ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world's future. ICF is fluent in the language of change, whether driven by markets, technology, or policy. Since 1969, we have combined a passion for our work with deep industry expertise to tackle our clients' most important challenges. We partner with clients around the globe - advising, executing, innovating - to help them define and achieve success. Our more than 5,000 employees serve government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide. ICF's website is www.icf.com.
We are expanding our services, and to support this growth, we are looking for a Managing Consultant to join our Justice and Home Affairs practice. The practice provides research, evaluation and technical assistance services to EU institutions, in particular the European Commission (including DG Justice, DG Home, DG ECHO and DG MOVE), as well as other European organisations, such as the European Asylum Office and Frontex.
Our current portfolio of projects reflects the diversity of our work. Examples include: the Study on EU level action to strengthen the protection of whistle-blowers, the current Fitness Check of the Legal Migration Directives, the evaluation of EASO Training Curriculum, the evaluation of Health in humanitarian aid actions financed by DG ECHO and the evaluation of the “Prevention and fight against crime" 2007-2013 programme (ISEC) and the "Prevention, preparedness and consequence management of terrorism and other security related risks" 2007-2013 programme” (CIPS).
The position entails managing projects around the research, development or review of public policies and programmes for our clients. You will be managing multiple projects interacting with all levels of ICF staff and external stakeholders. We are interested in individuals who can demonstrate a real interest in Justice and Home Affairs combined with strong project management skills, analytical skills and excellent report writing skills. Quantitative skills (e.g. advanced data analysis) or a law degree would be a particular asset.
What you’ll get to do:
- Manage research and evaluation projects with the support of a research team and associates under light supervision of a project director;
- Manage project teams on a day to day basis;
- Assign work packages to project teams and quality assure their work;
- Support project teams on methodological aspects ensuring high-quality research and data collection activities;
- Manage day to day client relationships and escalate issues to project director;
- Conduct or oversee qualitative analysis (experience with NVIVO an advantage);
- Conduct or oversee quantitative analysis (experience with Excel essential; experience with SPSS, STATA, etc. an advantage);
- Lead on report-writing and presentations;
- Attend site visits and client meetings;
- Collaborate closely with other project teams, and external partners and stakeholders;
- Coordinate the business development on one key account;
- Plan business development activities on one key account under light supervision of a Director;
- lead the preparation successful tenders with the support of bidding teams for the European Commission, governments, and other EU clients.
What you’ll need to succeed:
- Master’s degree in economics, law, political science, public policy or a related discipline;
- Typically more than eight years’ work experience within the context of the evaluation of EU justice, migration policies or internal security policies;
- Project management experience, including management of project teams and sub-contractors;
- Business development experience, including leading on successful proposals;
- Strong qualitative and/or quantitative evaluation and analytical skills (experience in impact assessments preferable);
- 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;
- Robust knowledge of European policy making process and EU Institutions, experience of working for the European Commission an advantage;
- Highly developed, interpersonal skills and self-motivation;
- High level of attention to detail and accuracy;
- Interested in developing ICF business with its current clients;
- Interested in developing staff on project teams and or under direct supervision.
- Excellent people management skills, with the ability to work within multi-cultural, multidisciplinary teams spread across several countries;
- Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
- 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;
- Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as clients and sub-contractors;
- Ability to build knowledge of the business and apply an understanding of ICF’s markets and capabilities to own day-to-day responsibilities;
- Ability to take initiative and work without close supervision;
- Ability to demonstrate a can-do approach, as a problem solver and team player.
If you are interested in this position, then please send us your CV and a covering letter in which you explain why you are interested and well placed for the job.
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