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Researcher Health Policy

Job description

We are looking for a Researcher to join our well-established health policy team sitting within our broader European Research and Evaluation practice. We conduct scoping research, evaluation and impact assessment studies for the European Commission and its Executive Agencies.
Our current portfolio of projects reflects the diversity of our work in public health, centring on two main focal areas: public health and its determinants of health, and health preparedness and response. Examples of some of our recent projects include evaluations of EU tobacco and smoke free environments, nutrition and alcohol polices & legislation, support studies and impact assessments supporting the implementation of the EU Pharmaceutical Strategy.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in managing large-scale evaluations, impact assessments or scoping studies in European public health policy. Thematic experience in one or multiple sub-domains such as non-communicable diseases, health and medical systems, health preparedness and response is considered an asset. The successful candidate will also have experience with business development and a successful track record in managing or coordinating proposals for public sector contracting authorities. Ideally, the successful candidate will also have a background in qualitative research methods and analysis.
The successful candidate will have a research background in EU health policies, and have first experience in undertaking scoping research, evaluations or impact assessments for the European Commission. Although not a prerequisite, the candidate’s familiarity with tendering procedures would be an asset.
What you’ll get to do:
You will be a core part of our health team, and part of our wider EU team composed of dynamic policy analysts, legal experts, economists and social scientists who have a passion for applying their skills and knowledge in helping our clients solve some of the most complex challenges. You will play a key role in further developing our portfolio and track record in health. You will be responsible for contributing to research assignments, evaluations, impact assessments and feasibility studies by conducting primary and secondary data collection, review and analysis. The role provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate strong analytical skills, organisational skills and report writing skills. You will have the chance to develop your knowledge and skills further through excellent training and career development opportunities.
Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake high-quality research, analysis and data collection activities
  • Contribute towards the preparation of tenders and reports for the European Commission and other EU clients
  • Carry out research and field work tasks on specific countries
  • Conduct qualitative (experience with NVIVO an advantage)
  • Conduct quantitative analysis (experience with Excel is essential and SPSS, STATA desirable)
  • Arrange, conduct and facilitate interviews, surveys and focus groups
  • Accompany colleagues on site visits and to client meetings
  • Collaborate closely with other project teams, and external partners and stakeholders
    Desirable experience and competences:
  • A Bachelor’s degree related to social sciences, law or research methods . A specialisation in health policy is considered an asset.
  • Typically, more than two years’ work experience within the context of EU policies, evaluations or research; including internships at the European level.
  • Strong research, analytical and reporting skills
  • Robust knowledge of European policy making process and EU Institutions
  • Exceptional written (including editing and proofreading skills) and oral (fluency in English and at least one other European language) communication skills
  • Highly developed, interpersonal skills and self-motivation
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Intermediate or advanced computer user skills (Microsoft applications)
    Personal Qualities:
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task on multiple study assignments on diverse topics
  • 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
  • Highly developed, interpersonal skills and self-motivation
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to demonstrate a can-do approach, as a problem solver and team player
    About us:
    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.
    We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are committed to creating a culture where we embrace our differences in ideas and identities. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals.

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