Programme Officer - Conciliation Resources EU / mediatEUr

Country: Belgium
Organization: Conciliation Resources
Closing date: 8 Jul 2021
  • Location: Brussels, with some travel mostly in Europe
  • Contract: Full-time position, one-year fixed term contract pending funding approval.
  • Reporting to: Director, Conciliation Resources (CR) EU / mediatEUr
  • Gross salary of 2,761.66 EUR per month and contribution to a pension plan
  • Meal Vouchers: 8 EUR/day
  • Representation fees: 200 EUR / month
  • Holidays: 20 legal days + 4 additional days (+ Belgian National Bank holidays and office closed between Christmas and New Year's)
  • Closing date: 10 am CET, Thursday 8 July 2021
  • Interviews: date to be confirmed

Applicants for this role must have the right to work in Brussels.

We are currently seeking a Programme Officer to join the CR EU / mediatEUr team, who has knowledge of EU grants and tender contracts, EU fundraising practices and has an understanding of the key EU institutions and their funding streams. The ideal candidate will have excellent grasp over the English and French language and is able to communicate to a professional standard. With a track record of working in a professional environment, you will be able to effectively manage a complex workload, collaborate with a variety of audiences and build relationships.

Job Purpose

To provide administrative, fundraising and policy support to the office as well as organisational support to the CR EU / mediatEUr Director. To support the implementation of EU contracts with the Project Manager, and support additional projects that CR EU / mediatEUr periodically undertakes. Ensure the efficient and smooth running of the team and CR EU / mediatEUr office, including external digital communications. Support Research Advisory and Policy (RAP) department and CR more broadly in their outreach to and policy engagement with EU policymakers in Brussels, and in identifying and preparing EU funding proposals across CR’s global programmes.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Good understanding of peace mediation, peacebuilding and gender, preferably acquired through work experience or training.
  • Understanding of the key EU institutions and funding streams relevant to CR EU / mediatEUr and the wider organisation.
  • Understanding of international relations, politics and the social sciences.
  • Understanding of basic fundraising practices, approaches and environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal English and French; knowledge of German an advantage.
  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills with the ability to coherently organise and structure information and records and coordinate with multiple people and teams.
  • Creative mindset and pro-active, problem-solving approach to tasks and assignments.
  • Research skills and the ability to write for different purposes and audiences, including websites, reports, formal communications and funding proposals, and to present information clearly and accurately.
  • Virtual skillset: working knowledge of online meeting platforms and tools that facilitate the organisation of trainings, events, meetings, as well as registration and communication with participants.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the ability to work collaboratively, listen to and influence others.
  • Ability to work independently, think strategically and manage a complex and, at times, heavy workload, to multi-task and take initiative.
  • Common sense approach, with a positive attitude and the ability to adapt to an evolving working environment.
  • Proven experience in a professional environment
  • Office administration experience, including a proven track record of successfully maintaining databases and office records.
  • Event management experience, both online and in-person.
  • Experience of providing support to the administration and management of EU contracts and grants, including proposal submissions, assignment tracking, quality control and knowledge management systems, as well as other donor reporting or political consulting.
  • Experience within the EU institutions preferable.
  • Experience of liaising with different project partners, and consultants.
  • Experience of writing for different purposes and audiences.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and appreciation.
  • Previous experience and participation in the peace mediation/peacebuilding sphere at local, national or transnational level.
  • Support team activities, sharing information and teambuilding.

How to apply:

For more information on the role and how to apply, please visit our website: https://www.c-r.org/programme-officer-conciliation-resources-eu-mediateur



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