The EASL International Liver Foundation is a new global non-profit organization established by EASL (the European Association for the Study of the Liver) committed to increasing the quality of life and reducing premature mortality for the greatest number of people by improving liver health.

The Foundation currently has one vacancy for the position of Program Portfolio Officer.


Position: 100%, starting immediately
Location: European based (50% travel)
Appointment: Consultancy, one year, renewable


The Foundation is seeking to recruit a highly motivated, self-starter Program Portfolio Officer to support the planning, funding, execution, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of high quality programming across the Foundation’s areas of operation: research and development; medical education and general public awareness. S/he will report to the director and relevant Board members.

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Project cycle management

  • Provide overall program coordination support
  • Collaborate with senior staff to establish program policies and procedures
  • Monitor program measures and metrics on a regular basis to ensure successful implementation and program quality
  • Create and manage service provider contracts as needed to ensure deliverables are met
  • Propose project budgets and provide regular budgetary reports
  • Establish/define program needs and purchase supplies on behalf of projects

Proposal writing

  • Support the Foundation’s strategic vision and direction through the production of relevant, responsive, high quality grant proposals that leverage the organization’s unique advantages, competencies, and resources
  • Contribute to the development of an advocacy strategy and operational plan and the crafting of advocacy messages and materials; ensure maximization of their relevance and resonance for key advocacy targets
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to generate proposal narrative and budgets
  • Lead submission timeline and coordination to ensure role clarity and timely submission
  • Respond to donor questions and feedback and revise proposals as needed

Donor reporting

  • Develop and manage deliverables for donors
  • Draft and manage calendar of reports due and individual timelines for each major report
  • Write narrative progress reports donors in coordination with other team members
  • Assemble budget and expenditure information and report information to donors as required in our agreements
  • Assemble stories from the projects in partnership with the Marketing & Communications manager
  • Respond to queries from donors on reports and progress

Information Management

  • Create and manage standardized project-related information gathering/synthesis, donor reporting, and other purposes (e.g., narrative, news items, press releases, financial, graphic, presentation, mapping, etc.)


  • Superior project management skills, ability to multi-task, efficiency, and initiative.
  • A well-established track record of critically contributing to the preparation and successful competition of relevant grant proposals
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English language (English mother tongue or bilingual)
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex scientific issues and be thoroughly familiar with the policies, guidelines and practices of relevant national and international funding agencies.
  • Advanced degrees (MD, MBA or PhD) would be viewed as additional strengths.


  • Please send your motivation letter, a detailed CV and three references to Prof. Massimo Colombo at
  • We will start screening right away and if we find the right candidate, we will close the call.
  • Please note that only those applicants meeting the profile requirements will be contacted.

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For any question or request, please contact us at EASL International Live Foundation, Rue Daubin 7, 1203 Geneva, Switzerland, telephone 0041 (0)22 552 2497