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Vacancy Notice: ECL Policy and Project Officer
NEW Deadline: 26 April 2017

The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) is an international network and alliance of national and regional cancer leagues from all over the extended Europe with members from Israel to Iceland. We have a close collaboration with MEPS with an influence on oncology topics. Our vision is for a Europe Free of Cancers.

The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), a pan-European NGO, has an immediate vacancy for a full-time Policy and Project officer.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

The ECL Policy and Project Officer would be responsible for the following tasks:

- Coordinate working group and policy activities, specifically the ECL Patient Support Working Group, the MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) group at the European Parliament, and the new Equal Access to Medicines Task Force. The Officer will work with ECL members to develop strategies and workplans, organise meetings, take minutes, draft reports, provide EU and other policy monitoring and follow-up etc.)
- Coordinate ECL support for external policy activities initiated by other organisations such as ECCO, EADV, SFP, UICC, IDF, etc.
- Communicate with ECL members and sponsors
- Assist with preparation of annual meetings: conference and general assembly
- Attend and report back on external meetings
- Other tasks as needed in a small office

Required Qualifications:

- Able to take initatives, responsibility and work independently with minimal supervision;
- Excellent networking and communication skills;
- Available to travel six or more times a year in Europe;
- Formal education in a related field, such as International Relations, European Affairs, Public Health or business;
- Fluent spoken and written English;
- Able to get along in small team environment;
- Able to take minutes and write reports for meetings;
- Authorised to work in Belgium / EU; and
- Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Publisher etc.).


- Two or more years' relevant experience working in one or more relevant areas: health, policy, international cooperation, NGOs;
- More than a year of experience in policy formulation and implementation in a health related field;
- Experience in drafting briefing documents;
- Fluent in one or more European languages;
- University degree;
- Experience working in the pan-European context;
- In-depth understanding of, and some experience working with the European institutions; and
- Educational background or professional experience in the health field.

Terms of employment:

This is a permanent position subject to an initial six-month probational period. The Officer will split his/her time between offices at Meiser and at rue Belliard (near the EU institutions), both in Brussels.
Starting date: ASAP

Provide the following in your application (incomplete applications will NOT be considered):

1) Cover Letter describing why you would be suitable for this job (one A4 page);
2) Writing sample in English (3 pages) on the following:
    a. How would you lobby for cancer issues with the EU institutions (2 pages)
    b. Summary report on a meeting you recently attended with recommendations for future actions (1 page)
3) Curriculum vitae with 3 references; and
4) Salary requirements.

Please forward your application by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 26 April 2017 (no telephone calls accepted):

Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)
479 Chaussée de Louvain
1030 Brussels, Belgium

Shortlisted applicants will be informed by 28 April. Interviews will take place in Brussels 3-4 May



Vacancy Notice: Financial Officer at 25-50%* (to be agreed)

Open until filled

The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), a pan-European NGO, has an immediate vacancy for a Financial Officer at half-time or less. The contract is for one year (January 2017 - December 2017) with possibility of a 3-year renewal depending on renewal of funds.

We are seeking a dynamic and positive person to join our small team of 6 persons. The main role of this Financial Officer is to be responsible for the day-to-day financial and accounting activities for our NGO, especially related to adhering and reporting back on EU co-funded activities.

Key Responsibilities:
- Prepare and monitor financial reporting and requirements for EU-funded grants;
- Review and maintain the General Ledger;
- Keep track of and pay bills;
- Prepare budgets and other financial reports to Board;
- Present financial situation to Board and General Assembly;
- Work closely with Board Treasurer, external Auditor and external Accountant;
- Advise Board and staff on financial matters;
- Contribute as needed in other tasks in our small office environment.

Required Qualifications:
- Organised and attention to details;
- Fluent spoken and written English;
- Formal education in business, administration, accounting or similar;
- Experienced working in the European context;
- Some experience in financial reporting for EU-funded projects
- Available to travel at least once a year to our General Assembly meeting in Europe;
- Excellent PC skills;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Authorised to work in Belgium.

Highly Desirable:
- Fluency in at least one other European language;
- Specialised degree or certificate in accounting;
- Knowledge of the BOB SAGE accounting software.


Terms of employment:
This is a one-year contract in compliance with Belgian legal requirements, with a probation period of approximately 1 month. Remuneration is approximately 1 400€ gross for this half-time* position.

ECL's non-smoking office is located in Brussels.

Starting date: ASAP

Your application must include:
1.Cover Letter on your motivations and qualifications (no more than a A4-page);
2.Full Curriculum Vitae with 3 references. (Please note that we shall also wish to contact your previous employers.)

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews. The interview will include a job-related skills test.

Please forward your application by email: FinancialVacancy(at) with "Financial Officer Vacancy" in the subject line (no telephone calls accepted).

Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)
479 Chaussée de Louvain
1030 Brussels, Belgium

*between 10 to 19 hours per week.







 The Association of European Cancer Leagues implements activities which receive financial support from the European Commission under an Operating Grant from the European Union's Health Programme (2014-2020). The views expressed on our website and reports do not necessarily reflect the official views of the EU institutions.
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