ICF is a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to governments and commercial clients in the United Kingdom, Europe and globally.
Since 1969, we have combined a passion for our work with deep industry expertise to tackle our clients' most important challenges.
We cover the entire policy, programme and project lifecycle and address a wide range of policy areas, including justice, home affairs, employment, education and training, gender equality, and social inclusion and protection.
With more than 5,000 employees, we serve government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide. ICF's website is
We are interested in individuals who can demonstrate a real interest in EU Digital Policy combined with strong project management skills, business development skills, analytical skills and excellent report writing skills.
The position entails managing and contributing to projects around researching, development or review of public policies and programmes for our clients.
You will be working on multiple projects at a time, interacting with all levels of ICF staff and external stakeholders.
We have established a strong track record in EU Digital Policy. We recently concluded studies in areas of digitisation in the cultural sector and reviewed a framework to tackle sexual abuse online.
We currently lead Framework Contract for the provision of Evaluation and Impact Assessment services to DG CONNECT. As part of the framework, we are implementing studies in the fields of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and platform regulation.
We are looking for a Senior Consultant to support our growth in these and additional EU Digital Policy areas.
Main Responsibilities :
Conduct research and evaluation projects in the field of digital policies, under supervision of a project director
Support project team on methodological aspects ensuring high-quality research and data collection activities
Manage day to day client relationships and escalate issues to project director
Assign work packages to project teams and quality assure their work
Deliver project work within budget
Conduct or oversee quantitative and qualitative analysis
Lead on report-writing and presentations
Lead tenders and reports for the European Commission, governments, and other EU clients
Attend site visits and to client meetings
Collaborate closely with other project teams, and external partners and stakeholders
Basic Requirements :
Master’s degree in law, political science, public policy or a related discipline
5 years of work experience within the context of the evaluation and / or impact assessments of EU digital policies, including experience with research projects for DG CONNECT
Strong thematic understanding of and interest in digital policies
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 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
Deep understanding 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
Additional requirements : Conduct or oversee quantitative analysis (experience with Excel essential; experience with SPSS, STATA, etc. an advantage)
Personal Qualities :
Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work within multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams spread across several countries
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