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WANTED: TRAINEE – SUSTAINABILITY TEAM

We are currently looking for a Trainee Consultant to join our Sustainability Team. The role includes daily monitoring of various issues (legislative and non-legislative), conducting background research, drafting newsletters and policy briefings and providing overall support to more senior staff members.

We offer a six-month paid internship, with opportunities for long-term contracts afterwards. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of topics and assignments spanning across a unique client portfolio. Our team is delivering services such as monitoring, strategy development, stakeholder mappings, policy audits and issue briefings, social and traditional media relations, trainings and workshops. At Acumen we pride ourselves in our high client retention: this is the outcome of the quality of services we deliver, and the relations we build with our clients. We invite candidates with the following skills and experience to apply for this position:

Essential:

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  • EU national or work permit holder
  • Experience gained through previous internship(s) in policy areas related to sustainability (i.e. agriculture, food, transport, energy and environment). Candidates without experience in these sectors will not be considered.
  • Perfect command of English; additional language skills an asset (esp. Italian, French)
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and legislative processes. Strong planning skills
  • Advanced research and writing skills, including the ability to summarise issues quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to work in a team, whilst at the same time carrying out own tasks independently and to agreed deadlines.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment.
  • Knowledge of current developments and trends affecting Acumen and its clients’ businesses.
  • Proficient with IT and new media tools.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience/traineeship in one of the European Institutions
  • Good demonstrated command of social media – experience in organising social media campaigns.
  • Experience in media relations – speaking and pitching to journalists, drafting press releases and/ or opinion pieces.
  • Understanding of the civil society environment in Brussels.

To apply for this position, please submit your application on-line.

Candidates who have a profile matching what we are looking for will then be contacted for an interview.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Acumen Team

For more information please open this link

https://www.acumen-publicaffairs.com/mediaroom/169/21/WANTED-TRAINEE-SUSTAINABILITY-TEAM

 

WANTED: TRAINEE – GLOBAL HEALTH TEAM

About Acumen:

At Acumen we have built a culture to meaningfully shape policy and deliver impact that lasts. We bring more than experienced counsel and a winning record to the table. We pride ourselves in being the kind of advisers clients want at their side during their most complex, difficult decisions. We delight in what we do and look after our clients.

We are always looking for talent to contribute to our purpose. And as our people can attest and the awards show, we are a great and a meaningful place to work.

What we are looking for:

We are currently looking for a Trainee Consultant to join our Global Health Team. The role has a strong communications-facing role, as well as daily monitoring of a range of issues in global health.

Responsibilities:

  • Daily monitoring of global health and health topics, including COVID-19, Universal Health Coverage, SDGs, NCDs, NTDs, antimicrobial resistance, etc.
  • Conducting background research and writing memos, event notes and issue briefs
  • Drafting content for articles and newsletters
  • Managing database of global health media and support with organizing press conferences
  • Assisting with project management (drafting meeting minutes, updating timelines)
  • Assisting with digital marketing communications content and assets creation
  • Supporting social media strategy and priorities, including tracking content performance and reviewing analytics

Essential:

  • EU national or work permit holder
  • A previous traineeship in the global health and/ or pharmaceutical sectors. Candidates without experience in these sectors will not be considered.
  • Perfect command of English; additional language skills an asset.
  • Strong planning skills.
  • Advanced research and writing skills, including the ability to summarise issues quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to work in a team, whilst at the same time carrying out own tasks independently and to agreed deadlines.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment.
  • Proficient with IT and new media tools.
  • Knowledge of UN system and in particular WHO, WIPO, WTO or the EU institutions and legislative processes
  • Passion for current developments in health affecting the innovation, patient groups and health professionals

Desirable:

  • Internship in a communications or social media capacity at Global Health organization
  • Demonstrated experience with communications and advocacy on digital media platforms is a big plus – organising social media campaigns, community engagement
  • Experience with working with media and drafting opinion articles

What we offer:

  • A six-month paid internship, with opportunities for long-term contracts afterwards
  • A fantastic work environment
  • Training opportunities
  • Opportunity to become an expert on a particular issue within global health

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of topics and assignments and get client exposure.

To apply for this position, please submit your application on-line .

Candidates who have a profile matching what we are looking for will then be contacted for an interview.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Acumen Team

For more information please open this link

https://www.acumen-publicaffairs.com/mediaroom/168/21/WANTED-TRAINEE-GLOBAL-HEALTH-TEAM

WANTED: ACCOUNT MANAGER/ACCOUNT DIRECTOR – EU HEALTH TEAM

About Acumen:

At Acumen we have built a culture to meaningfully shape policy and deliver impact that lasts. We bring more than experienced counsel and a winning record to the table. We pride ourselves in being the kind of advisers clients want at their side during their most complex, difficult decisions. We delight in what we do and look after our clients.

We are always looking for talent to contribute to our purpose. And as our people can attest and the awards show, we are a great and a meaningful place to work.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an Account Manager/Account Director who will work with and complement our EU Health team. You need to be proactive, solution-driven, willing to take the extra mile and eager to help us grow the business by delivering excellent service to our clients. You also need to be able to lead small teams.

The role includes managing a certain client portfolio, drafting reports and policy briefings, participating in strategy meetings, identifying research needs, providing overall support to more senior staff members and guiding junior members of the team.

Experience and knowledge:

  • 4 – 5 years of relevant work experience for Account Manager position, 5+ years for Account Director role. The ideal candidate would have a combined experience of working at DG SANTE and in an agency, patient or professional group. Candidates without a track record in the healthcare area will not be considered.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ongoing health debates at EU level (IP, access, vaccines, pharmaceutical strategy, EU’s pharmaceutical legislative framework, rare diseases, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and legislative processes.
  • Social media campaigning.
  • Perfect command of English; additional languages are an asset.

Skills needed:

  • A client-oriented mindset, ability to lead projects and teams and deliver high quality outputs.
  • Advanced writing skills and ability to quickly summarise complex issues.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to adapt writing to different audiences.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills, proven through concrete previous examples and track record
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment.
  • Proficient with IT and new media tools.
  • Permission to work in Belgium.
  • Good references.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • A comprehensive package of additional benefits
  • A fantastic work environment
  • A place where you will be able to grow
  • Training opportunities

How to apply?

We are interested in talented people who are interested in us. In your application, please take the time to explore what added value your unique personality and competences could bring to us.

Please send your tailored cover letter and resume to info@acumen-publicaffairs.com mentioning the reference of the job you are applying for (Re; Account Manager EU Health Team or Account Director EU Health Team).

Candidates who have a profile matching what we are looking for will then be contacted for an interview.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Acumen Team

For more information please open this link

https://www.acumen-publicaffairs.com/mediaroom/164/21/WANTED-ACCOUNT-MANAGER-ACCOUNT-DIRECTOR-EU-HEALTH-TEAM

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