EU Projects Officer

European Cancer Organisation
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 01

Position description

The European Cancer Organisation (ECO) is looking for an ambitious, dynamic and enthusiastic EU Projects Officer to work on a full-time basis, based in Brussels. The role will also require regular collaboration with the Policy, EU Projects, Research, Community, Governance, Communications and Operations Teams, as well as our Member Societies, Patient Advisory Committee and Focused Topic Networks.

The working language of the organisation is English. The EU Projects Officer will already be living in Brussels and will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Primary Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing and overseeing major EU project activity, including core elements of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, such as its commitments on inter-specialty cancer training for healthcare professionals;
  • Assisting in the drafting, bidding and follow-up of all on-going and prospective EU projects (Horizon Europe, EU4Health, and other EU funding mechanisms);
  • Meticulous monitoring of project timelines and deliverables, ensuring all consortium members play their role defined in the project in a complete and timely manner;
  • Coordinating and managing diaries to organise (virtual and physical) meetings and events, handling logistics and systems in collaboration with the Operations team;
  • Meticulously retro-planning projects to ensure deadlines and milestones are met;
  • Preparing agendas and record action points during meetings for distribution;
  • Preparing slides/presentations for meetings;
  • Effective written and verbal communication with stakeholders, responding quickly to enquiries and maintaining accurate records.

General Skill Specifications

Previous experience in managing EU Projects is preferred but not essential if the candidate can demonstrate project management skills. We are looking for someone who has great people skills and attention to detail - who can monitor the project, motivate the consortium and who has the ability to both see the big picture and focus on minor details.
The candidate is expected to be computer and internet literate with proven experience in using Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams and Word). Native or near-native level written and spoken English, with other European languages being an advantage.
Excellent inter-personal and communication will be highly valued. The candidate should be a flexible, collaborative and positive team member who accepts additional tasks and responsibilities as directed by the CEO.

The Role Requires

  • An interest in supporting the success of pan-European collaboration in the fight against cancer;
  • A natural orientation to being self-organised, including in respect to meeting organisation and follow-up, multi-tasking, prioritisation and retro-planning;
  • A willingness to give dynamic leadership to projects;
  • A comfort with operating in a people-orientated environment, working effectively with experts and volunteers from many scientific fields and nations;
  • An aptitude to maintain calm when faced with unforeseen circumstances;
  • An ability to manage complexity;
  • Being able to maintain a professional and friendly attitude, keeping the reputation of the European Cancer Organisation into consideration at all times;
  • Strong organisational, communication and inter-personal skills with effective and efficient writing skills in English (native or near-native level);
  • Ability to problem solve, think critically and have clearattention to detail;
  • Be a team player able to follow internal and external workflows with precise deadlines;
  • High level of discretion to maintain confidentiality of information;
  • Outgoing and professional attitude;
  • Some background understanding and/or experience in professional education would be beneficial.

Profile and Experience

  • Working in a fast-paced environment, the candidate needs to be readily available in case of urgent requests;
  • Flexibility and adaptability are key aptitudes for this profile;
  • Computer and internet proficiency with interest in developing IT-related skills are an advantage;
  • Experience in healthcare, EU affairs, policy and/or communication are desirable but not essential;
  • A “completer-finisher”, who is not afraid to pick up the phone and proactively make things happen;
  • Experience working with experts who are volunteering their time with a mission focus would be beneficial.

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