We are looking for a Senior Consultant to join our well-established public policy practice that conducts legal studies and carries out evaluations and impact assessments for the European Commission, in particular DG Justice and Consumers and its agencies (FRA, EIGE, Eurojust). Our current portfolio of projects reflects the diversity of the policy areas covered by DG Justice.
Examples of some of our recent and/or current assignments include: a legal study on the phenomenon of letterbox companies; an impact assessment on the protection of whistleblowers; a study on data sharing; an evaluation of the environmental crime directive; an evaluation of the Equal Pay Directive; an evaluation of the Consumer Credit Directive and an impact assessment on its possible revision; an impact assessment on ways to empower consumers to play an active role in the green transition; legal research in the area of judicial cooperation in civil matters (e.g. recognition and enforcement of judgements); and studies on EU citizenship and free circulation.
The successful candidate will have project management experience ideally in managing legal research and analysis, evaluations, impact assessments or feasibility studies in the justice area, including, inter alia: civil and commercial justice, criminal justice, citizenship, data protection, fundamental rights and equality. The ideal candidate will also have experience with business development and a successful track record in managing tenders for public policy clients.
In addition, the candidate is required to hold a legal background, with solid knowledge and understanding of EU law and at least basic knowledge of Private International Law, and a sound understanding of and interest in EU actions relating to the Justice portfolio. She/he should be experienced in conducting legal research and analysis as well as in reporting on EU policies and/or programs.
You will play a key role in further developing our portfolio and track record in the policy areas covered by DG Justice. As part of our growing team, you will be responsible for business development as well as project management, high-quality contributions to and quality assurance of legal studies, evaluations, impact assessments and feasibility studies mainly but not exclusively commissioned by DG Justice and Consumers. You may be managing more than one project at a time, have line-management responsibilities for more junior ICF staff and establish/maintain successful relations with clients and external stakeholders. The role provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate strong analytical skills, intellectual leadership, management skills and report writing skills in helping our public policy clients solve some of the most complex challenges.
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