The European Endowment for Democracy is looking for a committed and experienced Grants Officer to join its Secretariat as a senior member of its team in June/July 2018.
Deadline for applications: 3 April 2018
The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is an independent, grant-making organisation, established in 2013 by the European Union (EU) and EU member states to foster democracy in the countries of the European Neighbourhood and beyond.
Since its inception, EED has provided over 500 grants and evolved into a vibrant, innovative and respected member of the democracy support community. EED funds a vast array of pro-democracy actors including human rights and political activists, pro-democratic movements, civil society organisations, independent journalists and media.
This is a great opportunity to join EED in a challenging and varied role. As Grants Officer, you will work in a small team responsible for the financial assessment, monitoring and reporting of grants from donors to EED, prepare contracts, manage records and files, and coordinate the work with EED Programme Officers and external consultants. Experience of grant-making financial or contractual procedures related to project management, and a good knowledge of democracy support procedures, is essential.
A thorough knowledge of at least one of the main languages of the EED (preferably Russian or Arabic) will be considered as a strong asset.
Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, the position consists of:
Please make sure you meet all required qualifications and experience before applying. Applicants must upload a cover letter, a CV (in the Europass format), and contact information for three references via the EED website.
Failure to submit these three documents shall result in the exclusion of the applicant concerned from the selection procedure.
Applications should be made online using “apply” panel on this page. After successfully submitting your application you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your application. In addition, please send a copy of your application documentation (cover letter, CV and references) as an attachment to email address email@example.com, with Grants Officer in the subject line. Please no phone calls/emails/letters.
Applications should be submitted no later than 3 April 2018, midnight (Brussels time). Written online tests are planned for April/May. Only pre-selected candidates will be invited to such tests. Interviews will be planned in Brussels for short-listed candidates following the written test.
The applications will not be returned to candidates but will be kept on file by the EED. The information provided in the applications is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information.
EED is not an international organisation or EU institution and its employment contracts are fully based on Belgian Employment Law.
Indicative GROSS salary is €6,630 per month, plus competitive personal benefits (please note that this is subject to Belgian tax and social security). If the candidate’s CV demonstrates qualifications and experience significantly above average, the salary may be subject to a modest increase (please note that this is subject to Belgian tax and social security).
Non-Belgian residents and non-Belgian citizens may be eligible for the expatriate tax status under Belgian legislation.
An initial contract of two years will be offered. This contract will be followed by an indefinite contract, subject to satisfactory performance and available funds.
Expected start at EED: June/July 2018.
Working place: EED Secretariat located in the centre of Brussels, Belgium.