Interested in working with MedTech Europe and in joining an international team in the heart of Brussels? Check our vacancies below. If you identify a suitable position for you, please submit your CV and motivation letter to the staff member or external agency mentioned in the description.
MedTech Europe and EFPIA, and their respective members, strongly believe in ethical behavior and consequently the need for establishing processes to maintain and promote industry’s reputation for integrity meeting the expectations of patients, governments and other stakeholders. To support industry’s commitment to integrity, both MedTech Europe and EFPIA have developed Code of Ethical Business Practices (here & here), in particular relating to companies’ interactions with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs).
In accordance with their respective codes, MedTech Europe’s and EFPIA’s Corporate Members are allowed to financially support HCPs to attend Third-Party Educational Events such as medical congresses, conferences symposia, seminars, training courses and therapy-orientated training in order to promote scientific knowledge, medical advancement and assist in the delivery of effective healthcare by HCPs (e.g. physicians, nurses). In doing so however, companies have to make sure that such educational and scientific activities are genuine and bona fide, in order to avoid that financial support provided by industry could be construed as inappropriate value transfers and/or inappropriate and illegal financial ties between industry and HCPs. To assess the potential risk for companies to support HCPs to specific Events, MedTech Europe’s and EFPIA created the Conference Vetting System or CVS.
CVS is a unique, independently managed, initiative in the healthcare industry. It is a centralised decision-making system that encourages transparency and consistency in [medical education] Events to make a common determination for the entire industry on whether or not a Third-Party Educational Evente companies may wish to provide support to was compliant with the associations’ respective Codes. More information on CVS here.
The Assistant Compliance Officer will be part of the CVS Team that reviews Events in the CVS platform and works in collaboration with the MedTech Europe and the EFPIA respective Secretariats as well as with the CVS Compliance Officer and the MedTech Europe’s Compliance Panel, to ensure a seamless and time-sensitive system.
The Assistant Compliance Officer shall be responsible for the following tasks:
- Operate the MedTech Europe CVS (Conference Vetting System) and EFPIA’s e4ethics processes to assess educational conferences on their compliance with MedTech Europe’s and EFPIA’s ethical standards set out in the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Practice and the EFPIA Healthcare Professionals Code of Practice;
- Serve as the point of contact for handling CVS submissions made under the MedTech Europe Conference Vetting System and EFPIA’s e4ethics;
- Escalate submissions for advice, decision and/or appeal as deemed necessary to the Compliance Officer, and/or the Compliance Panel;
- Be responsible for all tasks associated with running and maintaining the Conference Vetting System and e4ethics including but not limited to online data entry and integrity, quality control of the entered data and communication with submitters and other stakeholders;
- Maintain integrity and documentation of the two systems through active management of all records;
- Support the implementation of the new CVS system upgrade.
The foregoing list is indicative and subject to reasonable modification and/or additions from time to time.
Skills and competences
- Willing to work as an independent contractor;
- At least 2-5 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in the life science industry;
- Full professional proficiency or native-level English, both oral and written, and at least one other European language;
- Strong communication skills, especially written;
- Ability to work in an autonomous way and look for support when necessary;
- Ability to work in a team and with external stakeholders;
- Excellent computer skills;
- Proactive, empathetic, flexible, open minded and reliable with high level interpersonal, organisational and management skills;
- Analytical skills with eye for detail while maintaining focus on the big picture;
- Strong interest in compliance-related matters and values.
Interested candidates should send a CV in English and a motivation letter to Dhana Ong ([email protected]) with the Subject: CVS2024 Application – Assistant Compliance Officer.
Deadline of submission: 9 February 2024.