EHC is looking for a consultant for a new Think Tank project
The European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC; www.ehc.eu) is looking for an independent consultant to undertake project consultancy work supporting the EHC Think Tank.
Type of contract: One-year consultancy contract, renewable
Project start date: March 2021
The Consultant will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the EHC Think Tank’s external work.
Terms of Reference
The EHC Think Tank’s external work seeks to create a platform around which to host key, expert health care stakeholders in coming and working together as ‘change agents’ to tackle key priority areas and co-design trajectories of positive and long-term future change. This work is complementary and additional to the EHC’s ongoing advocacy activities. It focuses on a broader, more collective, ‘blue sky’ approach that targets long-term process change rather than short-term outcomes.
The Consultant will be required to:
- Drive and implement the Think Tank’s external work, including management of its roadmap and workstreams;
- Tailor-design, implement, and continually innovate the Think Tank’s methodologies, as needed;
- Communicate, liaise and coordinate with European and national patient organisations, healthcare providers, policy-makers, industry manufacturers and all other relevant stakeholders impacting the European health care system, as required by individual Think Tank work streams;
- Design, organise and facilitate individual workstream sessions as most relevant and appropriate to the needs of that stream, in a lead or support capacity, as appropriate;
- Help produce relevant communication materials, including workstream minutes, relevant outputs (e.g., monographs, scientific papers), articles, newsletters and /or materials, as needed;
- Produce relevant web and social media content, as needed;
- Participate in and/or speak at Think Tank, EHC and/or external meetings or events to promote and/or continuously improve the Think Tank’s work.
- Carry out any other relevant tasks as required by the CEO.
Required background, skills and expertise
- Master’s degree or equivalent level of proved expertise in health or related policy field.
- Ten or more years of proved engagement in public health and patient partnership work.
- Substantive expertise in the project- and stakeholder management required.
- Proved experience in designing, preparing and managing expert-level strategic meetings.
- Expert-level engagement with all of the following stakeholders:
- Patient organisations,
- Healthcare providers,
- National or European policymakers, and
- Industry representatives.
- Candidate must demonstrate strong and consistent diplomacy, facilitation, negotiation, strategic thinking, consensus-building, analytical reporting, program coordination, budget management and public speaking.
- Candidate must demonstrate high-level professionalism, discretion and commitment to high-quality work under pressure.
- Availability to travel in Europe and occasionally to provide services on weekends (post-COVID).
- Fluent written and verbal English, other European languages an asset.
Submission and deadline for proposals
Written proposals (in English) must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 19, 2021.
These must include:
- Proposal letter outlining motivation and relevant expertise,
- Personal CV containing areas of training and previous engagements,
- Proposed consultancy fee (indicated in Euros and as day rate) excluding VAT,
- A shortlist of previous/current clients or three professional references with contact details.
Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Due to time constraints, the EHC will only respond to short-listed proposals.