Policy Assistant

European Patients' Forum
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Sep 24

Position description

The Policy Assistant will support EPF’s policy team. Please see key responsibilities for more details.


  • Monitoring of the policy environment, timely and proactive provision of intelligence and analysis on policy topics on EPF’s agenda
  • Support in consulting EPF’s membership, drafting policy statements and positions to ensure a patient perspective in EU policies;
  • Desk research and drafting policy briefs for EPF’s members and Board;
  • Drafting relevant content for EPF’s communication channels, drafting speaker briefs and preparing PowerPoint presentations for external meetings;
  • Supporting the policy team’s involvement in project-related activities.

In addition, the Assistant may be asked to support other work of the EPF Secretariat as assigned.



  • Academic degree (European Affairs, Public Health, or other relevant field)
  • Knowledge of EU institutions and policy-making procedures
  • Commitment to and understanding of patient advocacy in health policy
  • Excellent capacity to conduct analysis and write clear and concise text in various formats, e.g. reports, briefings and presentations
  • Native-level written English
  • Solid communication skills
  • Advanced computer literacy including excellent PowerPoint skills

Highly desirable

  • Knowledge of EU policy and regulatory frameworks on pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Knowledge of other EU languages than English
  • Previous work experience in a patient organisation or other public health non-governmental organisation in the relevant fields.


  • Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse, multicultural team
  • Ability to manage a complex workload, to plan and prioritise effectively
  • Understanding the importance of working within a remit and being accountable to elected officials and the membership
  • Ability to implement EPF’s core values in your work
  • Ability to be politically impartial in the application of duties



  • Director of Policy
  • Senior Policy Adviser
  • Policy Officer


  • EPF member organisations
  • External health policy stakeholders, including health NGOs and policy-makers
  • Members of the European Parliament and their assistants
  • European Commission

Application instructions

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