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The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is seeking to recruit a Public Policy Analyst based in its Brussels office, ideally beginning as soon as possible or at a mutually agreed date.

ESMO’s public policy activities support ESMO and its members by engaging with EU authorities and international institutions on issues related to the practice and profession of medical oncology. They help ESMO and its members in their mission and activities by providing specific support concerning political, European and global affairs. Proactive in public policy in Brussels & Geneva, ESMO’s political initiatives aim to promote the medical oncology profession and keep cancer policy high on the European and global agendas. ESMO’s Public Policy activities have a dual focus: European and Global. They address topics of concern to ESMO and its members, with a specific focus on promoting the practice and the profession of medical oncology and diminishing the discrepancies in the quality of cancer care. The Committees collaborate closely with leading oncology societies, international organizations (eg World Health Organization) and patient groups and coordinate their activities with key stakeholders to assure that the oncology community speaks with one united voice.

The role of the Public Policy Analyst will be to assist the Head of Public Policy in implementing a wide-ranging portfolio related to cancer policy at EU level and global levels. The role will require a deep understanding of the health policy environment (with a focus on cancer), excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. The Analyst will be expected to be independent and proactive and will also be willing to travel if need be (for example, ESMO Congresses). This is an exciting role for someone who wants to be involved in the oncology sector, has an understanding of EU health policy (global policy an advantage) and is willing to learn and to grow.

This position is essential to the Public Policy team and the Analyst may be asked to take additional responsibilities as needs arise.


  • Assist with implementing the objectives of the ESMO Policy committees, among others;
  • Provide research, analysis and draft responses to relevant policy issues;
  • Review and copyedit manuscripts;
  • Track, monitor and analyse relevant legislation at the EU (& global) levels;
  • Implement project and communication plans;
  • Attend meetings and produce reports as necessary;
  • Organizing high-level meetings (internal and external);
  • Liaise with committee members and external stakeholders;
  • Administrative duties and ad hoc duties.


  • Ability to complete projects efficiently, proactively and independently;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • In-depth knowledge of EU institutions and health policy;
  • In depth knowledge of global institutions, WHO, UN, an advantage;
  • Research and analytical skills (experience in drafting and editing papers is an advantage);
  • Excellent social and communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Outlook and Microsoft Programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Passion for working in the field of health policy.


  • Bachelor’s in Political Science, Health Economics, Economics or a related subject (Master’s an advantage);
  • Fluency in English (oral and written);
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in an EU or global health policy environment.


  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team;
  • Ability to remain calm and considerate during busy periods;
  • Flexible in terms of traveling to meetings as and when needed;
  • A valid EU working permit.


Please send your application to by 31 October 2020.

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The Company

ESMO - European Society for Medical Oncology

Non for Profit (NGOs, Political Parties, etc.)


About The Job

Brussels , Belgium
Contract type:
Full Time
2-5 Years
Expires 31 OCT 2020

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