Project Officer (The Hague Office)

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 a Project Officer (32-40 hours/week) to be based at the EDCTP office in The Hague. The Project Officer will be a member of the Calls and Grants team and will be responsible for the management of EDCTP’s portfolio of projects, monitoring and evaluating their performance in compliance with the EDCTP2 grant agreement.

Duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the Project Officer will include:

  • Monitoring project progress and outcomes. This will include:
    • Maintaining oversight of EDCTP projects in a given scientific or thematic area within EDCTP scope
    • Reviewing, in collaboration with the EDCTP finance department, the interim and final reports of EDCTP funded beneficiaries to ensure timely delivery of contractual milestones and deliverables
    • Collecting and analysing outputs and outcomes from EDCTP projects
    • Maintaining and checking records and data in the EDCTP online grants system and e-document system
    • Maintaining requests for contract amendment in collaboration with the EDCTP legal and finance departments
  • Contributing to the successful operation of the EDCTP2 programme:
    • Providing all necessary technical and administrative support to the Calls and Grants team to ensure timely delivery of operational activities
    • Liaising with the EDCTP Communications department to promote EDCTP achievements
    • Developing and maintaining relationships with EDCTP grant holders and other stakeholders, in order to encourage and promote partnership with EDCTP
    • Working with other EDCTP teams to achieve EDCTP objectives and deliverables
    • Undertaking any other duties that may be required from time to time.

Person specification

  • A PhD or Master’s degree in a biomedical discipline related to EDCTP
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the scientific advances and developments in the EDCTP remit
  • Project management experience and/or experience in research management
  • Able to work in a matrix structure, managing a range of tasks and projects
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Highly adaptive, respectful, and cooperative team player
  • Excellent IT skills including competence in Microsoft Office, data analysis and databases
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience in writing scientific and/or policy documents and reports would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of other European languages, especially French and/or Portuguese, would be an advantage


Conditions and application

Salary scale

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

Employment conditions

This is a one-year fixed term appointment. The employee will be based at the EDCTP Secretariat in The Hague, Netherlands. Hybrid working is in operation. All EDCTP employees are required to work from the office for at least two days a week. Applicants must have a valid working permit in The Netherlands. The EDCTP Secretariat is characterised by a multicultural work environment and English is the working language.


Applications including a letter of motivation and CV should be submitted to: by midnight (CET) Friday 10 March 2023. Please include your name and the job title in the email subject line.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in the week of 20-24 March 2023.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.

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