Administrative Officer

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is a non-profit organisation with a European office in The Hague, The Netherlands and an African office in Cape Town, South Africa. EDCTP is a partnership between European and African countries to accelerate the development of new clinical interventions such as drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against poverty-related diseases in Africa. The organisation supports clinical trials, capacity strengthening and networking in Africa and Europe. The EDCTP2 programme is implemented as part of the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. Visit for more information.

We are looking for an Administrative Officer to be based at the EDCTP Office in The Hague. The Administrative Officer, under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration, will be responsible for providing administrative support to the EDCTP Secretariat in The Hague.

Duties and responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Officer will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing administrative and secretarial support
  • Taking minutes at staff meetings
  • Updating agendas and arranging meetings for directors and managers
  • Maintaining phone and other relevant contacts for the organisation
  • Any other tasks, duties or specific assignments which may arise as directed by the Director of Finance and Administration.

Person specification

  • A university degree or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Experience in an administrative support role is desirable
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Strong IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Conditions and application

Salary scale
EDCTP offers a competitive salary package commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Employment conditions
This is a six months fixed term appointment (maternity leave cover). The employee will be based at the EDCTP Office in The Hague. Applicants must have a valid working permit in The Netherlands.

The EDCTP is characterised by a multicultural work environment and English is the official language.

Applications including a letter of motivation and CV should be submitted to: by midnight Friday 15 February 2019. Please indicate your earliest availability date in your application letter.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 12 weeks of the closing date of this advert, please consider that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Protection of Personal Data
EDCTP is committed to protecting your privacy. We take every precaution to protect the information you provide. The data you provide will be processed for the purpose of the recruitment procedure and will only be accessed by persons who need to do so for this purpose. Your data will be kept in our system up to one month after the completion of the recruitment procedure (should your application be unsuccessful). For further information or exercise of your rights (such as the right to access, or the right to correct your data, please contact Human Resources at