Economic Evaluation Director

  • Location
    London or Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 10

Position description

ICF ( is a consultancy firm with offices in the UK, Belgium, US and worldwide. At ICF, we help governments, public agencies 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 rigour 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.

About the team:

We are looking for a senior, experienced evaluator of EU policies and programmes to join a well-established practice within ICF that provides research, evaluation and advisory services to EU institutions. We have a wide portfolio of framework contracts and a strong track record of delivering high quality work that helps to shape public policy at European level and at national level in the countries in which we work.

About the role:

You will be a core part of our growing and collegiate team of like-minded evaluators, economists, policy analysts and social scientists who have strong academic backgrounds and a passion for applying their skills and knowledge to shape and influence public policy. Working in partnership with the head of your practice and our senior management team you will be directing and managing proposals and projects across our client portfolio. You will be setting high standards in evaluation, research and analysis and developing the members of the team. You will have opportunities to further develop through formal training, attending conferences and publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Lead high quality research and analysis assignments for our clients, focussing particularly on impact assessment and evaluation of EU policies;
  • Lead the preparation of winning proposals, including building teams, developing methodologies and budgets;
  • Manage project delivery to our standards of quality and agreed financial performance targets;
  • Contribute to wider learning through our internal groups/communities of practice and other knowledge-sharing opportunities;
  • Build relationships with clients to understand and address their needs;
  • Pursue business development opportunities via direct contact with clients and representing ICF at events;
  • Maintain and develop networks and partnerships with individual experts, research centres and other consultancies.


  • Track record in winning and delivering evaluations, impact assessments and/or applied research projects at an EU level;
  • Experience of the design and delivery of policy-relevant projects for EU institutions;
  • Expertise in one or more of the following policy areas: consumer policy, financial and capital markets, enterprise, research and innovation, digital markets;
  • Strong expertise in evaluation, and in qualitative or quantitative research methodologies;
  • Experience of developing appropriate conceptual and methodological approaches to fulfil a given set of research objectives;
  • Experience of delivering high quality and policy-relevant research outputs;
  • Proven ability to write winning tenders;
  • An understanding of the economic and operational dynamics of a consulting business;
  • Ability to manage teams;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English;
  • An advanced degree in economics or a related discipline.

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