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Managing consultant – European social policy
If you are building a career in research and evaluation of public policies relating to employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility, we may have the next role you have been looking for. We are one of the leading providers of research and analysis on social policy issues to the institutions of the European Union.
As a Managing Consultant in European social policy, you will help us build our programme of work in this area, working with the team to win, manage and deliver assignments that provide insight and advice to our clients. You will also be looking to grow into a leadership role, helping to shape the work we do, manage the team we build and help keep us at the forefront of our profession in the methodologies, models and tools that we use.
We are looking for candidates who:
have a relevant University degree and ideally 10 years of professional experience in policymaking, research, evaluation and statistics;
have good knowledge of social policies and programmes at EU and Member State level, especially in the areas of employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility;
can demonstrate an ability to manage projects and to help win work through writing compelling proposals.
About the role:
Conduct comparative research and evaluation projects, using qualitative and quantitative research methods, under the supervision of a project director
Assign work packages to project teams and manage their work
Support project teams on the methodological aspects of their work and assure its quality
Manage day to day client relationships
Help to ensure we deliver project work within budget
Lead tenders and reports for the European Commission, governments, and other EU clients and help us grow the business
Collaborate closely with other project teams, and external partners and stakeholders
Provide line management support to members of the team, alongside your project work
Contribute to our business strategy and development plans.
Master’s degree in political science, public policy, social science or a related discipline
Around ten years’ work experience in research and evaluation of EU policies and programmes in the areas of employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility
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 research and analytical skills
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,
Highly developed, interpersonal skills and self-motivation
High level of attention to detail and accuracy
Experience with Excel essential; experience with NVIVO, SPSS, STATA, etc. an advantage
If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world please apply now via our careers page. We look forward to hearing from you and encourage you to apply soon, as applications are reviewed daily.
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)