The Manager Public Affairs reports directly to the Executive Director Public Affairs. He/she supports the Public Affairs Team in the execution of the organisation’s advocacy and outreach activities related to EU health and pharmaceuticals legislations and policies, as well as stakeholders management.
- Supports the EFPIA Public Affairs Team in developing and implementing advocacy strategies on priority files and plays a key role in ensuring coordination and communication with EFPIA membership.
- Supports the engagement with policymakers, including the European Commission, Member States Permanent Representations, Members of the European Parliament, and other key stakeholders on health policy.
- Coordinates the EFPIA Presidency Task Forces together with the EFPIA National Associations at national level.
- Anticipates, monitors and gathers intelligence on relevant policy discussions in the political debate.
- Answers queries on relevant legislative and policy files from colleagues as well as membership.
- Represents EFPIA at relevant external meetings and reports back.
- Organises external events relevant to advocacy strategies with the aim to build coalitions with key policymakers and influencers.
- Develops stakeholder mappings for various policy and legislative files.
- Bachelors’ Degree in Law, European Studies, Political Science or International Relations.
- Minimum 3-year experience in advocacy and outreach activities towards policymakers and stakeholders.
- In-depth knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions and the legislative procedures.
- Fluency in English (native speaker or equivalent) with proven experience in drafting meeting reports and briefings.
- Good knowledge of MS Office software package.
- Organisational and project management skills.
- Good knowledge of the EU political environment/political savvy.
- Open personality and able to easily form contacts through networking.
- Able to handle a heavy workload and multi-task under pressure.
- Ability to adapt to constantly evolving external and internal environment.
- Team player.
- Previous working experience in an EU institution, ideally in the European Parliament.
- Nice to have: Experience working within pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industry.
- Nice to have: Previous experience in managing a political campaign.
- Additional European languages.
EFPIA offers a permanent contract to start as soon as possible.
Interested candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible and should send their application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that your application includes the following.
- An updated CV.
- A letter of motivation describing what attracts you to this position and why you believe you would be the right person for this job.