being and health, and all participate in You Matter, our peer-to-peer recognition programme.

Our early career roles typically involve:

  • Undertaking high-quality research, analysis and data collection activities,

  • Carrying out research and field work tasks on specific countries,

  • Conducting qualitative (experience with NVIVO an advantage) and/or quantitative analysis (experience with Excel is essential and SPSS, STATA desirable),

  • Arranging, conducting and facilitating interviews, surveys and focus groups,

  • Accompanying colleagues on site visits and to client meetings,

  • Collaborating closely with other project teams, and external partners and stakeholders,

  • Contribute towards the preparation of tenders and reports for the European Commission and other EU clients.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Strong research, analytical and reporting skills,

  • Knowledge of European policy making process and EU Institutions,

  • Excellent 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).

The personal qualities we look for are:

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment,

  • Ability to work within multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams spread across several countries,

  • Sound research and business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information,

  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities, and manage a varied workload to achieve agreed deadlines without compromising quality or standards,

  • Highly developed, interpersonal skills and self-motivation,

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy,

  • Ability to demonstrate a can-do approach, as a problem solver and team player.

Even if you are not yet ready to move to consultancy, please register with us so that we can keep you informed about new opportunities as they arise.

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.

Brussels, Belgium (BE75)

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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.
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ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.