EuroHealthNet is the European Partnership for health, equity and wellbeing. It consists of over 70 bodies from European countries responsible for public health and health promotion in Europe. From our office in Brussels, we coordinate policy, advocacy, research, and capacity building activities which help address health inequalities and positively affect the determinants of health. There are currently 21 highly skilled colleagues in the office plus rotating internships, all of whom contribute to an active, diverse, and dynamic work environment. You can read about our work at www.eurohealthnet.eu.
About the position
EuroHealthNet’s activities take place across three complementary Platforms covering Policy, Practice, and Research. A core management and operations team unifies and builds connections between the Platforms. Within the core team, communications activities amplify the messages and expertise of the EuroHealthNet Partnership.
The core team is responsible for EuroHealthNet governance, strategic planning, and member outreach efforts, as well as administrative matters such as finance, human resources and operations. The Programme Managers, in close cooperation with the Director, oversee the links between EuroHealthNet’s core operating grant and our other European projects and alliances while ensuring the overall coherence of the business plan and alignment with strategic objectives. Project work enables collaboration with members and key stakeholders, supports policy design and advocacy, drives implementation and advances research in the field of health inequalities and determinants of health.
In line with the ‘health in all policies’ approach, EuroHealthNet’s Policy Platform provides policy monitoring and analysis for the EuroHealthNet Partnership. It aims to ensure that WHO/Europe and EU initiatives contribute to better health now, and in the future. It advocates for national and European policies and approaches relating to health equity, social rights and the wider determinants which affect health and wellbeing, based on evidence and good practice.
EuroHealthNet is currently looking for a motivated highly-skilled Policy Manager to join its dynamic team in Brussels. The experienced Policy Manager will lead EuroHealthNet’s policy and advocacy work towards improving health, equity and wellbeing in EU and international policies and approaches, including social, employment, economic, environmental, digital and other relevant policies.
The Policy Manager plays a crucial role in managing EuroHealthNet’s policy and advocacy activities, including by conducting policy research and analysis in cooperation with colleagues, engaging with EuroHealthNet members, health and social stakeholders, providing expert advice to the European Commission, supporting the development of projects and grant proposals, and representing EuroHealthNet at relevant EU and international stakeholder groups. The Policy Manager oversees the development of EuroHealthNet’s annual policy and advocacy plans, oversees the Policy Platform and supports the policy team in its implementation, and ensures coherence with EuroHealthNet’s work in the Practice and Research Platform.
The successful candidate will join our Management Team, currently composed of the Director and three Programme Managers. This is a position of high visibility and high responsibility, providing ample opportunities for professional growth and development. The Policy Manager will work on specific tasks as set out below, but would also be encouraged to contribute with its experience and knowledge to ensure credible, accurate and high-quality outputs across EuroHealthNet’s work programme.
The post is directly accountable to the Director, with constant liaison and coordination with the Programme Managers, as well as the Policy Platform team and Operations and Communications teams.
The successful candidate will:
All applicants must be qualified, eligible, and able to work in Belgium, with Belgium as their residency location. We are unfortunately not able to provide financial assistance to relocate to Brussels or Belgium.
The post will combine in-office and remote work, as well as travel within Europe. The successful candidate will be supplied with necessary materials to work remotely, as required (e.g., laptop).
We value diversity, gender equality and inclusivity
Diversity is a core value of EuroHealthNet. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment. Every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to design and deliver solutions. We offer a flexible working environment, in line with our gender, diversity, and inclusion strategy, and reasonable accommodations will be made for people who identify as living with a disability.
Specific measures are taken to eliminate (unconscious) bias and make the recruitment process more objective. These include anonymising applications during the initial selection; using a point-based system based on the job criteria for rating applications and interviews; making sure all applicants are asked the same interview questions; and offering an opportunity to receive personal feedback to all applicants.
Read our Workplace Gender, Equality and Diversity Policy for more information.
This is an important post for us. Please do not hesitate to apply, also if you do not fulfil all selection criteria.
Applicants should send an email to Chris Russ, Operations Assistant ([email protected]), with the following subject line: “POLICY MANAGER”.
Please include the following two files as attachments (do not include any other attachments):
Please note that applications that do not follow the above instructions will be automatically disregarded.
The closing date for applications is 19 February 2024 (midnight CET).
Interviews (preferably in person, but online is possible) with short-listed candidates are intended to be held between 26 February and 8 March 2024, with the appointment to begin as soon as possible after that.
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