The European Endowment for Democracy is urgently looking for a committed and experienced Grants Manager to support its flexible democracy support work.
Specifically, EED is looking for a Grants Manager to support EED in the contractual and financial management of EED Grants.
The candidates must have an excellent working knowledge of Russian or Arabic. Fluency in other languages of EED operations would be considered an advantage.
Deadline for applications: 24 July 2022, 12pm CET.
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 1700 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 Manager, you will work in a team responsible for the financial and contractual management of EED grants to civil society and independent media. Experience of grant-making financial and contractual procedures in government, international organisations or civil society and a good knowledge of democracy support procedures are essential. At least five years relevant experience is required for this position.
Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, the position consists of:
The Grants Manager reports directly to the Director of Operations and shall be responsible for (in addition to the above-mentioned):
Level and type of formal education:
Please make sure you meet all required qualifications and experience before applying. Applicants must upload a motivation letter (outlining why they apply for this job, max. one standard page), 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.
Applications should be submitted no later than 24 July 2022, midday (Brussels time). Written online tests are planned (for pre-selected candidates only). Interviews will be planned 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. Applications will be subjected to pre-employment screening & vetting, including criminal records check.
EED is not an international organisation or EU institution and its employment contracts are fully based on Belgian Employment Law.
Indicative GROSS salary may range from approximately €7,000 to €7,500 per month depending on experience and individual circumstances, plus competitive personal benefits (subject to Belgian tax and social security).
Non-Belgian residents may be eligible for the special tax status under Belgian legislation.
An initial contract of two years will be offered, followed by renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funds.
Expected start day at EED: early Autumn 2022.
Working place: EED Secretariat located in the centre of Brussels, Belgium.