Consultant or Senior Consultant – Regulatory policy

London, Brussels or Birmingham

Who we are:

ICF ( is a consultancy firm with offices in Brussels, the UK, US and worldwide. At ICF, we help governments, regulators and international institutions solve complex problems and improve the quality of life of people around the world. We offer critical insight and rigorous analytical techniques to deliver innovative solutions and thought-provoking analyses for our clients.

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 assist our clients and benefit their constituencies. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for a Consultant or Senior Consultant to join a well-established practice within ICF that develops, analyses and evaluates regulatory policies, including in the areas of environment and food.

What you’ll get to do:

From day one, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a diverse range of projects for the European Commission, UK Government, international agencies and NGOs. You will deliver qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, including researching, scoping and contributing to analytical work.

You will be a core part of our growing and collegiate team of like-minded economists, policy analysts, lawyers, social scientists and natural scientists who have a passion for applying their skills and knowledge to help solve complex problems for our clients. You will have the chance to develop your knowledge and skills further through excellent training and development opportunities.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking policy research, analysis and evaluation
  • Writing clear, concise and robust client reports
  • Contributing to the management of projects
  • Contributing to proposals, including building teams, developing methodologies and budgets
  • Building relationships with clients to understand and address their needs

What you'll need to succeed:

The successful candidate will be someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is passionate about the work they do and has a proven track record in contributing to impact assessments, evaluations and/or research projects. You will be self-motivated, independent and able to manage a varied workload to deadlines without compromising quality. Your experience could have been gained delivering research work in consultancy, government or a regulatory agency, the European Commission, academia or the third sector.

You will have:

  • An ability to develop and convey expertise on a topic
  • An ability to think through the methodological challenges of approaching a topic
  • A good grasp of the strengths and weaknesses of various qualitative and/or quantitative methods
  • A good understanding of regulatory policy at national and EU level
  • Experience in one or more of: policy design, policy implementation, policy evaluation, communication
  • A degree / higher degree, typically (but not exclusively) in political science, public administration, sociology, economics
  • An ability to write quickly and to communicate with others in excellent English (additional European languages would be an asset)
  • Relevant experience of a minimum of 3 years (Consultant) or 5 years (Senior Consultant)
  • Previous experience of working on environment or food related topics would be an asset
  • Previous experience of bid writing (consultancy proposals or research grant applications), managing budgets, tasks, or client interactions would be an asset

The closing date for this position is: 16th March 2017

Interviews will be held w/c: 27th March 2017