Roma Health Project Manager (Full Time)

EPHA - European Public Health Alliance

Brussels, Belgium

EPHA is recruiting a Project Manager for Roma health (full time).

EPHA is seeking a highly motivated and proactive individual to manage Roma Health projects and to support EPHA’s policy work on health inequalities. The position requires a skill set that combines excellent organisation and delivery of international projects, research skills and effective communication in a multi-lingual team.

We offer the chance to join a growing international network of organisations campaigning for improving population health in Europe by reducing health inequalities and to help shape policies with huge implications for public health in Europe and beyond.

The successful candidate will have a solid track record in the management of international, especially EU funded, projects. Preference will given to applicants from Roma communities.

About EPHA:

EPHA is a change agent – Europe’s leading NGO advocating for better health. We are a dynamic member-led organisation, made up of 90 public health NGOs, patient groups, health professionals and disease groups.

EPHA’s vision:

Our vision is of a Europe with universal good health and well-being, where all have access to a sustainable and high quality health system: A Europe whose policies and practices contribute to health, both within and beyond its borders.

About the role:

The project manager will ensure EPHA’s Roma health actions grow to their full potential alongside its members, including the efficient implementation of EPHA’s projects. The project manager will therefore work with EPHA’s Roma health network, including Roma Health Fellows in decision-making and ensure implementation of decisions and coordination of actions, as well as capacity-building of pro Roma civil society. The project manager will strengthen EPHA’s Roma Health network by leading on organisational and administrative tasks, effective planning and implementation of the relevant projects and undertake some policy and advocacy responsibilities to complement Roma Health fellows’ activities.

We anticipate this role developing as the EPHA’s Roma Health actions develop, with the post holder and EPHA’s Roma Health network shaping future priorities and responsibilities, particularly after campaign working group and annual EPHA decision-making meetings.

This will be a full time role, initially under a one-year contract. Overarching direction and role objectives will come from policy coordinators, Roma Health Fellows’ mentors under the ultimate supervision of EPHA’s Secretary-General.

The role will involve:

  • Responsibility for the successful delivery of EPHA projects in the field of health inequalities and Roma health;
  • Leading project management, implementation and administration of projects;
  • Identifying opportunities and supporting tenders for new projects, including EU funded projects;
  • Liaison with project partners, monitoring against project and workplan objectives, budget management, timely and accurate reporting to funding bodies;
  • Organisation and facilitation of meetings and events;
  • Drafting, editing and contributing to project communications;
  • Working closely with EPHA’s member groups and NGO, academic, industry and government contacts and working in coalition, including participating in studies, report launches, etc.;
  • Providing support for Roma health fellows’ activities, as required.

Eligibility - the successful candidate MUST meet all of the following criteria:

  • Strong, demonstrable commitment to the EPHA’s vision, especially on health inequalities;
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant professional experience, e.g. project management, especially of EU-funded projects, including budget responsibility;
  • Excellent organisational skills, meeting strict deadlines, attention to detail and coordination with international project partners;
  • Experience of event organisation and management;
  • Fluent English, excellent communication, presentation and writing skills;
  • Self-starting and independent with strong interpersonal and team-working skills;
  • Enthusiastic about, and respectful of, working within a diverse community;
  • Willingness to travel.


  • Roma origin;
  • Fluency in a central/eastern European/Balkan language;
  • Experience of drafting and editing public-facing communications materials, website management;
  • Academic qualifications in public health or public policy;
  • Salary;
  • Full time salary, plus competitive benefits package (according to Belgian standards).


This is a full-time role, 37 hours per week, with a one year rolling contract. Extension for another year would depend on work performance. Extension after 2 years will depend on available funding.

Application deadline:

31st January 2017, COB

How to apply?

Please submit applications to, (1 page maximum cover letter and a 2 pages maximum CV without a picture) with Subject: ROMA HEALTH PROJECT MANAGER.

In the motivation letter, candidates are expected to explain how their relevant experience meet the criteria listed under the ‘Eligibility’ section by giving a concrete example of the candidate’s most successful project management delivery.

Applications not respecting the above requirements will be disregarded.

Due to the high number of expected applications, we regret we can only contact those candidates shortlisted for interview.

Interviews are scheduled to be held in early February 2017. If a second round of interviews is required these will be held in late February. The successful candidate will be expected to start in March 2017

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