The European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC; is looking for an independent consultant to undertake project consultancy work in support of the EHC PARTNERS programme.

Type of contract:               One-year consultancy contract, renewable
Project start date:            February 2017
Location:                               Brussels or remote working

The Consultant will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the EHC PARTNERS project.

Terms of Reference
The EHC Procurement of Affordable Replacement Therapies – Network of European Relevant Stakeholders (PARTNERS) programme is a new and innovative collaboration between multiple stakeholders towards a sustainable procurement of treatment products for haemophilia A and haemophilia B in select countries meeting EHC criteria and located predominately in the central and eastern regions of Europe both inside and outside of the European Union.

The Project Consultant will be required to:

  • Liaise and coordinate with EHC member patient organisations, national healthcare providers, national authorities and industry manufacturers to scope out interest in the EHC’s PARTNERS programme and where this exists, to coordinate the implementation of the programme;
  • Liaise and ensure appropriate communication with European-level stakeholders, including EU institutions, about the PARTNERS programme and support national-level communication by national stakeholders as required;
  • Ensure appropriate public awareness and external communication activities regarding the PARTNERS programme;
  • Participate in and/or speak at relevant EHC as well as external meetings and other events to promote and/or continuously improve the PARTNERS programme.

Required background, skills and expertise

  • Master’s degree or equivalent level of proved expertise in health policy or health economics,
  • Minimum seven years of proved engagement in health, ideally patient focused, sector.
  • Substantive expertise in haemophilia and current/potential future treatment products required.
  • Proved expertise in European drug development and approval, safety assessment, marketing and post-marketing surveillance systems and processes at European level.
  • Proved expertise in one or more drug tendering or other procurement system in Europe.
  • Substantive expertise engaging with all of the following stakeholders:
    • Patient organisations,
    • Healthcare providers,
    • National and European policymakers, regulators and payers,
    • Industry representatives.
  • Proved expertise in health-related data collection, analysis and publication field.
  • Proved excellence in organisational, coordination, public speaking and negotiation services.
  • Proved professionalism, discretion, diplomacy and delivery of high-quality results under pressure.
  • Availability to travel in Europe and occasionally to provide services on weekends.
  • Proved written and verbal communication skills in English, other languages an asset.

Submission and deadline for proposals
Written proposals (in English) must be submitted to by Monday, January 23, 2017.

These must include:

  • Proposal letter outlining relevant expertise and previous areas of engagement,
  • CV or bio of proposed independent consultant and his/her areas of training and expertise,
  • Proposed consultancy fees (ideally indicated as day rates) excluding VAT,
  • Short list of previous/current clients in health-related/relevant field of work.

Due to time constraints, the EHC will only respond to short-listed proposals.