Annoncør: The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS)

Ansøgningsfrist: 18/02/2024

Job: Programme Officer with a legal background for international collaboration on global health

Programme Officer with a legal background for international collaboration on global health

ICARS is looking for a Programme Officer with an educational background in law to support our work in developing projects to mitigate antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries and the further development of ICARS as an international organization and workplace. Would you like to work in an international environment contributing to solving a critical global health challenge? Then you may be our new colleague.


The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) is a young organization with a mission to develop evidence-based solutions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Working in partnership with LMICs, ICARS uses intervention and implementation research to support the countries in implementing their AMR National Action Plans. Our growing team is composed of enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and are highly motivated to ensure its success.

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About the position

As our new Programme Officer, you will be part of the Resources and Compliance Team which provides supporting services for the organsiation in its work with partners in low- and middle-income countries to develop and implement research projects on AMR-mitigation and generally the running of ICARS as an international organisation. You will refer to the head of the team and in close collaboration with our experienced Programme Manager, who has a legal background, you will contribute to the supporting services, including developing grant agreements other legal agreements, policies and implementation guidelines. Your collaboration will also include direct contact with partners in LMICs.

Furthermore, you will work with the colleagues in the team and across the organization on legal matters related to running and developing ICARS as an organization and workplace, including HR management, data protection, company insurances and policy development and implementation in other areas. Hence, the team covers a wide array of areas and being a young institution, we are looking for a person who is willing to work broadly on legal subjects thereby also contributing to the development of the organisation and the team.

Your main tasks will include:

  • Developing grant agreements for ICARS projects in close collaboration with relevant staff including input from scientific advisors and finance managers.
  • Developing other contracts related to ICARS work, including for instance contracts with subject matter experts providing expert input to our projects.
  • Supporting our project teams on other legal and administrative questions related to project development and implementation.
  • Supporting the development of memorandum of understandings and collaboration agreements with LMICs and partnering institutions.
  • Legal support on recruitment including posting job openings, job interviews, employment contracts and ensuring accuracy and clarity in terms and conditions.
  • HR-support through cross organizational collaboration and support in addressing HR-related inquiries and concerns (salary administration is outsourced)
  • Managing ICARS insurances in terms of policy portfolio negotiations and claims management
  • Advising on other legal aspects of running ICARS as a workplace, including data protection related issues.
  • Providing legal and policy advice as needed.

Your background, professional and personal qualifications

We are looking for a Programme Officer with a legal background (degree in law or similar) with a broad interest in legal issues in relation to international cooperation, internal policies and HR management. It will be considered an advantage, if you have relevant experience from previous jobs, but newly graduated candidates are also welcome to apply.

Professional skills

  • Demonstrated strong legal skills and broad legal knowledge.
  • Experience in preparing meeting material and policy-briefs for seniority levels.
  • Experience from working in public administration, international organisations (IGOs or NGOs) or self-governing institutions will be considered and advantage.
  • Knowledge of Danish HR-related issues in public institutions and Danish law related to running an organisation and workplace in Denmark will be considered an advantage.

Personal qualifications

  • Excellent organisational skills with demonstrated ability to successfully manage competing priorities.
  • Evidence of ability to multi-task and manage a fluctuating and at times heavy workload.
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in English (English is our working language)
  • Demonstrated interest in international collaboration and organisations.
  • Knowledge of Danish will be considered an advantage as official documents from Danish institutions, and contact with them, as well as dealing with other Danish regulative matters, are often part of the tasks covered by the position.

Terms of employment
We are offering a full-time position available as soon as possible.

We are based at Campus Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen where the position is located.

Salary and appointment terms will be based on the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and relevant agreements, depending on the candidate’s educational background. Depending on the candidate’s academic qualifications and experience we expect the positions to be classified at the level of “officer” (fuldmægtig”).

Further information

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Resources & Compliance, Morten Brandt-Pedersen [[email protected], +45 24813076]

Application and recruitment process

Press “apply for the position” and submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and motivation for applying.

The deadline for application is the 18. February 2024.

We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.

Application due: 18/02/2024

Start date: Start as soon as possible

Position type: Academic employee

Workplace: Copenhagen


Contact: Morten Brandt-Pedersen, [email protected]

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