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

Ansøgningsfrist: 18/02/2024

Job: Programme Officer with an academic background for HR and operational support

Programme Officer with an academic background for HR and operational support

ICARS is looking for a Programme Officer with an academic background 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 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 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

You will refer to the Head of Resources & Compliance and in close collaboration with our experienced Senior Programme Manager, you will be part of the exciting work of building a growing organisation and team. Resources & Compliance covers a wide array of operations areas including HR management, security, and work environment along with policy development and implementation, facility management and IT and being a young institution, we are looking for a person who is willing to work broadly across these areas thereby developing the organisation and the team.

Your main tasks will include:

  • HR management through cross organizational collaboration and support in addressing HR-related inquiries and concerns (salary administration is outsourced).
  • Recruitment of staff coming from all over the world for the entire organisation. 
  • Onboarding of staff including making onboarding for international employees seamless through maintaining the communication with Danish authorities or ICARS providers, in matters related to work permits, visas, relocation etc.
  • Participate in the work ensuring a supportive and healthy work environment for everyone including organizing Employee development and facilitating salary negotiations.
  • Security coordination and assessment in relation to preparing staff for travel and work in setting requiring risk mitigating measures and assessing security situations in countries of operations.

Your background, professional and personal qualifications

We are looking for a Programme Officer with a broad interest in running an international organisation, maintaining and implementing 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

  • Experience from working in public administration, international organisations (IGOs or NGOs) or self-governing institutions. 
  • Demonstrated strong operational skills and a broad legal knowledge of areas underpinning the operation of an international organisation
  • Educational background could be in law, business administration or similar
  • Experience in preparing meeting material and cases for seniority levels.
  • Knowledge of Danish HR-related issues in the public sector 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).
  • Knowledge of Danish is a significant 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: Administrative Officer

Workplace: Copenhagen


Contact: Morten Brandt-Pedersen, [email protected]

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