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If you are interested in providing solid statistical evidence to inform policy-making in the areas of employment, social affairs, skills and gender equality, 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.
We are committed to the effective use of data to help decision-makers make better informed choices and to empower citizens and consumers. As examples, we:
analyse data from multiple sources to gain insight into what works in public policies and programmes;
work on the development of indicators of change in social and economic systems;
regularly maintain and update a pan-European database compiling gender equality statistics;
support our clients in development of regulatory systems that help them manage risk and monitor performance; and
design and deliver powerful communication campaigns.
As a Senior Statistician 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 statistics, policy-making and research;
have good knowledge of social statistics at EU and Member State level, especially in the areas of employment, social affairs, skills and gender equality, and understanding of their relevance to policy-making;
can demonstrate an ability to manage projects and to help win work through writing compelling proposals.
About the role:
Conduct applied comparative research, using quantitative research methods, under the supervision of a project director
Collect, quality assure and analyse data from multiple sources to gain insight into what works in public policies and programmes
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 statistics, social science, political science or a related discipline
Around ten years’ work experience in applied social research
Strong understanding of quantitative research methodologies
Experience in data organisation, cleaning, treating, etc., a knowledge of version control and reproducible
Experience with Excel, STATA, Python, R or a similar statistical package including ability to script/code using the relevant command language
Project management experience, including management of project teams
Business development experience, including leading or contributing to proposals
Good leadership and team-working skills;
Ability to self-organise, prioritise and conduct research on multiple projects under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
An ability to communicate clearly in written English;
Prior experience in consulting is an advantage but not essential; We welcome applicants from research/academia and other domains beyond consulting.
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)