The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) is the European association representing community pharmacists. PGEU has 32 national delegations made up of 40 member associations. Through its Member Associations, PGEU represents more than 400,000 community pharmacists and 170,000 pharmacies across Europe.
PGEU's primary role is to promote the role of community pharmacists in the policy and regulatory framework at EU level, and to serve as a forum for the exchange of information and best practices among its members. Further information can be obtained on the PGEU website: www.pgeu.eu
The Legal adviser reports to the Secretary General and provides PGEU members with information and advice on legal issues that have an impact on the pharmacy sector.
Monitor EU legislative and non-legislative initiatives that have an impact on the pharmacy sector including pharmaceutical policy, public health, cross-border health care, internal market, education and continuing professional development, data protection, etc;
Draft PGEU position papers, responses to public consultations and technical briefings;
Prepare legal analysis, annual reports, work programmes, activity reports, and minutes of internal meetings;
Support the representation of PGEU in relevant external meetings and conferences;
Draft amendments to European Parliament draft reports on legislative and non-legislative proposals affecting the pharmacy sector and providing legal grounds supporting them;
Maintain and develop contacts with EU officials, Member of the European Parliament, member state national representations and other relevant stakeholders;
Collect, analyse and validate national legal pharmacy practice data from PGEU member associations.
The successful candidate will have the following:
Advanced university degree in Law. Qualified lawyer with a master’s degree in European, competition law or similar would be an advantage;
At least 3 years of relevant professional experience. Experience in the health care sector would be an advantage;
Sound knowledge of the EU institutions and procedures;
Strong interest in pharmaceuticals and health care policies;
Excellent communication, networking and interpersonal skills;
Excellent written and spoken English;
Ability to take initiatives and adapt in a small and highly motivated team.
A full-time contract under Belgian law;
A competitive salary, including extra-legal benefits;
A positive working atmosphere within a small team in an international and dynamic environment.
Please send your application via e-mail to email@example.com the 5th of December. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The application should include the following documents:
A motivation letter. The motivation letter should include a paragraph indicating how you can support PGEU and its members in addressing the main challenges and opportunities that community pharmacists in Europe are currently facing.