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Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2205896

Research Consultants - International Labor

ICF is hiring Research consultants to increase its pool of consultants supporting a U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) contract. The positions may be full or part time and work will be done remotely. It is estimated the job will last from the mid-January 2022 to the end of April 2022. Candidates with suitable background who do well on this task will also be considered for subsequent tasks, if interested.

Job Description:

ICF supports the USDOL’s Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking (OCFT) inOCFT’s annual publication of the Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, otherwise known as the TDA report. The staff for these positions will be conducting technical and copy edits of this year’s TDA report. The work will be done on USDOL laptops and within USDOL’s custom SharePoint system. All researchers must first complete security clearance forms and complete the security process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing text and data in SharePoint according to strict USDOL guidelines (USDOL and ICF will provide training and written guidance).
  • Fact-checking sources used against the citations in the TDA report to ensure accuracy and adherence to the TDA guides.
  • Learning to use the USDOL SharePoint system and entering all comments and edits into that system.
  • Completing fact-checking and technical edit for each assigned country report in a timely manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, international trade, public policy, economics, international development, or political science
  • Availability to work between mid-January and April 2022; possible subsequent task starts in May 2022
  • 1+ years of experience in conducting desk research and editing on topics related to human rights, child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking
  • 2+ years of experience using Word, Excel, Adobe PDFs, and SharePoint
  • Ability to obtain low-level security clearance. Must meet all Background Investigation requirements in accordance to FIPS 201-2 para 2 (Common Identification, Security, and Privacy Requirements) section 2.1 and 2 (p. 5 and 6)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and produce accurate results, sometimes on a quick turnaround basis.
  • Advanced professional proficiency in verbal and written English
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively as part of a team and also be self-motivated

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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$62,802.00 - $106,763.00

Rockville, MD (MD18)

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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