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Staff from other European public-sector bodies can work at the European Medicines Agency for short periods through the national expert on secondment programme.

Candidates must currently be employed in the public sector (such as a university, research institute, public hospital or regulatory body) in a European Union Member State and speak a good level of English. A national expert on secondment remains in the service of their employer. Secondment is not equivalent to employment, nor does it lead to employment by the Agency. 

General conditions

The Agency may reimburse all or part of the gross remuneration to the current employer during the secondment.

National experts on secondment may also be entitled to a daily subsistence allowance during the secondment. The Agency pays this allowance.

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Application process

Interested candidates may apply for a specific position advertised below or express their interest via a generic application to be kept on file. The Agency will contact candidates when a position becomes available. Candidate applications are kept for three years.

To apply, please submit the application form below to selection_procedures@ema.europa.eu.

Queries can be addressed to recruitment@ema.europa.eu.

Human Medicines Research and Development Support Division

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Expert on secondment for paediatrics

Requested qualifications

Medical doctor with a qualification or significant experience in paediatric medicine or paediatric pharmacology, or clinical trials in children.

Job description

To work on all scientific questions related to drug development in children, and other aspects of the implementation of the European Paediatric Regulation. The successful candidate is expected to use his or her expertise in assessing paediatric development plans for medicines intended for use in children, as proposed by pharmaceutical companies or sponsors of clinical trials, while also contributing to paediatric scientific advice.

Expert on secondment for scientific advice

Requested qualifications

Medical doctor with a qualification or significant experience in clinical trials or methodology of clinical trials, or in a medical specialty (e.g. cardiology, pneumology, internal medicine).

Job description:

To work on scientific-advice requests and procedures, and all scientific questions related to drug development.

The successful candidate will support the team advising companies on the scientific aspects of pharmaceutical and biotechnological quality, on preclinical development and all issues of clinical efficacy and safety of medicinal products for human use.

Support is also required for the Scientific Advice Working Party of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), which includes experts from academia and assessors from national medicines agencies.

The successful candidate will be expected to use his or her expertise in drafting advice to pharmaceutical companies or sponsors of clinical trials for the development of medicines in various therapeutic areas.

Human Medicines Evaluation Division

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Expert on secondment for clinical pharmacology (published 31/03/2016)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates should have a life-science university degree with post-graduate qualifications (at least Master’s) relevant to clinical pharmacology. Experience relevant to clinical pharmacology, including some or all of the following: laboratory analytics, clinical trial conduct, bioequivalence studies, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, modelling (e.g. PK/PD, PopPK, PBPK) and ideally clinical pharmacology itself, is required. A track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals will constitute an added value.

The successful applicant should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of toxicology, quality and statistical experts. A very good command of English is essential.

Job description

The successful candidate is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • To provide input and support to the teams across the Agency advising the Scientific Committees on the clinical pharmacology aspects of medicinal products for human use;
  • Provide advice and input into the finalisation of documents/letters/guidance in all aspects of clinical pharmacology matters to the European Medicines Agency and the European Union regulatory network ;
  • To provide for the scientific secretariat of the Pharmacokinetics Working Party of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use;

The successful candidate will be expected to use his/her expertise in drafting advice to product team leaders and to scientific committees, and to contribute to the peer review of EMA scientific evaluation documents.

Expert on secondment for quality of medicines (updated 26/09/2014)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates are likely to have scientific training in pharmacy or other life sciences with relevance to the quality of medicines (chemistry, manufacturing, controls) for either biologically or synthetically (chemically) derived medicinal products.  Specific training or experience in fields such as biotechnology and emerging technologies (e.g. advanced therapies: cells, gene therapy, tissue engineered) and chemical entities (e.g. active substance chemistry, dissolution and bioavailability) would be appreciated. Good organisational skills and a good command of English are required.

Job descriptions

Candidates could be engaged in activities involving both biologically and synthetically (chemically) derived medicinal products, however, some specialisation in either of these areas is likely.

Working with the Biologics Working Party on quality of biotechnological and biological products:

  • Managing procedures for centrally authorised biotechnological and biological medicinal products, including biosimilars;
  • New technologies (e.g. advanced therapies); vaccines, immunotherapies, monoclonal antibodies;
  • Coordinating expert workshops, guideline drafting and training sessions.

Working with the Quality Working Party on the quality of chemical products:

  • Managing procedures for centrally authorised new chemical and generic medicinal products;
  • New technologies (e.g. nanotechnology), Process Control, Quality by Design;
  • Coordinating expert workshops, guideline drafting and training sessions.

The role also involves the application of relevant legislation and guidelines and interaction with expert committees and industry to support various application procedures (MAA, scientific advice, PIP, etc.).  The successful candidate will be expected to use his/her expertise in drafting scientific reports and to contribute to the peer review of EMA scientific evaluation documents.

Expert on secondment for safety and efficacy

Requested qualifications

Preferably medical doctors with a qualification or significant experience in oncology, the central nervous system, endocrinology / diabetes or the cardiovascular system. A good background and training in internal medicine is also considered valuable.

Job description

To work on requests and procedures related to the safety and efficacy of medicines, and on scientific questions.

The Sector for Safety and Efficacy of Medicines is responsible for the safety and efficacy aspects of the evaluation process for centralised marketing authorisation applications for human medicines, from the presubmission stage right through to assessment, adoption of the final scientific opinion by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) and publication of the European public assessment report (EPAR). It is also responsible for arbitrations and referrals, emerging therapies and the secretariats of the CHMP working parties and scientific advisory groups in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, anti-infectives, diagnostics, HIV, viral diseases, the central nervous system and oncology.

Expert on secondment (statistician) for scientific support and projects (published 13/11/2012)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates have a university degree in mathematics /statistics with significant experience on clinical trials methodology. Experience in medical informatics will constitute an added value. A good command of English is required as the Agency’s main working language.

Job description

The successful candidate is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • To provide input and support to the teams across the Agency advising the scientific Committees on the methodological aspects of clinical efficacy and safety of medicinal products for human use;
  • To provide for the scientific secretariat of the Biostatistics Working Party of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, which includes experts from national medicines agencies and from academia.

The successful candidate will be expected to use his/her expertise in drafting advice to project managers and to scientific committees and to contribute to the peer review of EMA scientific evaluation documents.

Procedure Management and Committees Support Division

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Expert on secondment for data analysis (published 22/09/2014)

Requested qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a university degree in Pharmacy/Medicine or life sciences, strong analytical skills and significant experience in managing and analysing data. Programming in at least one statistical software package (SAS, R, Stata, …) and/or experience in epidemiological methodology would be an advantage. A good command of English and the ability to write clear scientific reports is required as English is the Agency’s main working language.

Job description

The successful candidate is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Perform analysis of data from various in-house data sources such as EudraVigilance and the extended EudraVigilance medicinal product dictionary. These analyses are both ad-hoc and routine and may require the ability to create reproducible results in a programming language (SAS is the most used in-house system for analyses);
  • Provide data analysis and scientific support to epidemiological studies including drug utilisation studies using electronic health record data accessible to the Agency. These studies support the scientific committees work, particularly of the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC).

The candidate will be expected to be involved in a wide variety of data driven projects where analysis of data will be essential and is expected to interact with both IT and external stakeholders.

Expert on secondment for procedure management (published 06/08/2014)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates should have background or experience in regulatory affairs for pharmaceuticals. They are also expected to have some background in pharmaceutical quality, non-clinical or clinical development or in pharmacovigilance.

The successful applicant should be confident in applying judgment and have excellent case management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively. They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers and subject-matter experts. A good command of English is essential.

Job description

The Procedure Management Department is responsible for managing and supervising the procedures related to the life cycle of medicinal products. Procedure Managers ensure that during the assessment procedures the regulatory requirements and timelines are adhered to. This includes the following:

  • Provision of regulatory procedural guidance to applicants / marketing authorisation holders;
  • Validation of applications from marketing authorisation holders;
  • Communication and co-ordination between Rapporteurs, scientific committee members, relevant Agency functions and the marketing authorisation holders;
  • Mobilising additional internal and network expertise based on the complexity of each procedure and;
  • Finalisation and communication of the outcomes.

In the context of the Agency's operational-excellence and business-improvement initiative, procedure managers are responsible for monitoring process performance, identifying and leading process improvements in order to meet the Agency’s operational objectives.

Inspections and Human Medicines Pharmacovigilance Division

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Expert on secondment for manufacturing and quality compliance (published 17/11/2014)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates should have a university degree in pharmacy, or other relevant life or natural sciences and a background or experience in either the conduct or management of international GMP inspections. They are also expected to have some background in pharmaceutical manufacture, quality assurance, or regulatory compliance and have a sound knowledge of EU regulatory requirements in these fields.

The successful applicants will be a team player and should have excellent verbal and written communication skills. He or she will possess the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people, including staff members within EMA, applicants/MAHs, inspectors and assessors from National Competent Authorities and international partners as well as other subject-matter experts. The applicant should be resourceful, enjoy problem-solving and display a strong commitment to achieving objectives. A good command of English is essential.

Job description

The successful candidates will assist the Agency to develop and fulfil its new obligations to cooperate with Member States in the coordination of all GMP inspections carried out in third countries by:

  • Promoting the use of Union level tools by EU national competent authorities, international regulatory partners and the Agency itself in the context of its annual GMP inspection programme;
  • Exploring obstacles to progress and find practical solutions;
  • Supporting the activity of coordinating the follow-up of quality defects affecting centrally authorised products;
  • Supporting the coordination of EU level crisis management in response to GMP non-compliance and product shortages caused by non-compliance or quality defects.
Expert on secondment for clinical and non-clinical compliance (published 17/11/2014)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates will have a degree in medicine, pharmacy or other relevant life sciences and extensive knowledge and experience in GCP and/or Pharmacovigilance field within a regulatory authority and/or industry environment.

The successful applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and have experience in inspections or audit programmes in the GCP and/or PhV field or in clinical research, have good practical knowledge of the European pharmaceutical legislation, guidelines and procedures relevant to the area of clinical trials and/or pharmacovigilance. A good command of English is essential.

Job description

  • Support procedural work related to the coordination of inspections (GCP, Pharmacovigilance and GLP);
  • Support the review of the compliance status of sites and sponsors/marketing authorisation holders involved in applications for the centralised procedure;
  • Providing scientific, technical and administrative support for projects involving the Agency’s committees and groups of experts related to activities of the Compliance and Inspections Department;
  • Actively support the implementation of the Clinical Trials legislation;
  • Scientific, technical and administrative support for development of guidelines and procedures;
  • Secretariat support, as necessary, for meetings of scientific expert groups including GCP and PhV inspectors’ working groups;
  • Providing responses to external queries on inspections related matters.
Expert on secondment for implementation of the clinical trials regulation (published 17/11/2014)

Requested qualifications

The successful candidates will have a university degree in medicine, pharmacy or computer sciences and should have extensive knowledge and experience in the European pharmaceutical legislation, guidelines and procedures relevant to the area of clinical trials.

The successful applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with sponsors and NCA representative. A good command of English is essential.

Job description

  • Actively support the implementation of the Clinical Trials legislation and in particular with meetings/workshops/trainings organisation with Member States and other stakeholders;
  • Participation and contribution to the work of the EU CT Information System Expert Group;
  • Assist in the preparation of the process work flow and the functional requirements for the required IT systems, including the EU Portal and Database. Prepare and lead user acceptance testing;
  • Assist in the preparation of the transition phase from EU-CTR and EudraCT.
Expert on secondment for pharmacovigilance programme (published 17/11/2014)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates should have operational experience in pharmacovigilance at national level including experience of collecting and managing pharmacovigilance data and of contributing to business change.

The successful applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers and subject-matter experts. A good command of English is essential.

Job description

The pharmacovigilance programme seeks to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of pharmacovigilance through availably and uptake of information technology tools to collect and manage data and information on the safety of medicines.

The successful candidate will assist to:

  • Support the major effort in business change as new systems will become available in order to fully realise the benefits for Member States and industry;
  • Work in the pharmacovigilance programme as a champion of business change, particularly bring the Member State perspective to planning and delivery, is sought.
Expert on secondment for signal detection management (published 17/11/2014)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates should have a university degree in medicine, pharmacy, or alternatively, another health science degree and have experience in pharmacovigilance.

The successful applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people. A good command of English is essential. 

Job description

  • The successful candidate will support the activities of the Signal Management service within the Pharmacovigilance department;
  • Reviewing line listings of signals of disproportionate reporting, EudraVigilance line listings and individual case reports and to perform further data analysis where necessary as well as safety issues communicated by other regulatory authorities in the framework of existing confidentiality agreements;
  • Addressing requests related to access to information/documents from EudraVigilance;
  • Conducting ad hoc queries and related data analyses based on requests from (Co)-Rapporteurs, EMA’s Scientific Committees and relevant Working Parties in the context of product related safety issues using EVDAS;
  • Providing expert advice to EMA Product Leads on pharmacovigilance/signal detection issues related to a CAP.
Expert on secondment for monitoring and incident management (published 22/09/14)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates should have a university degree in Pharmacy/Medicine or life sciences. For the position in the Monitoring & Incident Management Service only, the candidates should also have significant experience or post-graduate training in pharmacoepidemiology or pharmacovigilance.

Strong analytical skills, significant experience in programming in at least one statistical software package (SAS, R, Stata, …) and experience in the design, conduct and analysis of epidemiological studies would be an advantage.

The successful applicant should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with external stakeholders. A very good command of English is essential.

Job description

The successful candidate will support the activities of the Monitoring and Incident Management service within the Pharmacovigilance department. He/she is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Perform scientific evaluation, prioritisation, management and follow-up of emerging safety issues, notifications of withdrawn products from industry and other alert systems;
  • Provide expertise for the identification and/or development of new methods to improve the effectiveness of the Agency’s pharmacovigilance system, including use of electronic health care data and new data sources, and to assess the public health impact of pharmacovigilance activities;
  • Contribute to the Agency’s input into European regulatory science projects (eg. ADVANCE, WEB-RADR).

Veterinary Medicines Division

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Expert on secondment for feasibility study (published 07/04/2016)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates should have a relevant university degree and professional experience in one of the life sciences, preferably with relevance to the activities described below. A good command of English is required. Experience relevant to the particular area described below would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will have experience in working on projects where initiative is required and has an orientation on results and pragmatism. The successful applicant will possess the ability to manage and propose solutions related to collation, analysis and reporting on data on antimicrobial consumption in animals. The applicant should be resilient with the ability to analyse complex issues within a multi-stakeholder environment. A good command of English is essential.

Job description

The successful candidate will assist the Agency in relation to the European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) activity and is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Working with groups of experts within the ESVAC network, explore the feasibility of estimating veterinary antimicrobial consumption per species based on an approximate allocation of the proportion of total sales that are used in each species (stratified sales data);
  • Enhance the analysis and reporting of the stratified sales data by use of the established Defined Daily Doses for animals (DDDvet) and Defined Course Doses for animals (DCDvet);
  • Reflect on the risk, in terms of exposure of the different animal species, to antimicrobials;
  • Support a planned analysis of the relationship between sales of antimicrobials and resistance in the EU involving cooperation with other EU institutions;
  • With the agreement of the Head of Division, advise and assist the Head of Department and other members of the Division on any work related matter that falls within the person’s expertise.
Expert on secondment for veterinary medicines (updated 17/11/2014)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates are likely to have a scientific training in one of the life sciences, preferably with relevance to the activities described below. A good command of English is required. Experience relevant to the particular area described below and previous administrative experience would be an advantage. 

Job description

The role is in the veterinary medicines division. The division covers a number of areas relating to the authorisation and maintenance of veterinary medicinal products that include scientific advice, establishment of maximum residue limits (MRLs), authorisation of veterinary medicinal products and post-authorisation procedures as well as referrals to the CVMP and pharmacovigilance for veterinary medicines. The veterinary medicines division also provides the secretariat to the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) and its working parties and ad-hoc groups.The role is to provide technical support to the tasks of the veterinary medicines division in managing application procedures, drafting assessment reports and/or supporting the CVMP and/or its Working Parties or ad-hoc groups in their activities.

National experts with knowledge and skills in particular specialised areas related to veterinary medicines (e.g. quality, pharmacology, toxicology, antimicrobial resistance, vaccinology, novel therapies) are encouraged to register their interest in working at the Agency as the need for such specialised skills arises periodically in relation to particular projects or initiatives.

Stakeholders and Communication Division

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Expert on secondment for EMA interaction with academia and healthcare professionals (published 21/02/2014)

Requested qualifications

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated experience in research delivery, development and management within a not-for-profit research oriented organisation or experience of managing academia/clinical researchers’ involvement in regulatory activities.

The successful applicant should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical and presentation skills and the ability to interact professionally within a multicultural environment. Experience in social media will constitute an added value. A good command of English is essential.

Job description

Within the patient and healthcare professionals department, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of a framework for EMA collaboration with Academia and to the consolidation of the interaction with healthcare professionals.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Gather intelligence on the collaboration between academia and regulatory authorities at European and international level;
  • Define and profile academic stakeholders with an interest in EMA activities;
  • Develop a framework of collaboration and an implementation plan;
  • Identify the opportunities for synergy between academics, patients and healthcare professionals;
  • Support the general involvement of healthcare professionals within EMA activities.

Information Management Division

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Expert on secondment for Solution Architect (published 10/02/2015)

Required qualifications

Successful candidates should have a relevant university degree and at least 3 years professional experience as a Solution Architect/Technical Lead. Specifically, successful ca relating to one or more of the fields described below. Proven professional experience in the following:

  • Producing technical design documents;
  • Ability to challenge designs and requirements with the business in order to simplify solution and integration approach;
  • Ability to estimate design work to be brought to completion;
  • Professional experience in implementing solutions using:
    • JEE technologies 
    • Service Oriented Architecture concepts
    • Enterprise Integration design patterns
  • Professional experience in performing code and architecture reviews of software  developed in-house or outsourced and accessing compliance with agreed standards;
  • Professional experience following an iterative software development process, e.g. Agile or Rational Unified Process;
  • Ability to define end-to-end enterprise solution designs;
  • Experience of working in a multicultural environment and or pharma sector;
  • Prior professional experience in implementing solutions using:
    • Case management and/or workflow solutions; (e.g. Oracle, BeInformed Informatica, Pegasystem);
    • Portal solutions (e.g. Liferay, Alfresco);
    • Document Management Systems (e.g. Documentum, Alfresco, IBM FileNet);

would be an additional advantage.

The successful applicants will have experience in working on projects where a wide variety of stakeholders are involved demonstrating team building, proven inter-disciplinary approach, systematic approach combined with an orientation on results and pragmatism. The successful candidate is required to have a can-do and proactive approach, bringing urgency to his/her work environment and possess the ability to analyse complex information from a wide range of sources, consider options, summarize and propose solutions.

The applicant should be resilient with the ability to analyse complex situations.  A good command of English is essential.

Job description:

The successful candidate is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Design solutions complying with EMA’s Enterprise Architecture standards;
  • Communicate solution architecture and ensure it is sufficiently documented;
  • Develop software according to defined requirements in compliance with agreed project planning and standards alone or leading a team as required by the scale of the solution;
  • Propose end-to-end solution designs addressing business requirements;
  • Conduct proof of concepts, validating the proposed solution meets the functional and non-functional requirements based on EMA’s reference architecture;
  • Lead the decision making process for the necessary solution architecture decisions and ensure they are justified and documented;
  • Ensure functional and non-functional requirements, such as security and performance, are met by the system’s architecture and liaise with the stakeholders where necessary;
  • Assist project manager in defining and estimating work packages and allocating resources according to their skills for project work;
  • Assist test management by identifying complex parts of the implementation;
  • Plan go-live with release managers and operations and provide the necessary documentation;
  • Ensure the delivery of good quality software product by:
    • Confirm the implementation of unit and integration testing of the system’s key functional requirement by the development team
    • Analysing and driving the resolution of issues raised by EMA’s static code analysis software
    • Clearly articulating tactical decisions taken during the course of the project and proposing corrective actions
  • Liaise effectively with the relevant project teams and other business and IT stakeholders as required;
  • Present solution architecture to Enterprise Architecture Board and address resulting actions;
  • Perform architecture and code reviews for the duration of the project;
  • Implement software or lead the development effort, according to requirements and EMA’s quality standards;
  • Contribute in the process of updating EMA’s reference architecture and IT standards when required;
  • Advise and assist the Head of Service for Solution design and development on the standardisation of the software development process in the European Medicines Agency;
  • Support software implementation according to defined requirements, in compliance with agreed project planning.
Expert on secondment for Business Analyst (published 08/01/2015)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates should have a relevant university degree and professional experience in business analysis and business process analysis for development of IT systems and their alignment to the business objectives. They are also expected to have experience with delivering business analysis deliverables: business requirements documentation, functional requirements, as-is processes, to-be processes, use cases and involvement in the business case of a project.

The successful applicants will have experience in working on projects where a wide variety of stakeholders are involved demonstrating team building, proven inter-disciplinary approach, systematic approach combined with an orientation on results and pragmatism. The successful candidate is required to have a can-do and proactive approach, bringing urgency to his/her work environment and possess the ability to analyse complex information from a wide range of sources, consider options, summarize and propose solutions.

The applicant should be resilient with the ability to analyse complex situations.  A good command of English is essential.

Job description

The successful candidate is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Help the Agency’s core business, through the use of business process modelling and conceptual information modelling to understand the existing business structures and mechanisms;
  • As a member of project team/s, perform requirement analysis with the stakeholders and translate these requirements into detailed specifications (including mock-ups, design of actors flow and data modelling);
  • Responsible for the documentation of processes and context i.e. the different information elements and their relationships and delivering these to the required quality and detail;
  • Support any implementation programmes by inputting to or leading on the design of ‘To-Be’ Processes;
  • Work with the IT Architects (incl. Lead Data Architects, Application Architects etc.) to make sure the business concepts are covered in the overall architecture;
  • Contribute to the development of IT systems and be able to identify gaps or overlaps in functionality;
  • As a member of the IT Development Department, ensure that requirements are mapped to or driven from within the business processes and where relevant, programmes and projects are aligned with any business process improvements the Agency wants to achieve;
  • Communicate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the improvement of business process mapping methodology and business analysis methodology;
  • Lead and coach cross-Agency project teams in business analysis and process analysis when required;
  • Proven experience on user interface design, prototyping decision tables/trees, data flows, fit/gap analysis, business rules analysis and process and system improvement in existing designs or new functionalities;
  • Proven experience on planning and estimating work, presenting business cases, creating and conducting training and assisting in all phases of the lifecycle of the project would be advantageous.
Expert on secondment for Project Manager (published 08/01/2015)

Requested qualifications

Successful candidates should have a relevant university degree and professional experience in management of projects through definition, initiation and execution to finalisation against the success criteria of cost, scope, time and quality particularly in procurement in support of projects; experience working with outsourced development projects or outsourced components; project planning and control;  project budget management; stakeholder management; managing teams to deliver project outputs according to the planning; scope and change management procedures; quality management and assurance; risks and issues management.

The successful applicants will have experience in working on projects where a wide variety of stakeholders are involved demonstrating team building, proven inter-disciplinary approach, systematic approach combined with an orientation on results and pragmatism. The successful applicant will possess ability to manage and propose solutions related to the continuous review and improvement of software development processes to maximise the quality of products and services. The applicant should be resilient with the ability to analyse complex situations.  A good command of English is essential.

The applicant should be resilient with the ability to analyse complex situations.  A good command of English is essential.

Job description

The successful candidate is expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Management of information technology programmes and projects, principally developing systems serving the EMA and the regulatory community in the European Union;
  • Liaise with IT professionals from other institutions and industry as required;
  • Project ownership, and responsibility of delivering of all phases of the lifecycle of the project;
  • Management and/or execution of information technology projects through start-up activities, organizing the work to deliver the outputs of the project and the project closure activities;
  • Support the preparation of business cases scenarios by coordinating several IT skills to propose appropriate IT solutions and systems;
  • Planning and control projects efficiently, using proven techniques, transparent criteria and appropriate escalation procedures;
  • Project scope and change management;
  • Project risk and issue management;
  • Management of stakeholders;
  • Management of projects budgets;
  • Management and development of human resources as required in the context of the project;
  • Supervision of contractors and provision of on-the-job training;
  • Contribution to procurement in support of projects;
  • Contract management in support of projects;
  • Where appropriate, in context of product owner approach; take responsibility for maintenance elements in projects;
  • With the agreement of the Head of Department, advise and assist the Head of Department and other members of the Division on any work related matter that falls within the person’s expertise;
  • Liaise with the Program Management Office (PMO).

Administration and Corporate Management Division

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Currently there is no open seconded national expert opportunity for this division.

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