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.
We are looking for a Senior Consultant to join a well-established public policy practice within ICF that manages a spectrum of programmes, including the European Migration Network, European Platform tackling undeclared work, training for the European Solidarity Corps and EU Aid Volunteers, grant management for the UK Airfield Development Advisory Fund, and mutual learning services on youth unemployment, minimum income, the ‘gig’ economy work and many other topics.
Your work will be hands-on and varied, ranging from researching and preparing thematic and analytical papers, identifying good practice in European countries and developing content for knowledge banks, through to supporting practical learning and networking in the form of working groups, workshops, study visits, seminars, etc. All of this is grounded in a solid understanding and application of the policy subject-matter, as well as an ability to interact with many stakeholders, such as national ministries, international organisations, non-governmental/third-sector bodies, social partners, research institutes, independent experts, etc. This naturally requires a flair for good writing and communication in a multi-national environment.
Specifically, you will play a key role in supporting the work of the European Migration Network (EMN). The EMN provides up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum with a view to supporting policymaking in the European Union. The EMN also aims to inform the general public on migration and asylum. Since 2009 ICF has provided technical assistance and research services to the EMN, working closely with DG Migration and Home Affairs. This includes producing reports, studies and briefing papers on topical issues of migration and asylum and delivering a range of communications services, including conferences, workshops, the EMN Bulletin plus maintaining the EMN’s webpages. Other services include providing a secretariat function to the network and its various sub- and working groups, monitoring the work of the network of National Contact Points in the Member States, Norway, Georgia and Moldova; and undertaking in-country visits and support.
Using their knowledge of migration and asylum policies in the EU, the Senior Consultant would lead on the production of the wide range of EMN outputs, and lead on the thematic content for dissemination and communications activities. The Senior Consultant may also have the opportunity to contribute to ICF’s wider portfolio of implementation and research/consulting services on relevant thematic topics.
At Senior Consultant level, in particular, you will typically take forward and coordinate packages of activities and deliverables, as well as be more involved in project and line management and more complex proposal-writing, where opportunities arise.
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. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF - together for tomorrow.