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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Writer for International Labor Research in Lincoln, Nebraska

ICF is growing, and we are hiring a Writer for International Labor Research to support research, policy, and administrative activities for our client at the U.S. Department of Labor. This is a full-time, remote or hybrid position at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington D.C.

The International Labor & Migration team at ICF helps clients identify, document, measure, and address human rights violations and labor exploitation through mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative research, and data collection across countries and industries.

The Writer for International Research will be part of the ICF team that provides research, publication, policy, and administrative support to Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs. With over 25 years of experience, OCFT is a world leader in the fight to eradicate child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. OCFT combats these egregious labor abuses using a two-part approach: i) providing cutting-edge research on child labor and forced labor in more than 150 countries around the world, and ii) working collaboratively with nearly 100 governments and 80 organizations to strengthen laws, enforcement, policies, and social programs to end child labor and forced labor.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support OCFT’s Technical Assistance and Cooperation (TAC) Unit in researching and writing examples of project impact to be included in TAC’s project summaries, including researching closed projects for which indicators of impact need to be added to project summaries

  • Conduct targeted research to identify and assess the ongoing efforts of other donors including other U.S. Government agencies and ways that OCFT’s technical assistance efforts could link to or complement these efforts to maximize impact. This would include tracking new funding related to child and forced labor in the regions. Related to this, support to identify research and technical assistance gaps related to high profile supply chains in high engagement countries

  • Update a project management tracker with information on older, closed projects

  • Create and manage a distribution list of key contacts related to TAC’s projects

  • Support cross-office collaboration between TAC and other units within OCFT and beyond

  • Support sharing and exchanging ideas by topic and region throughout the year among TAC grantees

  • Host training videos or tutorials about DOL reporting

  • Facilitate peer-to-peer regional meetings for grantees beyond OCFT’s annual Grantee Orientation

  • Provide ongoing technical assistance support on an array of topics for TAC grantees

  • Expand and further develop TAC’s stakeholder database and mapping exercise and improve its use though updated technology

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, international relations, international affairs, or social sciences

  • 2+ years of experience in writing and editing communications materials,

  • 1+ years of conducting desk research

  • 1+ years writing or editing on topics related to vulnerable populations, human rights, child labor, forced labor, or human trafficking

  • 1+ years of experience in project coordination and database management

  • 1 + years of Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, OneNote)

  • Ability to obtain low-level security clearance. Must meet all Background Investigation requirements in accordance to FIPS 201-2 para 2 (Common Identification, Security, and Privacy Requirements) section 2.1 and 2 (p. 5 and 6).

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience using project management tools such as Project for the Web, Asana, SharePoint, WorkZone, Trello, and WorkBook

  • 1+ years of experience working on U.S. Government-funded projects or other international development projects

  • Organizational, problem-solving, attention-to-detail, and facilitation skills

  • Good collaboration skills, and the ability to work effectively with a geographically diverse team

  • Experience working independently, completing assignments with minimal supervision

  • Advanced professional proficiency in verbal and written English

Working at ICF

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 an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy (https://www.icf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity) .

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_English_unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is

$0.00 - $0.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

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About ICF

ICF is a global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at icf.com (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=3731098-1&h=2556622195&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.icf.com%2F&a=icf.com) .