Senior Professional Advisor

US Mission to the European Union
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 11

Position description

Serves as senior policy advisor and analyst (Food and Drug Administration Advisor/“FDA Advisor”) for the Director and Deputy Director of the Europe Office of the FDA. The FDA Advisor will analyze EU policy and provide expert advice on complex EU decision-making on all FDA-regulated products to include: drugs, biologics, medical devices, tobacco, food safety and veterinary medicine with the objective of promoting and improving public health through innovation and product/food safety. He/she will develop strategies and guidelines to prevent adverse public health impacts related to FDA-regulated products and facilitate U.S.-EU cooperation toward third countries on public health issues of mutual concern. He/she will provide regular strategic assessments and advice on developments in EU policy and ongoing EU debates over legislation that affect FDA-regulated products to senior officials at the FDA. He/she will maintain a broad range of contacts in all EU institutions, including at senior levels, with a view to gathering upstream information in order to react to any potential EU measures which would affect FDA-regulated products.


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years of experience working at an EU institution or for an organization that deals regularly with EU public health or regulatory policy issues.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: A thorough knowledge of modern economic and political economy principles and theory. A thorough knowledge of identified policy areas, and familiarity with other high profile issues on transatlantic economic agenda.

Education Requirements:

University degree in International Affairs, public health, law, or related.


LANGUAGE: Fluency in English. Good working knowledge in another EU language.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to independently plan, organize and execute projects. Ability to draft in English - with speed and clarity - a variety of written reports and analyses. Ability to effectively communicate in English, including to provide targeted oral briefings.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Brussels may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

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