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Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
JOB #R2203346

Senior/Managing/Lead Managing Consultants - EU Impact Assessment

Senior / Managing Consultant / Expert in EU Impact Assessment

ICF is a global management consulting services company with over 7,000 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future.

If you have experience of the design and delivery of impact assessment support studies for the European Commission ICF could provide the opportunity you have been looking for to develop your career. ICF is one of the leading providers of policy support services to the EU institutions. We have particular experience in preparation of impact assessment studies in support of new laws and programmes across the EU policy agenda.  Very high demand for our services in this area means we have a number of posts available in this area, from senior consultant upwards, and working across a diverse set of policy areas, from home affairs to food production, consumer policy to online safety. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with experience of leading impact assessment support studies, and portfolios of such studies.

By joining us you will become a member of a diverse, multi-discipline, multi-national team that is united by a commitment to better public policy and the development of insights and solutions that help tackle the major challenges of our time. Our economists, lawyers, social scientists, natural scientists, governance specialists, and data analysts conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis, provide strategic advice and evaluate what works.  

We work across a wide range of policy areas, from obesity to migration, energy to health, gender equality to environment, and education to humanitarian aid. Our multi-national team includes specialists in learning, employment, communication, health and social care, justice and home affairs, economic policy, the environment, climate and energy. 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:

We are committed to career development. Our training and mentoring programmes, personal development planning and line management systems are geared to helping you progress on your chosen career path within ICF. 

The role:

As a member of public policy consulting team you will have an opportunity to work on projects from across our project portfolio.  Although the prime focus of these roles is impact assessment, there will be opportunities to work on other research and evaluation studies.  You specialise in a particular policy area or work on a diversity of issues.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Support the capture of new work through contributions to proposals

  • Help us deliver impact assessment support studies and similar assignments for the European Commission

  • Lead/conduct the development of the conceptual framework for these studies, including option specification, problem trees and research plans

  • Lead/conduct the research and analysis required as for project delivery

  • Prepare the reports and presentations in accordance with Commission requirements.

  • Support / lead project teams and the management of work and resources, using your project and people management skills.

Required experience:

  • Strong academic background in economics, social science, natural science or law

  • Prior experience of the design, delivery and/or management of impact assessment support studies for the European Commission, experience of evaluations and other similar assigments would be an advantage

  • An interest in public policy research and analysis and familiarity with the analytical toolkit used in delivery of such assignments.

  • Strong research and analytical skills

  • An understanding of the EU’s Better Regulation guidance and requirements

  • Good project management 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.

This role could be based either in Belgium or in the United Kingdom.

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)

Public Policy

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.