We are looking for different research roles (consultant or senior consultant) to join a growing team within our business that develops, analyses and evaluates policies relating to food chain and food policy issues.
ICF support the European Commission and UK government across these areas, working for the main institutions, departments and agencies. Clients include European Commission such as DG SANTE and CHAFEA, European institutions such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and in the UK, Defra, the Food Standards Agency (FSA), as well as NGOs.
Our food policy work spans issues across the food chain, including: agricultural and land management policy, animal welfare, food labelling, food safety, nutrition and health, and consumer perceptions. For example, we are supporting the European Commission by appraising the potential impacts of proposals to ensure better labelling information to help consumers make healthier and more sustainable food choices and tackle food waste; undertaking EU-wide research to encourage the food industry to reduce salt, fat and sugar in food; providing research and evaluation services on behalf of the UK Government to support the development of a new approach to pay land managers for providing public goods, as directed under the Agriculture Bill; and evaluating new approaches to regulating food safety and standards in the UK.
From day one, you will contribute to a diverse range of meaningful assignments by undertaking qualitative and quantitative research and analysis that impacts directly on public policy decisions. In parallel, we will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills further through excellent training and development support, structured career guidance systems, our mentoring programme, communities of practice and line management arrangements.
You will also have the opportunity to work on other policy areas that the team deliver, including natural environment, biodiversity and marine policy.
We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:
ICF (www.icf.com) is a global consultancy firm. In Europe, we have offices in the UK (London, Plymouth, Birmingham, Leeds) and Belgium (Brussels). Our core business is to help governments, regulators and international institutions solve complex problems. 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 and 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.
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