EUPHA is looking for a Brussels-based policy liaison officer

The European Public Health Association – EUPHA – is recruiting a Policy liaison officer (m/f) (36 hours per week). The policy liaison officer will work at the EUPHA satellite office in Brussels, Belgium, to support the main office.
Main responsibilities:
a) represents EUPHA in Brussels

  • represents EUPHA according to the instructions of the Executive Director.
  • attends relevant meetings/events; or identifies a EUPHA representative to attend.
  • maintains contact with Brussels-based stakeholders, including EUPHA partners, the European Parliament, European Commission.
 b) liaises between Brussels and EUPHA office
  • updates the EUPHA office about opportunities in Brussels, e.g. events, conferences, public health files
 c) identifies interesting opportunities for EUPHA related to European health policy
  • follows policy process of (public) health related files
  • monitors EU policies, activities and programmes
  • assists with the drafting of statements, press releases, policy briefs etc.
 d) supports the organisation of EUPHA events in Brussels
  • arranging logistics for a EUPHA event in Brussels e.g. location
 e) contributes to the operation of the EUPHA office and all the activities of EUPHA and the EPH conference
  • performs tasks within the EUPHA office, as delegated by the Executive Director
  • assists the Executive Director and Conference coordinator in the planning and organising of the content of the EPH Conference.
 Job requirements:
  • MSc working and thinking level;
  • 1-3 years of experience in European public health or related disciplines;
  • Familiar with European health policy making;
  • Previous experience working in and/or a solid understanding of EU public, legislative and regulatory affairs, including experience in advocacy and dealing with the European institutions;
  • Knowledgeable about the policy-making processes at the European level;
  • Good communication skills in English;
  • Insight in the working field of public health and relevant performers therein.
  • Representative;
  • Strong communication skills, including face-to-face interaction;
  • Stakeholder management;
  • Pro-active;
  • Independent working.
We offer:
A salary between 2500 - 3200 euro gross per month (based on experience), a one-year contract.
Time plan:
Applications can be sent to until 26 April 2019. Please include your CV, motivational letter and two references when applying.
  • Interviews will be organised in the week of 20 May.
  • Preferred commencement: June or July 2019.