Manager – Policy research & evaluation for EU & International Organisations

Description

Within business consulting, NTT DATA has been undertaking numerous and varied projects for European and international organisations, such as the European Commission and the United Nations. These include (but are not restricted to) EU-wide research and/or comparative studies, business analyses, or change management or digital transformation projects. We are currently expanding our practice in the field of evaluation and impact assessment. We hold Framework Contracts with different European Commission’s Directorate-Generals to provide services in the area of evaluation and impact assessment following the Better Regulation Guidelines. We are also providing evaluation services to United Nations’ agencies. We are continuously exploring other opportunities for research and evaluation contracts at European and international level.

To reinforce our Business Consulting International Organisations Public Sector team we are looking for a Manager to join our team in Brussels or Barcelona.  As a Manager you will be leading the Research and Impact Assessment practice and be engaged in the delivery of strategic / policy consulting projects for several European and International Organisations clients. You will be also contributing to the development of the international public sector business consulting practice.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • You drive the development of the Business Consulting for Research and Impact assessment practice in international public sector, in close cooperation with public sector leads and reporting to the Director in charge of the Business Consulting practice for International Organisations
  • You will be part of a multicultural and interdisciplinary team working for European and international organisations. You will be involved in exciting projects, mainly in the area of evaluation and impact assessment, but with the possibility to cooperate in other research assignments. These projects cover different policy sectors, such as digital and technology, research and innovation, education, employment, financial and taxes, health, or international cooperation, just to name a few. Considering that we are currently investing in and consolidating our practice and position in the market of evaluation and impact assessment, there are many opportunities of professional growth and room for actively contributing to this strategic goal.
  • You take an active role in business development. You conceive and supervise the writing of proposals and tenders for our clients for projects and programs in evaluation and impact assessment.
  • You lead the execution of these projects, supervising teams of consultants and experts, and manage the scope, proposing the methodology and controlling the quality of the deliverables.
  • You lead the growth of the Business Consulting for Research and Impact assessment practice. You coach them, you fuel their motivation for high added-value consultancy, and you share your expertise and train them “on the job”. You manage delivery business consulting teams based upon the principles of trust, transparency and communication;

Other tasks:

  • You progressively build solid relationships with the client’s management based on excellence in project delivery and insights on digital innovation to address their strategic challenges.

Requirements

Knowledge and experience

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, economics and management, or related areas;
  • Minimum 8 years of overall work experience at European and/or international level after having concluded your studies;
  • Between three and six years of relevant work experience in evaluation and/or impact assessment of legal or policy initiatives, programmes, projects, strategies, cost-benefit analyses, among others, at EU and/or international level;
  • Proven knowledge and experience in applying research and evaluation methodologies, particularly according to the European Commission’s Better Regulation toolbox (this criterion will be assessed against a selected list of projects in your CV);
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken. Knowledge of French is a plus, as well as other languages;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills in English to report on findings and propose recommendations (this criterion will be assessed against a list of up to three public reports/publications that you have co-authored and are accessible through a valid URL);
  • Good communication skills (both in speaking and in writing);
  • Great teamwork spirit to work with more senior colleagues and key experts, but also to coach more junior team members and foster an excellent work atmosphere;
  • Ability to manage workload in eventful periods, while keeping high quality standards and respecting deadlines;
  • Experience in organising meetings and workshops with stakeholders will be valued.

Nice to have:

  • Versatile, resilient profile with problem-solving skills and critical thinking, able to cope with unknowns by turning problems into solutions;
  • Specialisation in evaluation within your academic studies and through a certified training will be valued;
  • Experience in (European) public procurement;
  • Experience in proposal drafting will be valued;
  • Experience in bid management and technical writing will be valued;
  • Rapid self-starting capability and experience in team working in an international/ multicultural environment;

 

For your next professional move, you are looking for:

  • A fast growing international consultancy offering excellent career perspectives
  • A multicultural working environment
  • A culture focused on team success and entrepreneurship, where you will be able to have "your space" and make "your print"
  • Challenging business problems to solve, with access to highly specialized experts in our group
  • A multidimensional role: project direction, team construction, business development
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