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About the job
Do you want to be part of a team developing sophisticated public affairs strategies for clients in the field of health and life sciences?
Do you have experience in health policy, and are you interested in developing your career in European healthcare public affairs?
If so, read-on to see if you’d be a good fit for our team!
The Health Team at Edelman Global Advisory (EGA) Brussels is looking for a talented public affairs professional with a minimum of two to three years’ experience in healthcare public affairs / government affairs.
Ideally, you’ll have experience working in an EU institution, in the private sector, a consultancy, not-for-profit organisations, or national government. The successful candidate will work with our exciting health clients, as well as help us develop new business opportunities. We’re looking for someone with excellent communication and writing skills, an eye for detail, a passion for healthcare, and who thrives on using creative public affairs strategies to solve complex policy problems.
Following the global recovery from the pandemic, and with a number of critical health policy proposals still on the table, it is THE BEST time to work in EU healthcare public affairs. Join us on our mission to shape legislative initiatives, build reputations, manage issues, and align strategies for our clients.
The precise nature of activities will depend on the priorities and client work during the time of the placement, to be agreed. However, the responsibilities and tasks are likely to include the following:
A focus on EU health policy, engagement, and advisory programmes for clients;
- Identifying and flagging health policy challenges and opportunities, and providing related advice;
- Supporting as the day-to-day contact with clients, managing client accounts, and providing internal training programs for junior staff members;
- Contributing to research and analysis on various health policy issues, reporting of relevant developments, drafting briefings, reports, updates, and other forms of client council;
- Contributing to new business development, proposals, and practice growth;
- Exhibiting effective project management skills, including preparing and updating timelines; activity reports, and status reports for internal teams and clients;
- Supporting the organisation and preparation of materials for meetings, events, or other client/stakeholder / media engagement activities;
- Supporting campaign and event planning, logistics, and management.
Qualifications and requirements
- Native or near-native level of English (oral and written) is required;
- Minimum of two to three years of experience: In an EU institution, in the private sector, a consultancy, not-for-profit organisation, a national government administration (or a combination of any of the above);
- Very good knowledge of EU decision making processes and its stakeholders – previous experience working in the EU institutions and/or Executive Agencies (including internships) is a specific plus;
- University degree in political science, public affairs, international relations, health/health policy, law, or another relevant field;
- Excellent analytical and written skills;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – a positive, reflective approach with a self-learning attitude;
- Ability to work under pressure and on multiple assignments;
- Proactive approach, willingness to take the initiative and ownership of an assignment, and ability to network;
- Capability to work effectively in a varied environment and within small dynamic teams;
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), additional skills are a plus;
- Curiosity in how health systems and policymaking processes work.