EFGCP Steps Up Search for COO

August 15, 2017
Philip Ward

Philip Ward is ACT's European editor, phone +44 1244 538583, philipward1@btconnect.com

Applied Clinical Trials

Applications for the vacant Brussels-based post of chief operating officer at the European Forum for GCP (EFGCP) are due to close on Friday August 18. EFGCP says it has earmarked a proposed start date of September 18 for the successful candidate.

The role will involve the following responsibilities:

  • ŸManagement of events, including conferences and workshops for between 40 and 150 participants and training courses.

  • ŸFinding venues for events, negotiating contracts, handling logistics, managing speakers and delegates, and overseeing marketing and promotions.

  • ŸProject management, including administrative and financial management of EFGCP participation in EU-funded projects and preparation of financial audits.

  • ŸCoordination of internal meetings, managing the website and IT, public representation, office management, and accounting, VAT, and legal issues.

  • ŸHuman resources (management of payroll and three-person staff).

According to the EFGCP, “The applicant should have strong self-motivation, interpersonal skills, be multi-tasks-oriented, possibly have experience in the healthcare sector and be able to work in a small team environment.”

It lists the job requirements as: experience in a coordination position and event organization; excellent written and oral communication skills in English (French is an asset); knowledge of financial management and bookkeeping and legal rules for associations based in Belgium; very well organized and caring for details; flexible, positive, and service-minded; excellent time management and respect of deadlines; and creative and resourceful problem-solving abilities.

Applications should include a CV in English and a one-page covering letter in English and be sent to jobs@efgcp.eu

Philip Ward is the European Editor for Applied Clinical Trials.

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