Fundraising and Project Officer

Fundraising and Project Officer

YEU - Youth for Exchange and Understanding

Brussels, Belgium

Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU) is seeking a Fundraising and Project Officer to join its Secretariat in Brussels starting as soon as possible at the beginning of 2024, to be responsible for fundraising and project coordination. The person selected needs to be familiar with NGOs, youth work and non-formal education.

TASKS of the Fundraising and Project Officer:

  • Preparation and implementation of the fundraising proposals to the different stakeholders: foundations and national/regional/local authorities;
  • Implementation of YEU projects in coordination with other staff members;
  • Overall project preparation with special attention on co-funding; coordination and management of project documentation;
  • Handling the logistics and all procedures of the projects;
  • Support to member organisations to develop their capacities in fundraising and project management;
  • Writing of the applications, monitoring, analyses and final reporting of the international activities;
  • Regular contacts and development of relations with external partners and stakeholders;
  • Supporting the office in administrative tasks and reporting to the Secretary General.

PROFILE, COMPETENCES AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 2 years of experience in international youth work (professional and/or volunteer);
  • Experience in fundraising from different sources;
  • Excellent project management and event management skills (Please mention projects and initiatives implemented from the preparatory phase until its realisation with the relevant references);
  • Good understanding of youth work and non-formal education;
  • Good communication skills, empathy, tolerance and team spirit;
  • A person who is full of initiative, self-driven, curious, creative, flexible and solution-oriented;
  • Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines set by external stakeholders and internal procedures;
  • Very good knowledge of the European institutions and business sector;
  • Excellent knowledge (written and oral) of English and preferably French(not mandatory);
  • Able to motivate colleagues and volunteers and coordinate international teams;
  • Has a sensitivity to cultural differences with ability to work in an international and intercultural environment;
  • Good IT skills;
  • Willingness to travel regularly and be flexible with working hours (the position requires travel in Europe several times during the year);
  • Readiness to live in Brussels, Belgium;
  • Availability to start the position as soon as possible at the beginning of 2024.

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